DEMOmobile 2001 Defines the Future of Mobile Computing

SAN MATEO, CA – JULY 10 – IDG Executive Forums exclusive DEMOmobile 2001 conference will provide perspective and insight into the companies, issues and products that will change the face of mobile and wireless technology through 2002. The show's producers and industry luminaries, Jim Forbes and Chris Shipley, will explore the current and future societal and economic effects of pervasive computing.


DEMOmobile is a forum for media, executives and analyst influencers to discuss business issues and explore revenue opportunities in the mobile technology industry. The conference is also the launch pad for 35 new products and services designed for mobile professionals and on-the-go consumers.

"This year's DEMOmobile conference will sift through the uncertainty that shrouds the post-PC era," said Jim Forbes, producer of DEMOmobile 2001. "35 demonstrating companies will introduce hardware and software products, confirming that wireless platforms do matter, electronic messaging is here to stay, and user interfaces make or break mobile devices."

Forbes and Shipley will bring together companies, panelists and speakers to project future mobile trends and issues. In a series of intimate fireside chats, Jim Forbes will sit down with industry leaders to discuss the controversies affecting the wireless marketplace. One of the fireside chats will be held with AT&T Wireless Services CEO, Mohan Gyani.

Speakers at DEMOmobile 2001 will explore the real business opportunities created by mainstream mobility, as well as new and solid business models and the paths to profitability and growth through the products and technologies demonstrated at the conference. Additionally, the conference will shed light on the technical and market roadblocks that companies must overcome in order to be successful in the mobile market space.

"IDG Executive Forums DEMO conferences continue to foster industry innovation and exploration," said Scott Cook, Intuit co-founder and DEMO 2001 DEMO God(TM). "The environment leads to candid discussions of the critical issues facing technology, and provides us with a forum to discuss and actually see the newest applications that can improve our daily lives."

DEMOmobile 2001 will take place at The Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines in Torrey Pines, California September 5-7, 2001. Attendees at the annual conference include business development executives, technologists, CEOs, CIOs, venture capitalists, media, analysts and entrepreneurs. For more information, visit

Executive Producer Chris Shipley has covered the personal technology business since 1984 and is regarded as one of the top analysts covering the technology industry today. Shipley is a frequent speaker at technology industry forums, and acts as an advisor to several startup ventures. Shipley has been the executive producer of the DEMO conferences since 1994.

Producer Jim Forbes draws on his 25 years of experience covering technology and his proven insight into the business of technology to evaluate emerging companies and products. Forbes believes mobile technology is the industry's most vibrant sector, and its deep, broad reach will have a vast and profound impact on business and society. Forbes sits on the IBM Mobile Advisory Council and works in similar groups with Toshiba and Palm Computing Inc., and is a regular speaker at industry events.

About the DEMO Conferences

The annual DEMO and DEMOmobile conferences focus on emerging technologies and new products, which are hand-selected by executive producers Chris Shipley and Jim Forbes from across the spectrum of the personal technology marketplace. Top executives from the leading hardware and software technology companies, venture capitalists, journalists from key industry publications and industry analysts attend the DEMO and DEMOmobile conferences to preview the most promising products and technologies for the coming year. DEMO is held in February each year and features approximately 80 new companies, products and technologies. For more information, visit .

DEMOmobile is held each fall and features approximately 35 new mobile technologies. For more information, visit .

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The DEMO community also benefits from the DEMOletter(TM), DEMOletter Mobile Edition, and DEMOletter Weekly Edition(TM) 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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