November 10, 2014 07:55 ET

Grand Lineup of Tech Innovators to Speak at DEMO Fall 2014

DEMO Fall 2014 to Showcase Today's Most Influential Tech Leaders, VCs and Entrepreneurs, Including Peter Thiel, Steve Wozniak, and Stewart Butterfield of Slack

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 10, 2014) - IDG's DEMO Conference (, world-famous for its annual launching of tech's most disruptive and innovative products, has announced its long-awaited lineup of exciting speakers and judges for DEMO Fall 2014. Entrepreneurs, tech leaders including Steve "The Woz" Wozniak (whose new company will be launching at DEMO), renowned investors and press will all be gathered at the San Jose Convention Center from Nov. 18 through Nov. 20 to witness the launching of new technology products and to hear commentary on the state of startups and the tech world. Among the venture capitalists included in the stellar lineup are representatives from Bessemer Venture Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, Accel Partners, CRV, Greylock Partners, DFJ, Wealthfront, 500 Startups, Khosla Ventures, IDG Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, KPCB, Google Ventures, Eniac, NEA and Lux Capital.

DEMO will introduce new Traction sessions to the agenda where attendees will hear from CEOs of startups experiencing serious growth, such as Slack, Wealthfront, Tango, and Zuora. Stewart Butterfield, the CEO and founder of Slack, for instance, will share some data and perspective on his enterprise collaboration platform, which he hopes will replace email. Slack recently raised $120 million from Kleiner Perkins, Google Ventures, Accel, and Andreessen Horowitz based on its strong early growth.

"A startup's life truly begins at launch, and we will continue to curate the best product launches in the technology industry. But we are extending our mission to bring in companies gaining significant traction so we can all learn from them," said Erick Schonfeld, DEMO's executive producer. "Along with the unveiling of new products, the most exciting hallmark that characterizes DEMO every year are the didactic lessons presented by some of the most important and experienced figures in the industry."

Headlining this year's speakers will be Peter Thiel, who will be delivering a powerful keynote address on how entrepreneurs and startups can build for the future; and Nest Lab's Matt Rogers, who will discuss what the future holds for the rollout of the Internet of Things. Industry giants such as GE, Dell, IDC, SAP, American Eagle Outfitters, Mattermark, R/GA, Motorola Mobility, Dell Cloud Marketplace and BDP International will reflect about innovation and how it applies to their respective industries. And some of this year's outstanding individuals will include the U.S. State Department's Thomas Debass, Nest Lab's Matt Rogers, Matt Ocko and Steve Papa.

To see this year's full lineup of speakers and judges at DEMO, please visit:

About DEMO
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

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