DEMO, one of the best emerging technology conference, will be held march 21-23 in Palm Desert, where over 60 companies will launch their innovative technology product. Throughout the 2 ½ day conference, they will present their new products on stage, during a 6 minute demo, in front of an audience composed of investors, innovators, entrepreneurs, industry influencers and top-tier media. Additionally, industry thought leaders will debate the biggest trends happening in each of DEMO vertical segments after they launch.
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This year, the seven themes selected by DEMO include:
- Social and Media Technologies
- Health and Life Science Technologies
- Clean and Sustaining Technologies
- Cloud Technologies
- Enterprise Technologies
- Mobile Technologies
- Consumer Technologie
The first set of expert speakers hase been announced by DEMO yesterday: Satish Dharmaraj, a Partner with Redpoint Ventures, Richard Wong joined Accel in 200 and serves on the board of AdMob, the mobile advertising player and Peter Fenton joined Benchmark Capital in 2006 after spending seven years as a partner with Accel. Full bios the complete article.
Satish Dharmaraj is a Partner with Redpoint Ventures. Prior to Redpoint, he was the founder/CEO of Zimbra. There, he grew sales from inception to $20M in subscription sales in the first year, doubling them the following year, and was responsible for the eventual sale of the company to Yahoo for $350M. A leader in product vision and PR, Satish pioneered a new open source business model that blends a consumer product with a business offering in a dynamic suite that sells to both the consumer and business segments.
Richard Wong joined Accel in 2006, with a focus on mobile services, enterprise software/SaaS, and energy technologies. Rich currently serves on the board of AdMob, the mobile advertising player, Parature, a leader in SaaS based customer support, SunRun, the leading provider of residential solar power, and Getjar Networks, the largest mobile development community and open mobile app store. Prior to Accel, Rich also served as a board advisor to Plaxo (acquired by Comcast), Sana Security (acquired by AVG), and Simplicita (acquired by Sandvine).
Peter Fenton joined Benchmark Capital in 2006 after spending seven years as a partner with Accel, where his investment interests included software, digital media, and technology enabled services. Prior to joining the venture capital community, he spent several years working with Silicon Valley software and high-technology companies as an entrepreneur and strategy consultant. Peter also worked as a management consultant at Bain & Company in San Francisco, where he advised high-technology businesses in Silicon Valley on their product and business strategies.
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