Helping business to meet new challenges
The pace of emerging technology development is accelerating, and every organisation feels its impact. I help business leaders to navigate the rapidly changing landscape by effectively communicating the opportunities, potential and pitfalls of blockchain and distributed ledgers, the internet of things, realities, and AI.
Emerging technology and relevant expertise
Digital Strategist | Writer | Speaker | Blockchain Consultant
She has a particular interest in the application of blockchain technology, the developing regulatory and ethical landscape of ICO fundraising, appropriate tokenization in distributed applications, security and integrity of smart contracts, and the practical application of distributed ledger technologies in managing digital and physical assets, Kate has a working knowledge of the strengths, key components and transaction flows of permissioned enterprise blockchains (Hyperledger, Corda), Ethereum distributed applications, and the Bitcoin blockchain.
Her unique combination of up to date digital knowledge and a strategic background as a qualified accountant gives her an unparalleled understanding of real world business challenges and how to tackle them innovatively. Her finance career spanned 25 years up to CFO level across a variety of industries, and she has worked exclusively in software and tech for the last decade. She has driven several businesses through both start up and growth phases. Kate is a published author of both business texts and science fiction, co-founded the Sphere Network in North East England, and occasionally teaches at Teesside University Business School.
News and views on business challenges and the potential and dangers of emerging technologies
Twitter0Facebook0Linkedin0Reddit0X Email0 Google plus0 Stumbleupon0There are shivers in Silicon Valley as the data protection winter approaches. Hard on the heels of the implementation of Europe’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) in May 2018, the California Consumer Privacy Act 2018 (CCPA) passed through the state legislature in August. The long and difficult labor which preceded the […]
Twitter0Facebook0Linkedin0Reddit0X Email0 Google plus0 Stumbleupon0How will smart contracts streamline business processes? Digital Leaders North East and Invotra attracted a broad range of businesses to their Blockchain event earlier this year. The audience ranged from those who are already actively exploring blockchain solutions in their business to the majority who are still feeling their way on […]
Twitter0Facebook0Linkedin0Reddit0X Email0 Google plus0 Stumbleupon0In 2017, $5.6 billion was raised for blockchain-based development projects through a new funding mechanism dubbed an ICO or Initial Coin Offering. By comparison, $240 million was raised by the same method in 2016, while it’s estimated $1 billion has already been invested in the first two months of 2018 (close […]
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