DEMOmobile 2002: Conference Themes and Topics Explore Future of Mobile And Wireless Computing

SAN MATEO, CA – AUGUST 13, 2002 – IDG Executive Forums' DEMOmobile 2002 conference program is set to explore key issues affecting the mobile and wireless market and the technologies that will overcome those issues. The conference sessions will strive to answer critical questions, including:

 

What are the trends shaping the mobile and wireless market landscape?

How have the producers of new mobile tools improved the user interface designs to overcome traditional adoption barriers?

How will U.S. companies negotiate with international partners for global wireless leadership?

What role must the federal and local governments play in implementing wireless technology?

"Wireless computing and communications power is integrated into every conceivable form factor and is being used for an amazing array of applications, from email on the go to drive-by take out orders to electronic pet tracking," said Chris Shipley, Executive Producer of the DEMO conferences. "Yet, for the transformation from mobile to continuous computing to be complete, wireless networks must be knitted together to form a seamless blanket of ubiquitous connectivity. DEMOmobile will delve deeply into the questions, issues and technologies that must be resolved to make a completely 'unwired planet' a reality."

In addition to delving into market and adoption topics, DEMOmobile 2002 will be the launch pad for new:

Mobile hardware devices that create new computing paradigms;

Mobile commerce technologies to enable secure wireless transactions;

Core technologies fundamental in creating unique, small communications devices;

Management solutions that support the wireless infrastructure;

Development platforms for enterprise-class applications; and breakthrough mobile entertainment products.

Producers of the DEMO conferences have consistently identified the technologies and trends that changed the ways in which people view, interact with, and benefit from technology. Some of those products and trends include LotusNotes, E*Trade features, the Palm Pilot, Web portals, voice recognition software, and digital music. Companies that launch at the conferences claim that DEMO helped them to secure venture funding, establish critical business relationships, and influence early adopters.

DEMOmobile 2002 is focused exclusively on the most innovative new products and technologies transforming the mobile and wireless market. Conference producers Chris Shipley and Amy Francetic, after interviewing hundreds of companies, select the most significant, market-altering products and introduce them to the DEMOmobile 2002 audience. The DEMOmobile audience is comprised of executives from leading and emerging companies in the technology market, venture investors and financial services professionals, industry analysts, IT executives, and business and technology media.

DEMOmobile 2002 will take place September 18-20, 2002 at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines in La Jolla, California. To register for DEMOmobile 2002, visit http://www.idgef.com/demomobile/register.html.

About the DEMOmobile Producers

Chris Shipley is the executive producer of the DEMO conferences, editor of the DEMOletter newsletter, vice president of editorial content for IDG Executive Forums' events and newsletter products, and frequent moderator and speaker. Shipley has covered the personal technology business since 1984 and is regarded as one of the top analysts covering the technology industry today.

Amy Francetic is the producer of DEMOmobile 2002 and covers all aspects of wireless and mobile technologies including networks, infrastructure, applications, and devices. A well-known industry speaker and a recognized authority in wireless technology, Francetic previously led the wireless practice for Cheskin, a strategic research and consulting company where she worked with networking, wireless device makers, and software clients.

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. 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 60 new companies, products and technologies. For more information, visit http://www.idgef.com/. DEMOmobile is held each fall and features approximately 30 new mobile technologies. For more information, visit http://www.idgef.com/demomobile/index.html.

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 http://www.idgef.com.

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 ( http://www.nwfusion.com), 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 IDG.net (www.idg.net), 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 www.idg.com.