Kate Ancketill is the driving force behind GDR Creative Intelligence, a global consultancy focused on strategic inspiration for world leading companies. In her informative and inspirational multi-media presentations, keynote speaker Kate shares insights on the technological, human, digital and physical innovations changing the face of retail, hospitality, finance and industry.
Passionate about innovation, forward-looking keynote speaker Kate Ancketill has worked with some of the biggest retailers around the world, empowering them with the insights and tools they need to stay ahead in fast-moving markets.
As the CEO of GDR Creative Intelligence, a global consultancy focused on strategic inspiration for world leading businesses, Kate has helped major global brands—such as Virgin and Muse—expand their marketing, design, customer experience, consumer insights, HR and training.
In her dynamic, multi-media presentations, she expounds the ramifications of digital, technological and physical developments for various industries and sectors over the next two to five years, and illustrates how concepts from one sector can be tweaked and applied to another for great effect.
‘Meaningful innovation often starts with inspiration from unexpected places,’ says Kate, who positively brims with passion for new creative concepts within physical and digital commerce.
Her carefully curated case studies are derived from GDR’s expert research team as well as her own global network of leading engineers, programmers, designers, architects, marketers, scientists, academics and other specialist practitioners.
Kate has been awarded the Jennifer d’Abo Memorial Scholarship for female entrepreneurs and was selected as one of the UK’s top 100 in the Courvoisier Future 500.
As well as concrete action points for future-proofing their business, her audiences take away a broad perspective on priorities for investment and a mind fizzing with cutting-edge, stimulating and challenging concepts and possibilities.
Her speaking topics include:
Technological, digital and physical innovations
Macro shifts in customer experience; personalisation and localisation
The Internet of Things