Tariq Krim

An avid enthusiast of technology, while he was still a boy Tariq Krim created his own Internet messaging system. He was a pioneer in the development of the Internet in France as a popularizer and an entrepreneur, and he's considered a visionary in the Internet world. In 2005 he created Netvibes, a dashboard that allows users to customise and arrange all the things they do on the Web, and in 2008 he developed Jolicloud, an operating system for tablets based on Linux and on the clouding computing concept (by which all the files and applications that people use are in "cloud" instead of on their computers). For his achievements, MIT's Technology Review chose him as one of the Top 35 Young Innovators Under 35 and the Davos World Economic Forum named him a Young Global Leader in 2008. [+]