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Deeply Thoughtful Thought Leader

A dynamic and bright speaker, Kate O’Neill has spoken at hundreds of events all around the world on digital transformation and the impact of technology on humanity.
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Need a human-centric perspective on emerging technologies?

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.

She delivers thought-provoking, energizing, high-concept ideas about topics at the intersection of data, emerging tech, strategy, meaning, and human experience.

From Coca Cola to the United Nations

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.

  • UX Australia, Sydney
  • zee Melt, Mumbai
  • Mind the Product, London
  • DevLearn, Las Vegas
  • API Strategy, Nashville
  • many other tech, data, product, strategy events
  • The city of Amsterdam as part of future-readiness initiative to prepare for their 750th birthday in 2025
  • World Government Summit in Dubai on how government leaders will navigate the new world of work
  • City leadership events in Vancouver Island, Austin, Nashville, Palm Beach, etc
  • Talks at Google
  • Cambridge University
  • Yale University
  • The House of Beautiful Business
  • Bett UK sponsored by Zoom, A future of education keynote
  • Event hosted by Charles Schwab, A digital transformation keynote
  • Public Radio Program Directors association annual conference
  • UPCEA (the leading association for professional, continuing, and online education)
  • Boston CIO Summit
  • AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
  • Franchise Business Network annual meeting
  • Cisco Partners global corporate event, Barcelona
  • Lowe’s annual all-hands meeting
  • Etsy‘s Engineering Day
  • Kelly Services corporate leadership annual summit
  • Focus Brands Global Conference (Cinnabon, Auntie Anne’s, Moe’s Southwest Grill, etc)
  • IBM, Comcast, McDonald’s, Coca Cola, etc.
  • The United Nations COP25 climate change summit in Madrid
  • Corporate Social Media Summit, with heads of social for HBO and Thomson Reuters
  • YPO Innovation Week in Hong Kong
  • Cisco Partners in Barcelona
  • Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America in Washington D.C.

“One of the smartest and most forward-thinking people in the interactive space”

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Keynotes

Each of these keynotes 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.

Kate O'Neill at Yale

Tech Humanism

How Data and Technology Shape the Future of Meaningful Human Experiences
Kate O'Neill at UX Australia

A Future So Bright

Strategic Optimism for an Uncertain Future
Kate O'Neill at DevLearn

The Future of Work

A Tech Humanist Perspective
Kate O'Neill Speaking

Pixels and Place

Human Experience in the Metaverse, and What it Means for Digital Strategy and Placemaking
Kate O'Neill at Cisco

Humanity At Scale

Data, Emerging Tech, and the Future of Meaningful Human Experience
Kate O'Neill at EPIC

Automation, Integration, AI

and the Future of Meaningful Human Experience
Espeakers Certified Virtual Presenter
Kate O'Neill speaking virtually

An Unflappable Virtual Presenter

Kate has been offering virtual programs for many years for clients like USPS, Cognizant, and many others — long before covid came on the scene.

Kate literally wrote the book on how the physical and digital worlds connect. It’s more than the Internet of Things; it’s about how both online and offline experiences can be as rich and meaningful as possible. More than that, Kate’s a Certified Virtual Presenter who has given rich, interactive keynotes over just about every platform.

“During her session I forgot all about how much I usually hate virtual events”

Audience Feedback

Content and Experiences Tailor-Made for the Medium

While Kate’s virtual programs include all of the topics available in her offline keynotes and workshops, Kate uses interactive engagement techniques specially adapted to virtual experiences to get everyone participating.

Kate O'Neill Virtual Speaking Testimonial

“OMG Kate O’Neill was absolutely amazing. The content of her presentation was incredibly relevant to [our department], and really [the company] as a whole. This was our highest attended All Hands yet. We are getting nothing but amazing feedback.”

A very happy client through a very happy bureau

The Future’s So Bright

Named to the 2020 Thinkers50 Radar, Kate is a world-class thought leader, strategist, futurist, expert media commentator, and the speaker the world’s leading companies rely on for, as one Google exec put it, “optimism about the role of technology in the world along with a firm reality check.”

Looking for a jolt of inspiration and big picture thinking? Kate “never stops smiling,” according to audience reviews, and can bring a ray of hope to even the most difficult topics.

Her most-requested keynote is Strategic Optimism for an Uncertain Future, which brings her signature upbeat style to understanding the future human impact of a wide range of emerging technology and business trends.

Kate O'Neill at Mind the Product London

“gobsmacked by her contagious enthusiasm”

Audience Feedback

“Clearly a serious intellect yet warm and approachable”

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Kate is proud to be represented by:

If your company has an existing relationship with any of these leading bureaus, you’ll find it simple to work with Kate through them. Each logo is linked to Kate’s profile there; feel free to inquire about booking Kate wherever you feel most comfortable.

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“Kate's presentation style is dynamic and engaging. And her message is positive and relevant in today's data and tech-driven world.”

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