First Annual MITX Technology Awards Event Honors Technology Leaders of Past, Present and Future

    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:
     * 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
     * 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


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