Network World’s homegrown shows

From DEMO’s gadgets to The Security Standard’s focus on network protection

Not to toot our own horn too loudly, but Network World has its own portfolio of events that cover a wide range of technologies and professional interests. Below are some of the highlights for next year:

DEMO `07

Palm Desert, Calif., Jan. 30 – Feb. 1

DEMO is a unique show. Targeted primarily at investors, big vendors with acquisition on their minds and high-level technology execs who want to see what’s coming down the pike, the format of this event is for a staggering number of technology start-ups to take the stage for six minutes and give their pitch. While many of the presenting companies have a consumer focus, DEMO offers a venue for spotting new technology trends in the enterprise or getting a preview of consumer developments that might make their way into the corporate arena. The target attendee at this event is executive, reflected in the price of admission.

IT Roadmap Conference & Expo

Boston — March; Chicago — April; Santa Clara, Calif. — June; Dallas — September; Washington, D.C. — November

These one-day events tour the country throughout the year, focusing on a handful of technologies in multiple tracks. Mixing content from analysts, IT customers and vendors, next year’s focus will be on security, VoIP, data centers, mobility, network access control, network and application acceleration, network management and storage.

The Security Standard

Chicago, September (date to be announced)

Organized by Network World and other IDG publications, this event debuted this past September as a two-day confab designed to cover the business, political, technical and cultural challenges surrounding information security. Highlights of this year’s event included Cisco’s John Chambers keynote address, a panel of Microsoft executives gathered to answer security-related questions and a number of speakers from enterprises including Wal-Mart, Thomas Weisel Partners, Liberty Mutual Insurance Group and Fidelity Investments.

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