Congrats to Matt Marshall, VentureBeat on DEMO Deal


demo-venturebeat2Congratulations are in order this morning to Matt Marshall and his team over at VentureBeat. Matt has agreed to take the reins of the technology launchpad conference DEMO, replacing Chris Shipley after a very successful 13-year run. VentureBeat and DEMO parent company IDG will co-produce the spring and fall sessions of DEMO, after which Matt will step in as executive producer. “We agreed there is so much good about DEMO that we want to protect,” he wrote in his blog posting about the talks with Chris and IDG, “but that VentureBeat could also bring some fresh eyes to the event, help evolve it to adjust to changing times, and experiment with formats to improve it where possible.” We can’t wait — congratulations, Matt!


Matt Marshall

Thanks Carolyn.
I’m humbled to be taking take Chris’ place. Just to clarify, we’ll be working together on the next two DEMOs (the one next week, and then the one in September; thereafter, I’m on my own to produce the event content). I’m really looking forward to experimenting, i.e, tying DEMO together with the website and exploring new ways of conducting a conference.


Congrats to Matt and Venturebeat, but I thought that the DEMO conference competed directly with Techcrunch Crunchies?? Or am I wrong. and at the Crunchies VentureBeat is a hosting partner?

courtney benson

Matt’s done a great job with VentureBeat and Chris did an outstanding job at DEMO. I can’t think of a better person to replace her. Ditto on the Congrads to Matt

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