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Kate O'Neill




Tech Humanist. Strategic Optimist. Future insights. Helping humanity prepare for a tech-driven future, and for change at exponential scale. Advocating always for the best futures for the most people. (she/her) Founder/host of Tech Humanist Club. ๐Ÿง ๐Ÿค–๐Ÿซ€ See below and follow/join! ๐Ÿ“š Author of a pile of books including โ€œA Future So Bright,โ€ โ€œTech Humanistโ€ & โ€œPixels and Placeโ€ ๐ŸŽค Global keynote speaker ๐ŸŽ™ Media commentator (BBC, NPR, et al) ๐ŸŽฅ Host of The Tech Humanist Show weekly livestream & podcast ๐Ÿค– Human-centric digital transformation advisor/consultant to Fortune 500s, NGOs, IGOs, & cities focused on the future of meaningful human experiences through (and/or in spite of) AI, AR, automation, etc. ๐ŸŽŸ Created first Content Manager role at Netflix as one of first 100 employees ๐Ÿ“ก Named to 2020 Thinkers50 Radar, a global ranking of management thinkers (known, hilariously, as the โ€œOscars of management thinkingโ€) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ณ Led panel at COP25 on how we can use AI to fight climate change Clients have included Google, IBM, Cisco, Adobe, Coca Cola, Etsy, the city of Amsterdam, and the UN. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ณ ๐Ÿ” Topics of interest include (but are by no means limited to!) tech & AI ethics, data privacy, algorithmic justice, augmented reality, future of work/jobs/workplace, future of trust and truth, sustainability, food justice, placemaking, urbanism, circular design, public transit, public media, racial equity, social justice, & meaning in every form. ๐—”๐—น๐˜€๐—ผ: ๐Ÿฅฏ New Yorker in Hellโ€™s Kitchen โ€” on traditional Munsee Lenape land ๐Ÿ“ originally from Chicago area; also lived in Dรผsseldorf, San Jose, Portland, & Nashville ๐Ÿ“ฃ active ally/accomplice for intersecting areas of human rights: Black Lives Matter, trans rights, refugee/immigrant rights, etc โš–๏ธ investor in & advisor to values-led companies as well as impact & social good initiatives ๐ŸŒฑ vegan (since โ€˜98!) ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿท๐ŸฆŠ๐Ÿฐanimal rights/welfare advocate & activist โ™ป๏ธ secondhand shopper, conscientious consumer ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’™ bi ๐Ÿ“– voracious reader ๐Ÿ–‹ prolific writer: poetry, plays, songs, etc ๐Ÿ‘ฃ flaneuse exploring cities on foot ๐Ÿšฒ casual city cyclist ๐Ÿ›ซ ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ›ฌ world traveler Language-loving polyglot: ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ native language is English; ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช spreche auch Deutsch; ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท un peu franรงais; ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ un poco de espaรฑol; ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น un po d'italiano, ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ ะฝะตะผะฝะพะณะพ ะฟะพ ั€ัƒััะบะธ; ...and ๐™–๐™จ๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™ง๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ hyperpolyglot: learning some Dutch, Mandarin, Japanese, Irish, Hindi, Arabic, etc ๐Ÿ˜„ the smilingest person you know LinkedIn: /kateoneill Website: โฌ‡๏ธ Find me on Twitter, my social home