Tech & Cultural Strategist Kate O'Neill advises Fortune 100 companies, startups, Faith Popcorn's BrainReserve, and major retailers on the future of data, meaning, and humanity. Frequently quoted in the media, she was featured by Google in their global campaign for women in entrepreneurship. She is the author of "Pixels and Place: Connecting Human Experience Across Physical and Digital Spaces" as well as an upcoming book on the how automation will change the meaning of human work.
Kate O’Neill describes herself as a “tech humanist.” She is a keynote speaker, writer and author, and strategist for better business, meaningful marketing, and a humanity-centered digital future. Her research and advisory firm, KO Insights, provides guidance on the trends shaping business, technology innovation, and human experience, helping clients to develop strategies and create experiences that are both more effective for the client and more meaningful for the people who use their products and services. Clients have included Fortune 100 corporations, major retailers, cities and civic organizations, hospitals and other healthcare entities, top universities, fast-growing startups, and non-profit organizations.
Kate’s experiences include creating the first content management role at Netflix, leading cutting-edge online optimization work at Magazines.com, developing Toshiba America’s first intranet, building the first website at the University of Illinois at Chicago, starting and building her own industry-leading marketing analytics and digital strategy agency, [meta]marketer, and holding leadership positions in a variety of digital content and technology start-ups.
Kate has been featured in CNN Money, TIME, Forbes, USA Today, and other national media. She is also a vocal and visible advocate for women in technology, entrepreneurship, and leadership.
- "Pixels and Place: Connecting Human Experience Across Physical and Digital Spaces" — Part methodology and part manifesto, this book explores the converging worlds of physical place and digital experience and makes the case for a new approach to respectful, meaningful, context-aware human-centered experience design.
- "Lessons from Los Gatos: How Working at a Startup Called Netflix Made Me a Better Entrepreneur (and Mentor)" — As one of the movie giant's first 100 employees, I describe the early culture and list a few of the lessons I took away to start and run my own companies and advise others.
- "Technology Entrepreneur of the Year," NEXT Awards, 2012
- "Women to Watch in Retail Disruption," Remodista, Jan 2016
- "Power Leader in Technology," Nashville Business Journal, 2012
- "Social Media Strategist of the Year," Nashville Technology Council, 2012