Kitty Horlick is an experienced web3 expert and communications professional. As the founder of Blackwood, she helps traditional businesses adopt blockchain, NFTs, and cryptocurrencies. With a focus on digital fine art, she provides detailed case studies of successful and unsuccessful NFT and metaverse projects. She is adept at communicating complex technical concepts in an accessible way.
Why you should book Kitty Horlick for your next event
- Deep expertise in web3 technologies: Kitty is an experienced expert in web3 technologies such as blockchain, the metaverse, NFTs, and cryptocurrencies. She has worked in the industry for over five years and has a deep understanding of the latest trends and challenges.
- Clear and relatable communication: Kitty is an experienced communications professional who is skilled at communicating complex technical concepts in an accessible way. She provides powerful insights into the possibilities of the metaverse and NFTs and uses detailed case studies to shed light on what works and what doesn’t.
- Engaging speaker with gripping anecdotes: As a vivid storyteller, Kitty brings the world of blockchain to life with gripping anecdotes from her on-the-ground experience. Her talks are both informative and entertaining, and audiences will leave with a clear understanding of the potential and limitations of web3 technologies.
Kitty Horlick is the founder of Blackwood, a consultancy firm focused on onboarding traditional businesses into web3 and its associated technologies including the metaverse, blockchain, NFTs and cryptocurrencies.
As well as running Blackwood, Kitty remains closely involved in a selection of web 3 projects. She is a Director at Rarify Services which develops the protocols and infrastructure required to transfer NFTs and cryptocurrencies between blockchains.
Kitty has a particular interest in digital fine art and the NFT market and writes bi-monthly columns for gallery Unit London. Her writing addresses topics including the rise of AI in art, using NFTs to improve provenance and establish authenticity, and distinguishing between digital fine art and other NFT use cases.
Kitty is a long-term adopter of and investor in cryptocurrencies and NFTs with over five years of experience in the space. As early as 2017, she joined Ehab – a start-up devoted to revolutionising the construction industry through blockchain. She is an insider, deeply embedded in the industry and with her finger closely on the pulse of the latest trends and challenges.
Though a deep believer in the disruptive potentials of blockchain, the metaverse, and NFTs, Kitty is not an evangelist. Her focus as a speaker and consultant is on communicating both the possibilities and the limitations of these technologies so that audiences and companies can make informed decisions about exactly how their businesses can create value and tackle the challenges of this promising, competitive industry.
She covers topics including but not limited to identifying key metaverse products; the technological advances required to power a fully-fledged metaverse; common misconceptions and errors; the drivers of investment; rising and future trends within the metaverse, NFTs, and the broader crypto-sphere; the evolution of consumer behaviour; and the role of financial institutions. She provides detailed case studies of both successful and unsuccessful NFT and metaverse project launches to shed light on what works and what doesn’t.
She is adept at communicating what the metaverse, NFTs and other web3 technologies are, how they work and where their value lies.
In addition to her background in blockchain, Kitty is an experienced communications expert and a vivid storyteller. She has worked as a PR executive for Portland Communications, and a multi-media journalist, writing for publications such as The Sunday Times and producing award-winning documentaries.
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