The World Economic Forum has selected Technology Pioneers

27 Nov 2000
Business News

The international community recognises Kaspersky Lab's advanced technologies

World Economic ForumCambridge, UK, November 28, 2000 - Kaspersky Lab Int., an international data-security software-development company, has been awarded the status of Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland.

The World Economic Forum (WEF) is the foremost global business, political, and intellectual partnership uniting leaders of society committed to improving overall conditions in the world. Within WEF's new programme, "Technology Pioneers," Kaspersky Lab has been selected as one of the 100 leading pioneering companies for the year 2001.

As a new initiative of the World Economic Forum, Technology Pioneers was created in 2000 to provide a framework for high-level interaction and intensive networking among key global leaders. Selected by the Forum, the Technology Pioneers come from various industries that are revolutionising the future.

Technology Pioneers are a community of the most innovative new technology companies from around the world, and are engaged in the most innovative areas of technology spearheading the new economy. Nominations for the programme are collected from a wide variety of sources and are subject to an independent, objective and impartial selection process.

"In addition to excelling in their respective business, the Technology Pioneers are committed to enhancing social progress through technological innovation. They share a vision of a world where technology is also used to improve the human condition...We are hoping that the Technology Pioneers will provide a unique perspective and an example of how to make positive contributions to economic development and social progress," said Klaus Schwab, Founder and President of the World Economic Forum.

"Receiving recognition from the World Economic Forum is certainly a very significant event for our company. We hope that working within the new programme will enable us to do our part in the contribution to the development of advanced technologies," commented Natalya Kaspersky, Kaspersky Lab CEO.

About the World Economic Forum

Established in 1970, the World Economic Forum is an independent, impartial, not-for-profit foundation acting in the spirit of entrepreneurship in the global public interest in order further economic growth and social progress.

About Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab Ltd. is a fast growing international privately owned software-development company with offices in Cambridge (UK), Moscow (Russia) and Walnut Creek (United States). Founded in 1997, the company concentrates its efforts on the development of world-leading data-security technologies and software. The company markets, distributes and supports its award-winning anti-virus product, Kaspersky Anti-Virus (AVP), in more than 40 countries worldwide.