MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Selects Finalists for 2015 Innovation Showcase

Winners include early-stage companies in big data, cloud, cyber-security, and more

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--()--The 12th Annual MIT Sloan CIO Symposium today announced the ten finalists for its 2015 Innovation Showcase. The selected companies have developed cutting edge solutions that provide both strong value and innovation to digital enterprises now and in the future. The finalists will receive key exposure to many of the world’s most creative and influential IT executives at the Symposium on May 20, 2015.

After careful consideration, the Innovation Showcase judges chose these ten companies because they:

  • Have a B2B or B2C enterprise IT solution product in the market;
  • Are a start-up with less than $10 million in 2014 revenues or Series A VC funding;
  • Are selling enterprise IT solutions to CIOs or corporate IT departments; and
  • Show innovation and/or strategic value and potential impact on the top and/or bottom lines.

“It is an honor to name these 10 talented companies to our 2015 Innovation Showcase,” said David L. Verrill, Executive Director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, and Co-Chair of the Innovation Showcase. “These finalists all represent unique and valuable cutting edge technology solutions to enable innovation success for future digital enterprises.”

The 10 Innovation Showcase finalists for 2015 are:

  • Cumulus Networks, Mountain View, CA
    Cumulus Networks makes the first Linux operating system for networking hardware and fills a critical gap in realizing the true promise of the software-defined data center.
  • Data Gravity, Nashua, NH
    DataGravity unlocks the value of data by combining storage, protection, governance and search and discovery in an integrated data-aware appliance.
  • Infinio, Cambridge, MA
    Infinio Systems provides software-based storage acceleration technology that enables organizations to improve data center performance while reducing costs, complexity and inefficiencies.
  • Numerify, Cupertino, CA
    Numerify provides IT business analytics applications that help IT leaders gain valuable insight into their business operations.
  • Platform9, Sunnyvale, CA
    Platform9 makes private clouds easy - its OpenStack powered service transforms existing servers into an AWS-like agile, self-service private cloud within minutes.
  • Rifiniti, Boston, MA
    Rifiniti’s Optimo software-as-a-service enables customers to reduce wasted office space by 50% and is currently monitoring >35 million square feet worldwide.
  • Sqrrl, Cambridge, MA
    Sqrrl is the Big Data Analytics company that lets organizations pinpoint and react to unusual activity by uncovering hidden connections in their data.
  • Stratoscale, Marlborough, MA
    The hyper-converged operating system that combines compute, storage and network resources into single resource pools available to virtualized and container workloads.
  • Virsec Systems, Acton, MA
    VIRSEC is the first product to identify and block zero-day cyber-attacks with micro-second response and no signatures or heuristics.
  • Zaius, Boston, MA
    ZAIUS is a behavioral marketing automation platform, connecting deep customer analytics with multichannel actions.

The Innovation Showcase will take place at 5:30 p.m. in the Kresge courtyard tent on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at MIT, in Cambridge, MA. The full agenda of the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is available at

About the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium

The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is the premier global conference for CIOs and digital business executives to become more effective leaders. In one day, CIOs and senior IT executives explore enterprise technology innovations, business practices and receive actionable information that enables them to meet the challenges of today and the future. The Symposium offers a unique learning environment by bringing together the academic thought leadership of MIT with the in-the-trenches experience of leading, global CIOs and industry experts. The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is organized and developed by the MIT Sloan Boston Alumni Association, the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE), and the MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research (CISR). Visit for more information and registration.

Editor’s Note:

Journalists interested in press credentials or speaking with any of the Showcase Innovation finalists should contact Derek Beckwith (; +1 617.331.3567) or Sadie Smith (; +1 717.298.1865), Warner Communications.


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MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Selects Finalists for 2015 Innovation Showcase. Winners include early-stage companies in big data, cloud, cyber-security, and more


MIT Sloan CIO Symposium
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