Kate Russell – Keynote Speaker

Technology and Digital TV Presenter

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Specialist Subjects

  • The Cloud
  • Technology Trends
  • Women in Tech
  • Influencer Marketing
  • Digital Transformation
  • Cybercrime and Data Protection
  • AI/Robotics and the influence on commerce/customer service/engagement
  • Live streaming for business - what businesses/broadcasters need to know
  • Live streaming for streamers - building an audience/creating content
  • Technology Trends
  • Diversity/Gender Bias
  • Crowd Funding
  • Identity, Trust, Security and Consent in a Digital World
  • Impact of Technology on Business
  • Artificial Intelligence and ChatGPT


  • English


Journalist, reporter, educator and author, Kate has been writing about technology and the Internet since 1995. She was recently appointed a board member of the BCS Influence Board, an advisory body for the Chartered Institute of IT in the UK.

A champion for diversity in tech, she has been a regular face on TV and voice on radio throughout her career, being a core member of the BBC Click reporting team for over a decade, as well as writing a ‘travel tech’ column for National Geographic Traveller for 7 years.

In addition to reporting on technology, Kate helps inspire the next generation of tech professionals through her work with Teentech CIC, a non-profit co-founded by Tomorrow’s World presenter, Maggie Philbin. She also speaks at conferences and digital strategy and policy meetings to help businesses and politicians understand the complexities of transformation for the digital age.

Her website, KateRussell.co.uk, has won multiple awards for best technology blog and she has been honoured in the Hall of Fame for the Computer Weekly Top 50 most influential women in UK IT. She also writes sci-fi and fantasy with two published novels now available.

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