DEMO Conferences to Feature Top Venture Capitalists and Entrepreneurs for DEMO Spring Panel Sessions

March 2, 2010

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DEMO Conferences to Feature Top Venture Capitalists and Entrepreneurs for DEMO Spring Panel Sessions

Industry Mavericks Join DEMO Roster to Speak to Key DEMO Themes

PALM DESERT, Calif., March 2 -- The DEMO conference, the world-renowned launch platform for some of the most notable emerging technologies introduced over the past two decades, has announced the agenda for DEMO Spring 2010, March 21-23, 2010, in Palm Desert, Calif.


In addition to exciting, category-defining demonstrator and AlphaPitch companies that will take the stage to launch the latest technology developments, DEMO is adding to the roster some of the single most influential entrepreneurs, organizations and venture capitalists in the industry to participate in panel sessions on the seven key themes for the show.  Matt Marshall, Executive Producer of DEMO and Editor in Chief of VentureBeat will lead these panel discussions throughout the multi-day conference.

Some highlighted panelists and topic areas attendees can expect to see at this season's conference include the following:

  -- DEMOfocus on Social and Media Technologies
       Mike Brown, Manager, Corporate Development, Facebook;
       Ronny Conway, Associate, Andreessen Horowitz
  -- DEMOfocus on Health and Life Sciences Technologies
       Don Jones, Vice President, Business Development, Health & Life
        Sciences, Qualcomm Incorporated;
       Rob McCray, CEO, Wireless Life Sciences Alliance;
       Nagraj Kashyap, Vice President Qualcomm Ventures;
       Michael Yuan, CEO, Ringful
  -- DEMOfocus on Clean and Sustaining Technologies
       Drew Clark, Director of Strategy, IBM Venture Capital Group
  -- DEMOfocus on Cloud Technologies
       Mike Maples, Managing Partner, Maples Investments;
       Satish Dharmaraj, Partner, Redpoint Ventures;
       Peter Fenton, General Partner, Benchmark Capital
  -- DEMOfocus on Enterprise Technologies
       Keng Lim, Chairman and CEO, NextLabs;
       Gordon Ritter, Founder and General Partner, Emergence Capital
       John Taschek, Vice President, Market Strategy,
  -- DEMOfocus on Mobile Technologies
       Rich Wong, Partner, Accel Partners;
       Wesley Chan, Partner, Google Ventures

  -- DEMOfocus on Consumer Technologies
       Mark Sugarman, Managing Partner, MHS Capital;
       Chi-Hua Chien, Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

The DEMO Spring 2010 conference embraces the full span of the technology product life cycle - from business plan to concept to product launch. Throughout the 2 1/2  day conference, DEMO provides superior networking opportunities to visionary investors, innovators, entrepreneurs and industry influencers.

The exciting DEMO conference days will be broadcast via BitGravity live stream. This year, live viewing will be available only to registered press who are unable to attend the conference. Visitors to may view all DEMO stage presentations within 24 hours of each product launch.  Contact with any questions.

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  About the DEMO Conferences

Produced by the IDG Enterprise events group, the DEMO conferences in the United States and China 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

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:

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IDG is a leading producer of more than 750 technology-related events including Macworld Conference & Expo, OpenSource World, E3 Expo, DEMO, Storage Networking World, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events.   Over 1000 IDC analysts in more than 100 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends.

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