BOSTON, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange (MITX, pronounced "my-techs") announced last night the winners of its first annual MITX Technology Awards, which recognize some of New England's most innovative technologies, individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to advance technology and innovation in the region. "MITX's mission is to recognize and promote innovation in technologies that are the region's critical economic drivers -- both today and in the future," said Leslie Cushing, Executive Director of MITX. "Our award winners represent just that, from the pioneers like Ray Stata who nurtured our technology industry to the companies that are taking it to the next level and are developing What's Next." The 2004 Technology Award Winners and Honorees are: TECHNOLOGY AWARDS * Best Business Operations Application "Eliyon" by Eliyon Technologies Corporation * Best Communications Application "Adesso Instant Mobility Platform" by Adesso Systems * Best Customer Relationship Application "iPhrase Contact Classification Server (ICCS)" by iPhrase Technologies * Best Network Infrastructure-Data Management Application "BladeLogic Operations Manager" by BladeLogic * Best Network Infrastructure-Systems Management Application "Peakflow X 3.0" by Arbor Networks * Best Technology Operations Application "170 MarkView" by 170 Systems AWARDS OF DISTINCTION * Lifetime Achievement Award Ray Stata, Chairman, Analog Devices * Innovation Influencer of the Year Dr. Charles Vest, President, MIT What's Next Awards Awarded to three companies that have created emerging technologies that are expected to have profound impacts on the technology environment. * CombinatorRx, Inc. - Biotech/Pharma * Nantero, Inc. - Nanotechnology * PanGo Networks, Inc. - Wireless/Mobility The 2004 MITX Technology Awards were sponsored by Bank of America, Nixon Peabody LLP, TD Capital Ventures, Technology Review and The Barbarian Group. About MITX The Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange (MITX), formerly known as MIMC, accelerates business opportunities and professional development for those who seek to create business advantage through the innovative application of technology and services. Serving more than 2,500 members from multiple industries including Internet, interactive marketing, healthcare, financial services and nanotechnology, MITX is the region's premier association for thought leadership, technology trends, building business relationships and professional training and development. MITX also offers its members the chance to promote their companies to targeted audiences through sponsorships, speaking opportunities and networking. MITX is headquartered in Boston. For more information please go to http://www.mitx.org.