Call for Applications

2016 MIT Sloan CIO Innovation Showcase

at the 13th Annual MIT Sloan CIO Symposium

In this Issue...
  • Early Bird Registration is Open
  • Call for Innovation Showcase Applications
  • 2015 Showcase Finalists
  • Help Shape the Agenda
  • Welcome Sponsor MIT Sloan Executive Education
  • CIO Leadership Award Application Available
  • What Skills Do Organizations Need Most?

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Early Bird Registration for the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is now open. Register now for significant savings!
Call for Innovation Showcase Applications


Are you always on the lookout for the Next Big Thing, or the Next Hot Company? Did you spot CloudSwitch, Desktone, Gazzang, Nimbula, Rypple, Twinstrata, Yammer before they were acquired by Verizon, VMware, Cloudera, Oracle,, EMC, and Microsoft? The Innovation Showcase at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium spotted them!

If you think your early stage company is unique, and want a special opportunity to meet with the world's best, brightest, and most successful technology executives and companies, then apply for this year's Innovation Showcase by April 1, 2016.


If you know a company that fits this description, tell them about it and encourage them to apply!

If you want to find the next innovative technology that will help you Thrive in the Digital Economy, then be sure to visit the Innovation Showcase on May 18!

About the Innovation Showcase 

Company selections are based upon the following criteria: 

  • Enterprise IT solution with product available in the market 
  • Innovation and/or strategic value, or uniqueness of the solution 
  • Potential impact on the Top and/or Bottom Line 

Qualification Criteria: 

  • Start-up with <$10 million in annual revenues 
  • Selling enterprise IT solutions to CIOs or corporate departments.

The Innovation Showcase Judges consist of MIT faculty and students, entrepreneurs, and early stage investors.



Applications are free, and due April 1. Information about the showcase and the online application can be found at Please contact with any questions about the application process.

2015 Innovation Showcase Finalists
Congratulations to the 2015 Showcase Finalists!
Cumulus Networks, Mountain View CA Rifiniti, Boston MA
Data Gravity, Nashua NH Sqrrl, Cambride MA
Infinio Systems, Cambridge MA Stratoscale, Marlborough MA
Numerify, Cupertino CA Virsec Systems, Acton MA
Platform9, Sunnyvale CA Zaius, Boston MA

Help Shape the Agenda!

We have another great collection of topics to offer you this year but only one day to fit them all in. Your input is needed to help decide which ones will be general sessions and which ones will be break outs.   Tell us what panels are of most interest by voting for them now at All panels and descriptions along with voting information are on one, easy to scan page. I also welcome your direct feedback, just hit reply.  

Welcome Returning Sponsor MIT Sloan Executive Ed

MIT Sloan Executive Education
The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is proud to welcome returning Sponsor, MIT Sloan Executive Education! 
MIT Sloan Executive Education brings breakthrough management concepts to motivated executives from around the world. MIT Sloan's portfolio of non-degree executive education and management programs offers business professionals a targeted and flexible means to advance their career development goals and position their organizations for future growth. Learn more at

Are You an Exceptional CIO?
Will your organization be applying for this year's CIO Leadership Award? Do you have a nominee at another organization, perhaps a customer or partner?  If so, it's time to act, the submission deadline is February 29.   Download the Application form here.
Davos Dispatches: What Skills Do Organizations Need Most?
Mcafee at WEF 2015
At the 2016 World Economic Forum, Andrew McAfee cautions organizations who think they know where answers to problems reside. Watch this clip as he encourages them to embrace open innovation and crowd sourcing.

Lindsey Anderson
 The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is organized by:

MIT Center for Information Systems Research
MIT Center for Information Systems Research
MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy
MIT Sloan Boston Alumni Association