Program Focuses on Advancements that Connect People Virtually, New Communication and Scheduling Tools, Fun Consumer Products and Services, Innovative Mobile Applications, Tools to Help Manage Finances, and More
The technology industry’s elite DEMOfall 09 conference kicked off with a state-of-the-industry address given one final time by Chris Shipley, DEMO’s executive producer, who was also joined by Matt Marshall, co-executive producer. Now in its 19th year, the semi-annual DEMO conferences are launch pad events for the newest and best products in emerging technology, and this year’s DEMOfall is no exception. Over the next two days, the DEMOfall 09 stage will host the launch of 56 demonstrators’ new technologies as well as 14 early stage and pre-launch mode AlphaPitch companies, a brand-new program debuting at the conference.
DEMOfall 09 was watched live powered by BitGravity by viewers throughout the USA, Europe, Asia, South America, Australia and Africa including major innovation centers like India, Japan, China, India and Israel as well as Slovakia, Uzbekistan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Peru, Columbia, Guatemala, Ethiopia, Egypt, Morocco, and dozens of other countries. The live stream expands the world-famous DEMO networking event’s reach of this year’s demonstrator participants to a global audience. The conference will be streamed live beginning at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday, September 23, at www.DEMO.com.
“I am both encouraged and inspired by the dynamic, exceptional group of companies debuting here, despite the range of economic challenges we are facing on a global scale,” said Matt Marshall, Co-Executive Producer of the DEMO Conferences. “I see endless possibilities for the array of innovation coming out of here, both from demonstrators and AlphaPitch companies.”
This year’s DEMOfall product debuts include everything from a mobile application helping online dating users validate their online interactions to a next-generation mobile navigation application to an onsite, at-work kiosk offering financial services to an online “life recorder” compiling all communications in one place. The introductions included technologies designed for:
- Delivering advancements with new communication and meeting tools;
- Helping people manage their personal and business relationships as well as streamline online communication and scheduling;
- Increasing advancements in consumer technology possibilities; and
- Keeping people both online and off safe and protected in today’s changing world.
Highlights from technology introductions included:
Technologies that Create Virtual Spaces
— Hewlett-Packard’s HP SkyRoom – affordable HD-quality videoconferencing software with full collaboration for instant face-to-face meetings.
— Micello, Inc. – Google Maps inside a building. We provide maps of interesting places that people visit: shopping malls, convention centers, college campuses, theme parks, stadiums, and many more, and allow our users to navigate and explore these places right from their mobile phone.
— Third Iris Corporation’s VIAAS – a video-surveillance tool with the simplicity, functionality, and TCO advantages of SaaS, including real-time streaming, archive access, and more.
— Fuze Box, Inc.’s Fuze Meeting – the only cloud-based collaboration technology to combine high-definition content, social contact integration and mobile technology to deliver a real-time meeting experience.
— TravelTrac – smartphone remote mobile applications supported by automatic Web hosting tools that enable travelers to share their global adventures “as they happen”.
Tools that Keep People Connected
— MyOwnRealEstate.com Corporation – a first-of-its-kind property management service website that works through a centralized server, delivering software as a service online.
— WhoDoYouKnowAt, LLC – a service that helps people leverage their relationships for personal, business or civic gain with a private networking application the user controls.
— Lunchster, LLC – an application that helps people stay in touch with nearby friends by automatically scheduling lunches and seamlessly integrating with Outlook, iCal, and Google Calendar.
— Tungle Corporation’s Tungle for iPhone – an iPhone application that allows people to share calendars, see who is free, overlay schedules to find ideal meeting times and more, regardless of others’ calendar systems.
— Rseven Mobile, Inc. – a “life recorder” that aggregates from a person’s cell phone all their calls, emails, texts, and images and presents them in a timeline format on the Web.
— dotSyntax’s Digsby – an easy-to-use desktop application that helps people save time by managing their IM, email, and social network accounts all from one location.
— Traackr’s A-List – a set of tools that identify the most influential people online for any given market segment or topic and then delivers full profiles to PR & communication professionals.
— Waze, Inc. – a free mobile navigation application that allows drivers to generate live maps, real-time traffic updates and turn-by-turn navigation. Drivers can also actively create content and update other users on traffic accidents, construction, and more.
Fun, Innovative Consumer Products
— MyVocal Holdings, Inc. – a mobile audio service for commuters and travelers that produces high-quality audio versions of Web content that is as easy to access as dialing the phone.
— TuneWiki’s LyricsLegend – a monetization platform that converges music, mobile, games and advertising into a system that delivers engaging music games available for the iPhone and other mobile devices.
— YiqYaq’s RadioWeave – a personalized, community-based online radio network that allows users to blend audio streams into a personal radio channel that goes beyond playlists and social RSS feeds to deliver a rich interactive experience that is easy to create and consume.
— Enthusem.com – an online greeting card site that lets users send personal printed greeting cards that seamlessly tie in online content such as video, audio and Web pages at a low cost.
— Twirl TV, LLC – a browser gateway that brings the virtual living room to the YouTube on-demand generation via a four-foot social TV experience.
— Emo Labs Inc.’s Emo Invisible Speaker Systems – an invisible zero-footprint speaker system that uses Edge Motion audio technology, to change the way consumers experience multimedia content.
— Hand Eye Technologies, Inc.’s HIT (Hand Eye Interactive Technology) – a personalized interactive gateway that enables consumer smartphones to point, click and interact with digital content they are watching on TV.
Technologies to Drive Safety and Security
— Armorize Technologies’ HackAlert – a hosted Web malware monitoring and detection service (SaaS) that immediately notifies subscribers if their website is compromised.
— Webroot’s Internet Security Complete – a hybrid desktop/Web-based software solution that provides consumers with real-time threat defense, identity protection, password management and file sharing from any computer or smartphone.
— Intelius, Inc.’s DateCheck – a free mobile application that lets online dating users identify the validity of who they are interacting ith online via name, number or email address.
— MicroAssist, Inc.’s EthicsEd – an e-learning solution and course that trains educators to identify inappropriate behaviors that put children at risk from sexual predators, and cues them to the unintentional actions that may harm not just kids but teachers’ careers.
Services and Tools on the Finance Front
— Freeddom Tecnologia e Servi os S/A Mobile Payment Platform – a complete mobile payment platform, capable of handling the entire cycle of payments from acquiring transactions to settling and clearing at a very low cost.
— MoLo Rewards, Inc. – a mobile electronic coupon service that facilitates the redemption and use of loyalty rewards and coupons by consumers in a mobile green environment utilizing Near Field Communication (NFC) Radio Frequency Identification (RFID).
— Point of Wealth Systems’ Point of Wealth Register (POWR) – the first onsite, at-work kiosk that offers financial services to cash-compensated employees.
— Cazoodle, Inc.’s Shopping Search – the first and only organic shopping search that connects shoppers from any website or any real-world store they shop at to better offers from online merchants.
— Piryx, Inc. – a social commerce platform that offers people a single technological environment where candidates, political action committees, nonprofits, small businesses, local governments, donors, voters, buyers, and sellers can collaborate and conduct branded commerce online.
— Cortera Inc.’s Credit Exchange – a community-based search engine that brings transparency and greater relevance to the credit ratings of small businesses by blending traditional credit data about companies with payment experience reviews from members of the Cortera community.
Platforms to Improve Day-to-day Life
— Hevva, LLC’s Local Dirt – the first nationally integrated platform for buying, selling, and finding local food.
— TotalTrainer, LLC – an on-demand personalized training and nutrition platform that lets gyms and health clubs optimize fitness results, increase revenues, retention and member satisfaction via a smartphone Web browser.
Source: DEMO Conferences