ESET announces its
Heroes of Progress

The list of Heroes includes visionaries from sectors as diverse as agriculture, healthcare, and sustainability awarded for their progressive use of technology work.

ESET announces its
Heroes of Progress

The list of Heroes includes visionaries from sectors as diverse as agriculture, healthcare, and sustainability awarded for their progressive use of technology work.

Celebrating progress around the world

“ESET places immense importance on the development of science, and the technology, research, and corporate responsibility initiatives that our business pursues with our colleagues, customers, partners, and the communities in which we operate. We are proud to celebrate  the amazing achievements of all the Heroes of Progress across the world and shine a light on the progressive minds helping to make our planet a better place.”

Ignacio Sbampato, Chief Business Officer at ESET


Introducing the Heroes of Progress

Ken Fujiwara


The co-founder of UMITRON is on a mission to advance sustainable aquaculture. Alongside his colleagues Masahiko Yamada and Takuma Okamoto, Fujiwara developed the world's first machine learning algorithm to determine fish appetite levels based on their behavioral responses. This algorithm is currently integrated with various UMITRON products to help farms achieve precision feeding.

Ruth & Cecil Hershler


The wife-and-husband duo run Education without Borders, a non-profit organization supporting children in South Africa. The pair have utilized and further enhanced an existing “School in a Box” program that provides students from lower-income households with the technology they need to change their future, giving them access to more opportunities.

Ligia Kornowska


Kornowska is co-founder of Data Lake, an EU-funded start-up creating an international medical data donation system that provides large, high-quality datasets to researchers for the purposes of medical and scientific progress.  For the past three years, the leading Polish medical journal Puls Medycyny has listed her amongst the “100 most influential people in Polish healthcare”. Ligia was also on the Forbes “25 under 25” list.

Giuseppe Mastroviti


Mastroviti developed a method to supply energy to electric vehicles through an inductive charging technology system installed alongside the road. The technology, currently in use at A35 Brebemi, charges the car battery when vehicles pass over the coils, communicating with the system through an electromagnetic field.

Dr. Michaela Musilova


Dr. Musilova is an astrobiologist and the director of the HI-SEAS analog space research station. She has been conducting space-related research with many institutions around the world, including NASA and international telescopes, such as the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope. Musilova has also led over 30 simulated missions to the Moon and Mars as their commander, where she is developing new safety technologies for astronauts to be able to live and conduct research on the Moon and Mars.

Junto Ohki


Through ShuR, Ohki developed a video chat interpretation service (VRI) that the deaf community can use through a smartphone, tablet, or PC. He has also crowd-sourced an online sign language dictionary. His work has made a significant impact on the deaf and hard-of-hearing community.

Bass Salah


Through his company ResetData, Salah and his partner Marcel Zalloua have created a sustainable cloud  service built on immersion cooling. They are building an edge mesh by sourcing underutilized buildings and occupying them with data centre infrastructure.

Gino Tubaro


Tubaro is an innovator who specializes in creating prosthetic limbs with 3-D printers that are distributed free of charge through his organization Atomic Lab to more than 40 countries and schools. Gino’s organization has been recognized by Barack Obama. Along with his team, Tubaro has developed solar 3D printers that use plastic bottle material for printing 3D medical designs such as splints, clamps, and animal prosthetics among others.

Read more about how and why we selected these Heroes of Progress here