SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 2, 2012) - The DEMO Fall 2012 Conference, world-renowned for launching the most innovative technology products in the industry, officially kicked off today by featuring ground-breaking new innovations and product launches in the areas of big data, commerce, communication, and media, entertainment technologies and applications from companies across the globe.
To start, DEMO executive producer Matt Marshall welcomed the audience of technology innovators, decision-makers, press and investors to the 22nd year of DEMO. Shortly following those remarks, Thomas Debass, Director of The Secretary's Office of Global Partnerships, U.S. Department of State, took the stage to share how the US Department of State's partnership with LIONS@frica is fostering innovation in Africa. DEMO Africa, the most recent addition to DEMO's growing global presence, will take place October 24-26 in Nairobi, Kenya.
"We are once again blown away by the talent seen on stage at DEMO today," said Matt Marshall, executive producer of DEMO. "We are honored these disruptive entrepreneurs, technology leaders, journalists and investors have chosen to convene at DEMO Fall 2012."
Later in the day, Marshall hosted an exclusive one-on-one session with world renowned futurist and inventor Ray Kurzweil about his new company, Patterns, Inc., and concepts and ideas from his next book, "How to Create a Mind." In this book, Kurzweil presents a provocative exploration of the most important projects in human-machine civilization -- reverse engineering the brain to understand precisely how it works and using that knowledge to create even more intelligent machines.
Other featured speaker highlights from Day One included top executives and expert "sages."
- Benchmark Capital, Greylock Partners, and Boingo Wireless executives detailed the exciting media & entertainment technology market;
- New Enterprise Associates, Kapor Capital, NHS Capital, and Chartboost executives offered insights into the always-changing communication technology market;
- Google, Google Ventures, About.me, and Founders Den executives spoke to the growing commerce technology market;
- Cisco, Google, Flite and Andreessen Horowitz executives discussed the booming big data market.
As a semi-annual event, DEMO works with companies across the globe to welcome innovations from the full spectrum of the technology product life cycle -- from concept to product launch -- giving both emerging and established companies the opportunity to showcase technologies in a unique forum. In addition to the elite demonstrator class, DEMO Fall 2012 also showcased its popular AlphaPitch program, where early stage entrepreneurs and pre-launch companies were given 90 seconds to share their prototypes with the savvy DEMO audience.
This year's DEMO Fall product debuts include everything from a co-web browsing tool to a technology that that uses artificial intelligence to analyze, extract information from, and summarize legal documents.
Today's introductions included technologies designed for:
- The fun and always-changing media and entertainment market;
- The competitive and fast-growing communication market;
- Commerce companies that want to streamline business operations; and
- The exploding big data market.
Highlights from Day One technology introductions included:
Media & Entertainment Technologies
ClipClock from Future Global Services Ltd - ClipClock is the service for watching, sharing and searching time-tagged video moments from any video available on the Internet.
ContextConnect Cloud from Graymatics - Enables real-time web-scale interactive images and videos based on content analysis.
Givit 2.0 from Givit - Highlight memorable video moments live, recorded or archived. Givit transforms raw video with clipping, music, motion or effects all in a few simple taps.
LifeStyleFeed from LifeStyleFeed - Offers HD Quality Video Previews of restaurants and venues. See the set-up, ambience and devour all of the important food/drink specials all in 60 seconds.
MoveEye from Tarsier, Inc. - A user input device that allows for a very advanced form of human computer interaction.
ONcam.com from ONcam Inc. - A disruptive interactive video communications and broadcasting platform enabling people to share live experiences at mass scale.
Play My Tone app from Play My Tone - This app allows users to express themselves through their favorite music by producing hi-fi personalized mixes.
Stampsy from Stampsy - A web platform that makes creation of content easy, distribution viral, and advertising meaningful.
Tubifi from Tubifi - This video creation marketplace integrates cloud-based video editing with the world's leading media content libraries and a network of creative talent.
VidioVibe from Vidi Entertainment, Inc. - If YouTube and American Idol had a baby, they would name it VidioVibe. Rolling contests reward fun and creative videos with cash and fame.
Vinylmint from Vinylmint - Allows multimedia professionals to create and share projects with each other anywhere in the world.
Bizness CRM from Bizness CRM - Makes selling to small businesses easy.
CallApp - Ultimate Communication Experience from CallApp Software Ltd. - A crowd-source communication platform and mobile app makes any conversation exciting and productive by enhancing it with real-time, relevant info and tools.
Click With Me Now from Click With Me Now - 1-Click, No-Download web co-browsing for everyone.
FreshTag.Me from FreshTag.Me - The easiest way to have a face-to-face conversation in your browser. No client & No login -- just type in a #hashtag to join or create a session.
iBuildApp Marketplace from iBuildApp - Adds to iBuildApp's existing app building platform, which requires no coding skills to build a free iPhone or Android app.
Lifebeat from Kwame Corp - A unified communication app for the mobile.
Opal Brainstorms from Opal Labs - A social enterprise software that unlocks the innovation potential of people within entire organizations.
PassBoard from PassBan Corporation - Mobile user verification solution; prevents unauthorized access to mobile content; identifies users: Biometric, Location, Token & Social verification.
Prezentarium from Prezentarium LLC - A social presentation and online education tool.
Solstice from Mersive - Makes display sharing simple with virtualized displays to enable multiple users to easily share a display using existing networks.
Zeppelin from Zeppelin, Inc - The activity stream for small business. Communicate and collaborate on important messages from cloud applications -- all in one place.
Consentsys from Plus2 Technologies - An interactive collection platform that allows cities and businesses to collect more of their own debt by giving debtors flexible payment options.
eDiligence Accelerator from eBrevia, LLC - Commercializing artificial intelligence technology developed at Columbia University to analyze, extract information from, and summarize legal documents.
Ensafer from Invenia - A new and elegant way to protect information on the Internet by encrypting services you already use, like Dropbox, SkyDrive or Google Drive.
gaxWallet from Gaxsys - Puts all of the inventory of the shoppers' favorite brands in their pocket for immediate fulfillment and transaction level reverse auctioning.
LoanGarage from Plutus Software Pte Ltd - A platform that empowers individuals to obtain the cheapest personal credit from legal lenders/providers of credit (including banks).
Trinity Cloud Procurement and Bidding from Trinity Group Ltd - A cloud procurement and bidding platform for users to do supplier discovery, product management, upload/download attachments, send Rfx, support collaborative workshare, do e-bidding and post-market analytics/reporting.
wiresurfer.com from wiresurfer - A website that will market the sale of telecommunication services to businesses in a new comparison marketplace.
www.threadmatcher.com from ThreadMatcher Inc - Helps users curate the clothes they love and matches them to others who share a similar style.
Big Data Technologies:
4sync from 4sync - Sign up and get 15GB of storage space for free. Securely, store, sync and stream your media on all your favorite devices with 4sync.
BellaDati from BellaDati - Rolls out analytics, reporting, dashboards and data warehouse to all in your company. All you need is iPad, webbrowser and an insanely tiny budget.
CacheTown from Candy Lab, Inc. - The 100% location based augmented reality product that works independently of cards or other any other objects.
ElectNext from ElectNext - Translates political data into tools that help build a more informed and engaged democracy.
GreenQloud IaaS (Compute Qloud) and Data Storage (Storage Qloud) from GreenQloud - Delivers cost effective, easy-to-use IaaS powered by 100% renewable energy, creating clean cloud solutions without the "green premium."
MailGapp from MailGapp LLC - Generates digitally annotated images of postal mail for interactivity via a smartphone.
Segovia from Bibo Labs - An enterprise reporting software that can extract / join data from multiple data sources and create a feature rich Excel based report.
Talksum Streaming Data Appliance from Talksum, Inc. - Power ultra-efficient, super-fast solutions for monitoring and managing Big Data in real time.
The Taploid from The Taploid - A big data company with predictive analytics focused on your social gossip as a go-to-market strategy.
Ube from ube - A platform for dramatically simplifying control of the connected home utilizing mobile technology and cloud computing.
BipSync - A research and decision optimizer for professional investors that helps translate accumulated knowledge into informed, actionable, and profitable decisions.
HireQ - Matches the right candidates to the right careers at the right companies. This leads to higher yields, better performance & lower attrition.
RentLingo, Inc - Totally personalized rental search: see where friends live and what they say about the area; see sublets, apartment reviews and listings exclusive to your network
Visitors to http://www.venturebeat.com/tag/demo-fall-2012/ can view live streaming video from the DEMO stage.
While Day One of DEMO Fall 2012 was dedicated to the latest in media and entertainment, communication, commerce, and big data technology companies, the conference will continue throughout the day tomorrow, featuring companies focused on social, infrastructure, health, and education technologies.
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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/.
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