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Jennifer Schenker

Editor-in-Chief at Innovator

Jennifer L. Schenker, an award-winning technology journalist, has been covering the global tech industry from Europe since 1985, working full-time, at various points in her career for the Wall Street Journal Europe, Time Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Red Herring and BusinessWeek.

After leaving BusinessWeek Schenker founded Informilo, a U.K.-based media company that  published print magazines about the global tech sector.  She is currently the editor-in-chief of a new English-language global publication about the digital transformation of business called The Innovator ( owned by Groupe Les Echos, the publisher of the largest financial newspaper in France.  The Innovator puts technology shifts into a business context for senior executives at large corporates and connects them to the startups from around the world that should be on their radar. In addition to a website The Innovator publishes a weekly digital newsletter and six print magazines a year. The magazines are distributed to Les Echos subscribers and get bonus distribution at international conferences.

Jennifer was voted one of the 50 most inspiring women in technology in Europe in 2015 and 2016. She has been a World Economic Forum Tech Pioneers judge for 17 years. She lives in Paris and has dual U.S. and French citizenship.

Esther Attias

Freelance reporter

Esther is a freelance reporter and a contributor to various tech and business media.

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Simon Luling

Media Professional

Simon Luling is an independent media professional, who has worked on various platforms in France, the United States, Ecuador and Israel. He currently works for French financial newspaper Les Echos' English-language publication, The Innovator, under previous Inspiring Fifty winner, Jennifer Schenker. He has also directed two documentaries - Borderline Views, about the Druze community living by the Israeli-Syrian border, and O Elo Perdido, on the agroforestry movements in Brazil (currently in post-production). He speaks six languages, which he uses regularly, whether working on questions of global tech trends or on a film shoot.