Kate  Ancketill

Kate Ancketill

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CEO, GDR Creative Intelligence

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A leading authority in global retail and business futurism. With retail, consumer, brand, hospitality, and technology specialisation, Kate makes complex
societal shifts and emerging technologies relatable for audiences. 


As the CEO and founder of GDR, Kate Ancketill has more than twenty-five years experience in business futurism and trends. She is the innovation partner to around thirty of the world’s largest consumer brands, supplying market leading consultancy and professional speaking to P&G, Tesco, Waitrose, Target, Sephora, Microsoft, Google, and Lego.

Kate delivers big-picture narratives on how macro forces are affecting the economy, the planet, culture, and technology. Her team of researchers and strategists identify global trends and innovation case studies that represent successful business adaptation, from which others can learn. She advises on the future of customer experience, how marketing is evolving, and how the best of the best are using tech to adapt to changing demographics, environmental realities and cultural change.

She has considerable experience in Conferences, Webinars (live & recorded), TV, radio, podcasts, panels, board advisory, client presentations, and print. Kate has worked extensively with media organisations of all sizes, from national broadcasters to specialised trade publications.

Kate’s expertise and skills are highly regarded globally. She is the trends keynote speaker for the world’s largest retail organisation, the National Retail Federation in the US.


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