|By Marketwired .||
|October 3, 2012 10:01 PM EDT||
SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/03/12 -- Day Two of the DEMO Fall 2012 Conference, world-renowned for launching the most innovative technology products in the industry, featured provocative new innovations in the areas of social, infrastructure, health and education technology, as well as insightful expert conversations about the prospects and impact of these exciting technologies and applications. Over the past two days, 77 demonstrators and six Alpha Pitch companies representing 11 countries -- from Russia to Israel to Japan -- have taken the stage to showcase today and tomorrow's most innovative technologies.
DEMO executive producer Matt Marshall hosted one-on-one conversations with Twitter Co-Founder Evan Williams, discussing lessons learned from a lifetime of entrepreneurship, and Scott Case, CEO of the Startup America Partnership, on supporting young, high-growth companies and the expansion of Startup America in regions across the U.S. Marshall also conducted a one-on-one conversation with Salesforce.com COO George Hu about successfully funding a company and managing multiple revenue streams. Rounding out the day's speakers was The IT Buyer Perspective panel, including executives from Intuit, Fox Group and NASA, who shared insights into the needs of the modern CIO and how entrepreneurs can provide even more value.
"Whether they were addressing the growing need for digital education or the next generation of infrastructure that will connect users to their increasingly complex technologies, this year's demonstrators were impressive," said Marshall. "We look forward to watching these companies grow and witnessing the next pain points they choose to address."
Other speaker highlights from day two included top executives and expert "sages."
- Google, Foundry Group, Telefonica Digital and Greylock Partners executives offered insights into the ever-growing social technology market;
- IBM Venture Capital, Microsoft, Founder Institute and SoftTech VC executives discussed innovations in the infrastructure technology market;
- Health in Reach, Rock Health and DCM executives spoke to exciting health and education technology markets.
DEMO gives both emerging and established companies from around the world the opportunity to showcase technologies in a unique forum. As part of this, Showcase winner Callision from Callision and Angel Alley winner Drink City from Drink City also took the stage.
This year's DEMO Fall product debuts in the social, infrastructure, health and education space include everything from a platform that connects college students to careers through alumni to a suite of tools that can diagnose Alzheimer's in individuals well in advance of clinical diagnosis.
Today's introductions included technologies designed for:
- The evolving and increasingly intuitive social market;
- The innovative infrastructure market;
- The booming and collaborative health technology market; and
- The much-needed education technology market.
Highlights from Day Two technology introductions included:
Apparent from Karaboo - A private and secure social network for parents of children 2-8 years old that simplifies the scheduling of playdates.
Barrel of Jobs from Barrel of Jobs - Delivers a turnkey social recruiting solution that rewards individuals to share jobs through their online networks creating exponential exposure.
Blipboard from Blipboard - A mobile app that alerts users to cool things nearby via a Twitter-like interface.
Connecting Student & Alumni through jobs from Flinja - A service platform targeted for students & alumni within colleges across the U.S.
GIViNGtrax from GIViNG gets RESULTS - A cloud-based multi-user marketplace that transacts, promotes and engages businesses, their employees and customers in giving.
Gnzo from Gnzo Inc. - Instantly compresses and transmits large volumes of video images.
Go-Matic from Go Factory, LLC - A mobile, social app that helps groups of people connect, have fun, and share the stories they experience together.
iSocialite from DreamWare - Enables users to organize their lives around daily micro-events and allows users to keep in touch with existing friends and meet new ones.
Itography from Itography LLC - Brings people and products together using a geo-based virtual item collection game; brands build loyalty, while players complete collections and earn real rewards.
KLIQ from KLIQ Mobile - Lets people connect via mobile and share video, regardless of their association with any one particular social network.
MyPref from MyPref Inc. - A preference storing and notifying application that simplifies the consumer experience and makes it more relevant.
Personalized App Discovery Engine from Hapoose - An innovative app discovery engine that provides personalized app recommendations and relieves consumer's burden in finding great apps.
RecBob from RecBob - Building the largest network of organized sports players, teams and fans by providing tools that eliminate headaches with social fun-ctionality.
Seek.ly from Seekly LLC - Video speed dating; a five minute video chat for online daters to find out in five minutes or less if they want to meet offline.
Tellagence from Tellagence - Predicts behavior to build the best network of relationships for ultimate reach of brand messages.
SURE (SUstainable REcognition) from Sustainable Reference - A global scoring system that gauges users' sustainable impact and shares points up and down the supply chain.
Vilynx from Vilynx - A cross platform solution that manages personal videos from anywhere.
www.piecewise.com from PieceWise, Inc. - A platform for crowdsourcing project plans that are open-source, reducing projects to tiny pieces, and reverse bidding on project pieces.
YouBetMe from Social Bet Inc. - Exploits both social networks and the booming mobile app economy to deliver the ultimate social experience for those who enjoy betting on simply anything.
codEnforcer from Softarex Ltd - A Cloud Enterprise Quality Software Development Environment for complete source code analysis, improvement, modification, optimization, documenting and reengineering.
Eco-Green Data Safe (EGDS) from H2Tran Inc. - Enables real-time web-scale interactive images and videos based on content analysis.
Evtron CELL from Evtron - An energy-efficient, modular, scalable storage system capable of 4.6 PB of data in one rack while still customizable to different environments.
Omnicloud from Omnicloud - The easiest way to host web projects; publishes projects quickly, runs any software stack and scales to infinity.
Momentum/Inertial powered pumps and compressors from Gravitational Systems Engineering, Inc. - Green solutions to traditional pumping or compression applications.
Nubefy from Nubefy - Addresses IT service management by providing tools and insight on how to manage cloud infrastructures efficiently through an ecosystem of providers.
TraitWareID from Acuity Systems, Inc. - Authenticates the end user and certain personality characteristics of their device to create an Identity Binding Token.
bandu from Neumitra - Develops mobile technologies to monitor and manage the effects of stress during daily life through biofeedback alerts from personalized analytics.
Novusport Interactive System from Novusport - A social media game designed to promote global sport participation, including 20 sports and 145 predefined activities.
VPC from NeuroTrack Technologies - A suite of tools that can diagnose Alzheimer's in individuals well in advance of clinical diagnosis.
Birdeez from EcoLek LLC - A mobile app and social network that allows the 48 million bird watchers in the U.S. to identify birds and then collect and share their sightings.
ICG from Innovation Choice Group LLC - A professional online network to help scientists find rapid solutions to their questions.
Learn27 from Social27 - Takes eLearning from monologue to dialogue with tools that harness the collective intelligence of everyone involved in the learning process via a Facebook-type environment.
LFE.com from LFE.com - A software and marketing vehicle that provides experts an easy method for sharing their knowledge for compensation.
DEMOgod Award Winners
The DEMOgod Awards are presented to the DEMO companies that exhibit exceptional potential to thrive in the market while inspiring and stimulating the DEMO audience. Congratulations to the following companies that were honored with DEMOgod Awards during DEMO Fall 2012:
- bandu from Neumitra
- Birdeez from EcoLek, LLC
- ElectNext from ElectNext
- Flinja from Flinja
- RentLingo from RentLingo (Alpha Pitch)
- VPC from Neurotrack
People's Choice Award - IDG's Million Dollar Media Prize Winner
Also announced this afternoon was the winner of the People's Choice Award, which includes a $1M IDG Media Prize, an exclusive multimedia advertising package, given to a single demonstrating company that was chosen by DEMO Fall 2012 attendees. The multi-faceted media package will consist of a six-month advertising campaign promoting the launch of the selected innovations across the most relevant IDG brands including CIO, Computerworld, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World, among others, as well as the DEMO and VentureBeat websites. Matt Marshall honored the following company with this exciting award:
- myube from ube
Stay connected with DEMO through the communities on the following sites:
- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DEMOconference
- LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/groups/DEMO-Conference-111/about
- Twitter: http://twitter.com/demo
If you're interested in attending or being a part of the DEMO Spring 2013 class, or are interested in learning more about DEMO International, please visit http://www.demo.com.
DEMO Fall 2012 Sponsors
DEMO Fall 2012 Platinum Sponsors: AARP, Citrix Startup Accelerator, Microsoft BizSpark, PlugandPlayTechCenter.com, Porter Novelli, Square1Bank, Startup America Partnership and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.
DEMO Fall 2012 Gold Sponsors: ABD, The Brenner Group, Comerica Bank, Cooley LLP, Host of Ideas Funding & Awards for Startups, IBM, Invest Northern Ireland, J.P.Morgan, Merrill Lynch, NEC, Northern Trust, NASDAQ OMX, NYSE Euronext, SCALEit, SecondMarket, Silicon Valley Bank, Social Radius, TriNet, VCNetwork, William Blair and WilmerHale.
DEMO Fall 2012 Showcase Sponsors: 9Freedom, Aegis, BlueSEQ, Boingo Wireless, Bonfire, Callision, Charlie, CoPatient, CoreMobile Networks, Inc., Curvanade, Gimbal, Gorilla Expense, iKnode, KnowRe, Jamplify, Lifeproof, MePIN, MySmark, Naked Wines, NeoGeno, Percipo, The Travel Innovation Summit, Phorego, Profitero, Pumodo, Qualcomm Labs, Ready Set Sync, Remove the Background, Scrible, Sqream Technologies, The Eye Tribe, Tikkera and Zero Mail.
DEMO Fall 2012 Angel Alley: Acertiv, Bia, Bloodhound, Cloudmetrix, CoraCove, Drink City, Get Art Up, SpydrSafe and Verbble.
DEMO Fall 2012 Marketing Partners: Band of Angels, Blumberg Capital, BoogarLists, Churchill Club, Conference Guru, Conferize, CoolBlue Press, DFJ Frontier, Environmental Business Cluster, ExpertCEO, Florida Business Incubation Association, FilmAngels, Girls in Tech, Growth Nation, GuidewireLabs, Haking IT Security Magazine, HealthTech Capital Healthcare Conference 2012, Investor's Circle Fall Venture Fair & Forum, Information Technology Entrepreneur Network, Keiretsu Forum, Kloudtrack, MagicSauce Media, Marketwire, Mass Challenge, Mobile Experience Innovation Center, My Capital, The Next Women, North Bay Angels, Octane Medical Device & Investor Forum, Online Publishers Association, PariSoma Innovation Loft, Private Capital Network, Private Capital Network, Startup Maryland, Startup Missouri, Startup Texas, Tech Coast Angels, Tech Wildcatters, Technology Management, TechZulu, TEEC Angel Fund, Tribe of Angels, Ubergizmo, VentureChoice, We Blog the World, Wireless Industry Partnership and Taylor Design.
About the DEMO Conferences
Produced by the IDG Enterprise events group in conjunction with VentureBeat, the DEMO conferences in the United States, Asia, Brazil, and Africa focus on emerging technologies and new products innovations, which are hand selected from across the spectrum of the technology marketplace. The DEMO conferences have earned their reputation for consistently identifying tomorrow's cutting-edge technologies, and have served as launch pad events 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. For more information on the DEMO conferences, visit http://www.demo.com/.
The DEMO community also benefits from the award winning DEMOletter. A weekly e-newsletter 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. To subscribe, go to: http://www.demo.com.
About IDG Enterprise
IDG Enterprise, an International Data Group (IDG) company, brings together the leading editorial brands (Computerworld, InfoWorld, Network World, CIO, DEMO, CSO, CIO Executive Council, ITworld and CFOworld) to serve the information needs of our technology and security-focused audiences. As the premier hi-tech B2B media company, we serve our reader and advertiser audiences by delivering award-winning content, community, conversation, and conversion solutions across our entire portfolio of award-winning websites, events, magazines, products and services. In addition, the CIO Executive Council is a peer advisory service that delivers on the business, technology, and leadership needs for the world's elite CIOs and their respective staffs.
Additional information about IDG, a privately held company, is available at http://www.idg.com.
Founded in 2006, VentureBeat has emerged as one of the "best blogs on the web" according to The New York Times, offering readers unparalleled insight into the most relevant emerging technologies, trends, companies, and the business opportunities that they create. Led by Matt Marshall and a team of experienced journalists, the company has grown into the leading source for breaking news and in-depth reporting on a range of technology trends -- from social to mobile, small business to enterprise, clean tech, cloud services, games, and more. VentureBeat's content is sought-after by leading media channels, with syndication deals currently in place with Reuters, The Washington Post, The Motley Fool, Business Insider, and The Christian Science Monitor. The company also brings the community together several times per year with its own executive-level conferences, such as MobileBeat, CloudBeat, GamesBeat and the VentureBeat Mobile Summit. For more information, visit: www.venturebeat.com.
All product and company names are trademarks of their respective companies.
Porter Novelli for DEMO
Akana, a leading provider of API Management, API Security and Cloud Integration solutions, announced that it is introducing DevOps automation to the API lifecycle. New capabilities in Akana's API Management platform significantly reduce the time required to update API definitions and versions. DevOps teams will be able to work faster in designing and developing APIs, as well as managing them at runtime and publishing them to a portal.
Jun. 2, 2015 11:15 AM EDT Reads: 514
We’re entering a new era of computing technology that many are calling the Internet of Things (IoT). Machine to machine, machine to infrastructure, machine to environment, the Internet of Everything, the Internet of Intelligent Things, intelligent systems – call it what you want, but it’s happening, and its potential is huge. IoT is comprised of smart machines interacting and communicating with other machines, objects, environments and infrastructures. As a result, huge volumes of data are bein...
Jun. 2, 2015 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,132
The Internet of Things is not only adding billions of sensors and billions of terabytes to the Internet. It is also forcing a fundamental change in the way we envision Information Technology. For the first time, more data is being created by devices at the edge of the Internet rather than from centralized systems. What does this mean for today's IT professional? In this Power Panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists will addresses this very serious issue o...
Jun. 2, 2015 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,237
Containers Expo Blog covers the world of containers, as this lightweight alternative to virtual machines enables developers to work with identical dev environments and stacks. Containers Expo Blog offers top articles, news stories, and blog posts from the world's well-known experts and guarantees better exposure for its authors than any other publication. Bookmark Containers Expo Blog ▸ Here Follow new article posts on Twitter at @ContainersExpo
Jun. 2, 2015 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,519
DevOps Summit at Cloud Expo New York is offering a limited time FREE "Expo Plus" registration option in New York. On site registration price of $1,95 will be set to 'free' for delegates who register during special offer. To take advantage of this opportunity, attendees can use the coupon code, and secure their registration to attend all keynotes, @DevOpsSummit sessions at Cloud Expo, expo floor, and SYS-CON.tv power panels. Special FREE registration givess access to all Containers and Microservi...
Jun. 2, 2015 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 876
Container technology is sending shock waves through the world of cloud computing. Heralded as the 'next big thing,' containers provide software owners a consistent way to package their software and dependencies while infrastructure operators benefit from a standard way to deploy and run them. Containers present new challenges for tracking usage due to their dynamic nature. They can also be deployed to bare metal, virtual machines and various cloud platforms. How do software owners track the usag...
Jun. 2, 2015 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,112
There will be 150 billion connected devices by 2020. New digital businesses have already disrupted value chains across every industry. APIs are at the center of the digital business. You need to understand what assets you have that can be exposed digitally, what their digital value chain is, and how to create an effective business model around that value chain to compete in this economy. No enterprise can be complacent and not engage in the digital economy. Learn how to be the disruptor and not ...
Jun. 2, 2015 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,006
Thanks to widespread Internet adoption and more than 10 billion connected devices around the world, companies became more excited than ever about the Internet of Things in 2014. Add in the hype around Google Glass and the Nest Thermostat, and nearly every business, including those from traditionally low-tech industries, wanted in. But despite the buzz, some very real business questions emerged – mainly, not if a device can be connected, or even when, but why? Why does connecting to the cloud cre...
Jun. 2, 2015 10:45 AM EDT Reads: 1,041
There is little doubt that Big Data solutions will have an increasing role in the Enterprise IT mainstream over time. 8th International Big Data Expo, co-located with 17th International Cloud Expo - to be held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA - has announced its Call for Papers is open. As advanced data storage, access and analytics technologies aimed at handling high-volume and/or fast moving data all move center stage, aided by the cloud computing bo...
Jun. 2, 2015 10:45 AM EDT Reads: 1,668
SYS-CON Events announced today that SUSE, a pioneer in open source software, will exhibit at SYS-CON's DevOps Summit 2015 New York, which will take place June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. SUSE provides reliable, interoperable Linux, cloud infrastructure and storage solutions that give enterprises greater control and flexibility. More than 20 years of engineering excellence, exceptional service and an unrivaled partner ecosystem power the products and support that help ...
Jun. 2, 2015 10:30 AM EDT Reads: 1,143
Andi Mann has been serving as Conference Chair of the DevOps Summit since its inception. He is one of the world's recognized leaders in DevOps, and continues to be one of its most articulate advocates. Here are some recent thoughts of his in an interview we conducted in the run-up to the DevOps Summit to be held June 9-11 at the Javits Center in New York City. When did you first start thinking about DevOps and its potential impact on enterprise IT? Andi: I first started thinking about DevOps b...
Jun. 2, 2015 10:30 AM EDT Reads: 1,061
SYS-CON Events announced today that MediaTek Labs will exhibit at SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. MediaTek Labs is a global ecosystem initiative supporting Wearables and Internet of Things device creation, application development, and services based around MediaTek chipset offerings. Developers can use the MediaTek LinkIt™ ONE development platform and the LinkIt ONE HDK to easily access the features and functions of the...
Jun. 2, 2015 10:30 AM EDT Reads: 734
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo in Silicon Valley. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place Nov 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 17th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading in...
Jun. 2, 2015 10:15 AM EDT Reads: 2,679
SYS-CON Events announced today that the "First Containers & Microservices Conference" will take place June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City. The “Second Containers & Microservices Conference” will take place November 3-5, 2015, at Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. Containers and microservices have become topics of intense interest throughout the cloud developer and enterprise IT communities.
Jun. 2, 2015 10:15 AM EDT Reads: 845
"NuoDB is a transactionally consistent SQL database that does scale out, that does all the things you want in a cloud. If you want more transactional throughput, if you want higher availability if you want to run in multiple data centers this is a technology that can scale and still provide a single logical consistent database," explained Seth Proctor, CTO of NuoDB, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at Cloud Expo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Jun. 2, 2015 10:00 AM EDT Reads: 4,926