Dawex awarded 'Technology Pioneer' by the World Economic Forum

For its 20th edition, the World Economic Forum appoints Dawex for its leadership, innovation and impact as a pioneer of the data economy

“We’re excited to welcome Dawex to our 20th cohort of Technology Pioneers. Dawex and its fellow pioneers are developing cutting edge technologies all over the world. Beyond their innovations, these firms are contributing greatly to improving the state of the world.”

Susan Nesbitt, Head of the Global Innovators Community, World Economic Forum


Innovation is critical to the future well-being of Society and to driving economic growth.

Tech Pioneers appointed by the World Economic Forum are involved in the design, development and deployment of groundbreaking new technologies and innovations. Dawex is honored to be counted among those inspirational companies selected based on:



Heavy Social and Business Impact

Dawex joins the World Economic Forum two-year program to contribute in designing global Data Policies

Dawex will contribute to the Data Policy platform, a work group leading the World Economic Forum’s approach to data policy and data governance. The aim is to design and deploy innovative policy frameworks fit for the new globally integrated data economy, through a multi-stakeholder process of public-private cooperation. As part of this 2-year program, Dawex will be incorporated into initiatives, activities and events around Data Policy and governance, to bring cutting-edge insights and novel perspectives to world-critical discussions, policymakers and private sector leaders to help define the global agenda on key issues.

Dawex, member of the Global Future Council - Data Policy

The Global Future Council - Data Policy, convening 30 of the most relevant and knowledgeable thought leaders on data, is dedicated to promoting innovative thinking to shape a more resilient, inclusive and sustainable future.

0We are very honored to be named Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum. It confirms data exchanges are playing a central role in today’s global economy. Being invited to join the Data Policy work group is an acknowledgement of the importance of Dawex mission to create the conditions for the smooth development of the data economy by facilitating the exchange of data between companies and organizations.

Laurent Lafaye, Co-CEO, Dawex

Key figures

Dawex 1st French data company to receive this distinction
20th edition of the World Economic Forum Tech Pioneers
8 French companies have been named Tech Pioneers since 2007
100 companies worldwide selected in 2020 to join a 2-year program

Why is data exchange recognized as a pioneering technology?

Dawex_picture_Fabrice-Tocco-1The creation of a Data Policy platform by the World Economic Forum has marked a new milestone for data exchange. It drives public and private organizations to seize the data opportunities and open new business horizons. Data exchange is an innovation enabler and unlocks the value of data, renewing the way public and private organizations collaborate. This is shaping a promising future.

Fabrice Tocco, Co-CEO, Dawex

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Dive into the benefits of Data Exchange

Data exchanges are playing a central role in today’s global economy.

This recognition of the importance of data exchangeby the World Economic Forum highlights the need to:

  • Structure the data economy around common policies, frameworks and standards
  • Position data exchange as a major topic of organizations’ business growth and data valorization
  • Increase data literacy and empower employees, decision makers and citizens to use data in a fruitful way
  • Encourage the constitution of large, multi-sectoral data ecosystems


The benefits brought by a facilitated data circulation are numerous:

  • The importance of data exchange capabilities have been intensified by the crisis context of the pandemic: organizations need more data to make fast, informed decisions and need to rely on a secure data exchange environment.
  • By breaking data silos and encouraging all organizations to make their data accessible, data exchange can pave the way for new models of public-private partnerships on an international level.
  • As organizations realized they must have the necessary responsiveness and adaptability to all kinds of future economic challenges, there is an urgent need to build internal capabilities now in order to be data exchange-ready.


Dawex brings true and recognized world-class data exchange expertise to the World Economic Forum Data Policy platform.

  • Dawex Global Data Marketplace, operating since 2017, is the largest cross-sectoral data exchange platform. 
  • Dawex Data Exchange technology supports all business models and use cases of data exchanges, enabling smooth circulation of data between public and private organizations.
  • Dawex offers an easy-to-deploy Data Exchange technology solution for private orchestration of data ecosystems.
  • Dawex already contributes to data consortiums and associations at European and International level, bringing know-how and expertise on Data Exchange and Data Governance topics.