Yammer is Selected as an MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Innovation Showcase Finalist

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Yammer is recognized at MIT for providing cutting-edge technology that offers new levels of value and advancement to Enterprise IT

Yammer, the leader in Enterprise Microblogging and Real-Time Communications, today announced that it has been selected as a finalist for the 1st annual MIT Sloan CIO Symposium - Innovation Showcase. The Innovation Showcase highlights ten outstanding early-stage companies that provide cutting-edge technology and offer new levels of value and advancement to Enterprise IT.

"MIT is all about innovation and leadership, and we developed the Innovation Showcase to highlight companies that embody these traits, Yammer is one of these such companies," said David L. Verrill, Executive Director of the MIT Center for Digital Business, and the Co-chair of the Innovation Showcase. "The Symposium provides these early-stage companies with a platform to demonstrate their new thinking and approaches to vital challenges facing CIOs in today's changing economy."

"We're pleased to be selected as an MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Innovation Showcase finalist," said Steve Apfelberg, vice president of marketing at Yammer. "Yammer is used by more than 70,000 organizations worldwide to make it easier to communicate, collaborate and share ideas with co-workers and business partners. Anyone who has ever felt overwhelmed by their email inbox or frustrated with communication gaps at work will appreciate how Yammer increases productivity and improves the flow of information."

The annual event offers a day of interactive learning and thought-provoking discourse on the future of technology, best practices, and business that is not available anywhere else. The portfolio of speakers includes more than 50 presenters from a wide range of industries, as well as leading academics from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

More than 600 CIOs and senior IT executives will be attending the 2010 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium, which will take place Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 7:30 am to 7:00 pm at Kresge Auditorium, MIT (77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA). The full agenda is available at http://www.mitcio.com/agenda.

About Yammer
Yammer (http://www.yammer.com) is the market and technology leader in Enterprise Microblogging and Real-time Communications. By enabling crisp and frequent updates to be posted by employees, Yammer is revolutionizing the way companies communicate, collaborate, and share content. As information is posted, a feed is created in one central location enabling co-workers to discuss ideas, post news, ask questions, and share links and other information. More than 70,000 companies and organizations are using our award-winning Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution to improve employee productivity and financial results.

About the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium
The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is the premier global event for CIOs and senior IT executives to become better business leaders. In one day, CIOs and senior IT executives receive actionable information that enables them to meet the challenges of today's changing global economy. The annual event offers a day of interactive learning and thought-provoking discourse on the future of technology, best practices, and business that is not available anywhere else. The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is organized and developed by a team from the MIT Sloan Alumni Club of Boston, the MIT Center for Digital Business and the Boston Chapter of the Society for Information Management. Visit http://www.mitcio.com for more information and registration.

To stay connected to the community developing around the Symposium, please join The Global CIO & Executive IT Group (An MIT Sloan CIO Group), which can be found on Linkedin.com: http://www.linkedin.com/groupInvitation?groupID=1719457. Follow Symposium updates on Twitter: http://twitter.com/mitciosymposium.

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