journalist • speaker • presenter • broadcaster
Kate is a journalist and broadcaster with more than 20 years of experience of talking and writing about technology and security at a senior level across the industry. Kate has written for the FT, the Guardian and the Telegraph as well as for a range of publications from Financial World to Hello! Magazine.
Kate regularly appears as an expert guest explaining technology and security stories on BBC TV and radio news programmes, including Newsnight, BBC World, the BBC News Channel, Radio 4’s Today programme, PM and The World Tonight. Kate is also a regular guest on the BBC World Service’s Tech Tent programme and has appeared on Five Live.
Kate is also a regular expert guest on Sky News programmes from Sunrise to Kay Burley, where she’s valued for her ability to explain complex issues such as Bitcoin, encryption and Silicon Valley companies’ strategy.
ITN programmes are also fans of Kate, booking her as an expert commentator on programmes from Channel Four News to Five News and ITV’s lunchtime news and News at Ten. Kate is also a familiar face to viewers around the world who often see her interviewed on Al Jazeera English and Turkey’s TRT World.
As well as her writing and broadcasting work, Kate is also an experienced and confident speaker, able to engage audiences from C-suite executives to a more informal drinks gathering. She’s also a skilful event host, successfully moderating panels on subjects as diverse as sextech to social media.”
Kate can talk about social media, the rise of fake news, bitcoin, blockchain and ICOs, online security, hacking, encryption, how to stay safe online, women in tech, sextech, the gig economy … and many more!
Rachel Gilley, Managing Director, Bite London
“Kate brings a degree of credibility to the events we ask her to moderate that is very difficult to secure in a time when everyone is labelled an ‘expert’.
“Her unequivocal experience, her no nonsense style and her ability to show up smarter than anyone in the room, regardless of topic, are just a few of the many reasons she is so in demand.
“She is particularly adept at discussing technical topics but bringing it back to the business of business’, something we ask of her often. She is a superb handler of corporate level stakeholders and her journalistic expertise means she asks the pertinent questions and knows exactly how to stimulate discussion at any level and in almost any industry sector.
“I can highly recommend her for any event large or small where you can feel confident that in using Kate as your host or moderator you will have a very successful event.”
Hannah Williams, Director, Harvard
“I have worked with Kate several times and have never found her to be anything other than fabulous.
“Her copywriting skills are second-to-none and her ability to write clear and compelling copy to tight deadlines is unrivalled in my opinion. She is also a real details person, which means the work she delivers is always accurate and effective.
“Kate is also a rare breed – a technology expert with the ability to translate often complex terms into simple, focused language that will resonate with the intended audience.
“She manages to be both personable and authoritative which makes her incredibly effective at facilitating roundtables or speaking at a range of events. Kate was a wonderful speaker and moderator at an event I organised for a highly tech-savvy group pf C-Suite influencers, impressing everyone with her ability to read a room and make exactly the right contributions to ensure the event moved at the right pace.
“She is also a pleasure to deal with. I recommend her with alacrity.”
Tristan Piñeiro, Head of Consumer, 3 Monkeys Zeno
“Kate is my ‘go-to’ expert on all matters concerning consumer technology, cyber-security, social networks, big data and new methods of communication – her knowledge in these subjects is encyclopaedic, and second to none.
“Her brain has a sharpness and speed like no other, with an uncanny knack of processing highly complex (and often dry) subject matter, and breaking it down into an interesting and digestible narrative for the audiences we need to reach and engage.
“While such skills and knowledge may sound intimidating and ‘academic’, Kate always comes across as balanced and empathetic, understanding the pressures and foibles of modern life and human behaviour, expertly mapping her arguments through real and relatable insights.
“Most importantly, Kate is one of the best listeners I have ever met; her moderation skills are outstanding. In real time, Kate can digest arguments, map out differing points of view, and keep a conversation on track, always pointing in the right direction.
“In summary, Kate is a thorough and interested researcher; an engaging speaker and a spectacular moderator. I wouldn’t have the slightest hesitation in recommending her services.”