First-Ever Demomobile Conference Maps Direction Of Portable Computing

SAN MATEO, Calif., March 23 IDG Conference Management Company's first annual DemoMobile conference will be the venue for more than 30 new product introductions from companies representing all facets of mobile computing, including innovative new hardware, enterprise applications and information services.

Information technology executives, venture capitalists, industry analysts and top media influencers will gather at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort in Coronado, California April 11-13, 1999 to preview portable computing products never before seen publicly from new and established companies. Through a series of RoadMap presentations, leaders in the mobile computing industry will outline the direction of key mobile technologies, including microprocessor technology, Windows CE development platform, Palm Computing Platform and "BlueTooth" wireless connectivity. Additionally, attendees will get a sneak peak at concept products from leading suppliers of mobile computing technology.

Presenters include:

– Jeff Hawkins, co-developer of the Palm handheld and co-founder of Handspring, Inc., will present a keynote on the design principles for mobile computing products.

– Mobile market analysts Randy Giusto, IDC Research, and Martin Reynolds, GartnerGroup Fellow, will present views on the growth and expansion of the mobile computing market.

– Robin Abrams, president of 3Com/Palm Computing, will set the direction for the Palm Computing Platform, arguably the most successful mobile computing technology ever brought to market.

– John Kardis, IBM's fellow for New Technology Ventures, will demonstrate far- thinking concepts for mobile computing products.

– Philippe Kahn, president of Starfish Software, will set forth his vision for "wearable" computers.

Web site registration for the conference will enable individuals to secure limited conference space. Enrollment includes all conference materials, access to general and demo sessions, meals, admission to social functions and a one-year subscription to the industry-leading DemoLetter Weekly newsletter, a $495 value. Registration fees are $2, 095.

About the Demo Conferences

Emerging technologies and new products are selectively showcased from cross the spectrum of the personal technology marketplace at Demo conferences, which are produced by the **IDG** Conference Management Company. Top executives from the leading hardware and software technology companies, venture capitalists, journalists from key industry publications and industry analysts attend Demo conferences to preview the most promising products and technologies for the coming year. Demo 99 was held at the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort in Indian Wells, California from February 7-10, 1999.

DemoEurope will be held at the Hotel Arts in Barcelona, Spain from October 6-8, 1999.

Sponsors of DemoMobile 99 are 3Com Corporation, Aether Technologies International, A&R Partners, AT&T Wireless Services, Cross Pen Computing Group, Elastic Networks, Inc., General Magic, IBM Corporation, InfoWorld, International Data Corporation, Micron Electronics, NEC Computer Systems Division, Palm Computing, PR Newswire, Sprint Corporation, Symantec Corporation, Visto Corporation and Xerox Mobile Solutions. Additional

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About **IDG** Conference Management Company

**IDG** Conference Management Company produces the broadest portfolio of executive conferences and events in the technology industry, including Agenda(R), DEMO(R), DemoMobile(R), DemoEurope(R), Vortex(TM), Spotlight(TM), and EnterTech conferences. The **IDG** Conference Management Company also publishes DemoLetter(TM), and DemoLetter Weekly Edition(TM). IDG Conference Management Company is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading IT media, research and exposition company. IDG Conference Management Company is a business unit of IDG and can be found on the Web at

About IDG

Headquartered in Boston, International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading IT media, research and exposition company. IDG publishes more than 290 computer magazines and newspapers and 700 book titles and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through ( ), which comprises more than 240 targeted Web sites in 55 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer- related expositions worldwide, and provides IT market analysis through 49 offices in 42 countries worldwide. Company information is available at