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May 16, 2011 15:34 ET

Rypple Selected as MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Innovation Showcase Finalist

Landmark International Event Connects MIT Sloan's Leading Research and Education Experts With Top Global CIOs and Business Leaders

TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwire - May 16, 2011) -Rypple today announced that it has been selected as a finalist in the 2011 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Innovation Showcase (http://www.mitcio.com). The Innovation Showcase highlights ten 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 entrepreneurship, and we developed the Innovation Showcase to highlight early stage companies that are on the leading edge. Rypple is one these companies," said David L. Verrill, executive director of the MIT Center for Digital Business and 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 digital economy."

"Rypple is honored to be selected as a MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Innovation Showcase finalist," said Daniel Debow, co-CEO, Rypple. "We've built social performance software for the way we work today—in real time. Rypple has distilled 50 years of management wisdom into a platform that empowers every manager to do what the best managers have always done: provide continuous feedback, one-on-one coaching, and meaningful recognition to their teams. It's an efficient way for leaders to build a great work culture."

The annual event offers a day of interactive learning and thought-provoking discourse on the future of technology, best practices and digital business. Speakers include more than 50 thought leaders from a wide range of industries, as well as leading academics from the MIT Sloan School of Management. More than 800 CIOs and senior IT executives will be attending the 2011 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium, which will take place Wednesday, May 18, 2011, 7:30 am to 7:00 pm at Kresge Auditorium, MIT (77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA). The full agenda is available at www.mitcio.com/agenda.

About Rypple

Rypple is social performance software built for the way we work today—in real time. It's social, easy-to-use, and collaborative. It's quick and painless to set up. It liberates performance management from a once-a-year, top down process and embeds it in daily work, where it can make a meaningful and lasting impact on team performance. With Rypple, managers and their teams can share key priorities, continuously update the status of goals, and recognize one another for great work. Managers who adopt Rypple can ensure their teams get the continuous feedback and one-on-one coaching they need to learn faster, stay on track, and achieve their goals more consistently. Employees who adopt Rypple can build a real-time portfolio of accomplishments and skills so they no longer have to rely solely on painful performance reviews for feedback, recognition, and reputation.

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 hosted by the MIT Sloan Alumni Club of Boston, the MIT Center for Digital Business and the Boston Chapter of the Society for Information Management. Access to past MIT Sloan CIO Symposium panel discussions is available online at www.mitcio.com/ondemand.

For information on the symposium and registration, visit www.mitcio.com.

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