Jean V. Salmona is a senior partner and managing director of J&P Partners, a consulting company, and senior advisor at Ardian (ex AXA Private Equity). Former CEO of CESIA, a state owned company specialised in information systems, and former chairman of Information Technologies for Development, an NGO with consultative status to the UN, he has published a variety of articles and books on IT and their role in development. Jean Salmona is the founder of Paris Innovation Review and chairman of the editorial board. He graduated from Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration Economique (ENSAE ParisTech). He is also a graduate from Sciences Po.