Kate Russell



Journalist, reporter and author, Kate Russell has been writing about technology and the Internet since 1995.

Appearing regularly on BBC technology programme Click she also speaks at conferences and internet policy meetings and lectures in schools and universities, inspiring the next generation of technologists. She won the 2015 UK Blog Awards for best individual digital and 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 to her name.

Kate is an experienced and confident master of ceremonies, conference chair, moderator, keynote speaker, panellist and after dinner speaker. She offers 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. Her areas of specific expertise cover:

• Women in tech
• Diversity/gender bias
• Crowd funding (Kate has two successful Kickstarter campaigns under her belt)
• Identity, trust, security and consent in a digital world
• Influencer marketing
• Digital transformation
• The past/future of tech and its impact on business
• Gaming/gaming communities


Photo credit: Adam Leach

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