CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Applications are now being accepted for the eighth annual Innovation Showcase, part of this year's MIT Sloan CIO Symposium, taking place on May 24, 2017. The Innovation Showcase spotlights ten carefully selected early-stage technology companies which have the potential to impact CIOs' top and bottom lines through innovation value.
This is an opportunity for technology startups to gain access to senior IT executives, industry influencers and potential strategic partners. At the Innovation Showcase, attendees will be able to engage with some of the most creative minds in the enterprise IT space, stay in touch with state-of-the-art thinking on IT solutions and network with other leading IT executives.
"We have been impressed by the unique and valuable solutions represented by the winners selected from past years, and many of those companies have gone on to achieve significant success," said David L. Verrill, Executive Director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, and Co-Chair of the Innovation Showcase. "We look forward to reviewing this year's submissions from companies demonstrating leading-edge innovations driving our future."
The ten early-stage technology companies will be selected by the Innovation Showcase Organizing Team. The team includes an industry-wide group of MIT faculty, entrepreneurs and early-stage investors. Finalists will be notified of their selection in late April. All decisions are final.
The criteria for potential Innovation Showcase companies include the following:
Enterprise IT solution with product available in the market.
Must be a start-up with less than $10 million in 2016 revenues.
Must be selling enterprise IT solutions to CIOs or corporate departments.
Must show innovation and/or strategic value and potential impact on the top and/or bottom lines.
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). For more information and to register for this year's Symposium, visit www.mitcio.com.
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