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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 contributing regularly to BBC Worldwide and Channel 5’s ‘The Wright Stuff’

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Keynote speaker Georgie Barrat is a leading technology journalist and presenter. She writes regularly about tech for publications like Marie Claire and Huffington Post, and has worked for a variety of broadcasters including ITV, Channel 4 and the BBC.

A technology journalist, keynote speaker and broadcaster, Georgie Barrat is an experienced and adept speaker. Her expertise in technology has seen her write for Marie Claire, Huffington Post & Tech City News, whilst also appearing on various TV and radio stations. She is ITV’s Weekend resident tech expert and regularly contributes to BBC Worldwide and Channel 5’s ‘The Wright Stuff’.

Experienced moderator, facilitator and host and speaker Georgie Barrat has worked with corporate clients including Intel, Sony, Acer, EE, HP, Carphone Warehouse & Adobe. Bringing her expertise in media, digital trends and online culture she easily establishes rapport with audiences and panels a like.

Reporting weekly for Tech City News, Georgie has interviewed a vast range of start-ups and is fully immersed in London’s Silicon Roundabout scene. Alongside this, she is currently researching future trends for a Channel 4 series that she’s fronting and producing. She is also passionate about getting more girls into coding and works alongside and number of charities (STEMettes, Baytree Centre) and advisory boards (Tech Talent Charter) to encourage the next generation of female technologists.

Pulling on this experience, Georgie’s speaking topics revolve around social media trends, employing and motivating Generation Z and women in technology. She is a sought-after charismatic speaker, engaging her audiences with her warmth, whilst easily adapting to the formula of the day.

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    Keynote by Speaker Georgie Barrat


    Business needs generation Z 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, a generation Z tech journalist, TV presenter and producer will give you engaging and informative insights.


    Keynote by Speaker Georgie Barrat


    How can companies attract, retain and nurture female tech talent? Tech journalist Georgie Barrat explores why women make up only 17% of the industry and offers some practical tips on how businesses can address this imbalance.


    Keynote by Speaker Georgie Barrat


    Having a personal online presence is more important than ever when it comes to generating business and developing your career. In this keynote tech journalist Georgie Barrat explains how to optimise search results and network effectively with your own brand online.


    Keynote by Speaker Georgie Barrat


    Tech journalist Georgie Barrat looks how tech impacts our attention, productivity and the way we make decisions at work. By 2020, many organisations will have five generations in the workplace. How can tech offer new creative work practices without ostracising anyone? This keynote looks at how businesses can embrace digital transformation for the better.





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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