About Kate O’Neill

Kate O’Neill is helping humanity prepare for an increasingly tech-driven future by guiding business and civic leaders to be both successful and respectful with human-centric data and technology, and by helping people better understand the human impact of emerging technologies.

Kate’s expertise in data-based business models, integrated experience strategy, and human-centric digital transformation comes from more than 20 years of experience and entrepreneurship leading innovations across technology, marketing, and operations in category-defining companies. She was one of the first 100 employees at Netflix, where she created the first content management role and helped implement innovative dynamic e-commerce practices that became industry standard; was founder & CEO of [meta]marketer, a first-of-its-kind analytics and digital strategy agency; led cutting-edge experience optimization work at Magazines.com; developed Toshiba America‘s first intranet; and has held leadership and advisory positions in a variety of digital content and technology start-ups.

Kate is now founder and CEO of KO Insights, a strategic consultancy committed to improving human experience at scale. Clients have included Cisco, Coca Cola, McDonald’s, Kelly Services, a wide variety of non-profit organizations, cultural institutions, professional associations, and industry conferences — even states and cities, such as Amsterdam.

Whether in convention centers to audiences of thousands or in an executive board room — or even at the United Nations — Kate advocates for the future of humanity in an increasingly tech-driven world. Her insights help corporate and cultural leaders re-think how to succeed long-term by taking a human-centric approach to digital transformation and readiness for the future.

Author of 4 books including her latest, “Tech Humanist,” Kate’s insights and expertise have been featured in outlets such as WIRED, CMO.com, and USA Today, and she has appeared as an expert commentator on BBC, NPR, Marketplace, NBC, and a wide variety of other national and international news media.

“I definitely recommend Kate as a keynote speaker at any type of professional event. Her experience creates an arsenal of expert subjects she can share to inspire a variety of audiences.” — event organizer

picture of Kate O'NeillBorn in the Chicago area and having enjoyed years of living in Silicon Valley, Portland, Oregon, Düsseldorf, and Nashville, Kate is proud to now call New York City home. Throughout her career, she has been named a “Woman to Watch in Retail Disruption,” “Technology Entrepreneur of the Year,” “Social Media Strategist of the Year,” a “Power Leader in Technology” and a “Woman of Influence,” among numerous other awards and recognitions. She is also a vocal and visible advocate for women and underrepresented people in technology, entrepreneurship, and leadership — she was featured by Google in the launch of their global campaign for women in entrepreneurship.

A thought-provoking and dynamic speaker, Kate appears frequently at industry conferences and private events, providing galvanizing keynotes, moderating and participating in lively panel discussions, and facilitating transformative executive workshops and retreats. For booking, inquire via this contact form.


tl;dr version: 

Kate O’Neill is helping humanity prepare for a more technology-centric future by teaching business how to design data-driven experiences that are both more profitable and more meaningful for humans.

Press and events bios are here.


You can connect with Kate on:
Twitter: @kateo
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/kateoneill
Facebook page: facebook.com/kateoneillpage
Medium: https://medium.com/@kateo

Email: kate@koinsights.com

Speakermatch listing: https://www.speakermatch.com/profile/kateoneill/
Speakerpedia listing: https://speakerpedia.com/speakers/kate-o-neill

Visit Kate’s author page on Amazon:
http://amazon.com/author/kateo