- WISeKey, the leading eSecurity and Digital Trust
company, has been nominated by the World Economic Forum as a Global
Growth Company. The World Economic Forum's Global Growth Companies
(GGC), founded in 2007, nominates leading enterprises from around the
world that have the potential to become tomorrow's industry leaders
and a driving force of economic and social change. The GGC Community
has admitted, as of June 2010, 250 companies from over 50 countries
and from all sectors. These rapidly growing emergent multinationals
are supported by the GGC as they navigate new geographies, markets,
cultures and regulatory systems to become a major driving force in
social and economic development.
The GGCs, Technology Pioneers and Young Global Leaders are the
three pillars that form the Forum's Community of New Champions.
Companies selected as Global Growth Companies must demonstrate an
annual growth rate exceeding industry and regional average by 15%, a
minimum turnover between US$ 100 million and US$ 5 billion depending
on the industry, a demonstrated growth potential, the capacity and
intent to build a global business and exemplary executive leadership.
WISeKey is the global leader on Digital Identification and Trusted
Secure Electronic Transactions over the Internet. WISeKey's
disruptive technology and business model excel at knowing the digital
identification and transaction market, staying close to customers,
and using this technology to contribute to the Web and communications
over the long term by improving every kind of trusted data exchange.
"We are honored that the World Economic Forum has again nominated
WISeKey as a Global Growth Company this year. This nomination is the
recognition that WISeKey is making a profound contribution to
securing the Net and to allowing hundreds of million of users
equipped with WISeKey technologies to perform highly secure
electronic transactions over the Internet" said Carlos Moreira,
founder and CEO of WISeKey. "This recognition is also proof that
Geneva, Switzerland is emerging as one of the hottest places in the
world to start and develop a tech company."
Mr. Pierre-François Unger, Minister of the Department of Economy
and Health added that, "Geneva is in itself a sort of natural
incubator that allows innovation that stems from our specialized
schools to be brought to the forefront in the creation of new
technologically advanced companies."
WISeKey was also part of the founding members of the World
Economic Forum's Community of Global Growth Companies, formed in 2007
to engage dynamic high-growth companies with the potential to be
tomorrow's industry leaders and to become a driving force of economic
and social change. The Global Growth Companies will be meeting at the
"Summer Davos" in Asia's Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2010
Tianjin, People's Republic of China 13-15 September.
ots Originaltext: WISeKey SA