Sedicii makes World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer list

Pictured: Rob Leslie & Richard Coady, Sedicii



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5 August 2015 | 0

Waterford IT-based identity authentication software developer Sedicii has been selected as one of 49 ‘technology pioneers’ by the World Economic Forum.

Sedicii’s Zero Knowledge Proof Protocol technology, developed at NUI Galway, is designed to protect consumer and corporate data by ensuring devices can only be accessed by users with the correct password or identity attribute without having it transmitted over a network or stored on a server where it can be intercepted or hacked.

This honour isn’t Sedicii’s first, having already won the BT Infinity Challenge and the EY Startup Challenge.

Sedicii – the only Irish winner – was chosen by a professional jury among hundreds of candidates. The company’s founders will have a choice of attending the World Economic Forum’s Summer Davos in Dalian, China this September, or the Annual Meeting in Davos in January.

“We’re glad to see an Irish company make it to the selection,” saidFulvia Montresor, head of Technology Pioneers at the World Economic Forum. “Sedicii is part of a group of entrepreneurs who are more aware of the crucial challenges of the world around them, and who are determined to do their part to solve those challenges with their company.”

Past Technology Pioneer recipients include Google, Wikimedia, Mozilla, Kickstarter, and Dropbox.

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