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November 20, 2014 03:08 ET

DEMO Fall 2014 Kicks Off Today with New Product Launches In Wearables and Hardware, Enterprise, Mobile and Smart Data

Industry Leaders Stewart Butterfield, Adam Nash, Matt Rogers, Peter Thiel and Steve Wozniak Take the Stage at DEMO Fall 2014

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 20, 2014) - IDG's DEMO Conference, world-renowned for launching the most innovative technology products, concluded day one of the DEMO Fall 2014 conference today with the most provocative, new innovations in the areas of touch, enterprise, wearables and hardware technology, and lots of smart data solutions. Today, demonstrators showcased the most innovative technologies in four categories. Panels of VC and entrepreneur judges took to the stage to offer advice and share their own lessons learned.

Day one speakers included a keynote Founder School session with Peter Thiel, entrepreneur and venture capitalist, which centered on how to build the future. Other key sessions included a deep dive into "What Comes after Mobile" with Benedict Evans, a partner at Andreessen Horowitz; and a DEMO alumni update with Marcus Weller, PhD and CEO of Skully Helmets. DEMO labs allowed another glimpse into the future with a "How to Create Your Own Creatures by Printing DNA" session led by Austen Heinz, the CEO of Cambrian Genomics.

New breakout sessions, titled "The DEMO Challenge, Helping Business' Solve Real Problems," tackled three challenges: the manufacturing challenge with Stephan Biller, chief manufacturing scientist at General Electric, and Marc Strohlein, adjunct research adviser at IDC; the marketing challenge with Stephen Ibach, vice president of Digital Partnershops and M&A at Inmar and Joe Megibow, chief digital officer and senior vice president, American Eagle Outfitters; and the technology challenge with Stephen Elliot, vice president of research at IDC.

"The innovative entrepreneurs showcased at this year's DEMO Fall conference are what continue to make DEMO a must-see event," said Erick Schonfeld, executive producer of DEMO, "and they collectively point to where technology is taking us."

Product Launches from Day One included:

Wearables and Hardware
Umbrela Smart, Inc. is the first fully integrated, DIY device for remote home management. Its backbone is the home-plug technology by Qualcomm.
Healium, Inc. produces advanced clinical tools that enable healthcare providers to do their jobs with greater efficiency and improved work satisfaction.
LikaAGlove develops smart garments that measure a user's exact shape in seconds without the use of cameras or measuring tape.
Curb gives you tips and alerts about your home's energy use, down to individual rooms and appliances.
Top Flight Technologies develops commercial solutions for unmanned aircraft vehicles (UAVs) featuring longer battery life.

Enterprise
Shoobx, Inc. is a system of recording, execution and engagement built to simplify standard legal corporate processes.
MakeTime, Inc. provides a revolutionary, online based marketplace for buying and selling manufacturing capacity by the hour.
Contract Room, Inc. is a complete digital transaction solution that automates the entire collaboration, contracting and compliance process for B2B transactions between buyers and suppliers.
Suvola Corp. is an enterprise software platform running on secure and trusted high-density, low-power (HDLP) computing appliances with hardware acceleration to support HTTPS Web-based applications for tablet, mobile and IoT applications.
Primary Data is developing data virtualization solutions that improve enterprise efficiency and agility by aligning applications, servers and storage systems into a single, global data-space.

Mobile
Valet Anywhere is an on-demand valet parking service. Drop your car off anywhere in the city and a valet will come pick it up.
Skillpocket is a community marketplace that helps you hire expert professionals.
PathSense provides your precise location with 90 percent less battery drain than GPS or SDK for any iOS or Android app.
IQ Technology, Inc., a leading text intelligence software company in Taiwan, has a predictive text keyboard that predicts words, phrases and text passages.

Smart Data
Celect, powered by the Celect Choice Engine, allows retailers to optimize their merchandise assortment across brands by location.
Ghostery is a global technology company that provides solutions for online transparency and control to individuals and businesses.
Incorta Analytics is a seamless, end-to-end analytics platform, which removes your dependency on star schemas, pre-aggregation and complex ETL processes.
Brand Vo2 generates powerful brand health scores, competitor intelligence and predictive analytics from social and e-commerce data.

View the launch videos from the DEMO Fall 2014 class of demonstrators at http://demo.ottw.net/

The first day at DEMO Fall 2014 wrapped up with the Launch-A-Rama Party, sponsored by Primary Data. Action sport collective Rodeo Revolution, featuring riders from the X-Games and Nitro Circus, hit the rafters with high-altitude stunt jumps.

DEMO Fall 2014 Sponsors
The DEMO Fall 2014 sponsor include: Platinum Sponsors: Dell, McKinsey & Company, PayPal, Primary Data, SAP, SocialRadius, Sumo Logic, Toyota Financial Services and Zebra Technologies. Traction Showcase Sponsors: AutoBrain; CareLink360; CirrusPath; CloudLogix; Core Mobile, Inc.; CUBE; CultureSphere, Inc.; GreneRobotics; Ice-Breakrr; KoolTechs; Krystallize Technologies; Lineapple; PowWow, Inc.; PracTech; Sanovi; ScriptRock; Socure; SoftPlus (Momenteur); Templafy; VoxyPAD, Inc; and You Are A CEO. Gold Sponsors were: Innovation Center Denmark, the CUBE at SiliconANGLE and Tivi. For the full list of sponsoring companies, please see the DEMO Sponsor page.

About the DEMO Conferences
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, Fusion-io and thousands of others, helping them to secure venture funding, establish critical business relationships, and influence early adopters. The DEMO Scholarship Partner Program, subsidized by corporate sponsorships, offers multiple scholarship opportunities to ensure that deserving entrepreneurs have the chance to introduce cutting-edge technological 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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