09 Oct Basking (briefly) in the DEMOfall 2006 glow
Just one week ago, 67 companies were nervously introducing their products to a sold-out crowd of 700 investors, business development executives, early adopters, and eager media.
DEMOfall 2006 was an amazing event. The on-stage demos were nearly flawless. John Patrick’s FutureScan panels were smart. The buzz in the pavilion was cacophonic. Heck, even the Wi-Fi was glitch-free.
The DEMOgods smiled upon us as the 67 companies delivered amazing products to the market.
You’d think that after a week like that, we could all take a moment to bask in the success. There’s no time for that. I’ve launched right into planning for DEMO 2007, and after “the week that was,” the winter conference has a pretty high bar to clear.
So, while I rev the engines on DEMO 2007, I’ll point you to some of the stories and insights that came out of DEMOfall 2006.
• We’ve captured links to just some of the media coverage of the event. You’ll find a wide range of opinion about the highlights of the event at http://demo.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=53.
• Alex Iskold, founder of adaptiveblue, gives the entrepreneur’s perspective of DEMOfall in this post: http://blog.adaptiveblue.com/?p=68
• John Patrick recaps nicely the FutureScan panels at his blog: http://patrickweb.com/weblog/archives/2006_10.html
• And, of course, you can see video of all the on-stage demonstrations right here at the DEMO Video Archives page.
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