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.
"As the Chartered Institute for IT, it is important our events are hosted by a professional who is credible within the industry. Kate is a consummate professional and brings that credibility and knowledge to our events whether they are discussion forums or celebratory events. Kate Russell is very thorough in her preparation and research for events and is accomplished at helping other speakers and guests feel at ease. She works hard to entertain the audience and keep things running to schedule. For this reason she is on our list of top event hosts."
Head of Press & PR, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
"With her experience, knowledge and clear passion for all things technology related, Kate Russell made a fantastic Chair for our discussion on the future of Britain’s broadband. Using her journalistic acumen, Kate asked all the right probing questions of our panellists and facilitated a lively debate. As both an informative and entertaining speaker, we were delighted with Kate’s contribution to the discussion."
Head of Events, Policy Exchange
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