Kate O’Neill

Innovation Speaker, Founder and CEO of KO Insights, The Tech Humanist

Kate is a top innovation keynote speaker and Founder and CEO of KO Insights, the Tech Humanist. 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.

  • Kate O’Neill`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Kate O’Neill`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    New York, USA

  • Kate O’Neill`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Kate O’Neill`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    New York, USA

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Tech Humanist: How Business Can Succeed By Making Technology Better for Humanity

IDEAL FOR: corporate leaders, technology leaders, business audiences considers 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 ...

IDEAL FOR: corporate leaders, technology leaders, business audiences

  • considers 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
  • provokes thinking beyond the customer context to a holistic human experience that blends online and offline interactions
  • advocates building lifetime value through relevant and respectful use of data
  • advocates strategic purpose as an aligning tool for the organization in modeling data and deploying technology for digital transformation
  • 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

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The Design of Meaning for the Future of Humanity

IDEAL FOR: web/interactive designers, developers, strategists, practitioners considers interactive experiences increasingly becoming automated, algorithmically optimized, and driven by artificial intelligence asks how we ensure that we don’t ...

IDEAL FOR: web/interactive designers, developers, strategists, practitioners

  • considers interactive experiences increasingly becoming automated, algorithmically optimized, and driven by artificial intelligence
  • asks how we ensure that we don’t accidentally create absurd, out-of-proportion, or even harmful interactions
  • proposes that the experiences we create for humans are as meaningful as possible
  • advocates that we do what we can to make our work matter, because our every design decision has a chance of reaching massive scale
  • examines how to bring meaning to even the smallest design decisions, to every interaction and every system, and ultimately, through this focus, how to bring more meaning to our work

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A Tech Humanist Look at the Future of Work

From AI-enabled recruitment systems to virtual presence robots, even the workplace of the present can seem a little strange. But what do emerging and exponential technologies mean for the future of human jobs? It no longer sounds alarmist to say that at least some parts of our...

From AI-enabled recruitment systems to virtual presence robots, even the workplace of the present can seem a little strange. But what do emerging and exponential technologies mean for the future of human jobs? It no longer sounds alarmist to say that at least some parts of our jobs are probably going to be replaced by automation or by cognitive computing. Depending on which forecast you consult, as many as half of all job categories risk displacement, if not complete replacement, by machines in the years to come. There will certainly be impacts on the economy, on production, on efficiencies of scale, and on innovation. But beyond the economic impacts, how will this shift our human understanding of meaningful work, of accomplishment, of achievement? And how can companies prepare for workplaces that increasingly blend human and machine contributions? This thought-provoking and ultimately inspiring talk from Kate O’Neill, author of Tech Humanist, offers clarity, encouragement, and a thoughtful approach for business leaders to adapt to the big changes ahead while grounding the discussion in the timeless fundamentals of humanity.educational / informative technical / specific Human Resources

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Better Technology for the Future of Humanity and Why We ALL Need to Build It

IDEAL FOR: technology events wanting to emphasize diversity and inclusion; diversity and inclusion events wanting to emphasize technology considers that emerging technologies and the technologies of the future are increasingly immersive, and the data ...

IDEAL FOR: technology events wanting to emphasize diversity and inclusion; diversity and inclusion events wanting to emphasize technology

  • considers that emerging technologies and the technologies of the future are increasingly immersive, and the data about us that shapes our everyday experiences, both online and offline, will increasingly affect our surroundings, our opportunities, and our well-being in seamless, holistic ways
  • advocates for women, People of Color, and others who have historically had less input into the direction of technology to be able to lead the way forward
  • argues for building the best futures for the most people
  • offers encouragement, clarity, and practical steps for a more diverse and inclusive group of humans to influence the future of human experiences

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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 ...

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

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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...

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

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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 ...

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

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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 ...

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

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Meaningful Growth

IDEAL FOR: corporate leaders, cultural leaders, organizational leaders considers that not all growth is meaningful advocates creating relationships with customers based on an understanding of their motivations and what compels them ...

IDEAL FOR: corporate leaders, cultural leaders, organizational leaders

  • considers that not all growth is meaningful
  • advocates creating relationships with customers based on an understanding of their motivations and what compels them
  • offers a framework for growth that adds value

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About Keynote Speaker 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 Google, Cisco, Etsy, Coca Cola, McDonald’s, Kelly Services, as well as educational institutions including the University of Cambridge and Yale University, professional associations like YPO and SHRM, industry conferences like INBOUND and UX Australia, cities such as Amsterdam, cultural institutions, and a wide variety of NGOs and IGOs including the United Nations.

Whether in convention centers to audiences of thousands or in an executive board room, 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” (which was featured at CES 2019), 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.

Kate has long been a vocal and visible advocate for women and underrepresented people in technology, entrepreneurship, and leadership. Throughout her career, she has received numerous awards and recognitions such as being named “Technology Entrepreneur of the Year,” a “Power Leader in Technology,” a “Woman of Influence,” and more. She was also featured by Google in the launch of their global campaign for women in entrepreneurship.

Born in the Chicago area and having enjoyed years of living in Silicon Valley, Portland (Oregon), Düsseldorf, and Nashville, Kate now calls New York City home.

A thought-provoking and dynamic speaker, Kate appears frequently at industry conferences and private events around the world, providing galvanizing keynotes, moderating and participating in lively panel discussions, and facilitating transformative executive workshops and retreats.

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