Kate Russell is a journalist, reporter and author, and has been writing about technology and the Internet since 1995.
Kate currently appears regularly on BBC technology programme ‘Click’ and writes a monthly column for National Geographic Traveller magazine. She also speaks at conferences and digital strategy and policy meetings, as well as lecturing in schools and universities to inspire the next generation of technologists. Her website has won awards from the UK Blog Awards (2015) and Market Inspector (2017) for best technology blog, and in June 2016 she was voted the Computer Weekly 13th most influential woman in UK IT. She also writes sci-fi and fantasy with two published novels now available.
Kate is an experienced and confident master of ceremonies, conference chair, moderator, keynote speaker, panellist and after dinner speaker. She can offer insight and expertise on most areas of technology and digital transformation and is happy to tailor a presentation to suit any audience. She speaks with great energy and humour, making complex technical topics entertaining and easier to understand.
From her home studio, Kate is a brilliant option for virtual conferences and webinars. She can produce and edit her keynotes to include stage graphics and sponsor branding.
Her areas of specific expertise include:
- Digital transformation
- Women in tech
- Diversity/gender bias
- Crowdfunding (with 2 successful Kickstarter campaigns under her own belt)
- Identity, trust, security and consent in a digital world
- Influencer marketing
- The past/future of tech and its impact on business
- AI/Robotics and the influence on commerce/customer service/engagement
- Cybercrime and data protection
- Trust and identity
- Gaming/gaming communities
- Generation Z