DEMO 2003 Addresses Technology Economy and Innovation

SAN MATEO, CA – FEBRUARY 4, 2003 – The upcoming DEMO 2003 conference promises to engage audience members with a first class lineup of innovative technology demonstrations and critical discussions on the state of the technology industry today. DEMO is the only conference focused exclusively on the world's most promising information technology developments that can't be found in any other forum.


"In a tough economy, business leaders need guidance to understand where the industry is headed. That's why DEMO is so important," said Chris Shipley, DEMO executive producer. "For 13 years, DEMO has introduced the products and services that modify, influence, or turn the tech market on its head. DEMO 2003 will feature 60 products and services that are driving real value to customers, partners, and the markets overall."

The 13th annual DEMO conference will take place February 16-18, 2003 at the Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. DEMO 2003 is produced by IDG Executive Forums, a division of Network World, Inc. Interested parties can find more information at

Highlights from the conference schedule include: – Making History – Panelists Dan Bricklin of Trellix, Mitch Kapor of the Open Source Applications Foundation, John Patrick of Attitude LLC, and Les Vadasz of Intel will discuss innovations that will jumpstart the tech economy. – Internet Radio, Take Two – The latest in music services and devices that will finally pull this category out of the courtroom and into the family rooms of U.S. consumers. – The Spam Fighters – Solutions to fight – and ultimately stop – the daily deluge of productivity drains and virus sources. – Managing IT Assets – A look at maintaining assets, building resources and new services. – Security – Products that secure the desktop and fortify business networks. – Collaborate and Communicate – New applications that efficiently manage information, knowledge sharing and collaboration, and services that transform instant messaging into a serious business application.

DEMO will also include a presentation by Ben Parker, director of The Services Innovation and Evaluation Lab at Sprint. Parker will provide the DEMO audience with a sneak peek at a project that unifies communications among a number of devices, a crucial step in the industry's move toward device computing.

About Chris Shipley

Chris Shipley has 20 years of experience in reviewing and evaluating technology products, giving her unique insight into technology trends. Shipley has covered the personal technology business since 1984 and is regarded as one of the top analysts covering the technology industry today. She is a prolific writer and commentator on the technology industry and was recently assigned to Fortune Small Business Magazine's 'most perfect board of directors.'

DEMO 2003 Sponsors

Sponsors of DEMO 2003 are Fleishman Hillard, Sprint, Dorado, Kubi Software, and Succeed. DEMO 2003 partner organizations are Arizona Technology Council, Catchpole, IBDNetwork (International Business Development Network), PR Newswire, SVASE (Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs), and Tech Oasis.

About the DEMO Conferences

The annual DEMO and DEMOmobile conferences focus on emerging technologies and new products, which are hand-selected by executive producer Chris Shipley from across the spectrum of the personal technology marketplace. The DEMO conference has earned its reputation as the singular event that consistently identifies tomorrow's cutting-edge technologies. DEMO has served as a launch pad for companies such as Palm, E*TRADE, Handspring, and U.S. Robotics, helping them to secure venture funding, establish critical business relationships, and influence early adopters.

DEMO is held in February each year and features approximately 60 new companies, products and technologies. For more information, visit DEMOmobile, named "2002 Best Conference" by Conferenza, is held each fall and features approximately 30 new mobile technologies. For more information, visit

The DEMO community also benefits from the award winning DEMOletter(R) monthly and DEMOletter Weekly Edition(R) newsletters. Designed to reach the people who are creating companies, building products and launching new ideas, DEMOletter provides smart insight and analysis of entrepreneurial business issues.

About IDG Executive Forums

IDG Executive Forums, a division of Network World, Inc., is an information resource company dedicated to serving executives in the high technology marketplace. Most widely known for producing the high-tech industry's premiere executive conferences and newsletters, the company's products include AGENDA(R), DEMO(R), DEMOmobile(R), DIGITAL SPECTRUM(TM), VORTEX, DEMOletter(R), and VORTEX Digest. All registered trademarks are owned by IDG. More information can be found at

About Network World

Network World, Inc., the Leader in Network Knowledge, empowers Network IT Executives through education, information and community. Network World is the leading provider of news, analysis, reviews, events and education on information technology. Network World publishes the leading newsweekly, Network World, hosts the most active online community, Network World Fusion (, and produces educational seminars and events worldwide.

About IDG

Network World, Inc. is a division of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through (, which comprises more than 330 targeted Web sites in 80 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related expositions worldwide, and IDG's research company, IDC, provides global market intelligence and advice through 51 offices in 43 countries worldwide. Company information is available at