|By Marketwired .||
|April 4, 2014 11:14 AM EDT||
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/04/14 -- DEMO Enterprise 2014 (www.DEMO.com) yesterday welcomed the launch of 26 technology products and services focused on improving enterprise technology. The conference showcased a hand-selected group of startup entrepreneurs demonstrating new technologies and setting the pace for the future of business systems and communication. Executives, founders, engineers and investors all gathered at the Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco for this bi-annual DEMO event.
Several industry thought-leaders and veteran entrepreneurs took to the stage and offered their advice for success in enterprise technology. Highly anticipated speakers at DEMO Enterprise included Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO of Box; Bubba Murarka, managing director of DFJ; Ingrid Vanderveldt, entrepreneur-in-residence and curator at Dell, Inc.; Barry Silbert, founder and CEO of SecondMarket and Bitcoin Investment Trust; Helen Greiner, CEO of CyPhy Works and co-founder of iRobot; and David Girouard, founder and CEO of Upstart Network, Inc. Four-hundred attendees, including 100 journalists, delved deep into the ecosystem of emerging technologies and the stories behind enterprise tech startups during the one-day event.
Other speaker highlights included key executives and "Founder Judges" who provided critiques and feedback to each demonstrating company:
- Gordon Ritter, Founder & General Partner, Emergence Capital Partners
- Dr. Michelle Zhou, senior manager, User Systems and Experience Research group, IBM Research
- Stephen Ibach, VP, Digital Partnerships and M&A, Inmar, Inc
- Julie Sandler, principal, Madrona Venture Group
- Danielle Morrill, CEO and co-founder, Mattermark
- Dean DeBiase, chairman, Reboot Partners
- Charles Hudson, partner, SoftTech VC
DEMO Enterprise 2014 product debuts included technologies in cloud computing, mobile, big data, sensor networks, Bitcoin, 3D printing and robotics. This year's elite group of demonstrators included:
AgileQR, Inc. dba 121nexus, Apakau, Apruve Authentise Inc, Blink, Clari, CultureSphere Inc., Eko Devices, Grene Robotics, IndoorAtlas, Learnmetrics, MentAd, NextUser, ParallelX, Parklet, Queue Technologies, Inc., Remedy Retoy, SendSmart.com, SimpleQL, ThinAir, Trufa, Inc., Vidible, VividCortex, XOEye Technologies, and Zoom.
DEMO gives both emerging and established companies from around the world the opportunity to showcase technologies in front of an audience that can expertly evaluate the potential of groundbreaking business plans poised to take enterprise solutions to the next level.
Enterprise DEMO God Award Winners
The Enterprise DEMO God Awards are presented to the DEMO Enterprise 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 Enterprise DEMO God Awards during DEMO Enterprise 2014:
3D Printing & Wearables: Eko Devices
Smart Data: Learnmetrics
Cloud Tools & DevOps: ThinAir
Work Category: Parklet
SAP Startup Focus Winners
Grand Prize: Convergence CT
Runners Up: Coremobile and Liquid Analytics
DEMO Enterprise 2014 Sponsors
Knowledge Partner: McKinsey
Platinum Sponsors: Dell, Ireland: Gateway to Europe, Primary Data, SocialRadius, SAP
Gold Sponsors: Saggezza Inc, .co, NYSE, Stifel, CBRE, Invest Northern Ireland, First Republic Bank, The ABD Team, SVB, Deloitte, Comerica, Merrill Lynch, NEC, The Brenner Group
Showcase Sponsors: Luxms Inc, AppDynamics
Live Broadcast Sponsor: Dell
Produced by IDG, the DEMO conferences in the United States, China, Brazil, Russia and Vietnam focus on emerging technologies and new product innovations. The DEMO conferences have earned their reputation for consistently identifying tomorrow's cutting-edge technologies, and have served as launchpad events for companies such as Palm, E*Trade, Salesforce, WebEx, TiVo, VMware and Fusion-io and thousands of others, helping them to secure venture funding, establish critical business relationships, and influence early adopters. TheDEMO Scholarship Partner Program, subsidized by corporate sponsorships, offers multiple scholarship opportunities to ensure that deserving entrepreneurs have the chance to introduce cutting edge technology products at DEMO that might have otherwise gone undiscovered. To attend or apply to DEMO, please go to www.demo.com.
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