BILANZ, Handelszeitung, and PME, in partnership with Digitalswitzerland, have released their seventh annual list of the 100 most influential Swiss digital leaders. Chosen by an esteemed panel of twelve judges, this award recognizes Switzerland's top 100 digital pioneers.
We are pleased to announce that Ken Forster, Executive Director and Founder of Momenta, has been named as a digital shaper in this year's list in the "The Digital Manufacturers" category, recognizing leaders of digital manufacturing companies or technology solution providers as well as subject-matter experts, who are an inspiration for the future of Swiss digital manufacturing.
Ken has been at the forefront of digitization for more than 30 years, building "connected" products, services, and businesses with senior leadership roles at Lockheed, Syngenta, Coca-Cola, and Altria. Ken has co-founded three industrial automation companies and was an early leader in open architecture control systems.
He founded Momenta in 2012, a venture capital firm that invests in and accelerates early-stage, deep-tech startups at the intersection of digital and energy, manufacturing, smart spaces, and supply chain. These companies benefit productivity, people, and the planet by digitally transforming traditional industries and companies - through Moment's award-winning venture capital, executive search, and advisory practices.
If you're interested in understanding the new technologies and variables that will drive the digital transformation of industrial organizations, we recommend listening to Ken's podcast series, 'The Digital Thread.' Each episode includes a 30-minute conversation with a digital industry thought leader, practitioner, strategic thinker, or entrepreneur demonstrating how businesses can use digital and deep technology to improve their services or products, production processes, and supply chains while benefiting the global economy.
Since Momenta's inception in 2012, the company, led by experienced industry operators across its venture capital, executive search, and strategic advisory practices, has invested in over 50 companies, placed over 250 leaders, and advised over 150 corporate clients, assisting in the development of critical strategies, and driving some of their largest acquisitions over the years.
Momenta is the leading Digital Industry venture + growth firm accelerating deep tech and digital innovators across energy, manufacturing, smart spaces, and supply chain. Led by deep industry operators across its venture capital, strategic advisory, and executive search practices, Momenta has made over 50 investments.