DEMO 2002: Tomorrow’s Cutting-Edge Technology Today

SAN MATEO, CA – NOVEMBER 14 – DEMO 2002, IDG Executive Forums' 12th annual emerging technology conference, will take place February 10-12, 2002 at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs resort in Phoenix, Arizona. DEMO is widely acknowledged to be technology's most elite launch pad for new products and services. Each year, the producers screen the most promising companies to select only the few that will bring truly transforming products and services to market.


Over the years, the DEMO conference has earned its reputation as the singular event that consistently identifies tomorrow's cutting-edge technologies. DEMO has served as a launch pad 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. DEMO producers Chris Shipley and Jim Forbes have a combined 40 years of experience in reviewing and evaluating technology products, giving them unique insight into technology trends. Shipley, executive producer of the DEMO conferences, has covered the personal technology business since 1984 and is regarded as one of the top analysts covering the technology industry today. She is a prolific writer and commentator on the technology industry and has been named the #1 newsletter editor by Marketing Computers for three years in a row.

Forbes, producer of DEMOmobile and editor of the DEMOletter newsletter, has nearly 25 years of experience in journalism. He has held senior editor positions at InfoWorld, PCWeek, and Windows Magazine and has written for Upside, Forbes ASAP and other Magazines. Forbes sits on the IBM Mobile Advisory Council and works with Toshiba and Palm Computing Inc. As an analyst, Forbes draws on his years of experience and has proven insight into the business of technology to evaluate emerging companies and products.

Press attendance for DEMO 2002 is by-invitation-only and is non-transferable. If you are interested in attending, contact Becky Sniffen or Carla Cook. Space for media at DEMO is limited, so make sure to express your interest early.

About the DEMO Conferences

The annual DEMO and DEMOmobile conferences focus on emerging technologies and new products, which are hand-selected by executive producers Chris Shipley and Jim Forbes from across the spectrum of the personal technology marketplace. Top executives from the leading hardware and software technology companies, venture capitalists, journalists from key industry publications and industry analysts attend the DEMO and DEMOmobile conferences to preview the most promising products and technologies for the coming year. DEMO is held in February each year and features approximately 60 new companies, products and technologies. For more information, visit DEMOmobile is held each fall and features approximately 35 new mobile technologies. For more information, visit .

The DEMO community also benefits from the DEMOletter(TM) monthly and DEMOletter Weekly Edition(TM) newsletters. Designed to reach the people who are creating companies, building products and launching new ideas, DEMOletter Mobile Edition provides smart insight and analysis of entrepreneurial business issues.

About IDG Executive Forums

IDG Executive Forums is an information resource company dedicated to serving executives in the high technology marketplace. The company provides the industry analysis, information, insights and networking opportunities its customers need to excel in the fastest-paced marketplace in the world. Most widely known for producing the high-tech industry's premiere executive conferences and newsletters, the company's products include AGENDA(R), DEMO(R), DEMOmobile, VORTEX, DEMOletter(R), and IDG Executive Forums is a subsidiary of International Data Group, the world's leading IT media, research, and exposition company. All registered trademarks are owned by IDG. More information can be found at .

About IDG

IDG Executive Forums is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through (, which comprises more than 300 targeted Web sites in 70 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related expositions worldwide, and provides IT market analysis through 51 offices in 43 countries worldwide. Company information is available at


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