Kate Russell (FutureFest)
Journalist, reporter and author, Kate has been writing about technology and the Internet since 1995. Appearing regularly on BBC technology programme Click for over a decade, she also has monthly technology focused columns in National Geographic Traveller magazine and BBC Focus magazine. Her website, KateRussell.co.uk , 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 Computer Weekly magazine.
Her first book “Working the Cloud” delivered a collection of online tips, tricks and resources for small businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurs. Her second published book, a science fiction novel based in space trading game, Elite: Dangerous, the childhood passion that inspired her love of technology was financed through crowd funding. Kate is also a prolific speaker, commentator and facilitator on the technology scene, often being invited to lecture in universities and speak in schools and at educational events to inspire the next generation of tech enthusiasts