- The World Economic Forum announced its selection of 100 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.
- Dragos, Inc., which has a global mission to safeguard civilization from those trying to disrupt the critical infrastructure we depend on every day, made it to the selection for its contributions in the field of industrial cybersecurity.
- The full list of recognized Technology Pioneers can be viewed here.
HANOVER, MD, 16 June, 2020 – Dragos, Inc., provider of the Dragos Platform, the industry’s most trusted industrial asset identification, threat detection and response technology, was selected among hundreds of candidates as one of the World Economic Forum’s “Technology Pioneers.” The expert practitioners who founded Dragos were drawn to its mission to “safeguard civilization” through their decades of experience defending organizations from cyber attackers who threaten the world’s industrial infrastructure.
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, CEO and Co-founder Robert M. Lee of Dragos will be invited to participate at World Economic Forum activities, events, and discussions throughout the year. Dragos 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 Dragos to our 20th cohort of Technology Pioneers,” said Susan Nesbitt, Head of the Global Innovators Community, World Economic Forum. Dragos 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.”
“It’s great to be acknowledged as pioneer by the World Economic Forum,” said Dragos CEO and Co-Founder, Robert M. Lee. “Cyber threats to the world’s most critical infrastructure are sophisticated and increasingly aggressive and numerous. Defending against these threats and those who perpetrate them will never be easy, but it is doable if we can continue to come together as a global community in order to educate and empower one another.”
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.
About Dragos, Inc
Dragos has a global mission: to safeguard civilization from those trying to disrupt the industrial infrastructure we depend on every day. The expert practitioners who founded Dragos were drawn to this mission through decades of government and F500 private sector experience spent going head-to-head with highly skilled cyber attackers who threaten the world’s industrial infrastructure. Our solutions combine advanced technology for asset identification, threat detection, and response with the battle-honed insights of our elite team of industrial control systems (ICS) cybersecurity experts. We arm organizations with the tools to identify threats and respond to them before they become significant breaches. Dragos currently protects hundreds of organizations and provides the industrial control systems community with select technology products, research, and thought leadership. Dragos is privately held and headquartered in the Washington, DC area.
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.
Bruce McConnel, Dragos Corporate Communications