MITRE Ranks in the InformationWeek Elite 100 for Innovative Technology

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McLean, Va. and Bedford, Mass. May 4, 2016—The MITRE Corporation has been named to the 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100 list, which recognizes organizations for innovative applications of business technology.

MITRE, a not-for-profit that operates research and development centers sponsored by the federal government, was recognized for developing analytics environments for a variety of applications including health, project delivery, staffing and hiring.

"The demand for stronger, richer analytics continues to grow and we plan to extend these shared environments for advanced capabilities to gain speed, efficiency and scale," said Joel Jacobs, Vice President and Chief Information Officer of The MITRE Corporation.

"We're excited to be in such good company as InformationWeek's Elite 100," he said.

Highlights from InformationWeek's 2016 Elite 100 Executive Research include: 

  • Analytics and a focus on the customer dominate the InformationWeek Elite 100 companies' innovation strategies for 2016. Seventy-four percent reported they will use data analytics to help in decision making, 46% will engage customers in new ways, and 43% will use technology to make business processes more efficient.
  • Mobility and cloud computing are two top areas of focus for the Elite 100. More than three-quarters of respondents (80%) have already rolled out mobile apps for their customers. Nearly three-quarters (72%) are using cloud infrastructure services for application development or production systems.
  • Four out of 10 (41%) of the Elite 100 CIOs report that they are officially responsible for technology innovation, outside of their standard IT duties.

The rankings were announced at the InformationWeek Elite100 Conference this week.