September 30, 2013 08:00 ET

Powerful Speaker Lineup and Inaugural Global Startup Showcase on Tap at DEMO Fall 2013

Speakers Include Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman, Waze Head of U.S. Operations Di-Ann Eisnor and Evernote CEO Phil Libin

FRAMINGHAM, MA--(Marketwired - Sep 30, 2013) -  IDG's DEMO Conference, world-renowned for launching the most innovative technology products, today unveiled an agenda of luminary speakers and expert judges for DEMO Fall 2013. Global technology industry leaders, investors, press, and entrepreneurs will gather on October 15-17, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara to experience launch demonstrations from today's top innovators and to hear commentary on the state of startups and technology today.

Speakers gracing the DEMO Fall 2013 stage include Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman, who will share insights on how founders can out-focus their competition as part of DEMO's increasingly popular Founder School programming; Waze Head of U.S. Operations Di-Ann Eisnor will discuss how to build a billion-dollar company (Waze was recently acquired by Google for $966 million); and Evernote CEO Phil Libin will illustrate how to build an enduring business through the use of his wildly successful note-taking application.

"Hearing, and more importantly learning, from our speakers and expert judges is one of the highpoints of the DEMO conferences," said DEMO executive producer Erick Schonfeld. "We are excited to bring an influential group of veteran entrepreneurs, investors and industry titans together with a stellar class of demonstrators for what promises to be a hugely successful DEMO event."

After every demonstrating company concludes its on-stage presentation, expert judges will take the stage and offer a unique layer of context to DEMO Fall 2013 by providing immediate feedback, thoughts and insights directly to each demonstrating company.

Additional DEMO Fall 2013's speakers and expert judges include:

  • Jonathan Abrams, Founder & CEO, Nuzzel
  • Dr. Michael Chui, Principal, McKinsey Global Institute
  • Deborah Estrin, Professor, Cornell NYC Tech
  • Malay Gandhi, Chief Strategy Officer, Rock Health
  • Jason Lemkin, Co-founder, EchoSign
  • Mike McClaskey, CIO, DISH Network Corp.
  • Ayr Muir, CEO, Clover Foods
  • James Park, CEO & Co-founder, Fitbit
  • Satya Patel, Partner, Homebrew
  • Robert Scoble, Blogger, Glass Explorer
  • Dr. Vishal Sikka, Member of the Executive Board, Products & Innovation, SAP AG
  • Shanna Tellerman, Partner, Google Ventures
  • Ingrid Vanerveldt, Entrepreneur-in-Residence/Curator, Dell, Inc.
  • Angela Yochem, Global CIO, BDP International

DEMO Global Showcase
DEMO has continued to evolve and expand on a global scale and DEMO's Global Launch Program allows startups from all over the world the opportunity to launch their innovative technologies and gain exposure. DEMO Fall 2013 attendees will experience the inaugural DEMO Global Showcase, featuring winners from this year's DEMO Africa, DEMO ASEAN, DEMO Brazil, DEMO Russia and DEMO China, offering a glimpse of how startup culture is spreading around the world. The U.S. State Department will also take the stage to discuss the LIONS@FRICA and Mekong TIGERS Initiative.

Upcoming international conferences include:

  • DEMO Africa: Nairobi, Kenya, October 24-25, 2013
  • DEMO India: Bengaluru, India, March 20-21, 2014
  • DEMO China: Shanghai, China, March 20-21, 2014

For more information about any of the DEMO conferences or to register to see the headline makers of tomorrow at DEMO Fall 2013, visit and reserve your spot today.

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 companies.

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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

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:

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