Kate Ancketill – Keynote Speaker

CEO and founder of GDR Creative Intelligence, leading authority in global retail and business futurism

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Specialist Subjects

  • How Innovation in Customer Experience is the Heart of Future Growth.
  • Modern Retail is Rocket Science: How can we deal with the complexity?
  • What does AI mean for me, my work, industry and society?
  • Trends fit for the future: The surprising secrets of persistently brilliant brands.
  • The future of customer service. What can professional services learn from other industries?
  • Who are the Gen Z and Alpha consumers?
  • Sustainable brands: a practical guide to a future that works for the planet, people, and profit.


The global thought leader in business futurism. Kate Ancketill is renowned for making complex societal shifts and emerging technologies relatable for any audience.

• CEO and founder of business futurist consultancy GDR, with 25 years in consumer trends.

• Innovation partner to more than 30 of the world’s largest brands: P&G, Tesco, Target, Sephora, Microsoft, Google, Samsung, Moet Hennessy, Danone, The BBC and Lego.

• Cross-sector, global views of consumer-facing innovation across all physical and digital channels.

• Every presentation bespoke to the audience with never-seen-before content.

You can expect a charismatic performance, whether on a large stage, at a corporate event, in the boardroom, or as a panellist. Every presentation Kate gives has the WOW factor and will contain tailored research and analysis, Kate Ancketill is renowned for inspirational WOW factor talks that are customised to each audience with bleeding-edge innovation.

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