|[April 23, 2012]
MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Selects Finalists for 2012 Innovation Showcase
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. --(Business Wire)--
The 9th Annual MIT
Sloan CIO Symposium today announced ten companies for its 2012
Innovation Showcase which represent cutting edge B2B solutions that
combine the strongest value and innovation to enterprise IT. The
finalists will receive key exposure to many of the world's most creative
and influential IT executives at the Symposium on May 22, 2012.
After careful consideration, the Innovation Showcase Judges, (consisting
of MIT (News - Alert) faculty, entrepreneurs, and early-stage investors) chose these
ten companies because they:
Are start-ups with less than $10 million in 2011 revenue
Are selling B2B enterprise IT solutions to CIOs
Show innovation as well as potential impact on the top and bottom lines
"We are very impressed with these top ten Innovation Showcase finalists,
as their technologies demonstrate incredible state of the art thinking
to today and tomorrow's challenges," said David L. Verrill, Executive
Director of the MIT Center for Digital Business, and the Co-chair of the
Innovation Showcase. "The Innovation Showcase provides a terrific
one-of-a-kind opportunity for these start ups to gain a larger
visibility in front of IT executives, key stakeholders, and venture
The 10 finalists are:
from Charlotte, NC
Adaptivity provides innovative software-based
solutions to enable IT transformation including data center evolution,
application portfolio rationalization, and cloud enablement.
Mobile from Cambridge, MA
Cogent Mobile redefines CRM
productivity for field sales professional by leveraging a voice
recognition user interface in functional use cases.
from Chelmsford, MA
Desktone's software platform enables Desktops
as a Service, offering full-featured Windows virtual desktops
delivered from the cloud to any device, including tablets and
from Acton, MA
eIQnetworks (News - Alert) is the only global provider of a
unified situational awareness solution serving the largest enterprises
around the world.
from Austin, TX
Gazzang provides cloud-based security solutions
and operational diagnostics to help enterprises secure big data and
maintain performance in the cloud.
from Overland Park, KS
LockPath's innovative software provides
keen insight by correlating security information from multiple data
sources with current regulations and policies to gauge risk.
from Mountain View, CA (News - Alert)
Nimbula delivers a new class of cloud
infrastructure software enabling enterprises to build scalable,
highly-automated, secure and easy to use clouds.
Software, from Providence, RI
Traction TeamPage makes it easy
for people to communicate, work together, and stay on top of what's
happening anywhere in their business, including line of business
systems or the public web.
from Natick, MA
TwinStrata (News - Alert), an innovator in cloud-based data
storage solutions, offers enterprise-class gateway products that make
cloud storage fast, safe and easy to use.
from Southborough, MA
uTest provides in-the-wild testing services
that span the entire software development lifecycle - including
functional, security, load, localization and usability testing.
The Innovation Showcase will take place at 6:20pm in the Kresge
courtyard tent on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at MIT, in Cambridge, MA. The
full agenda of the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is available at www.mitcio.com/agenda.
About the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium
The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is the premier global event for CIOs and
senior IT executives to become better business leaders. In one day, CIOs
and senior IT executives receive actionable information that enables
them to meet the challenges of today's changing global economy. The
annual event offers a day of interactive learning and thought-provoking
discourse on the future of technology, best practices, and business that
is not available anywhere else. The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is organized
and developed by a team from the MIT Sloan Alumni Club of Boston, the
MIT Center for Digital Business and the Boston Chapter of the Society
for Information Management. Visit www.mitcio.com
for more information and registration.
To stay connected to the community developing around the Symposium,
please join The Global CIO & Executive IT Group (An MIT Sloan CIO
Group), which can be found on Linkedin.com: http://www.linkedin.com/groupInvitation?groupID=1719457.
Follow Symposium updates on Twitter (News - Alert): http://twitter.com/mitciosymposium.
Journalists interested in a press credentials or
speaking with any of the Showcase Innovation finalists should contact
Sadie Furlong (email@example.com;
+1 717.220.1804), Warner Communications or Derek Beckwith (firstname.lastname@example.org;
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