Kate Ancketill

Kate Ancketill
In her eye-opening, informative and inspirational multi-media presentations, Kate Ancketill shares insights on the technological, human, digital and physical innovations that will change the face of retail, hospitality, finance and industry over the next two to five years.
Kate is the driving force behind GDR Creative Intelligence, a global consultancy focused on strategic inspiration for world leading companies. She works with an impressive roster of major global brands including Permira, Argos, Grant Thornton, Barclaycard and Microsoft. 
Highly regarded, dynamic and commercial, Kate has won the Jennifer d‘Abo Memorial Scholarship for female entrepreneurs and been selected as one of the UK‘s top 100 in the Courvoisier Future 500.
She uses case studies to illustrate how new technologies and consumer behaviours will impact physical and digital commerce; case studies discovered by GDR‘s expert research team, or drawn from her global network - honed over 22 years - of leading engineers, programmers, designers, architects, marketers, scientists, academics and other specialist practitioners.
Meaningful innovation often starts with inspiration from unexpected places." says Kate. I love to show how taking a concept from one sector, tweaking it and applying it to another can lead to world-beating bottom line success."
Kate‘s presentations combine the inspirational with the practical. Her audiences take away concrete action points for future-proofing their business, a broad perspective on priorities for investment and a mind fizzing with cutting-edge, stimulating and challenging concepts and possibilities.