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Laurent Lafaye and Fabrice Tocco

Dawex awarded as Technology Pioneer by WEF

DUBAI, 20 days ago

France-based Dawex, a leading data exchange technology company, has been awarded as “Technology Pioneer” by the World Economic Forum (WEF) and will be joining the World Economic Forum Global Innovators Community.

Dawex, the operator of the largest data marketplace, will contribute to the Data Policy platform, a work group leading the Forum’s approach to data policy and data governance. The aim is to help define and implement forward-looking, interoperable, and trustworthy data policies to fuel innovation and accelerate responsible use of data in the new globally integrated data economy

Onboarded on a two-year programme, Tech Pioneers 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. With this nomination, Dawex joins policymakers and private sector leaders to help define the global agenda on key issues.

“We are very honoured to be named Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum. It confirms data exchanges are playing a central role in today’s global economy,” said Laurent Lafaye, Dawex co-CEO.

“Being invited to join the Data Policy work group is an acknowledgement of the importance of Dawex mission to create the conditions for the smooth development of the data economy by facilitating the exchange of data between companies and organizations.”

As a “Tech Pioneer”, Dawex joins the ranks of prestigious past recipients that have since become household names such as Airbnb, Google, Kickstarter, Mozilla, Palantir Technologies, Spotify, TransferWise or Twitter.

Dawex is breaking ground for French Tech and for data companies as, since 2007, it is the first French data company to receive this distinction and only eight French companies have been named “Tech Pioneers” by the World Economic Forum.

“We’re excited to welcome Dawex to our 20th cohort of Technology Pioneers,” said Susan Nesbitt, Head of the Global Innovators Community, World Economic Forum. “Dawex 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.”

“The creation of a Data Policy platform by the World Economic Forum has marked a new milestone for data exchange,” said Fabrice Tocco, Dawex co-CEO.

 “It drives public and private organizations to seize the data opportunities and open new business horizons. Data exchange is an innovation enabler and unlocks the value of data, renewing the way public and private organizations collaborate. This is shaping a promising future.” – TradeArabia News Service

 




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