Innovation Showcase

Congratulations to the 2015 Innovation Showcase Finalists!

The 2015 Showcase Finalists

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.

DataGravity unlocks the value of data by combining storage, protection, governance and search and discovery in an integrated data-aware appliance.

Infinio Systems provides software-based storage acceleration technology that enables organizations to improve data center performance while reducing costs, complexity and inefficiencies.

Numerify provides IT business analytics applications that help IT leaders gain valuable insight into their business operations.

Platform9 makes private clouds easy - its OpenStack powered service transforms existing servers into an AWS-like agile, self-service private cloud within minutes.

Rifiniti’s Optimo software-as-a-service enables customers to reduce wasted office space by 50% and is currently monitoring >35 million sq.ft. worldwide.

Sqrrl is the Big Data Analytics company that lets organizations pinpoint and react to unusual activity by uncovering hidden connections in their data.

The hyper-converged operating system that combines compute, storage and network resources into single resource pools available to virtualized and container workloads.

VIRSEC is the first product to identify and block zero-day cyber attacks with micro-second response and no signatures or heuristics.

ZAIUS is a behavioral marketing automation platform, connecting deep customer analytics with multichannel actions.


The Innovation Showcase highlights 10 outstanding early stage companies with cutting edge B2B solutions that combine both value and innovation to Enterprise IT.

If you want to find the next innovative technology that will help Invent Your Future, then be sure to visit the Innovation Showcase on May 20!

Selection Criteria

  • B2B or B2C enterprise IT solution product 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 or Series A VC funding.
  • Selling enterprise IT solutions to CIOs or corporate departments.

Selection Process:

The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is proud to announce that the Finalists for the 2015 Innovation Showcase have been selected. These 10 outstanding companies represent cutting edge B2B solutions that combine both value and innovation to Enterprise IT. Congratulations to the Finalists, who were selected from a long list of applicants, and we all look forward to an exciting and stimulating Symposium in Cambridge on May 20.

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.
  • Network in a relaxing atmosphere with other leading IT executives.  

Since the inception of the Innovation Showcase, several of our Finalists have achieved significant success:

  • CloudSwitch (2010 Finalist) was acquired by Verizon.
  • Desktone (2012 Finalist) was acquired by VMware.
  • Gazzang (2012 Finalist) was acquired by Cloudera.
  • Hadapt (2011 Finalist) was acquired by Teradata.
  • Nimbula (2012 Finalist) was acquired by Oracle.
  • Rypple (2011 Finalist) was acquired by
  • Twinstrata (2012 Finalist) was acquired by EMC.
  • Yammer (2010 Finalist) was acquired by Microsoft for $1.2B

2015 Innovation Showcase Sponsors

We are grateful to the sponsors of the Innovation Showcase:

MIT Sloan Executive Education

Thank you for your interest in the Innovation Showcase. We encourage you to direct any questions or comments to us at