VivaTech 2021


Kristen Davis

CEO & Founder




With more than 20-years international experience working with both startups and large organisations I've a variety of great tools in my bag; these include digital development, organisational design, business process management, software design, a good sense of humour and a strong sense of humility. My strengths are discovering and leveraging new technologies and techniques and using them to resolve problems or turn great ideas into reality. I've lead teams across Europe, the US, Asia and the Middle East. I worked with the New York Times International as their IT Director and also headed up an intrapreneurial Innovation & Development Lab funded by Google. Prior to moving to France I worked for Ziff-Davis APN in Australia and for Future Publishing in the UK. I created CinqC having seen that the deep disruption the media industry has experienced has provided me with insight, resilience and agility now needed in many other sectors. CinqC's purpose is to provide this expertise as a service to the start-ups, large organisations, innovation labs and incubators looking to evolve, adapt and needing to make it work in our ever-changing world. I'm trilingual - I speak English, French and Geek :) I am also an external assessor for the Google Digital News Initiative fund, Chairwoman of the US-board of APOPOHeroRats that trains rats to save lives, and am frequently called on to emcee, present keynotes and moderate at global and online tech and innovation events in both English and French. You can follow me @daviskris10.