It’s been a tremendously exciting few weeks at OpenDNS. We’ve received some fantastic press coverage and experienced our biggest growth week ever. Today, I’m thrilled to announce some more good news: OpenDNS has been named a 2011 Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum. As part of this award, I’ll be traveling to Davos this January to attend the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
As explained to us by Forum: To be selected as a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, a company must be involved in the development of a major technology and have the potential for long-term impact on business and society. In addition, it must demonstrate visionary leadership and show all the signs of being a long-standing and sustainable market leader – and its technology must be proven. We certainly meet their requirements. OpenDNS has delivered some of the most significant innovations the Domain Name System has seen in its 30 years and today, 1% of all Internet users in the world choose OpenDNS.
Being named a Technology Pioneer is the highest honor the Forum gives to technology companies. This year, there was extra-stiff competition; 330 companies from around the world were nominated. When we look at who’s been named a Technology Pioneer in years past, it’s a steller group: Google (2000), PayPal (2002), Twitter (2010), Mint (2009) and Sandisk (2001).
We’re pretty excited about some of the other companies who were named Technology Pioneers this year as well: Atlassian, Spotify and foursquare are three of the 31 companies selected. You can learn more about all of the 2011 Technology Pioneers and watch video interviews with their CEOs (I’m up there, too) on the World Economic Forum Technology Pioneers website.