World Economic Forum on Thursday announced its selection of the world’s 61 most promising Technology Pioneers 2018, the most diverse class of such pioneers ever
Companies were selected for their potential to “transform society and industry” and “shape the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” Fulvia Montresor of the World Economic Forum said
ThoughtSpot, the next-generation analytics platform that arms non-data scientists with the tools and insight to digitally transform their business, is recognized for its contributions in the analytics market.
PALO ALTO, Calif, June 21, 2018 – ThoughtSpot, the leader in search and AI-driven analytics for the enterprise, was selected among hundreds of candidates as one of the World Economic Forum’s “technology pioneers”. ThoughtSpot’s next-generation analytics platform equips any person, regardless of technical proficiency, with the ability to easily analyze complex, large-scale data sets and uncover insights.
The World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers community are 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.
This year’s cohort is the most diverse ever, both geographically and in terms of gender. 25% are female-led, and a majority (54%) come from regions outside the United States and Silicon Valley, with each continent represented, barring Antarctica. There is also a wide variety in the technologies the pioneers focus on: the focus technologies include artificial intelligence, big data and internet of things (IoT), biotechnology, blockchain, autonomous vehicles, cyber security, vertical farming and other agricultural advances, decentralised microgrids and robotics. The full list of technology pioneers can be found here.
Following its selection as Technology Pioneer, Ajeet Singh, CEO and cofounder of ThoughtSpot will be participating in the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions. This meeting, also dubbed “Summer Davos” will be held in Tianjin, China, September 18-20. Many Pioneers will also attend the Annual Meeting in Davos, in January 2019, and continue to contribute to Forum initiatives in the course of the next two years.
“We welcome ThoughtSpot in this diverse group of technology pioneers,” says Fulvia Montresor, Head of Technology Pioneers at the World Economic Forum. “ThoughtSpot and its fellow pioneers are front and centre in shaping the ongoing Fourth Industrial Revolution and we believe they will be transforming society and industry in a positive way in the years to come.”
“Digital transformation is having a massive impact on the modern economy. However, as we look ahead for the coming decades, the world's billion knowledge workers will need a fundamentally new way to access data if they are to harness the full potential of the 4th industrial revolution." says Ajeet. "Our vision at ThoughtSpot is to make data accessible at human-scale through the power and simplicity of search & AI-driven analytics. To be recognized as a tech pioneer by WEF validates the mission we are on with our customers to bring the full power of data analytics to the masses."
The Technology Pioneers were selected by a selection committee of more than 60 academics, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and corporate executives. The committee based its decisions on criteria including innovation, potential impact and leadership. Past recipients include Airbnb, Google, Kickstarter, Mozilla, Palantir Technologies, Spotify, TransferWise, Twitter and Wikimedia.
All info on this year’s Technology Pioneers can be found here: http://wef.ch/techpioneers18
More information on past winners can be found here.
ThoughtSpot, the leader in search & AI-driven analytics for enterprises, is helping the largest companies in the world succeed in the digital era by putting the power of a thousand analysts in every business person's hands. With ThoughtSpot’s next-generation analytics platform, business people can use Google-like search to easily analyze complex, large-scale enterprise data and get trusted insights to questions they didn’t know to ask, automatically - all with a single click. ThoughtSpot connects with any on-premise, cloud, big data, or desktop data source, deploying 85 percent faster than legacy technologies. Customers like Amway, Bed Bath and Beyond, BT, Capital One, Chevron Federal Credit Union, De Beers, Haggar Clothing Co., Miami Children’s Hospital, Nationwide, Scotiabank, and ServiceNow have put ThoughtSpot at the core of their business processes. With ThoughtSpot, business leaders and frontline workers alike have made more than 3 million data informed decisions per year.
ThoughtSpot was co-founded in 2012 by Ajeet Singh, former co-founder and Chief Product Officer at Nutanix, the largest tech IPO of 2016. With a founding team coming from Google, Amazon, and Facebook, ThoughtSpot has raised over $306M in funding from Lightspeed Venture Partners, Khosla Ventures, General Catalyst Partners, Geodesic Capital, Capital One Growth Ventures, and Sapphire Ventures. The company is headquartered in Palo Alto, with offices in Seattle, Dallas, London, and Bangalore. For more information please visit www.thoughtspot.com.
About World Economic Forum
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