Innovation Showcase

Congratulations to the Finalists for the 2014 Innovation Showcase! Their names are posted below.

The 2014 Showcase Finalists

The Bare Metal Software Defined Networking (SDN) company at the forefront of the next generation of networking technologies

Cambridge Semantics’ award-winning Anzo software makes data smarter, enabling next-generation integration, search, and analytics of structured and unstructured data.

Predictive analytics for virtual datacenter management so IT can pinpoint and pre-empt performance and capacity problems and avoid datacenter disruption

CodeOn's nexten coding technology dramatically improves the performance of any products that store or transport data.

Cybereason's platform automatically uncovers malicious operations (Malops™) and reconstructs them as a clear image of a cyberattack in context. 

Device42 provides unified inventory, energy, and IP management, application topology mappings, and password management for physical, virtual and cloud data centers.

Luminoso is a text analytics solution that allows businesses to quickly distill and analyze large amounts of unstructured text.

Our platform taps enterprise data, applications, and processes to deliver value in half the time and cost of current approaches

Quant5 provides an easy-to-use and affordable SaaS suite for businesses seeking powerful data science to increase sales and optimize budgets.

Pioneering Predictive Analytics leader RapidMiner is redefining how business analysts use all kinds of data, including Big Data, to predict the future.


The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is proud to announce that the Finalists for the 2014 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 21st.

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.
  • 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

Selection Criteria

Company selections are based upon the following 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:

  • Applications Close on March 28th
  • Finalist Decisions Announced on April 18.

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

2014 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 [email protected].

For more information, you can download a PDF regarding the Innovation Showcase here.