Innovation Showcase 2011

The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is an annual one-day conference, held on the MIT campus, where CIOs and other senior business executives from around the world gather to explore how leading-edge academic research and innovative technologies can help address the practical challenges faced in today's changing economy.

MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Kresge Auditorium

The 10 finalists are:

  • Apperian from Boston, MA
    Apperian is the leading Mobile Application Management (MAM) company that takes enterprise apps to a new level of productivity.
  • CloudBees from Lewes, DE
    CloudBees is the first Platform as a Service that lets companies build, test and deploy Java web applications in the cloud.
  • Hadapt from New Haven, CT
    Hadapt offers an adaptive analytical platform for performing complex analytics on structured and unstructured data, all in one cloud-optimized system.
  • Modo Labs from Cambridge, MA
    Modo Labs makes class leading mobile software, and empowers others to do the same.
  • Opscode from Cambridge, MA
    Opscode is the leader in cloud infrastructure automation through the Opscode Platform, a widely used hosted service for configuration management and infrastructure automation.
  • Performable from Cambridge, MA
    Performable’s marketing software is ideal for professional marketers who need to measure activity across all channels, take action based on real behavior, and optimize for the entire customer lifecycle.
  • Rypple from Toronto, ON
    Rypple is web-based software that helps you get more feedback at work. Rypple provides a social interface for employees to ask for feedback, set goals, meet one-on-one, and share thanks.
  • Unidesk from Marlborough, MA
    Unidesk is a new software that creates user-customizable, easy-to-update, and storage-efficient virtual desktops.
  • Virtual Bridges from Austin, TX
    Virtual Bridges combines online, offline and remote branch VDI solutions to offer anytime, anywhere access to virtual desktops.
  • xPeerient from Natick, MA
    xPeerient is changing the way enterprise technology is bought and sold to make it more efficient, more trust-based and more effective for all the parties involved.

The Innovation Showcase will be open to the general community on May 18 from 6:15-8:00PM. Registration by May 16 is free , or $15 at the door.

The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is proud to announce that the Finalists for the 2011 Innovation Showcase have been selected.  These 10 outstanding companies represent cutting edge B2B solutions that combine both value and innovation to Enterprise IT.

The Innovation Showcase Finalists closely complement the “digital” theme of this year’s Symposium: "Beyond the Crossroads - How will the CIO role evolve in the digital business world?"The Showcase connects CIO’s and Senior IT Executives with some of the most creative minds in the Enterprise IT space, allowing them to stay in touch with state-of-the-art thinking, while networking with other IT Executives in a relaxing and stimulating atmosphere.

Congratulations to the Finalists, who were selected from a long list of applicants, and we all look forward to an exciting and stimulating Symposium in Cambridge on May 18th.

We are grateful to the sponsors of the Innovation Showcase:

Company selections are based upon the following criteria:
  • B2B enterprise IT solution product in the market
  • Innovation value, or uniqueness of the solution
  • Potential impact on the top and/or bottom Line
Qualification Criteria:
  • Start-up with <$10 million in 2010 revenues.
  • Selling enterprise IT solutions to CIOs.

Selection Criteria:

  • Innovation value.
  • Potential impact on the top and bottom line.
  • Affinity with MIT.

Selection Process:

The 10 finalists were decided by the Innovation Showcase Organizing Team which includes MIT faculty and students, entrepreneurs, and early stage investors.

Thank you for your interest in the Innovation Showcase. We encourage you to direct any questions or comments to us at