Awaiting you at DEMO Enterprise

Posted by Aleksandra Swerdlow on February 27, 2014

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IDG‘s DEMO Conference, is world-renowned for launching the most innovative technology products from around the world, is excited to partner with SAP Startup Focus to provide the opportunity for 20 SAP Startup Focus members to showcase at DEMO Enterprise, April 3rd in San Francisco CA.

For a chance to be one of the select 20, apply now. Application closes on February 28th. Twenty runners up will receive a full conference pass.

Each company invited by the DEMO and SAP Startup Focus selection team will be provided a display in the DEMO SAP Startup Focus Pavilion and will participate in customized programing designed to connect SAP Startup Focus members with buyers (CIO council), the investor community and press.

Each company will receive professional services to help prepare them for the conference such as presentation and pitch coaching, PR training and social media support.

At DEMO each of the 20 companies will be invited to deliver a 90 second pitch at a private reception with the chance for three companies to win a presentation spot on main stage. The highest scoring company will be invited to make a 4-minute demonstration on the main stage during General Session. A second and third place winner will be invited to make a 90 second pitch on main stage during the General Session.

Previous DEMO participant and DEMO God –

“We are absolutely thrilled to have been crowned a DEMO God. The invaluable opportunity and support will help to propel Warwick to the next level.”

– Dan Somers, CEO, Warwick Analytics

Application qualifications*:

1. Companies may be pre or post launch but still must exhibit best practices per DEMO standards

2. Must be part of SAP Startup Focus

3. Must have an SAP HANA solution description/solution based on SAP HANA

4. Must be at least in the DA phase of the Startup Focus program and actively working with a SFP Solution Architect by the application deadline, Feb 28, 2014

5. Must have a live product demo by March 15, 2014

6. Must have a 2-3min recorded demo by March 22, 2014

7. Must be present at DEMO on April 2 & 3, 2014

8. Must participate in preliminary DEMO training

9. All travel and related costs are the responsibility of the applicant

About DEMO:

Produced by IDG the DEMO conferences focus on emerging technologies and new product innovations solving big problems. 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, WebEx E*Trade, VMware, Fusion io , Business Objects, Handspring, and U.S. Robotics, helping them to secure venture funding, establish critical business relationships, and influence early adopters. At DEMO Enterprise


8:45 am – 9:00 am

Welcome to DEMO Enterprise: New Tech Solving Big Problems

Erick Schonfeld, Executive Producer, DEMO

Neal Silverman, Senior Vice President & General Manager, DEMO

9:00 am – 9:40 am

New Products: Mobile Enterprise

The Challenge: Manage Mobile Workflows

Mobile is not only changing the way we work, but is also changing the way information flows throughout an organization. Watch the finalists in the Mobile Enterprise category launch products tackling this challenge with feedback from a panel of experienced founders, VCs and product designers.

9:40 am – 10:20 am

New Products: Big Data

Challenge: Turn Data Into Profits.

The amount of data flooding the enterprise is growing exponentially. Watch finalists in the Big Data category launch products that turn big data into information and insights that make businesses smarter.

10:20 am – 10:40 am

DEMO Brainstorm: The Problem With Email and How to Fix It

Bill Gross, CEO , Idealab

Joshua Baer, Founder, Capital Factory, OtherInBox

We all live in email, but are constantly declaring “email bankruptcy.” Email is the default place where we put all of our most important communications, manage projects, send files, and have group conversations. Email is used to solve a lot of problems it was not designed to solve. In this DEMO Brainstorm, two veteran founders will describe the problems email is trying to solve and propose better ways to go about solving them.

10:40 am – 11:20 am

New Products: Commerce and Payments

Challenge: Eliminate Friction from Commerce.

Technologies ranging from Bitcoin to Bluetooth LE are changing the commerce landscape, both online and in physical stores. Watch finalists in this category launch products that grease the wheels of commerce.

11:20 am – 11:50 am

DEMO Watch: Yext CEO Howard Lerman and The Rise of Geo-Marketing

Howard Lerman, CEO , Yext

A new session at DEMO focusing on up-and coming products, people and startups. Howard Lerman is founder of Yext, one of the fastest-growing startups in New York City and of Confide, a new mobile app that is a SnapChat for business folks.

11:50 am – 12:20 pm

DEMO Deep Dive: How Does Bitcoin Become Real Money?

Keith Rabois, Partner, Khosla Ventures

Barry Silbert, Founder & CEO, SecondMarket/Bitcoin Investment Trust

A new session at DEMO focused on a deeper look at a new technology giving rise to new industries.

12:20 pm – 12:40 pm

DEMO Labs: Here Come The Drones

Helen Greiner, CEO, CyPhy Works , Co-Founder, iRobot

Unmanned aerial drones are making the jump from military vehicles and hobbyist toys to industrial tools for monitoring assets and even delivering goods. Robotics pioneer (and DEMO alum) Helen Greiner will show us how drones are emerging from the labs to do real work.

12:40 pm – 2:00 pm

Lunch and Demonstrator Pavilion Open

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

CIO Session: DevOps is the new BlackOps

2:30 pm – 3:10 pm

New Products: DevOps and Tools

Challenge: Transform Enterprise IT Into A Lightening-Quick Proactive Force

As the technology architecture changes inside companies, the old systems administrators are no longer just “maintaining” machines, they are being reassigned into nimble DevOps teams to fine-tune the applications that run the business. Watch finalists in the DevOps and Tools category launch products that cater to the growing needs of these IT workers.

3:10 pm – 3:50 pm

New Products: Cloud

Challenge: Expand The Cloud To New Areas and Industries

Slowly but surely, the cloud keeps rolling across the enterprise, replacing legacy software in its path. Watch finalists in the Cloud Computing and SaaS category launch products taking the cloud to new industries and new parts of the enterprise.

3:50 pm – 4:20 pm

DEMO Watch: Box CEO Aaron Levie On Taking On Incumbents

Aaron Levie, Co-founder & CEO, Box

Box took something hard: sharing files and collaborating without losing track of everything, and made it dead simple. Levie, who was named “Entrepreneur of the Year “by Inc., will discuss how his feisty startup is taking on much larger competitors and winning.

4:20 pm – 4:50 pm

DEMO Founders School: How to Solve Hard Problems

Michael Lopp, Rands in Repose

The hardest interview in Silicon Valley is not at Google or Facebook. It is at Palantir, an engineering-driven company that uses big data to solve big problems for governments, law enforcement, and corporations. Lopp, who manages the engineers at Palantir, and is a speaker and author better known on the Internet as Rands, will distill how to motivate engineers to go after big problems.

4:50 pm – 5:30 pm

New Products: Health

Challenge: Make People Healthier With Better Data and Devices

Healthcare is one of our biggest costs, but new devices and sources of data hold out he promise to keep us healthier. Watch finalists in the Health category launch products that help both doctors take better care of their patients, and even let patients take care of themselves.

5:30 pm – 6:10 pm

Founder School Session: The Future Doesn’t Have to Be Incremental

Alan Kay, Viewpoints Research Institute

A Conversation with Alan Kay

Alan Kay once said, “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” But how do you invent the future? Kay—the pioneering Silicon Valley computer scientist who brought us object-oriented programming, the GUI interface and the very concept of mobile, networked computing—draws a distinction between true invention and innovation. What he sees in Silicon Valley today is a lot of incremental innovation. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

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