TechWeb's Software 2008 Announces Innovation Showcase Winners

The Future of Software is Here: Leading Companies To Present Cutting Edge Solutions

Apr 2, 2008

TechWeb, formerly CMP, today named 14 Innovation Showcase winners. The Innovation Showcase spotlights innovators in the enterprise software industry. The companies were selected by Sand Hill Group and all of them will make formal presentations at TechWeb's Software 2008 Conference at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas on April 29-30. Software 2008 is co-located with Interop, the leading business technology event.

Software 2008's Innovation Showcase demonstrates that innovation continues to drive the software industry. Bruce Fram, Conference Chair, will moderate as each presenting company outlines their cutting-edge business solutions to Software 2008 attendees. Marking its fifth year, the theme of the Software 2008 Conference is "The Future of Software is Here" and features two days of interactive, insightful discussions, keynotes and networking events where the largest gathering of IT professionals and software industry leaders will discuss how to thrive in a brave new world where the who, what and where of Software are all in flux.

"The future of enterprise software is determined by a fundamental shift happening in software -- and the Innovation Showcase winners are at the forefront of this shift," said M.R. Rangaswami, Sand Hill Group co-founder and Software 2008 Executive Conference Director. "These esteemed companies understand that the future of the industry relies on leveraging software to cut costs, simplify IT processes and improve business agility to remain competitive. The stage will be theirs to share what they've learned, how far they've come and what's coming next."

Innovation Showcase is comprised of four categories that represent growth and innovation in the software industry: Collaboration, Enterprise 2.0, Fastrack, and Software as a Service (SaaS) applications.


Innovation Showcase winners represent how enterprise and extraprise collaboration is undergoing a revolution in both infrastructure and applications by riding the SaaS wave. The Collaboration track highlights companies that will impact all enterprises in how they work together. Winners include:

  -- Aventiv
  -- DocuSign
  -- Sitemasher

  Enterprise 2.0

Innovation Showcase winners are leading the way in defining the enterprise of the future, being driven by a range of technologies such as SaaS and Web 2.0. These companies assist with the infrastructure requirements necessary to increase efficiency, improve security and support new technologies. Winners include:

  -- Likewise Software
  -- Ping Identity
  -- Socialcast
  -- SpiceWorks
  -- Stratavia

  Fast Track

Innovation Showcase Winners have demonstrated market traction. With substantial revenues, these software pioneers proved financial viability and market adoption with customers that have garnered real return on their software investment. These companies are likely candidates for the public markets if they choose. Winners include:

  -- BSG Alliance
  -- iRise
  -- Vettro


Widely adopted by customers and re-constructing the enterprise, Innovation Showcase winners in this category represent the next generation of pioneers that are filling out the suite of SaaS applications across critical business divisions. Winners include:

  -- Intacct
  -- Market2Lead
  -- Marketo

To find out more about the Software 2008 conference program and sponsorship, contact Delanie Gaylord at To register, visit

About Sand Hill Group

Sand Hill Group serves the $600+ billion software, services and solutions market by providing investment and management advice to emerging enterprise technology leaders. Sand Hill also owns -- the premier destination site and resource center for CEOs, VPs, Entrepreneurs, VCs and for members of the software industry ecosystem. Its weekly electronic newsletter is read by thousands of executives. Sand Hill produces the 'Enterprise' and 'Software' conferences for CEOs and executives in the industry and creates high-impact research reports for its constituents.

About TechWeb (Formerly CMP)

TechWeb, the global leader in business technology media, is an innovative business focused on serving the needs of technology decision-makers and marketers worldwide. TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed media brands in the business technology market. Today, more than 10 million business technology professionals actively engage with and rely on our global face-to-face events, including Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat and VoiceCon; online resources such as the TechWeb Network, Light Reading, Intelligent Enterprise,,, and The Financial Technology Network; and the market leading, award-winning InformationWeek, Wall Street & Technology, TechNet and MSDN Magazines. TechWeb also provides end-to-end services ranging from next-generation performance marketing, custom media, research, and analyst services. TechWeb is a division of United Business Media (, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.

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