November 29, 2023

SkyHive’s Technological Breakthrough Named Winner in Prestigious Fast Company Award for ‘Next Big Things in Tech’

SkyHive’s Technological Breakthrough Named Winner in Prestigious Fast Company Award for ‘Next Big Things in Tech’

SkyHive recognized in the ‘Social Good’ category for using ethical AI to advance economic mobility

PALO ALTO, Calif., November 29, 2023 – (BUSINESS WIRE) – SkyHive®, an ethical artificial intelligence software company supporting companies and communities across the world transition from jobs-based to skills-based, has been named one of the “Next Big Things in Tech” -- a prestigious award from Fast Company  magazine. SkyHive won in the “Social Good” category. 

The annual list honors technological breakthroughs that promise to shape the future of industries—from healthcare and security to artificial intelligence and data. In recognizing SkyHive for Social Good, Fast Company singled out SkyHive’s Skill Passport, which helps connect job-seekers to skill development and career opportunities that align with their unique skills and talents. 

“Social Good is not merely a byproduct of SkyHive’s work, it’s also the foundation on which our B-corporation is built,” said Sean Hinton, SkyHive Founder and CEO, who was recently named a Top 50 Global SaaS CEO. “The vital and collaborative work we’re doing with non-profits, corporations, and governments across continents provides learning, reskilling, and job opportunities for the world labor market. We continue to see strong organic growth as a truly purpose-driven ethical AI business.”  

Marjorie D. Parker, CEO and President of JobsFirstNYC, a SkyHive customer, said, “SkyHive’s cutting-edge technology delivers an interactive platform that not only empowers jobseekers to identify and articulate their unique skills, but to discover, understand, and connect to pathways to higher wages. The innovative generative AI approach is a beacon of opportunity, fostering inclusivity and bridging the gap between untapped talent and good careers. Together, JobsFirstNYC and SkyHive are reshaping the narrative in workforce development, ensuring everyone has the tools to see their potential, and navigate and attach to careers that align with their skills and aspirations."  

Fast Company  evaluated 1,400 entrants and honored 119 projects during a months-long process. Winners were chosen based on:  

  • Relevancy: What pressing problem does the technology solve? 
  • Ingenuity: How novel is the technology? 
  • Progress and potential: In what ways has the technology already proven itself? Is it positioned for long-term viability and scalability? 
  • Impact: What kind of impact—from economic to cultural—might the technology have over the next five years?  

Other companies mentioned on the “Next Big Things in Tech” include Adobe, Github, Nvidia, Roblox, and Sony.

“With Next Big Things in Tech, our aim is to honor projects based not only on what they’ve already achieved but where they’re poised to go,” says Fast Company  global technology editor Harry McCracken. 

The prestigious Fast Company  award caps a banner year for SkyHive, a year with notable highlights including: 

About SkyHive   

SkyHive is a Certified B Corporation and generative artificial intelligence software company that rapidly reskills companies and communities worldwide. SkyHive is recognized as a top AI innovator by Forbes, and a World Economic Forum Global Innovator.  

Gartner named SkyHive a "Cool Vendor" in HCM and in its 2023 "Hype Cycle" reports for HR Technology, Talent Acquisition Technology, and Workforce Transformation.  

Leading enterprises and innovative government organizations use SkyHive’s cloud-based applications, Human Capital Operating System™, and SkyHive’s Quantum Labor Analysis® to power the future of work at its most granular level: skills. In addition, SkyHive has been recognized by the World Economic Forum, GPAI, RAII, and others for leading efforts in ethical AI and its positive impact on labor economies worldwide. For more information, visit  

Media Contact:   

Aidan O’Connor, Prosek Partners   

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