DEMO Fall 2013 Kicks Off With Innovative Tech & Tools for Mobile, Cloud, Health, Work and More
SANTA CLARA, CA, Oct 16, 2013 (Marketwired via COMTEX) --
IDG's DEMO Conference, world-renowned for launching the most
innovative technology products, officially began today by featuring
ground-breaking innovations and product launches in the mobile,
cloudware, health, work, and tools categories from companies across
Erick Schonfeld, executive producer of DEMO, and Neal Silverman,
DEMO's senior vice president and general manager, kicked things off
by welcoming a packed audience of technology innovators,
decision-makers, press and venture capitalists to the 23rd year of
"We traveled the globe -- Moscow to London -- to find this year's
group of demonstrators," said Schonfeld, executive producer of DEMO.
"Some are seasoned entrepreneurs, some students with a dream, but
they'll all take the same stage and be given the opportunity to make
history over the next two days."
View live streaming video of the DEMO stage at www.DEMO.com.
The conference's increasingly popular Founder School programming for
Day One featured insights from Di-Ann Eisnor, head of U.S. operations
for Waze (a DEMO Fall 2009 alum recently acquired by Google for $966
million); thoughts from Dr. Michael Chui and Kara Sprague, McKinsey &
Company on the different growth phases of software businesses;
straight talk from Jody Holtzman, AARP, on investment strategy; cloud
insights from Dr. Vishal Sikka, SAP; using prototyping to grow a
business from Ayr Muir, CEO, Clover Foods; and lessons from Evernote
CEO Phil Libin on the qualities of enduring companies.
New to this year's DEMO Conference, the DEMO Global Showcase honored
winners from this year's DEMO Africa and DEMO ASEAN today, offering a
glimpse of how startup culture is spreading around the world.
The DEMO conference is a bi-annual event that works with companies
across the world to present innovations representing the full
spectrum of the technology product life cycle -- from concept to
product launch -- in 10 categories to the DEMO audience.
Demonstrators from both emerging and established companies have four
minutes to present their technology, and then receive four minutes of
immediate feedback from established founders of companies in their
Today's DEMO Fall 2013 product debuts included a cloud platform that
enables any software application to run in a web browser without
plugins; a mobile app that lets you privately share your camera roll
with friends who were at the same events; a weight loss game; a work
platform that brings together social, contacts, tasks, newsfeeds and
email; and an emotion recognition software that uses a webcam to read
user expressions as they interact with -- and react to -- online
video and other media.
Technology Highlights from Day One included:
from HereCandy - Context lets users discover and share content based
on unique, personalized interests from your location and social feeds
and share directly with people in your social graph, and browse the
web on your mobile device.
Magisto from Magisto - This cloud-based
service lets users create and share professional quality personal
movies. It automatically selects the most compelling moments and,
like an expert video editor, weaves them together to convey a story
with customized styles and music.
shoto from shoto - shoto lets you
share without thinking; the app automatically shares your camera roll
privately with your friends that were at the same occasions. The app
uses your phonebook, smart algorithms and simple privacy control to
determine who can see your photos.
SnoopWall from SnoopWall, LLC -
The world's first counterveillance software, SnoopWall, helps
consumers, families and enterprises protect personal privacy on all
of their computing devices including smartphones, tablets, and
Ve-Go from Ve-Go Mobile Apps, Inc. - Ve-Go is a
mobile-first, cloud-based distribution platform focused on the
hospitality industry. Ve-Go delivers a mobile solution to increase
guest satisfaction and profitability for hotel owners and operators.
Ve-Go provides industry-leading functionality offering real-time,
meaningful interactions between hotels and their mobile travelers.
CIBI (Cerebrate Integrated Business Intelligence) from
Cerebrate Inc. - CIBI is an integrated BI solution that offers
storage, data integration, analytics and innovative visualizations in
either a SaaS or on-premise option to convert raw data into
idealAsset - idealAsset offers the
intellectual property commercialization industry's first enterprise
software application for matching buyers and sellers of intellectual
property. Designed to bring transparency and efficiency to a market
dominated by lawsuits, idealAsset's solution helps businesses and
universities sell and buy assets quicker.
MAINFRAME2 from MAINFRAME2
- This cloud platform enables any software application to run in a
web browser -- with no plugins required -- making it easier for
software vendors and enterprises to transition to the cloud.
ScriptRock from ScriptRock - ScriptRock is a QA Automation platform
for DevOps, allowing IT application and operations teams to scan,
compare, and control their application configurations in the
datacenter or cloud.
SigmaGuardian from Warwick Analytics - This
early warning and prevention system is a quasi-real time, data-driven
root cause analytical software for manufacturing that uses
non-statistical algorithms specifically designed for incomplete and
BedScales from Genetrainer - BedScales replaces
your bathroom scales and analyses your sleep. Pressure pads go under
the legs of your bed and weigh you every night, as well as recording
your sleep. Data is automatically uploaded to the BedScales website,
where users can see how daily activities affect sleep and weight.
Hello Doctor(TM) from Hello Doctor - Hello Doctor(TM) is a mobile
application that lets users manage medical records from multiple
sources. Organized in SmartLists(TM), the simple navigation options
give users easy, real-time access to all the information they need to
better control their health.
Pictrition from Pictrition - This
weight loss game leverages the powerful mechanics of a food journal
without having to tediously input every detail of a diet. Users can
track their diets by simply taking pictures of the food they eat, and
can also earn points for choosing healthier options, as well as
compete with friends and family.
RealClarity from SoundFest, Inc. -
This mobile app works with a wireless earpiece and microphone to help
users hear better by filtering noise and clarifying speech in
Seratis from Seratis - This app brings together the entire
patient care team) on a smartphone, allowing them to communicate and
monitor all tasks related to patient care.
Contatta - Contatta simplifies and streamlines business by bringing
together social, workrooms, contacts, task management, newsfeed, and
email into one digital platform that works across any device.
Databox from Zepppelin, Inc. - Databox is the first mobile-only
executive dashboard, helping executives stay connected to the key
metrics that are driving their businesses via their smartphones so
that they can make better decisions faster.
FoKo from FoKo - FoKo is
a private photo sharing platform for businesses to securely edit and
share photos with colleagues, partners, and customers.
Kabuto Corporation - Kabuto lets users share files and collaborate
with work teams in a secure environment.
PointDrive from PointDrive
Holdings, LLC - PointDrive is a sales-oriented application that lets
users present content in a smarter way, deliver and track important
content to prospects and customers, and get better customer insights
EmoVu from Eyeris - This artificially
intelligent emotion recognition software uses a webcam to read users'
facial micro-expressions in real-time as they interact with online
video or other media.
MoNimbus(TM) from MoNimbus Inc. - MoNimbus(TM)
is the first cloud-based mobile platform that allows for the creation
of rich, customized and managed mobile enterprise experiences without
having to use code.
Share from NewAer - Share is the easiest way to
exchange files between any wireless devices in your proximity. The
tool uses the NewAer Proximity Platform, to identify nearby
computers, tablets or mobile phones.
SignToLogin from KASIB, Science
and Technology Center - SignToLogin is a cloud platform that verifies
personal identity via a handwritten signature. Offered as API for beb
resources and SDK for iOS, SignToLogin is designed for billing
systems that often require complex, high-level security passwords.
Stay connected with DEMO through its various communities:
-- DEMO Blog: http://thedemoblog.com/
-- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DEMOconference
-- Twitter: http://twitter.com/demo
DEMO Fall 2013 Sponsors
The DEMO Fall 2013 conference would not be
possible without its dedicated sponsors, including Knowledge Partner
McKinsey & Company, and Platinum Sponsors AARP, American Airlines,
Citrix Startup Accelerator, Dell, LIONS@FRICA, Porter Novelli, and
SAP. Visit the DEMO Sponsor page for a full list of sponsoring
About the DEMO Conferences
Produced by the IDG Enterprise events
group, the DEMO conferences in the United States, Asia, Brazil,
Africa, India and Europe 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 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: www.demo.com.
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