BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Sep 17, 2015) -  On the heels of wide-ranging and spirited exchanges between some of the most influential players in the North American innovation ecosystem, DEMO ( wrapped up a memorable Boston debut for its DEMO Traction Enterprise 2015 event.

The single-day conference featured dozens of today's fastest growing startups in key market segments such as martech, analytics, hiring and mobile work, and connected them with each other as well as investors, customers, prospects and strategic partners. Notably, the conference was also livestreamed via IDG's U.S. enterprise sites (,,, and, with viewers from around the world. Profiles of all DEMO Traction companies are available at and sessions from the DEMO Traction event can be viewed on the DEMO Youtube Channel at

Punctuated by presentations and panels delivered by noteworthy industry executives (full list below), the highlight of the day was the showcase of breakout technology companies competing for the right to be called a DEMO Traction Champion. DEMO Traction Champion Awards recognize the best products at the event based on their features, position in the market and differentiation from competitors. 

DEMO Traction Enterprise Champion Award winners:
: Emotient Analytics provides actionable measurement from pre-conscious microexpressions,
Greenhouse- Greenhouse is a recruiting optimization platform that makes companies great at hiring.
Liquid Planner- LiquidPlanner is predictive project management for modern business.
Treasure Data- Treasure Data provides an analytics platform as a service to make analytics simpler, more flexible and more scalable at the same time.

The complete list of DEMO Traction Enterprise 2015 companies:
Blue Triangle
Chat Center
First Mile Geo
Foko Inc
iCharts, Inc.
Resilient Systems
Treasure Data

Featured speakers included industry luminaries such as:

Eric Ahlgren, Vice President, Bessemer Venture Partners
Jeremy Allaire, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Circle
Joe Batista, Director and Chief Creatologist, Hewlett Packard
Leonardo Bonanni, Founder and CEO, Sourcemap Inc.
Katie Butler, Marketing Director, GE Measurements & Control
Doug Cutting, Chief Architect, Cloudera
Crawford Del Prete, Executive Vice President and Chief Research Officer, IDC
John Gallant, Senior Vice President and Chief Content Officer, IDG Communications U.S.
Stephen Ibach, VP, Digital Partnerships and M&A, Inmar, Inc.
Suzanne Johnson, Vice President Americas Marketing, Akamai Technologies
Frederic Kerrest, Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder, Okta
Scott Kirsner, Columnist, The Innovation Economy column, The Boston Globe
John Landry, Entrepreneur and Angel Investor, CommonAngels Ventures
Yvonne McCague, Vice President, Silicon Valley Bank
Kelly McGowan, Senior Director, Information Technology, AmericanSecurities
Donovan Neale-May, Executive Director, CMO Council
Steve Papa, Founder, Parallel Wireless and Endeca
Dan Primack, Senior Editor,
Atif Rafiq, Senior Vice President and Global Digital Officer, McDonald's Corporation
Ian Robertson, Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, Capsugel
Alexander Rosen, Managing Director, IDG Ventures USA
Peter Ruchatz, CMO, Veeam
Bijan Sabet, General Partner, Spark Capital
Anand Sanwal, CEO and Co-Founder, CB Insights
Justin Steinman, CMO, GE Healthcare IT
David Strand, President, E14 Fund
Paul Swartz, Strategic Partnership Manager, American Airlines
Jeff Wilson, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Communications, GE Capital
Grace Woo, Co-Founder,
Angela Yochem, Chief Information Officer, BDP International

"DEMO Traction brought together high-growth startups, high-potential investors and high-value partners in a format that both educated attendees and enriched the futures of the companies competing to become DEMO Champions," said DEMO Executive Producer Erick Schonfeld. "Our Boston debut was a fantastic environment for networking, business development and hearing from true industry leaders about how today's innovating technologies are solving our most vexing business challenges while creating whole new markets and industry sectors."

Underwritten by HP and American Airlines, DEMO Traction Enterprise was made possible through the support of Traction Partners Celebrate 2015, CHEN PR, CIO Executive Council, CMO Council and Showcase Partners as well as ABD Insurance & Financial Services, Arnold & Porter LLP, Beats Brasil, The Brenner Group, CBRE, Comerica Bank, Cooley LLP, Deloitte, First Republic Bank, IDG Ventures, Invest Northern Ireland, Innovation House, Merrill Lynch, Moody, Famiglietti & Andronico, NEC, New Relic, Northern Trust, NYSE, Stafford & Associates, Social Radius, Silicon Valley Bank, Stifel, Tivi, TriNet, VCNetwork and William Blair.

About DEMO
Produced by IDG, the DEMO conferences in the United States, China, Brazil, Russia, and Vietnam focus on emerging technologies and new product innovations. 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, Salesforce, WebEx, TiVo, VMware, Fusion-io and thousands of others, helping them secure venture funding, establish critical business relationships, and influence early adopters. The DEMO Scholarship Partner Program, subsidized by corporate sponsorships, offers multiple scholarship opportunities to ensure that deserving entrepreneurs have the chance to introduce cutting-edge technological products at DEMO that might otherwise go undiscovered. To attend or apply to DEMO, please go to

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