Technology Pioneers 2019

The Technology Pioneers of 2019 bring together 56 early to growth-stage companies from around the world that are pioneering new technologies and innovations ranging from the use of artificial intelligence to fight human trafficking, driverless trucks, quantum computing systems, compostable packaging, and blockchain solutions to tackle disinformation.

By joining this community, Technology Pioneers begin a two-year journey where they are part of the World Economic Forum’s initiatives, activities and events, bringing cutting-edge insights and fresh thinking to critical global discussions.


Descartes Labs

Building a cloud-based platform to digitize the physical world

Descartes Labs created an AI platform to understand living systems, from business to the environment, and provide answers to big questions hidden in worlds of data. We test and predict possible futures that ultimately could change the world.

Descartes Labs has built a cloud-based platform to digitize the physical world. It provides enterprise-grade data processing and management to enable the next generation of global-scale machine learning analytics. Custom machine learning models fuse enterprise datasets with its data catalogue to deliver financial, operational and competitive advantage for customers. It is headquartered in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and has offices in New York, San Francisco, Washington DC, Denver, Minneapolis and Los Alamos.