Nivio Selected as a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer
The World Economic Forum have announced that Nivio, the company that is bringing the power of cloud computing to consumers, has been selected as a Technology Pioneer for 2009. Nivio joins an elite group of 34 visionary companies chosen by a panel of experts for their accomplishments as innovators whose technologies will have a deep impact on business and society.
Sachin Duggal CEO of Nivio, founded the company with best friend Saurabh Dhoot whilst at Imperial College in London. Duggal, a 25 year old Londoner will now be joining global leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland between the 28th of January and the 1st of February 2009 and at the Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Dalian, China, during September 2009.
"We are honoured to have been chosen as a Technology Pioneer; it's indeed very exciting to know that a panel of experts think we are on to something! I have a strong vision of making computing as simple & affordable as Cable TV; available globally." said Duggal, "Joining the World Economic Forum will provide an opportunity for discussions with partners and the leaders who have the power to make decisions that will help extend private, personal, access to computing to the developing world (where penetration is in single digits), and reduce the complexity and environmental damage that the current "upgrade treadmill" approach to computing forces on consumers."
Nivio provides each of its users with a personal, secure virtual Windows Desktop running in the Cloud, accessible through internet connected devices & computers.
Nivio can be bundled with a device for the 5bn people in the world without a computer, or used through internet cafés or on any connected. It promotes freedom; liberating the users from current frustrations of data loss, obsolescence, viruses and accessibility.
Celebrating technological innovation
Now in its tenth year the Technology Pioneers programme of the Forum aims to recognize companies at the forefront of technology and innovation.
The Technology Pioneers for 2009 were chosen after a vigorous selection process; applications from around the globe were evaluated by 44 global technology experts. To make the final list a company must be involved in the development of life-changing technology innovation and have the potential for long-term impact on business and society.
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