OnlinePajak Awarded as Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum

Published : Wednesday, July 4, 2018, 4:54 pm
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  • World Economic Forum on Thursday 21 June 2018 announced its selection of the world's 61 most promising Technology Pioneers 2018, the most diverse class of such pioneers ever
  • Companies were selected for their potential to "transform society and industry" and "shape the Fourth Industrial Revolution," Fulvia Montresor of the World Economic Forum said
  • OnlinePajak, which provides a convenient and user friendly solution for Indonesia-based corporate taxpayers to manage their taxes, was selected for its contribution to Indonesia's economic growth
  • The full list of recognized Technology Pioneers can be viewed here

JAKARTA, Indonesia, July 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- OnlinePajak, the first official tax application adopting blockchain technology in Indonesia, was selected among hundreds of candidates as one of the World Economic Forum's "technology pioneers". OnlinePajak, which launched in 2015, began with a focus on helping companies to prepare, pay, and file their taxes through one integrated platform, which is directly connected to the Directorate General of Taxes (Indonesia) system.

The platform makes paying tax easy, effortless, and fast: five minutes instead of the average 221 hours. Streamlining the tax process ultimately helps increase the nation's tax compliance and income for the country, enabling much needed domestic resource mobilisation.

The World Economic Forum's Technology Pioneers community are early-stage companies from around the world that are involved in the design, development and deployment of new technologies and innovations, and are poised to have a significant impact on business and society.

This year's cohort is the most diverse ever, both geographically and in terms of gender, 25% are female-led, and a majority (52%) come from regions outside the United States and Silicon Valley, with each continent represented, barring Antarctica. There is also a wide variety in the technologies the pioneers focus on: the focus technologies include artificial intelligence, big data and internet of things (IoT), biotechnology, blockchain, autonomous vehicles, cyber security, vertical farming and other agricultural advances, decentralised microgrids and robotics. The full list of technology pioneers can be found here.

Following its selection as Technology Pioneer, Founder and CEO Charles Guinot of OnlinePajak will be participating in the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions. This meeting, also dubbed "Summer Davos" will be held in Tianjin, China, September 18-20. Many Pioneers will also attend the Annual Meeting in Davos, in January 2019, and continue to contribute to Forum initiatives in the course of the next two years. 

"We welcome OnlinePajak in this diverse group of technology pioneers," says Fulvia Montresor, Head of Technology Pioneers at the World Economic Forum. "OnlinePajak and its fellow pioneers are front and centre in shaping the ongoing Fourth Industrial Revolution and we believe they will be transforming society and industry in a positive way in the years to come."

OnlinePajak's Founder and  CEO Charles Guinot said, being acknowledged as a pioneer by the World Economic Forum is both an honour and a privilege. "We're ambitious in our vision to make taxpayers become more savvy and compliant towards taxation. Now, taxpayers can manage their taxes in a simpler way, while remaining effective, accurate, secure, fast, compliant and transparent. This award comes at an ideal time, as we are taking the next step as a company to engage with stakeholders in government, society, and other related organisations to join us on our mission," explained Guinot.

The Technology Pioneers were selected by a selection committee of more than 60 academics, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and corporate executives. The committee based its decisions on criteria including innovation, potential impact and leadership. Past recipients include Airbnb, Google, Kickstarter, Mozilla, Palantir Technologies, Spotify, TransferWise, Twitter and Wikimedia.

All info on this year's Technology Pioneers can be found here:

More information on past winners can be found here.

Photo of CEO and Founder OnlinePajak, Charles Guinot:

About OnlinePajak

OnlinePajak is a web-based tax application that allows taxpayers to perform calculations, deposits, and tax reports so that each taxpayer, whether individuals or entities, can meet their tax obligations. OnlinePajak, which was launched in September 2015 and approved by the Indonesian Directorate General of Taxes as an alternative tax application service provider has a mission to reduce the burden of corporate administration as well as contribute to the economy and development of the country.

About World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. (

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