Bitfury, QEDIT and other blockchain firms recognized as Technology Pioneers by World Economic Forum
Mon, 01 Jul 2019, 13:07 pm UTC
The World Economic Forum (WEF) has recently announced its selection of the most promising Technology Pioneers of 2019.
This year’s cohort lists 56 early to growth-stage companies that are pioneering new technologies and innovations ranging from the use of artificial intelligence to fight human trafficking, driverless trucks, quantum computing systems, compostable packaging, and blockchain solutions to tackle disinformation.
The focus areas of this year’s Tech Pioneers include agtech, smart cities, cleantech, supply chain, manufacturing, cybersecurity, autonomous vehicles and drones. The diversity of these companies extends to their leadership as well, as 25% of 2019 Tech Pioneers are female led.
Blockchain companies included in the selection include
“We’re excited to welcome QEDIT to this year’s innovative class of technology pioneers,” said Fulvia Montresor, Head of Technology Pioneers at the World Economic Forum. “QEDIT and its fellow pioneers are leaders in using novel technologies to transform their industries. We see great potential for these next generation companies to shape solutions to global challenges and improve society for years to come.”
Jonathan Rouach, CEO and Co-founder of QEDIT; Sarah Zhang, CEO of Points (Guangzhishu Technology); and others will be participating in the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions. This meeting, also dubbed “Summer Davos” will be held in Dalian, China, July 1-3. Many Pioneers will also attend the Annual Meeting in Davos, in January 2020, and continue to contribute to Forum initiatives over the next two years.
The WEF’s Technology Pioneers cohort of 2018 also included a number of blockchain firms including BitPesa, Everledger, EVRYTHNG, Grid Singularity, Horizon State, and Melonport.
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