Keynote Title: Building Blocks
Kate Baucherel BA(Hons) FCMA CGMA
Kate Baucherel BA(Hons) FCMA CGMA is a writer, speaker, and digital strategist specialising in the application of emerging technologies, with a focus on the use of blockchain and cryptocurrency. She is the author of several books including Blockchain Hurricane: Origins, Applications and Future of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency (BEP 2020), What’s Hot in Blockchain and Crypto (2020,2021), and the SimCavalier cybercrime thrillers.
In a career spanning more than 30 years, Kate has held senior technical and financial roles in businesses across multiple sectors including utilities, manufacturing, leisure and software, leading several enterprises through their start-up and growth phases. Her interest in technology was sparked at her first role with an IBM business partner in Denver, back when the AS/400 was a cutting-edge piece of hardware and the World Wide Web didn’t exist. She now works with clients from start-ups to blue-chip multinationals in the UK, Europe, and around the world.
Kate graduated in business from Newcastle University, is an experienced Chartered Management Accountant, and lectures at Teesside University in both the International Business School and the School of Computing, Engineering, and Digital Technologies. She holds a 3rd Dan black belt in karate and has two children.