As the CEO and founder of GDR Creative Intelligence, Kate has accrued more than 21 years of experience in trends affecting business sectors and consumer behaviour, sharing her visionary insights around the world. She is the innovation partner to around 30 of the world’s largest consumer brands, supplying market-leading consultancy and professional speaking to P&G, Tesco, Waitrose, Target, Sephora, Microsoft and Google.
Kate is a business futurist, adept at making complex societal shifts and emerging technologies relatable for any audience. She also advises on the future of customer experience, how marketing is evolving, and how the best of the best are using tech to adapt to new customer behaviour.
During the lockdown (and afterwards) Kate is happy and able to appear by high-quality video – or voice link.
Kate has considerable experience in live TV, radio, podcasts, events and print. She has worked extensively with media organisations of all sizes, from national broadcasters to specialised trade publications. Her expertise and skills are highly regarded globally and she is the trends keynote speaker for the world’s largest retail organization, the National Retail Federation in the US.
Kate is a futurist with a tech, consumer, retail and brand specialisation, making complex societal shifts and emerging technologies relatable for any audience.
As CEO and founder of GDR Creative Intelligence, Kate is the innovation partner to around 30 of the world’s largest consumer brands.
Every presentation she gives contains research and analysis that has been stress-tested for relevance and impact with multi-national corporations, often at board level.
Kate delivers compelling big picture narratives explaining how retail, brands and experiences are changing as a result of economic and social
shifts, the technology revolution and the imperative move towards sustainability.
She advises on the future of customer experience, how marketing is evolving, and how the best of the best are using tech to adapt to new customer behaviours and expectations.
She takes a cross-sector, global view of innovation, which includes anywhere there’s interaction between brand and consumer, either online or offline.
Futurism • Consumer Trends • Artificial Intelligence • New Technologies • Disruptive Business Models • Sustainability • Customer Experience • Retail • Hospitality • E-commerce Trends • Marketing & Brands • Digital Media
• Trends fit for the future: The surprising secret of persistently brilliant retail brands
• Sustainable brands: a practical guide to a future that works for the planet, people and profit
• How AI is changing the world
• How and why Millennials and Gen Z are changing the nature of work, leisure and commerce
• 21st Century Brands – why digitally native brands are so successful, and what legacy brands
can learn from them
• How Innovation in Customer Experience is the Heart of Future Growth
• Old retail is dead, long live Chinese New Retail