Interview Of The Week

Claudia Kessler, Space Expert

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Article summary:

Who: Claudia Kessler, an aerospace engineer with a Master of Business Administration degree, has worked in the international space sector for more than 30 years. She is a faculty member of the European Institute for Innovation and Sustainability and will lead a program there this Fall on how to be an entrepreneur in space.

Topic: Business opportunities in space and what executives can learn from astronauts.

Quote: “Almost no industry will not be somehow impacted by developments in space or find something that is applicable to them.”


About the author

Jennifer L. Schenker

Jennifer L. Schenker, an award-winning 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. She is currently the editor-in-chief of The Innovator, an English-language global publication about the digital transformation of business. Jennifer was voted one of the 50 most inspiring women in technology in Europe in 2015 and 2016 and was named by Forbes Magazine in 2018 as one of the 30 women leaders disrupting tech in France. She has been a World Economic Forum Tech Pioneers judge for 20 years. She lives in Paris and has dual U.S. and French citizenship.