Virtual Events as Only Kate O’ Can Do Them

More than ever before, your team needs to think about technology in a human-centric way. Our lives have changed from the covid-19 pandemic and they’re not going back to pre-pandemic “normal” any time soon — now what’s normal is a new level of virtual connectedness, and new expectations for frictionless experiences.

Virtual events as only the author of Pixels and Place and Tech Humanist can do them

Whether pre-recorded, live, standing for the full keynote effect, or a seated fireside chat, Kate delivers the warmth people crave along with the expertise people need.

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

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Offline Speaking Experience, Meet Online Expertise

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You’d expect the author of Pixels and Place and Tech Humanist to offer not only virtual events, but an emphasis on connectivity, meaningful human experiences, and an optimistic view of the future. And that’s exactly what Kate does. Her signature events are virtual keynotes on Tech Humanism and her “optimistic futurist” view.

And they’re carefully crafted to make the most of the virtual metaphors and opportunities, to make each presentation itself a meaningful experience.

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. She leads virtual presentations, facilitates virtual workshops, and offers online guidance on topics from overall strategy to human-centric digital transformation.

And as the host of the weekly livestream program The Tech Humanist Show, she’s deeply familiar with the challenges of broadcasting virtually — including the many things that can go wrong, and how to recover with grace when something inevitably does.

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No Stranger to Being in Front of the Camera

As a recurring commentator in broadcast media for her tech expertise — she’s been a featured expert on TV news programs from BBC to NBC — Kate knows how to be both credible and energetic on screen.

Her insightful perspective made her stand out from the crowd

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Most of All: Warm and Human

“I loved how she was smiling the ENTIRE TIME.” (Photo credit: John A DeMato)

This is where Kate shines. Almost literally. Kate’s online presence is so warm and engaging, she practically radiates through the screen.

Kate practically comes through the screen with positive energy (screen capture from virtual presentation)

“Really got a boost from your session!”

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A Deeply Thoughtful Thought Leader

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.”

It was refreshing & exciting to find a like-minded person who clearly knows the pulse and mind of the consumers

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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.

The style of presentation and the way the insights were cleverly communicated were very valuable to me; it helped me connect to these insights in my own work

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Her engaging, human style leaves audience expectations changed.



Exciting message,

delivered beautifully

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“Kate is an excellent and engaging speaker”

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The Future’s So Bright…

Fun fact: Kate is rarely seen without sunglasses on her head (screen capture from virtual presentation)

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 of 2020 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.

“She shared many insights into how technologies can be used at scale to create meaningful human experiences — ones that can solve world problems.”

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“Such an awesome message!
Thank you Kate!”

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