Kate Russell

Technology & Gaming Journalist, Moderator

Journalist, reporter and author, Kate Russell has been writing about technology and the internet since 1995. Best known for appearing weekly on BBC technology programme Click for over a decade, she also speaks at conferences and lectures in schools and universities inspiring the next generation of technologists.

"A well known tech reporter on Britain's major TV channels"

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  • Technology
  • Gaming
  • Internet
  • Innovation
  • Social Media
  • Gender Balance in Technology


She presents in English.

How she presents

Kate is an amusing and inspiring speaker who fills the room with her infectious enthusiasm for all things technology. She is as comfortable taking questions and interacting with the audience as she is standing up on stage delivering a keynote address.


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In Detail

Her debut science fiction novel was published in 2014 under official licence to the space trading game, 'Elite: Dangerous', which is the 21st century re-imagination of the game that inspired her childhood passion for technology back in 1984. She financed the purchase of this license through crowd funding, raising over £17,000 in 42 days through popular platform, Kickstarter. As part of the licensing deal from the game's developers she got to name a planet in the latest release, 'Elite: Dangerous' She called it 'Slough'. Her website won the 2015 UK Blog Awards for best individual digital and technology blog, and in June 2015 she was voted the 25th most influential woman in UK IT by leading technology magazine Computer Weekly and its readers.


In her presentation Kate discusses how she got her break in the technology industry and gives useful insights into the digital and technology marketplace. Kate is also an experienced conference host and moderator.



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