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Experienced speaker in social media trends, employing and motivating Generation Z

Georgie Barrat

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Leading technology journalist and presenter of Channel 5’s 'The Gadget Show’.

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Keynote speaker Georgie Barrat is a leading technology journalist and TV presenter. Since 2017 she’s co-hosted The Gadget Show, the UK’s best loved consumer tech TV program. She also writes for the likes of Marie Claire and Huffington Post, and has worked for a variety of broadcasters including ITV, BBC and Channel 5. 

Alongside her work as part of the Gadget Show team, Georgie has reported for ITV Tonight, Good Morning Britain, ITV Weekend and is a regular on The Jeremy Vine Show (formally The Wright Stuff). She comments on breaking tech stories for the likes of Channel 5 News, Radio 5 live, talk radio & BBC Radio 2.

Away from reviewing the latest apps and devices she considers how technology is disrupting the way we work and socialise. Her keynote exploring future tech trends has taken her all over the world, being invited to speak at the likes of Web Summit, Mobile World Congress and Smart City Expo. Her writing credits extend to a range of publications including The Mirror, Tech City News, The Guardian, Marie Claire & The Metro.

Georgie is accomplished international speaker, hosting a range of conferences, award ceremonies and keynotes. Her clients include Intel, Sony, Adobe, EE, HP, LG, Huawei and BAFTA. Bringing her expertise in digital trends and online culture she easily establishes rapport with audiences and panels alike.

Georgie is passionate about women working in technology and devotes time to encouraging more girls to be involved in STEM subjects. She works alongside Girls in ICT, the IET and Childnet striving to make technology and the digital world as exciting, safe and inclusive as possible.

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THE FUTURE IS NOW

Drawing on her time with The Gadget Show, Georgie talks through the latest cutting-edge trends and technological shifts that are set to affect both consumers and businesses. From the embedding of AI, to the future of voice control and quantum computing, this keynote explores complicated topics in an accessible way with clarity and warmth.

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EMBRACING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

The workforce is changing and how we attract, engage and retain them will need a fundamentally different approach.  Everything from recruitment and on boarding, communication, working patterns and personal development will be transformed by technology. This keynote looks at how businesses can truly embrace digital transformation and social media.

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MANAGING AND MOTIVATING MILLENNIALS AND GEN Z

Business needs millennials more than ever to cope with the ever-quickening pace of change – but what values, behaviour and ambitions do young people of today have? In this keynote Georgie Barrat (who so happens to be one of those millennials herself) will give you engaging and informative insights on how to meet the needs of these digital natives.

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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A FUTURE CONSUMER

This keynote looks at the unique needs of Gen Z consumers and gives a macroview of how technology is influencing consumer behaviour. What might the eCommerce business look like in 10 years?

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KEYNOTES AIMED AT SCHOOLS / STEM CAREERS

With the technology industry growing faster than the rest of the UK economy Georgie gives a unique insight into the latest developments and exciting opportunities it offers. You’ll learn some top tips about how to set yourself up for a successful career in tech.

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    The day was a big success and undoubtedly Georgie was a highlight. Her hosting skills were superb - relaxed, informal and friendly, striking just the right tone

    Paul Castles

    SCH Conference 2019

    Our audience loved hearing your insights; we have had wonderful feedback from our attendees who found your presentation to be fun, interesting and so insightful. Your talk certainly sparked a buzz of conversation on the fascinating new technology you shared with us!

    Isabel Lowe

    Yext Explore 2019

    Georgie is a dynamic and lively presenter that adapts to all types of scenarios with professionalism and elegance. She knows how to solve unexpected situations and makes everything run smoothly. Moreover, she faces challenges with a smile, which makes it very easy to work with her. It's been a pleasure

    Anna Solana

    Digital Future Society Summit (Barcelona, 2019)

    Georgie was great to work with a true professional. She engaged with our audience well and brought real energy to the stage

    Jenna Read

    Women In IT Awards 2019
    05.19.2016

    Interview with Georgie Barrat

    Who or what inspires you most?

    When I’m not actively concentrating on completing a task, I often have those lightning bolt moments of inspiration. They usually come when I’m out running or meditating. It may not feel like the most efficient use of time, but if I know I need to come up with a creative concept I will make sure to do both of these activities. Once those organic moments of inspiration happen I find things come together quickly and easily.

    Do you have a favourite experience from your speaking career?

    I presented an award ceremony alongside Sir Berners Lee for the Open Data Institute. To be able to speak alongside the creator of the World Wide Web was a phenomenal experience.

    What kinds of clients have you worked with in the past?

    I predominantly work with tech clients including HP, Acer, EE, Carphone Warehouse, Mobile World Congress, Sony, Tech City News and Intel. But I also have hosted tech focused discussions and stages at other conferences like Retail Week Live, Adobe Marketing and Hudson Recruitment.

    In your opinion, what can be done to encourage young women to seek out a career in tech, and how should the industry change to accommodate them?

    Changing the way young women view IT as a career path is a key part in counteracting the industry’s gender imbalance. This doesn’t necessarily mean ‘pinkifying’ technology, more it’s to redefine it away from some of the negative stereotypes. Coding as a career is highly creative and sociable, it allows you to travel and shape the world. It’s an under-subscribed, increasingly growing and hugely lucrative industry.

    Interestingly, the tech sector has one of the lowest pay gaps between male and female staff of any industry, with women working in science, technology, engineering or maths (STEM) careers earning, on average, 30% more than those in non-STEM areas. All this needs to be broadcast loud and clear to young women, ideally through appropriate role models. The industry itself needs to implement big changes to the way it recruits, develops and retains female talent. This cultural shift across all three areas will not only combat Europe’s digital skills gap, it will ensure that technology that is meant for all, is built by all.

    What are your 3 best tips for young entrepreneurs wishing to create a successful personal brand?

    • 1) Get experimenting to work out what your personal brand is. It could be a skill, personality trait, job title, specialist interest – anything that makes you stand out from the crowd.
    • 2) Once you’ve landed upon that sweet spot, start establishing your professional identity online because this is the first place that people will look if they want to do business with you.
    • 3) You now have an online presence – time to get networking with it. Use social media platforms to target individuals and companies who are in keeping with the brand you’ve established. They’ll quickly see that you’re the person that they want to invest in or do business with.
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    5 out of 5 stars

    "The day was a big success and undoubtedly "Georgie was a highlight. Her hosting skills were superb - relaxed, informal and friendly, striking just the right tone.”

    Paul Castles, SCH Conference 2019 See all references

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