World Economic Forum today announced its selection of the world’s 30 most promising Technology Pioneers 2016 at the Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Tianjin, People’s Republic of China.
Companies were selected for their potential to significantly impact business and society through new technologies and advance the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Flatiron Health, the leader in cloud-based oncology software and analytics, was selected for its contributions to dramatically improve cancer treatment and accelerate research.
The full list of recognized Technology Pioneers can be viewed here
Tianjin, People’s Republic of China, 27 June 2016 – Flatiron Health, the leader in cloud-based oncology software and analytics, was today awarded as one of the World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers, a selection of the world’s most innovative companies. Founded in 2012 by Nat Turner and Zach Weinberg, Flatiron Health helps the oncology community deliver better, more efficient care by powering an oncology software platform to address today’s healthcare challenges.
Flatiron Health was chosen by a professional jury among hundreds of candidates as one of the 30 selected companies. Thanks to its selection, it will have access to an influential and sought-after business and political network worldwide. Nat Turner, co-founder and chief executive officer, is participating in the Annual Meeting of the New Champions and many Technology Pioneers will also participate in the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2017 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland.
“We welcome Flatiron Health to this group of extraordinary pioneers,” said Fulvia Montresor, Head of Technology Pioneers at the World Economic Forum. “Flatiron Health is among those companies that help shape the Fourth Industrial Revolution, a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work and relate to one another. Through the platform of the World Economic Forum, it will be able to scale and share its technology and achieve a larger impact.”
“We are humbled to be acknowledged as a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum. It is an incredible honor,” said Turner. “When we founded Flatiron Health, it was based on a belief that technology could be leveraged to help transform cancer care. Looking towards the future, we will continue to enhance our technology to significantly accelerate cancer research and ultimately improve patient care.”
As in previous years, American-based entrepreneurs continue to dominate the list of Technology Pioneers, with 22 out of 30 recipients. Other selected pioneers come from France (2), Luxembourg (2), and Canada, Israel, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The Technology Pioneers are mostly active in IT, health (medtech), food, energy, environment, financial services (fintech) and production.
The Technology Pioneers were selected from among hundreds of applicants by a selection committee of 68 academics, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and corporate executives. Notable members of the committee include Jeffrey M. Drazen (Editor-in-Chief, The New England Journal of Medicine) and Sang Yup Lee (Distinguished Professor and Director, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology). The committee based its decisions on criteria including innovation, potential impact, working prototype, viability and leadership. Past recipients include Google (2001), Wikimedia (2007), Mozilla (2007), Kickstarter (2011) and Airbnb (2013). More information on past winners can be found here.
All information on this year’s Technology Pioneers can be found here: http://wef.ch/techpioneers.
About Flatiron Health, Inc.
Flatiron Health helps the oncology community deliver better, more efficient care by powering an oncology software platform to address today’s healthcare challenges. Backed by Google Ventures, First Round Capital, Roche and others, Flatiron's oncology-specific technology platform delivers comprehensive support for cancer care providers and life science companies. For more information, please visit www.flatiron.com.
About the 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).