• CinqC Kristen Davis Innovation Business Model Technology Media


    Making it work in an evolving world

  • CinqC - Working with start-ups, established organisations,

    innovation labs and incubators.

    Understanding global,

    multi-sector disruption.

    Where to go & how to get there ​

    Creating innovative and actionable business models and strategies adapted to your enterprise goals and sector risks.


    Supporting and guiding you to your goals.

    Your wing-woman on the way

    Tuned in to your internal communications and culture; highly aware of what’s impacting your world.


    Creating a robust future for your business.

    ​Keeping you in the driving seat

    Enabling you to continuously evolve and adapt your business and take future decisions on new tools & techniques.



    Customised services for when you:

    • need to quickly get your product to market

    • see your market disrupted and your revenues at risk

    • want to take your organisation outside its comfort zone

    • have to evolve or expand overseas to stay in the lead


  • CinqC - five Core values

    Pragmatic Change

    Generating effective, efficient actions through customised and considered plans to enable you and continuously evolve.

    Business Continuity

    Keeping in mind your bottom line, watching your competitors and the market to ensure your business remains robust and relevant.

    Customised Creativity

    Constantly monitoring cutting edge technologies and techniques and working out how to weave these into your business.



    Providing you access to a deep network of global experts that drive and disrupt multiple sectors and markets.

    Multi-Cultural Awareness

    Understanding the need to collaborate with consideration and humility, creating a rapport across continents and generations.












  • My strengths are discovering and leveraging new technologies and techniques and using them to resolve problems or turn great ideas into reality. 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.


    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'm trilingual - I speak English, French and Geek :) - naturally pragmatic, practical, curious and love discovering new corners of the world with my backpack whilst meeting people and exploring cultures. I thrive in new environments and periods of change that feed my constant desire to learn and evolve.


    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.


    Today I am proud to be a mentor and coach at the Katapult positive impact accelerator in Oslo and I regularly work with companies and accelerators in Estonia - the most digitally advanced nation on earth.

    I am also an external assessor for the Google Digital News Initiative fund, Chairwoman of the US-board of APOPO HeroRats 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

  • CinqC's future signals - News and Views you can use

    Bringing together expert voices from government, military, legal, business and tech, CinqC's future signals shares news and views you can use with startups, entrepreneurs and small businesses around the globe.


    future signals gathers short- to mid-term (18-24 months) perspectives from our signal sources, identifies signal clusters where our experts' opinions coalesce, and highlights outlier signals that may indicate things to come or that you might need to put on your radar. The objective is to share pragmatic and practical advice along with methods you can adopt and tools to help you adapt. These are news and views you can use to create robust future businesses in our ever-evolving world. 


    You can access all future signals reports for free here.

  • They trust and use CinqC

    Strategies & Content

    Supporting disruptive projects like Monimalz , creating new models & strategies for B2C products & services. Live content for the annual Lab Postal event.

    Business Model Expert Assessor

    Seeking out innovative ideas with solid business models that will enhance quality sustainable digital journalism.

    Learn more here.


    Digital Innovation programme

    Accelerating internal transformation efforts and creating relationships with innovative influencers and international start-ups and in digital retail.



    Coaching 50+ international entrepreneurs through an intensive acceleration programme in French and English ad part of Total's Startupper programme.

    Digital strategy & platform redesign

    Understanding goals and constraints to create a robust digital strategy. Check out their site and work using rats to save lives!

    Summer Summit


    Guiding the Estonia unicorn's business leaders from around the globe with my 'How to Fail, Well' tools and techniques. Learn more here.

    Business Model Expert & Mentor

    Disruptive business modelling, coaching and mentoring international start-ups in Europe's top impact accelerator.

    Moderation & Emcee

    Presenting and interviewing keynote CEO speakers and leading debates at Paris' leading international tech conference.

  • More about my work

    For more articles on methods, approach and examples of my work, follow my

    LinkedIn or Medium pages.

    If you’re facing the challenge of an increasing demand to deliver value and innovation within a tight budget, or trying to find the best way to evolve to ensure a robust future then your business model is an excellent place to start. Learn how here.

    Being competitive means taking more risks in increasingly complex situations - the chance of errors and dead-ends is higher than ever, so teams and staff need to be comfortable making mistakes.
    Learn how teams can fail, well

    Whilst ‘tried and tested’ might be the recipe for past results it certainly isn’t always a formula for future success. Find out how I created an 'unexpected' commercial strategy to get Monimalz in stores for Christmas.



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