DEMO Fall 2013 Concludes With Touch, Enterprise, Wearable Computing, Payment & Entry, and Hardware Tech Intros, Plus CIO Insights
SANTA CLARA, CA, Oct 17, 2013 (Marketwired via COMTEX) --
IDG's DEMO Conference, world-renowned for launching the most
innovative technology products, concluded its DEMO Fall 2013
conference today with the most provocative new innovations in the
areas of touch, enterprise, wearable computing, payment & entry, and
hardware technology. Over the past two days, 41 demonstrators and 16
DEMO God winners from DEMO's international events have showcased the
most innovative technologies in 10 categories -- from cloudware to
health -- while industry experts took the stage to offer advice and
Day Two speakers included a keynote Founder School session with
Jeremy Stoppelman, co-founder and CEO of Yelp, that centered on how
to outlast the competition. Stoppelman emphasized that focus was the
key -- no matter how ferocious the competition. Other key sessions
included a CIO Panel on Selling to the Enterprise; Dell Inc's Ingrid
Vanderveldt, Entrepreneur-in-Residence/Curator, talking about what it
takes to power an enterprise; Keith Teare, CEO, just.me and Founding
Partner, Archimedes Lab, on "the Startup Valley of Death;" and a
Founder School presentation on startup funding that featured Ash
Fontana, VP Fundraising Products, AngelList; Adam Sager, Founder and
CEO, Canary; Jon Fortt, Technology Correspondent, CNBC; and Nabeel
Hyatt, Venture Partner, Spark Capital.
DEMO Fall 2013's final group of product debuts included an app to
make collecting child support easier, Google Glass applications for
the medical industry, a touch entertainment app for music and
painting, and an enterprise app that matches intellectual property
sellers with potential buyers, among others.
"The talented 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 the future where technology is taking us."
Technology Highlights from Day Two included:
Iconicast, LLC - HueTunes is a mobile entertainment app that provides
the ultimate combination of music and painting in an easy-to-use
Kula Tech from Kula Tech - Kula is the best technology for
publishers to develop mobile applications with beautiful design and
Nota from Nota - Nota is a PaaS training platform
that lets anyone create a MOOC in under a minute.
Oscar from Oscar
Tech - This Oscar is an easy to use and durable communicator designed
to keep elderly people in touch, informed, healthy and safe. Oscar
helps elderly people to stay in touch with family, friends and
caretakers via text messages, pictures and video chat.
BevyUp SRO Suite from BevyUP - This Social Revenue Optimization (SRO)
platform lets consumers shop collaboratively with friends and retail
experts, while providing online retailers actionable insights into
customer purchase sentiment.
idealAsset Match from idealAsset -
idealAsset offers the Intellectual Property commercialization
industry's first enterprise software application for matching buyers
and sellers of intellectual property. Designed to bring transparency
and efficiency to a market dominated by lawsuits, idealAsset's
solution helps businesses and universities sell and buy assets
Justworks from Justworks - Justworks.com is the easiest way
for new businesses to manage payroll, benefits and compliance.
Entrepreneurs can easily and affordably take care of their employees
and their businesses by setting up the right way.
BrickTrends, LLC - Shelfbucks aims to level the playing field between
physical and online retail and revolutionize the brand-to-consumer
channel through mobile.
Pristine EyeSight/Pristine Checklists from
Pristine - Pristine's two applications include Pristine EyeSight --
the first video streaming from Glass to iOS, Android, and desktop;
and Pristine Checklists -- configurable checklists for nurses to use
People+ from Pro Populi, Inc. - People+ is an accurate and
crowdsourced database of people and companies.
GlassPay from Red
Bottle Design, LLC - GlassPay lets Google Glass users to make
payments with one another by leveraging the power of the Bitcoin and
Litecoin cryptographic currencies.
SKULLY P-1 from SKULLY HELMETS -
This SKULLY P-1 smart motorcycle helmet with Heads Up Display (HUD)
lets riders navigate with simple turn-by-turn GPS maps, and see
blind-spots with a 180 degree rearview camera. Skully provides
enhanced rider awareness and capability by linking advanced display
optics to an intelligent network of onboard cameras, sensors, and
Payment & Entry
ArgoPay from ArgoPay Inc. - ArgoPay is a "credit
card" that is completely virtual while creating a mobile payment
network that eliminates all of the credit card processing fees and
that is easy, fast, and completely secure. ArgoPay collapses the
payment stack -- it is an all-in-one CapitalOne, Visa, SquareWallet,
FirstData, Authorize.net, and VeriFone.
aptiQmobile from Ingersoll
Rand - This aptiQmobile is a ground-breaking product that turns your
smartphone into a mobile credential and can then be used to open
doors and other applications in lieu of a badge ID card. It is
available now on Android NFC devices regardless of choice of
SupportPay from Ittavi - SupportPay is an automated child
support payment platform that streamlines the complex, time-consuming
and stressful process that impacts nearly 300 million parents
worldwide. With SupportPay, parents spend less time managing child
support and more time focused on raising happy, healthy children.
SEKUR.me from Sekur Me, Inc. - SEKUR.me is an online payment and
two-factor authentication user experience that reduces payment
friction at checkout pages and increases online revenues by 20
percent. Every transaction is verified by a unique mobile-fingerprint
that can't be falsified.
The Explorer from Bounce Imaging
- Low-cost throwable cameras and sensors initially designed for first
responders that transmit panoramic images and data to your mobile
BedScales from Genetrainer - BedScales replaces your bathroom
scales and analyzes your sleep. Pressure pads go under the legs of
your bed and weigh you every night, recording your sleep. Data is
automatically uploaded to the BedScales website so users can see how
their daily activities affect their sleep and weight.
NuRoast - The NuRoast system brings the freshest possible roasted
coffee to the general consumer. NuRoast home users experience real
fresh flavor coffee personal choice, on demand, and to their desired
roast level -- all at the push of a button.
DEMO God Award(TM) Winners
The DEMO God Awards are presented to the
DEMO Fall 2013 companies that exhibit exceptional potential to thrive
in the market while inspiring and stimulating the DEMO audience.
Congratulations to the following companies that were honored with
DEMO God Awards during DEMO Fall 2013:
-- Skully Helmets
-- Hello Doctor
-- SigmaGuardian by Warwick Analytics
View the launch videos from the DEMO Fall 2013 class of demonstrators
on YouTube at www.youtube.com/democonf.
DEMO Enterprise, April 3, 2014, Mission Bay Conference
Center, San Francisco, CA
Stay connected with DEMO through its various communities:
-- DEMO Blog: http://thedemoblog.com
-- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DEMOconference
-- Twitter: http://twitter.com/demo
DEMO Fall 2013 Sponsors
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
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 http://www.demo.com/.
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: http://www.demo.com.
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