- The World Economic Forum announced its selection of the most promising Technology Pioneers of 2020, who are shaping industries from agriculture to healthcare, while also working on sustainability issues and much more.
- Many Technology Pioneers are also using their tech to support COVID-19 responses around the world.
- EdCast, the AI-Powered Knowledge Cloud solution for unified discovery, personalized learning and knowledge management across the enterprise, was selected for its contributions in the field of knowledge management and corporate learning.
- The full list of recognized Technology Pioneers can be viewed here.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#AI—EdCast, the company behind the Knowledge Cloud and its award-winning Learning Experience Platform (LXP), was selected from among hundreds of candidates as one of the World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers. EdCast is the SaaS-based knowledge management platform of choice for HPE, Dell, Mars, Schneider Electric, Diageo, Genpact, ANZ Bank and NASSCOM, among many others.
The World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers are early to growth-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. Technology Pioneers community is an integral part of the larger Global Innovators community of start-ups at the World Economic Forum.
Following its selection as Technology Pioneer, EdCast’s CEO Karl Mehta will be invited to participate at forthcoming World Economic Forum activities, events and discussions throughout this upcoming year. EdCast will also contribute to Forum initiatives over the next two years, working with policymakers and private sector leaders to help define the global agenda on key issues.
“We’re excited to welcome EdCast to our 20th cohort of Technology Pioneers,” says Susan Nesbitt, Head of the Global Innovators Community, World Economic Forum. “EdCast and its fellow pioneers are developing cutting edge technologies all over the world. Beyond their innovations, these firms are contributing greatly to improving the state of the world.”
“Facing unprecedented change, our customers are undergoing digital transformation and shifts to remote work that are driving urgency behind reskilling and upskilling efforts. EdCast is proud to deliver these capabilities to G2000 and SMB companies around the world, so they can address the world’s most complex problems,” said Karl Mehta CEO and Founder of EdCast. “This recognition by the World Economic Forum confirms our role in helping global organizations define and shape a more resilient future.”
This year’s cohort selection marks the 20th anniversary of the Tech Pioneers community. Throughout its 20-year run, many Technology Pioneers have continuously contributed to advancement in their industries while some have even gone on to become household names. Past recipients include Airbnb, Google, Kickstarter, Mozilla, Palantir Technologies, Spotify, TransferWise, Twitter and Wikimedia.
2020 Tech Pioneer firms are shaping the future by advancing technologies such as AI, IoT, robotics, blockchain, biotechnology and many more. The diversity of these companies extends to their leadership as well, as over 25% of 2020 Tech Pioneers are female led. The firms also come from regions all around the world, extending their community far beyond Silicon Valley. The full list of Technology Pioneers can be found here.
Technology Pioneers have been selected based on the community’s selection criteria, which includes innovation, impact and leadership as well as the company’s relevance with the World Economic Forum’s Platforms.
All info on this year’s Technology Pioneers can be found here: http://wef.ch/techpioneers20
More information on past winners, information on the community and the application link can be found here.
EdCast is the AI-Powered Knowledge Cloud solution for unified discovery, personalized learning and knowledge management across the enterprise, including work teams that are more remote and highly distributed than ever. Its award-winning platform is used internationally by Global 2000 companies and large government organizations, including NASSCOM and World Economic Forum, to solve the discovery and curation problems across all external and internal knowledge sources for all employees, wherever they are located. EdCast’s offerings include its Learning Experience Platform (LXP), the EdCast Marketplace, and MyGuide. For additional information, visit www.edcast.com or follow us on Twitter @EdCast.
About World Economic Forum: The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. (www.weforum.org).
About the Global Innovators:
The Global Innovators Community is a group of the world’s most promising start-ups and scale-ups that are at the forefront of technological and business model innovation. The World Economic Forum provides the Global Innovators Community with a platform to engage with public- and private-sector leaders and to contribute new solutions to overcome current crises and build future resiliency.
Companies who are invited to become Global Innovators will engage with one or more of the Forum’s Platforms, as relevant, to help define the global agenda on key issues.
Philip Levinson, Vice President of Marketing, EdCast