The Forum which was launched in 2000 is made of companies from across the globe, from start-up to scale-up:
‘’involved in the design, development, and deployment of new technologies and innovations, and are poised to have a significant impact on business and society’’ World Economic Forum
A prestigious community, only 100 international companies are chosen, with Powell Software being the only French company to make the cut.
‘’Companies honored with inclusion on the annual top one-hundred list are, essentially, trailblazers in the tech sphere with great trajectories for future growth’’ Technology Magazine
Powell Software CEO, Cyril de Queral, commented on the announcement ‘‘Our mission is to improve the employee experience as the world adapts to the new hybrid work context and we are extremely honored our solution has been selected among this select group of Tech Pioneers’’. Although proud to represent French technology, de Queral hopes that our inclusion will inspire more French companies to apply next year and demonstrate the power and innovation in the French Tech ecosystem.
What does the Technology Pioneer Forum do?
With our selection as Technology Pioneer, CEO, Cyril de Queral, and COO Jean-Pierre Vimard, will be invited to participate in World Economic Forum activities, events, and discussions throughout the year. Powell Software will also contribute to Forum initiatives over the next two years, working with global leaders to help address key industry and societal issues.
How are companies selected by the World Economic Forum?
To be included, companies must have:
- Innovative technology
- Potential to make an impact
- Visionary leadership
- Received strong funding
Previous Technology Pioneers
“We’re excited to welcome Powell Software to our 2021 cohort of Technology Pioneers,” says Susan Nesbitt, Head of the Global Innovators Community, World Economic Forum. “Powell Software and its fellow pioneers are developing technologies that can help society solve some of its most pressing issues. We look forward to their contribution to the World Economic Forum in its commitment to improving the state of the world.”
Previous Technology Pioneers include Airbnb, Google, and Spotify, and being part of this community, demonstrates the innovativeness of Powell Software solutions.
As we work hand in hand with companies in their digital transformation projects Powell Software has developed a closeness that gives us a 360° view of the new world of work: distance working, hybrid workspaces, and the growing number of collaborative projects. We help companies meet the challenges of these new ways of working while helping them keep pace with the rapid changes of our digital society and a digital economy.
Powell Software’s entrepreneurial spirit and collaborative mindset have given us a global network of partners of all sizes. We have set the highest standards for improving the employee experience, and for giving organizations the most adapted communication and collaboration solutions. In doing so, our platform embodies an ambitious vision of putting technology truly at the service of companies, their employees, and their partners.
We are ready to join the World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer community and contribute our knowledge on the new ways of working to improve the employee experience globally.
All info on this year’s Technology Pioneers can be found here: http://wef.ch/techpioneers21
More information on past winners, information on the community, and the application link can be found here.
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 Technology Pioneers:
The World Economic Forum believes that innovation is critical to the future well-being of society and to driving economic growth. Launched in 2000, the Technology Pioneer community is composed of 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.
The World Economic Forum provides the Technology Pioneers community with a platform to engage with the public- and private-sector leaders and to contribute new solutions to overcome the current crisis and build future resiliency.