D/sruption launches Top 50 Index

D/sruption  has announced the launch of its  Disruption50  Index – a competition for companies championing emerging technologies and business models,  to show how they are turning today’s trends into the next wave of disruption.   

D/sruption  has teamed up with  Hotwire,  on the Disruption50  to help evaluate the tech and innovation which will change the business landscape in 2019. Disruption50 highlights and celebrates those businesses innovating and leading the way in our rapidly changing world. Those involved will have the chance to be ranked as one of the 50 most disruptive businesses.  

In a revolutionary new step the Disruption50 will augment the power of humans with swarm technology and AI; showcasing the companies changing the shape of the business landscape. 

Entries are encouraged for incumbent businesses, SMEs and start-ups who can enter themselves or can be nominated or invited to enter the evaluation process, by filling out a  simple entry form.   

D/sruption  magazine will identify a short list of 100 companies who have provided evidence of having the most disruptive potential. This short list will then be evaluated and scored by an expert panel of 20 cross-industry experts, to come up with a statistical decision on the 50 most disruptive brands right now.  Unanimous AI’s Swarm Intelligence platform will then augment the expert panel’s decisions by replicating the mechanisms found in nature to make more informed decisions.  

Hotwire’s  20 years’ experience working with fast-moving start-ups on funding rounds, scale-ups on the path to world domination and multinationals needing the foresight to plan for future events, means they are the ideal partner to launch this index with.  

The cross-industry panel includes:   


Parul Kaul-Green – Head of AXA NEXT Labs Europe - AXA 

Angela Bates – Programmes Leader IBM Developer Ecosystems Group - IBM 

Hamish Graham, Pfizer Healthcare Hub: London Manager, Pfizer 

Laura Turkington – Innovation Lead - Vodafone 

Nigel Watson – CIO - Northumbrian Water Group 

Elena Novokreshchenova - VP of Europe - Remitly 

Ingrid Silver – Partner - ReedSmith 

Monica Parker – Founder - Hatch Analytics 

Helene Panzarino - Managing Director - RAINMAKING COLAB 

Rob Prevett - Founder & CEO - D/SRUPTION 

Matt Cross – Head of B2B, EMEA - Hotwire 

Simon Devonshire OBE – Entrepreneur and Investor  

Norma Dove-Edwin, Chief Data and Information Officer, Places for People 

Daniel Saunders, Chief Executive Officer, L Marks 

Frazer Bennett, Chief Innovation Officer, PA Consulting 

All of the 50 disruptive companies chosen will be credited in a final report and invited to the announcement of the Top 50 Index at the  Disruption Summit Europe  in September, to an audience of 700 leading innovation leaders.  

The final report will provide key insights as to why each company was identified and what their impact might be on markets, competitors, investment and industry structure.   

Rob  Prevett, founder & CEO of D/sruption  commented:  “We are extremely excited to be launching the Disruption50 – a cross sector quest to find the 50 most disruptive companies of 2019. With a torrent of start-ups and established companies innovating and introducing new business models, there is a drive to identify which of these will really become the next disruptive force to look out for. D/sruption and our cross-industry panel of expert judges look forward to identifying these companies and giving them the credit and recognition they deserve.”   

Matt Cross, head of B2B, EMEA of Hotwire said: “The Disruption50  is particularly exciting for us, and not just because it means we get to talk cutting-edge thinking and tech all day! By recognising the incredible efforts of businesses doing things differently, we can also learn from others, deepen our knowledge and connect different industries together for mutual benefit. I’m really excited to join the other judges on the panel and learn about the biggest disruptors in the country right now.” 


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