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Kate O’Neill

Kate O’Neill

Keynote mic


$25k and over


Future & Technology
AI & Adaptive Systems
Business & Management
Change, Innovation & Creativity


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.

She is widely known as “the Tech Humanist.” A digital innovator for over 25 years, she is founder of KO Insights, a strategic advisory firm committed to improving human experience at scale, even — and especially — in data-driven, algorithmically optimized, and AI-led interactions.

Kate regularly keynotes industry events, advocating for humanity’s role in an increasingly tech-driven future. Her world-leading clients have included Google, Adobe, IBM, Yale University, the city of Amsterdam, and the United Nations.

Kate’s prior roles include creating the first content management role at Netflix as one of the company’s first 100 employees; developing Toshiba America’s first intranet; leading cutting-edge experience optimization for; and founding [meta]marketer, a first-of-its-kind digital strategy, analytics, and experience optimization agency.

Author of 5 books including her latest, A Future So Bright, Kate’s insights and expertise have been featured in WIRED,, USA Today, and many other outlets. She has been featured and quoted in a wide variety of national and international media, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, WIRED, NPR, Marketplace, NBC News, and BBC World News. In 2020 she was named to the Thinkers50 Radar, a global ranking of top management thinkers.

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