Maana Selected by IHS CERAWeek as 2017 Energy Innovation Pioneer

Maana Recognized for its Innovative Knowledge Platform Turning Human Expertise and Data into Digital Knowledge

PALO ALTO, Calif. — February 23, 2017 — Maana, the pioneer of digital knowledge technology, today announced it has been named as an Energy Innovation Pioneer for the upcoming CERAWeek by IHS Markit, the world’s preeminent energy conference gathering energy industry leaders and experts; government officials and policymakers; leaders from the technology, financial, and industrial communities; and, energy technology innovators. Maana’s Knowledge Platform™ is used by the largest industrial companies in the world to accelerate digital transformation.

“From a field of over 500 technology startups working on innovative solutions across the energy spectrum, Maana was one of eight companies we selected for this year’s class of Energy Innovation Pioneers,” said Carolyn Seto, program director and co-chair of the CERAWeek Energy Innovation Pioneers program. “They caught our eye on two accounts: the pioneering knowledge graph technology upon which the Maana Knowledge Platform is built is at the forefront of advanced analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence; and, the capabilities that their technology imparts to organizations—such as the ability to quickly illuminate complex relationships and solve major challenges facing their business.

CERAWeek lists eight annual Energy Innovation Pioneers it believes to be “leading companies and entrepreneurs developing technologies and business models transforming the energy future.” IHS Markit selected this year’s class of startups as promising energy technology developers after carefully reviewing their creativity, business plan feasibility, technology scalability and leadership team quality. This year’s companies represent early-stage companies that have demonstrated an ability to deliver value across the entire energy spectrum.

“Maana is honored to be named an Energy Innovation Pioneer,” said Babur Ozden, founder and CEO, Maana. “IHS Markit delivers critical information, analytics and solutions to organizations to improve their operational efficiency and provide insights that lead to well-informed decision making.  Maana’s philosophy closely aligns with IHS Markit’s, as our technology is built to emphasize the human as the key decision maker on operational workflows and asset optimization. We look forward to continuing to help customers drive profitable growth by empowering their employees to make better decisions faster.”


About Maana:

Maana organizes the world’s industrial data and human expertise into digital knowledge to enable millions of experts to make better decisions affecting the global economy and human civilization.  Using our Knowledge Platform™ and its proprietary Computational Knowledge Graph™, Fortune Global 500 industrial companies drive answers to operational questions that direct the future. Operating internationally, Maana is a privately-held company with offices in Menlo Park, California; Bellevue, Washington; Houston, Texas; London, UK; and Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.


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