- The World Economic Forum has announced its selection of the 56 most promising Technology Pioneers of 2019 who are shaping industries from agriculture and cleantech to modern policing and many more.
- Companies were selected for their potential to 'transform their industries' and 'improve society for years to come,' Fulvia Montresor of the World Economic Forum said.
- Spring Health is being recognized for pioneering a new approach in mental healthcare - Precision Mental Healthcare - that uses data to get each person the right data at the right time.
- The full list of recognized Technology Pioneers can be viewed here.
NEW YORK, July 1, 2019 (Newswire.com) - Spring Health, a comprehensive mental health benefit for employers, was selected among hundreds of candidates as one of the World Economic Forum’s “Technology Pioneers.”
Founded in 2016, Spring Health pioneered a new approach - Precision Mental Healthcare - that leverages data to tailor interventions to the right person at the right time, across the entire spectrum of mental illness. The Spring Health process is backed by proprietary machine learning technology, which has been clinically validated and proven to increase recovery rates 2X, shortening the average recovery time by up to eight weeks.
The World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers are early- to growth-stage companies from around the world that are involved in the design, development and deployment of new technologies and innovations, and are poised to have a significant impact on business and society.
This year’s Tech Pioneers are emerging innovators from a diverse set of industries. These firms are shaping the future by advancing technologies such as AI, IoT, robotics, blockchain, biotechnology and many more. The focus areas of this year’s Tech Pioneers include agtech, smart cities, cleantech, supply chain, manufacturing, cybersecurity, autonomous vehicles and drones.
The diversity of these companies extends to their leadership as well, as 25 percent of 2019 Tech Pioneers are female-led. The firms also come from many different regions beyond the United States and Silicon Valley. In fact, this year’s class of 56 firms represent every continent except Antarctica. The full list of technology pioneers can be found here.
Following its selection as Technology Pioneer, CEO April Koh of Spring Health will be participating in the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions. This meeting, also dubbed “Summer Davos,” will be held in Dalian, China, July 1-3. Many Pioneers will also attend the Annual Meeting in Davos, in January 2020, and continue to contribute to Forum initiatives over the next two years.
“We’re excited to welcome Spring Health to this year’s innovative class of technology pioneers,” says Fulvia Montresor, head of Technology Pioneers at the World Economic Forum. “Spring Health and its fellow pioneers are leaders in using novel technologies to transform their industries. We see great potential for these next-generation companies to shape solutions to global challenges and improve society for years to come.”
“We are incredibly honored to be recognized as one of the first Technology Pioneers dedicated to mental health by the World Economic Forum,” said April Koh, CEO and co-founder, Spring Health. “Technology can, and should, play an important role in fixing mental healthcare. When it comes to something as critical as a person’s mental health, it’s important that this approach be clinically validated and proven. We are grateful that the World Economic Forum has recognized the science behind our Precision Mental Healthcare approach, and look forward to contributing to the Forum’s dialogues on this challenge.”
The Technology Pioneers were selected by a selection committee of more than 59 academics, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and corporate executives. The committee based its decisions on criteria including innovation, potential impact and leadership. Past recipients include Airbnb, Google, Kickstarter, Mozilla, Palantir Technologies, Spotify, TransferWise, Twitter and Wikimedia.
About Spring Health: Spring Health is a comprehensive mental health benefit for employers. We offer the only clinically validated solution proven to be more effective than traditional mental healthcare. Our approach - precision mental healthcare - leverages data to get each person the right treatment at the right time. For more information, visit springhealth.com.
About World Economic Forum: The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas (www.weforum.org).
Source: Spring Health