Innovative Crop of Companies Plus Several New Programs and Awards Round Out DEMOfall 09; New products ranging across consumer and enterprise fronts take the stage; DEMOgod, People’s Choice Award winners announced
SAN DIEGO – September 23, 2009 – DEMOfall 09 concluded today with 24 companies giving 6-minute live presentations; six AlphaPitch companies giving 90-second product previews; DEMO's long-standing Executive Producer, Chris Shipley, closing what will be her final conference by honoring 16 legendary alumni with Lifetime Achievement Awards; and Co-Executive Producer, Matt Marshall, presenting alongside Chris Shipley this year's DEMOgod awards and the special IDG Million Dollar Media Prize to the two selected demonstrator recipients of the People's Choice Award. The conference was also exclusively broadcast live on the Web through BitGravity's BG Live(TM) video stream in 85 countries worldwide.
"DEMO continues to be an amazing showcase of innovation. It is an honor to recognize 16 entrepreneurs for their past achievements and a privilege to have played a part in the launch of 56 great products this week," said Chris Shipley, Executive Producer of the DEMO Conferences. "DEMO is a very special platform and community and it's been my great pleasure and privilege to lead DEMO for the last 13 years. I look forward to watching Matt build on this platform and take it to new heights."
Highlights from today's technology introductions include:
Technologies for Working Smarter:
— Answers.com – a one-stop shop that harnesses over 250 reference sources
and a wiki database to provide users with the world's best licensed
and user-generated content for fast-fact lookup as well as deep
— Weels Corp.'s Web on Weels – a tool that enhances the browsing
experience using hosted software that features a seamless drag-and-drop
interface, allowing users to share any aspect of a page — images,
videos, navigation bars — with friends and colleagues.
— Article One Partners, LLC's AOP Patent Studies – a technology that
uses open innovation to research patent validity, adding a crucial level
of review to the U.S. patent system that can strengthen legitimate
patents and reduce unjust patent monopolies.
— Kryon Systems, Ltd.'s Leo – the next generation of help tools for
Windows, with the ability to perform the needed action for the user in a
step-by-step, interactive manner in real time.
— LeapFILE, Inc.'s LeapFILE Folder – a provider of on demand managed
file transfer that eliminates the cumbersome steps of uploading and
downloading files from Web portals and enables instantaneous and
unfettered collaboration between people.
— Symform, Inc.'s Symform Cooperative Storage Cloud -a solution that
effectively redistributes the cloud to enable managed service providers
to offer virtual cloud services to their small enterprise customers with
the same security, reliability, and cost-benefits of large data storage
— Anaplan, Inc. – an on-demand business suite and revolutionary
"snap-plug-and-play" architecture that automatically connects
applications and transforms the way companies large and small plan and
manage their everyday business activities.
— Liaise, Inc. – a business interaction management solution that provides
revolutionary email organization capabilities by intelligently and
automatically capturing KeyPoints in your messages, and providing
summaries, calendar integration and reports.
— I.ndigo, LLC's Dekks – a solution that seamlessly and easily
captures the informal knowledge inherent to a smarter business to help
employees properly route their issues and give management insight into
the pulse of the enterprise.
— Hashwork – a social business tool with the ability to integrate Google
Calendar and Twitter, as well as file editing and management, to equip
everyone in your company to "work socially" by connecting and
sharing Twitter-style with customers, partners and others.