MIT Sloan seeking innovative CIOs, startups for May symposium

Nominations, applications for CIOs, startups due in March

The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is seeking nominations for its annual CIO innovations award as well as applications from startups that would like to grab some face time with CIOs at the annual event.

The 5th Annual MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Award, which recognizes CIOs and Chief Medical Information Officers "who lead their organizations to pursue the innovative use of Information Technology and business processes to deliver business value," will be presented at the May 22 symposium in Cambridge, Mass.

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Past winners have included Marco Orellana, CIO of Chile's CODELCO in 2011 and Casey Coleman, CIO of the U.S. General Services Administration and Thomas Nealon, executive vice president and CIO of JCPenney, both in 2010.

The deadline for submissions is March 23, and the application form can be found here. Award finalists will be announced on April 27. Contact award@mitcio.com with questions.

The symposium is also seeking 10 early-stage technology companies to take part in its third annual Innovation Showcase, which is part of the May 22 event. This will give the startups a chance to interact with senior IT professionals.

Qualification criteria includes that startups must have less than $10 million in 2011 annual revenues, must be selling enterprise IT solutions to CIOs, and must show innovation as well as potential impact on the top and bottom lines.

The deadline for submissions is March 30, and the application form is here.

Finalists will be notified by April 20.

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