Today Uptake was selected among hundreds of candidates as one of the World Economic Forum’s “Technology Pioneers,” a selection of the world’s 30 most innovative companies.
The World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers community comprises early-stage companies from around the world that are involved in the design, development and deployment of new technologies and innovations, and are poised to have a significant impact on business and society.
Following Uptake’s selection as Technology Pioneer, Cofounder and CEO, Brad Keywell, 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, June 27-29. Many Pioneers will also attend the Annual Meeting in Davos, in January 2018, and continue to participate in dedicated Technology Pioneer community events over the course of the next two years.
“We welcome Uptake to this group of extraordinary pioneers,” says Fulvia Montresor, Head of Technology Pioneers at the World Economic Forum. “By bringing together connected information in real-time, Uptake’s platform increases productivity and reliability through previously untapped data. Uptake’s meteoric growth is a testament to the appetite for these actionable data insights.”
“The Fourth Industrial Revolution, a concept born from the World Economic Forum, is unfolding before our eyes,” said Keywell. “Across the world, billions of people and machines are connected to each other. Through groundbreaking technology, unprecedented processing power and speed, and massive storage capacity, data can be collected and harnessed like never before. At Uptake, we’re leading this revolution with our data-driven approach to disrupting how industries and people work. We put products and solutions in action through predictive analytics and insights, helping companies use their own data for the most important decisions.”
The Technology Pioneers were chosen by a selection committee of more than 60 academics, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and corporate executives. Notable members of the committee include Geoffrey Moore (Adviser, Geoffrey Moore Consulting, USA), Yossi Vardi (Chairman, International Technologies, Israel) and Lee Sang-Yup (Distinguished Professor and Dean, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea). The committee based its decisions on criteria including innovation, potential impact and leadership. Past recipients include Airbnb, Google, Kickstarter, Mozilla, Scribd, Spotify, Twitter and Wikimedia.