Dr. Léa Steinacker is an award-winning journalist, researcher, and entrepreneur. She is the Co-Founder and Chief Operations Officer of ada, a EduTech start-up for organizational development that equips workers for the future. With her expertise in emerging technologies and their wide-ranging effects, she is a Lecturer at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, teaching courses such as "Social and Economic Impacts of Artificial Intelligence". Previously, Léa served as the Chief Innovation Officer of WirtschaftsWoche, Germany's leading business magazine, where she covered the future of work and socio-technological change.
Prior to joining Handelsblatt Media Group, Léa worked with social justice NGOs in Bosnia-Hercegovina, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. She was selected as a Forbes 30 Under 30 leader, one of Medium Magazine’s Top 30 Under 30 journalists, and an Atlantik Bruecke Young Leader. In 2011, she was awarded the Henry Richardson Labouisse Prize.
Léa holds degrees from Princeton University and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and a PhD from the University of St. Gallen for a dissertation on the social implications of artificially intelligent systems.