May 1, 2017

Valimail press release

Valimail Selected As Finalist For MIT Sloan CIO Symposium’s Innovation Showcase

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 1, 2017 –The 14th annual MIT Sloan CIO Symposium today announced Valimail as one of the ten Finalists for the 2017 Innovation Showcase. Valimail’s automated, cloud-based email authentication platform was selected for the strategic value and innovative solution it offers to the digital enterprise. Valimail will receive key exposure to many of the world’s most creative and influential IT executives at the Symposium on May 24, 2017.

“We are thrilled to be recognized as one of ten outstanding early stage companies with cutting edge solutions to help Enterprise IT,” said Valimail CEO and co-founder Alexander García-Tobar. “Our goal is to authenticate the world’s communications, starting with email, and it’s an honor to be able to showcase the efficacy of our solution to such a distinguished group.”

In the absence of authentication, it’s trivial for attackers to send email that impersonates your organization.  As a result, phishing attacks continue to wreak havoc and rack up huge costs for enterprises.  At the same time, the rapid rise of cloud services has brought an explosion of new email senders, causing companies to lose visibility and control over the email sent on their behalf.  Email authentication, based on globally supported standards, provides an immediate and effective solution that stops impersonation attacks and also provides complete visibility and control over your extended email ecosystem – including “shadow email” senders.  Valimail’s innovative, cloud-based platform automates email authentication, enabling enterprises to regain control of their email infrastructures and protect their employees, customers, partners and brands.

“It is with great honor that we recognize these 10 companies for our 2017 Innovation Showcase,” said Anton Teodorescu, Co-Chair of the Innovation Showcase. “The Symposium provides an opportune environment for these early-stage companies to form valuable partnerships with CIOs and a platform to demonstrate their technologies that are building the digital enterprise.”

After careful consideration, the Innovation Showcase Judges evaluated and selected Valimailfor this honor based on four important criteria:

  • Have a B2B or B2C enterprise IT solution product in the market;
  • Are selling enterprise IT solutions to CIOs or corporate IT departments; and
  • Show innovation and/or strategic value and potential impact on the top and/or bottom lines.

For a full list of Innovation Showcase finalists visit http://www.mitcio.com/innovation
The Innovation Showcase will take place at 5:30 p.m. in the Kresge courtyard tent on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at MIT in Cambridge, MA. The full agenda for the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is available at www.mitcio.com/agenda.

About the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium
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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