Wolfram Data Summit 2010

About Wolfram

Founded by Stephen Wolfram in 1987, Wolfram Research is one of the world's most respected software companies, and a pioneer in computational science. At the center of our efforts is Mathematica: the world's most powerful global computation system. With millions of dedicated users throughout the technical and educational communities, Mathematica represents a unique blend of major research breakthroughs, outstanding user-oriented design, and world-class software engineering.

Among the many advances made possible by Mathematica over the past two decades is Stephen Wolfram's own groundbreaking 2002 book A New Kind of Science, which defines a sweeping new direction for computation and basic science, and which has already had a profound effect in science, technology, and the arts.

About Wolfram|Alpha

Mathematica also serves as the backbone for Wolfram|Alpha, the "computational knowledge engine" that aims to bring expert-level knowledge and capabilities to the broadest possible range of people, spanning all professions and education levels.

Under Stephen Wolfram's leadership, with Wolfram|Alpha we are pursuing a long-term vision to develop the science, technology, and tools to make computation an ever-more-potent force in today's and tomorrow's world—and to leverage our innovations in computational science to democratize data, making data from every conceivable domain of knowledge more accessible.

Though just a year old, Wolfram|Alpha has already earned the following accolades:
Popular Science's "Best of What's New" in Computing for 2009 »
Time's "50 Best Websites" of 2009 »
ReadWriteWeb's "Top 10 Consumer Web Apps" of 2009 »
"EContent 100 List"—top 100 companies that matter most in the digital content industry »
PC World's 100 Best Products of the Year »