Tech Tuesday is an ongoing series profiling the Forum’s Technology Pioneers. Tech Pioneer companies have been recognized by the Forum for their ground-breaking and/or innovative approaches in tackling some of the world’s most challenging problems. Each week, we will showcase some of the 2012 Tech Pioneers. You can learn more about the Technology Pioneer Programme on the Forum’s website.

Palantir pioneers an engineering-centred approach to radically change the way data is analysed

Data smog is a hazard of today’s increasingly interconnected world. Unexpected opportunities as well as the answers to seemingly intractable problems often lay camouflaged under mountains of irrelevant and distracting detail.

Palantir’s data analysis platforms provide solutions for finance, government and intelligence agencies. The company’s finance object model offers a ready-built architecture to connect the dots and spot trends and developing curves that provide an essential advantage when it comes to critical decisionmaking. Palantir’s software for government analysis enables structured and unstructured data sources to be seamlessly integrated and provides a common platform for heterogeneous users, groups and agencies to work together while protecting the privacy and security of the information. The systems combine powerful back-end databases and server architecture with an intuitive front-end user interface. Palantir’s products are equally comfortable with unstructured message traffic and structured identity data. Palantir’s innovative approach clears the way to ground-breaking solutions in a rapidly evolving technological environment.

Palantir Technologies
Alexander Karp, Co-Founder and CEO
Location: CA, USA
Number of Employees: 400
Year Founded: 2004

Palantir Technologies
100 Hamilton Ave, Suite 300
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Telephone: +1 650 815 0200