Kate Russell Speaker, Speeches, Booking Agent | MFL Global
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Kate Russell

Journalist, Reporter and Author

Kate Russell started writing about technology, gaming and the Internet in 1995 and for over a decade has been a regular face on the BBC’s flagship technology programme Click. A regular expert on TV shows and radio stations including ITV’s morning show and various BBC radio stations, she writes a monthly ‘tech traveller’ column for National Geographic Traveller magazine.

Her first book ‘Working the Cloud’ delivered a collection of online tips, tricks and resources for small businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurs.

Kate’s website has won multiple awards for best technology blog and she has been featured as one of the top 50 most influential women in UK IT by Computer Weekly magazine for the last two years. She also writes sci-fi and fantasy with two published novels now available.

Kate Russell is an experienced and confident master of ceremonies, conference chair, moderator, keynote speaker, panellist and after dinner speaker. She can offer insight and expertise on most areas of technology and digital transformation and is happy to tailor a presentation to suit any audience. She speaks with great energy and humour, making complex technical topics entertaining and easier to understand.  She is also very involved in UK and global policy meetings to help shape the way the internet is governed.

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Topics

Working in the Cloud

Digital transformation

AI/Robotics and the influence on commerce/customer service/engagement

The past/future of tech and its impact on business

Women in Tech

Diversity/Gender Bias

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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 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.

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

We were delighted that Kate Russell Chaired the Parliamentary Internet, Communications and Technology Forum Annual Dinner in the House of Lords in 2016. The insight, depth of knowledge of the sector, experience and expertise that she brought to Chairing this All Party Parliamentary Group event was invaluable. Attended by MPs, Members of the House of Lords, policy-makers, business people, journalists and other stakeholders, the event covered a wide range of issues – from ethics in innovation to copyright – and Kate ensured that discussion progressed smoothly.

Parliamentary Internet, Communications and Technology Forum (Pictfor) All Party Parliamentary Group

With her experience, knowledge and clear passion for all things technology related, Kate 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.

Policy Exchange

Kate was professional, dynamic and engaging. She had done her research well and knew everything she needed to know about the topic, event and panelists. She really livened up a panel discussion which was very male-dominated. Would highly recommend her to anyone and welcome her to future events.

KNect365 – Broadband World Forum

Publications

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Working the Cloud

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Elite: Mostly Harmless

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Mostly Harmless

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Fees & Details

Fees From*

  • UK:

    £3k to £7k

  • Europe:

    £7k to £15k

  • US:

    £7k to £15k

  • Africa/Asia/ME:

    £7k to £15k

Travels From

  • United Kingdom

Languages

English

* 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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