The World Economic Forum selected female-founded Diligent Robotics as one of the its Technology Pioneers. Andrea Thomaz and Vivian Chu founded Diligent Robotics in 2017. The company is based in Austin, Texas. Diligent Robotics is the creator of Moxi. Moxi is the first robot teammate in the field today who works across health systems to help care teams improve operational efficiency. It allows caretakers to have more time for patient care and helps them practice at the top of their license.
The World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers are early to growth-stage companies from around the world. They must be involved in the use of new technologies and innovation that can have a significant impact on business and society.
Celebrating today’s technology pioneers
With their selection as a Technology Pioneer, CEO Andrea Thomaz of Diligent Robotics will participate at World Economic Forum activities, events and discussions throughout the year. Diligent Robotics will also contribute to Forum initiatives over the next two years. It will work with global leaders to help address key industry and societal issues.
“We’re excited to welcome Diligent Robotics to our 2021 cohort of Technology Pioneers,” says Susan Nesbitt, Head of the Global Innovators Community, World Economic Forum. “Diligent Robotics 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.”
“The world is changing fast and the adoption of robotics and artificial intelligence in our daily lives and jobs is increasing,” said Andrea Thomaz, Diligent Robotics. “We are excited to be recognized as a pioneer by the World Economic Forum and look forward to the collaboration with other companies to improve the lives of people around the world and continue the discussion of the changing definition of work.”
Women leading the way
For the first time in the community’s history, over 30 percent of the cohort are led by women. The firms also come from regions all around the world, extending their community far beyond Silicon Valley. This year’s cohort includes start-ups from 26 countries, with UAE, El Salvador, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe represented for the first time.
The diversity of these companies extends to their innovations as well. 2021 Tech Pioneer firms are shaping the future. They are advancing technologies such as AI, IoT, robotics, blockchain, biotechnology and many more. The full list of Technology Pioneers is here.
The World Economic Forum selects Technology Pioneers based on the community’s selection criteria. The criteria includes innovation, impact and leadership as well as the company’s relevance with the World Economic Forum’s Platforms.
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