DEMO 2003 to Debut New Technology Products, Services and Market Categories

SAN MATEO, CA – JANUARY 14, 2003 – The latest in innovations – from both first time and serial innovators – will be on hand at DEMO 2003, the technology industry's exclusive hands-on event. DEMO's "early adopter" attendees will experience never-before-seen products and services, talk to developers, explore new trends, and connect with technology's elite. The sixty-five new technologies debuting at the conference range from prototypes that test the future of interactive TV to email software that battles SPAM. In addition to the new technologies, DEMO 2003 will offer spirited panel discussions with industry leaders.

 

"I spent most of 2002 sifting through hundreds of companies and products to vet out the best new technologies for DEMO 2003," said Chris Shipley, executive producer of the DEMO Conferences. "The collection of emerging technologies – many still in development – at DEMO this year will be an exciting mix of security, wireless, enterprise software, computing devices, infrastructure, consumer products, and Web services."

Themes of the upcoming DEMO 2003 conference include:

Collaboration and Communication

Over the course of twenty years and much trial and error, business people have made desktop terminals their center of communications. DEMO 2003 will explore innovative mail clients, new collaboration models that work the way people do, and valuable new systems that leverage and extract business value from the IM framework.

Safety

Some of the brightest minds in technology have tackled the security issues of the technology infrastructure that is the engine of business and commerce. From securing the desktop to fortifying business networks, DEMO 2003 will showcase next-generation systems that protect and defend the national IT infrastructure.

IT Asset Management

In a decade of largess, IT executives amassed power and budget and created a magnificent, if complex, empire of infrastructure, applications and services. And then, in a moment, the bubble burst. Yet the complex tangle of technology remains to be maintained, managed, and – ideally – mined for its value. DEMO 2003 brings relief for the IT executive doing more with less to manage a mess of technology.

Device Computing

New services, software, networks, and hardware are transforming the era of personal computing to device computing. DEMO 2003 will offer a first look at the products that are driving 21st-century computing and communications.

Since DEMO began in 1991, the conference producers have identified every major technology trend including Web portals, PDAs, m-commerce, online auctions and speech-recognition software. The DEMO conference has served as the launch pad for companies such as Palm, E*Trade, Handspring, TiVo and U.S. Robotics, helping them to impact an influential audience of venture capitalists, business development executives and national news media.

DEMO 2003, the 13th annual emerging technology conference, will take place February 16-18, 2003 at the Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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.

Press Attendance

Press attendance for DEMO 2003 is by-invitation-only and is non-transferable. If you are interested in attending, contact Becky Sniffen or Carla Thompson. Space for media at DEMO is limited, so make sure to express your interest early.

DEMO 2003 Sponsors

Sponsors of DEMO 2003 are Sprint, Catchpole, 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 http://www.idgexecforums.com/demo. DEMOmobile, named "2002 Best Conference" by Conferenza, is held each fall and features approximately 30 new mobile technologies. For more information, visit http://www.idgexecforums.com/demomobile.

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.

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