SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/16/13 --
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 the globe.
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 DEMO.
"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 popularstartups-lean%2f" rel="nofollow">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.