DEMO Fall 2010, the technology launchpad conference coproduced by VentureBeat and IDG, is kicking off tomorrow (actually, the parties started tonight), and we’ve got a lineup of big-name speakers from the tech world, including Twitter cofounder and Square CEO Jack Dorsey, SAP CEO Bill McDermott, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner, Hewlett-Packard CTO Phil McKinney, and Google Enterprise President Dave Girouard.
But at its heart DEMO is still a venue for companies to launch cool, innovative products. We’ve got more than 60 companies on-stage this year, and at VentureBeat we’ll be covering each of them in a post as they begin their demonstrations. For now, here’s a list of the companies and products. Keep coming back here to find short descriptions of the companies and links to our posts as they go live. [Update: I've added links to all of our company coverage. We didn't cover all of the participants in the AlphaPitch program, where early-stage companies give a short pitch.]
Oh, and to be clear about VentureBeat’s relationship with DEMO: The launching companies are selected by a team led by VentureBeat Editor-in-Chief Matt Marshall, and they subsequently pay a fee to attend. However, the articles are written by VentureBeat’s writers, and Matt only provided his input when asked. We strive to provide the same objectivity in our DEMO coverage as we do in all our other stories.
Here’s the list:
Social and Media Technologies
[image via Flickr/The DEMO Conference]
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