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Kate Ancketill

Kate Ancketill

Expert in Innovation and Founder and CEO of GDR Creative Intelligence

Kate Ancketill is the driving force behind GDR Creative Intelligence, a globally recognised consultancy focused on innovation and emerging trends in retail, leisure and hospitality around the world. She has worked with an impressive roster of major global brands, including: Microsoft, Coca-Cola, Under Armour,  LVMH, Lego, Tesco and P&G.

In eye-opening, informative and inspirational multi-media presentations, Kate shares insights on the technological, human and spatial innovations that will change the face of retail and hospitality over the next two to five years. She uses carefully selected case studies to illustrate how new technologies and consumer behaviours will impact physical and digital commerce globally; case studies discovered by GDR’s expert research team, or drawn from her global network – honed over 22 years – of leading engineers, programmers, designers, architects, marketers, scientists, academics and other specialist practitioners.

“Meaningful innovation often starts with inspiration from unexpected places,” says Kate Ancketill. “I love to show how taking a concept from one sector, tweaking it and applying it to another can lead to world-beating bottom line success.”

To learn more about Kate, listen to her podcast here

Kate works closely with clients when planning her presentation and each is bespoke. Kate’s presentations combine the inspirational with the practical. Her audiences take away concrete action points for future-proofing their business, a broad perspective on priorities for investment and a mind fizzing with cutting-edge, stimulating and challenging concepts and possibilities.


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The growth of omni-channel and the intersection between digital and physical retail.

Cognitive artificial intelligence and its implications for future service provision within retail and leisure.

The ‘entitled’ millennial shopper

Click and collect and delivery

Experiential retail

Mobile commerce and its impact on the retail landscape.

A really interesting and intriguing presentation that the audience thinking into the next few years.


Fantastic, really thought provoking – she inspired lots of debate.


Fees & Details

Fees From*

  • UK:

    £7k to £15k

  • Europe:

    £7k to £15k

  • US:

    £15k to £30k

  • Africa/Asia/ME:

    £15k to £30k

Travels From

  • United Kingdom



* This Speaker's fee falls within the ranges shown above. Ranges are presented as a guideline only. Speaker fees are subject to change without notice. For an exact quote, please contact us.

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