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Kate Russell

BBC Click presenter, Journalist, Reporter and Author


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Kate Russell is a journalist, reporter and author who has been writing about gaming, technology and the Internet since 1995.

Best known for weekly appearances on BBC technology programme Click, she is a frequent face on TV, radio and in magazines as a technology expert, with regular columns in National Geographic Traveller and BBC Focus.

She is author of two books; Working the Cloud, a business book about the internet and Elite: Mostly Harmless, her debut science fiction novel based in the gaming world of Elite, which achieved over 400% of its funding goal on Kickstarter.

In addition, Kate speaks regularly at technology events and conferences and in schools and universities, inspiring the next generation of technologists. She is also very involved in UK and global policy meetings to help shape the way the internet is governed.

To read the 1st chapter from Kate's book "Working the Cloud" click here


Working the Cloud


"As the Chartered Institute for IT, it is important our events are hosted by a professional who is credible within the industry. Kate is a consummate professional and brings that credibility and knowledge to our events whether they are discussion forums or celebratory events. Kate is very thorough in her preparation and research for events and is accomplished at helping other speakers and guests feel at ease. She works hard to entertain the audience and keep things running to schedule. For this reason she is on our list of top event hosts." BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

"With her experience, knowledge and clear passion for all things technology related, Kate made a fantastic Chair for our discussion on the future of Britain’s broadband. Using her journalistic acumen, Kate asked all the right probing questions of our panellists and facilitated a lively debate. As both an informative and entertaining speaker, we were delighted with Kate’s contribution to the discussion." Policy Exchange

"We were delighted that Kate Russell Chaired the Parliamentary Internet, Communications and Technology Forum Annual Dinner in the House of Lords in 2016. The insight, depth of knowledge of the sector, experience and expertise that she brought to Chairing this All Party Parliamentary Group event was invaluable. Attended by MPs, Members of the House of Lords, policy-makers, business people, journalists and other stakeholders, the event covered a wide range of issues – from ethics in innovation to copyright – and Kate ensured that discussion progressed smoothly." Parliamentary Internet, Communications and Technology Forum (Pictfor) All Party Parliamentary Group

"Kate was professional, dynamic and engaging. She had done her research well and knew everything she needed to know about the topic, event and panelists. She really livened up a panel discussion which was very male-dominated. Would highly recommend her to anyone and welcome her to future events." KNect365 – Broadband World Forum

"When we held a global conference to discuss worldwide efforts to remove child sexual abuse images from the internet Kate was the obvious choice to chair discussions. She is immersed in the issues, extremely knowledgeable on both the policy and technical aspects of internet discussions and she oozes professionalism. Indeed, working with her was effortless and we had absolute faith in her abilities. The conference was a massive success. It resulted in praise and recognition for our organisation as well as an offer by a multinational, high profile company to sponsor our next event. Kate’s contribution in helping us gain this cannot be understated. We would work with her again without a second’s thought."  Internet Watch Foundation

"I was in a desperate hunt for a dynamic, talented, tech & business savvy presenter who was as comfortable in a fast paced studio environment as she was on a live event stage. Luckily, I was introduced to Kate Russell who is not only super professional, adaptable, and an incredibly engaging interviewer; she is a stand out talent behind and in front of the camera. She puts the team around her at ease and never loses her cool that makes her so approachable you will find additional opportunities to work with her. She participated in a multinational campaign for a top 20 global brand while also hosting a live event with 2000 attendees. One second she was interviewing the #2 in command at a company that makes over $35B dollars in revenue and then interviewing a panel on stage two seconds later. On top of all this, her social media presence (she has >30k followers on Twitter for example) ensures that she can help generate reach but also engage with other influencers. She is a generous soul who has produced great content for us and used her social presence to amplify our campaign." Freemavens

"I’ve had the pleasure of working with Kate in a corporate capacity on a couple of occasions this year. Firstly, for an exclusive networking event where we needed a pre-dinner speaker. Secondly, for our Identity Summit world series, where Kate provided the closing keynote. Kate is tech savvy as well as commercially aware, a thought-provoking and entertaining speaker who easily engages with audiences at various levels. She takes the time to understand what you are trying to achieve, who your audience is and what channel you are communicating through. Kate is a true professional and a joy to work with. Her content is current, relevant and appealing. Rarely have I worked with an industry speaker who is so adaptable and collaborative in her approach." ForgeRock

"From our point of view Kate was fabulous: she did a great job on camera, learning lines quickly and delivering them well. On top of that, she was extremely nice and refreshingly down-to-earth. She was lovely to both the staff and customers; she chatted and held doors open for customers and at one point was even mistaken for a member of staff, which she dealt with very well! She was great to work with and we'd be delighted to work with her again in future." Specsavers 2014

Working the Cloud

Elite: Mostly Harmless



UK : £2.5k to £7k

Europe : £2.5k to £7k

US : £7k to £15k 

Asia/Middle East : £7k to £15k

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