Speaking Topics: Human-Centric Digital Transformation

Kate O'Neill, Talks at Google, October 2018
Kate O’Neill, Talks at Google, October 2018

Kate O’Neill literally wrote the book on human-centric digital transformation, in part drawing from her 25 years leading cutting-edge technology innovations across category leaders like Netflix, Toshiba, and more.

Whether working directly with event organizers or through top-tier speakers bureaus such as Washington Speakers Bureau and Leading Authorities, Kate speaks to the decision-makers and experience-shapers of the most influential companies and organizations from Coca Cola to the United Nations, at industry conferences and private events, providing :

  • CORPORATE KEYNOTES FOR TECH GIANTS like Google, IBM, Microsoft, Adobe, and more
  • CORPORATE KICKOFFS & EVENTS, such as the keynote at Cisco Partners global corporate event in Barcelona as well as strategy workshop exclusively available to Cisco top partner executives; the keynote for Etsy‘s Engineering Day; Kelly Services corporate leadership annual summit; other clients such as McDonald’s, Coca Cola, and more
  • ORGANIZATION & ASSOCIATION EVENTS, such as the keynote for Public Radio Program Directors association annual conference; the keynote for Boston CIO Summit; keynote for Franchise Business Network annual meeting; CIVSA, others
  • TRANSFORMATIVE EXECUTIVE BOARD STRATEGY SESSIONS, WORKSHOPS, AND RETREATS, such as for YPO Innovation Week in Hong Kong; Cisco Partners in Barcelona; Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America in Washington D.C.; etc
  • with audiences including senior leaders and doers from GE, Apple, Ford, Intel, etc

Today’s business and tech leaders look to Kate O’Neill, the “Tech Humanist,” for “optimism about the role of technology in the world along with a firm reality check,” according to one Google executive. Whether delivering a keynote on her signature topics or offering an industry-specific insight, Kate O’Neill is a dynamic and bright speaker with experience speaking at 100s of events and meetings all around the world. She presents thought-provoking, energizing, high-concept ideas about topics at the intersection of data, emerging tech, strategy, meaning, and human experience.

“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

Signature Talks & Programs on the Future of Work

Each of these talks blends forward thinking, an overall optimistic outlook, and insightful takeaways for the audience through Kate O’Neill‘s breadth of experience and bleeding-edge thinking.

Human-Centric Digital Transformation: Purpose, Alignment, Meaningful Experiences

IDEAL FOR: corporate leaders, technology leaders, civic leaders, cultural leaders, business audiences

  • intended to help companies, organizations, cities, museums, and entities of all kinds solve strategic problems arising from integrating data and emerging technology into their business model, operations, and experience strategy
  • encourages aligning the data model and technology deployment in these areas around human experiences meaningfully, respectfully, and profitably
  • makes the case that business can’t ignore the need for digitization, and humanity can’t ignore the need for purpose and meaning
  • provides a framework to align the entire organization, offer efficiencies, clarify priorities, uncover inconsistencies that hold back growth, simplify decision-making, and put resources where they matter most

Humanity At Scale: Data, Emerging Tech, and the Future of Meaningful Human Experience

IDEAL FOR: corporate audiences, industry conferences

  • considers the emphasis in business on artificial intelligence, automation of various kinds, and digital transformation
  • proposes that the future of human experiences – and even the future of humanity itself – can feel uncertain
  • explores the relationship between meaning, intention, data tracking, and human experience
  • presents the case for why the future of humanity is in creating more meaningful, dimensional, and integrated experiences
  • offers practical insights on how businesses can harness data and technology to create innovative experiences that form the basis of more meaningful and profitable relationships with customers
  • demonstrates how emerging technologies like chatbots, wearables, IoT devices, and more can be included in this kind of human-centric strategy

Pixels and Place: Connected Experiences and Integrated Human Experience Design

IDEAL FOR: IoT conferences, corporate events, integrated design events

  • considers that there is no “online” and “offline” anymore
  • argues that whether you’re offering a product for purchase, a travel destination, a healthcare service, an education, or just about anything else, what you’re really offering is an experience – and your customers increasingly expect these experiences to be integrated, contextually relevant, and meaningful
  • describes an approach to serving people relevant digital interactions while meeting them in the context of their physical surroundings – for more memorable, more meaningful, and more integrated digital and physical experiences
  • applies that approach to the needs of your audience
  • content may focus more on brands as placemakers or on digital user experience, exploring digital placemaking and strategy: the meaning of place, and how digital “place” creates context for behavior, reactions, and experience and what marketers and designers can do to harness that
  • covers real-world, current examples from a variety of industries and review action-ready ideas for implementing integrated experiences

Automation, Integration, AI, and the Future of Meaningful Human Experience

IDEAL FOR: industry conferences, corporate events, forward-thinking technology events

  • considers that every day our physical surroundings and our digital interactions converge more and more, through data analytics, connected devices and the Internet of Things, wearable technology, geo-tagged and geo-targeted social media, surveillance, sensors and beacons, and so on
  • posits that our human experiences create a targeted feedback loop, defining our opportunities, our relationships, our knowledge, and, ultimately, our selves
  • advocates thinking beyond the customer context to a holistic human experience that blends online and offline interactions, and building lifetime value through relevant and respectful use of data
  • explores the relationship between meaning, intention, data tracking, and human experience
  • offers practical insights on how businesses can harness data and technology to create innovative experiences that form the basis of more meaningful and profitable relationships with customers

Kate’s highlights on human-centric digital transformation:

“The key to human-centric digital transformation is knowing your business purpose so you can fulfill it more meaningfully at scale.”

― Kate O’Neill, Tech Humanist: How You Can Make Technology Better for Business and Better for Humans

A tweet from @Cisco with a quote from my Keynote

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