• 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 Storytek future of content accelerator in Estonia and at the Katapult positive impact accelerator in Oslo. 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 regularly MC, give keynotes and moderate at global events in both English and French.


    You can follow me @daviskris10.

  • They trust CinqC



    Organising Yellow Innovation's annual Lab Postal event, supporting disruptive projects like Monimalz and creating new models for B2C products & services.

    Expert External

    Fund Assessor

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

    Learn more here.


    Transformation & Global networking

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

    Uniting Global

    Thinkers & Doers

    Bringing together emerging technology and social innovation experts from around the globe to create more sustainable and inclusive futures.

    Writing the Future City

    - White Paper

    Creating a team of global smart city experts to collaborate with typography designers and imagine the future city UI.

    Read our White Paper here

    Disruptive Modelling

    & Mentoring

    Disruptive business modelling, coaching and mentoring international digital media start-ups in Estonia's premier media & tech incubator. Find out more here

    Business Model


    Exploring entirely new verticals for this established industry expert. Analysing opportunities & risks and determining the best path forwards.

    Digital strategy & platform redesign

    Auditing systems, understanding goals and constraints & devising an actionable digital strategy. Check out their site and awesome work using rats to save lives!

    Master of


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

    Master of


    Interviewing international speakers and leading debates at Europe's largest sustainability and innovation event.



    Coaching 50+ international entrepreneurs through an intensive acceleration programme in French and English.



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



    Want to explore ways of working together?

    Let's talk!