Press and Events Bio:

Kate O’Neill is, more than anything, fascinated with the human condition. As an author, essayist, keynote speaker, Fortune 500 advisor, and experience strategy expert, she focuses on helping humanity prepare for an increasingly tech-driven future by teaching business how to make technology that’s better for humans. An integrated thinker and theorist, Kate makes it her work as Founder and Chief Tech Humanist of KO Insights to explore human-centric digital transformation, the future of work and human jobs, and human meaning in an increasingly automated world.

The author of 5 books including “Tech Humanist” (which was featured at CES 2019), “Pixels and Place,” and her latest, “A Future So Bright,” Kate’s written insights and expertise have been included in outlets such as WIRED,, and USA Today, and she has appeared as an expert commentator on BBC, NPR, Marketplace, NBC, and a wide variety of other national and international news media. Her speaking clients have included Cisco, Kelly Services, Coca Cola, McDonald’sCleveland Clinic, and many more well-known brands and organizations. Kate is also a vocal and visible advocate for women in technology, entrepreneurship, and leadership — she was featured by Google in their global campaign for women in entrepreneurship.

Kate’s long list of professional experiences include: creating the first content management role at Netflix, leading cutting-edge online optimization work at, developing Toshiba America‘s first intranet, building the first departmental website at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and holding leadership positions in a variety of digital content and technology start-ups. Kate was also Founder and CEO of [meta]marketer, a first-of-its-kind analytics and strategy agency, significantly shaping the marketing analytics landscape.

As an author, Kate draws on her broad background spanning technology, marketing, and language, as well as her personal experiences with overcoming loss and coping with change. As a keynote speaker, she brings warmth and wit to international conferences, private corporate meetings, association meetings, and other groups and events. And whether one-on-one, in board rooms, or in convention centers, Kate advises corporate and cultural leaders on how to take a human-centric approach to technology and the future of business.

Throughout her career, Kate has been named a “Woman to Watch in Retail Disruption,” “Technology Entrepreneur of the Year,” “Social Media Strategist of the Year,” a “Power Leader in Technology” and a “Woman of Influence,” among numerous other awards and recognitions.

Born in the Chicago area and having enjoyed years of living in San Jose, Düsseldorf, Portland, and Nashville, Kate is proud to now call New York City home. When not traveling, she resides in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan with her husband (the photographer Robbie Quinn), their two cats, and a constantly growing stack of books to read.

Follow Kate on Twitter: @kateo
Contact Kate via email:
Connect with Kate and/or follow her posts on LinkedIn:
Read Kate’s posts on Medium:
Follow Kate’s Facebook page:
Visit Kate’s author page on Amazon:
Visit Kate’s author page on Goodreads:

One thought on “About Kate O’Neill

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.