Kathryn is a strategist and trainer. She specialises in emerging technologies and how the use of technology and data is changing culture, society, law and democracy. She enables companies to create strategies that combine business, user and technology needs and to build learning cultures for sustainable change.

Kathryn left the New Statesman magazine as an online manager and editor in 2006 to set up her own consultancy. Since then, using her business, technology and journalism skills, she has worked with startups, global organisations, public bodies and non-profits to enable them to adapt, grow and innovate.

Recently this includes working as the platform compliance strategist for music social network Crowdmix. Thinking and guiding how their technology, the law, business, third party content and user experience worked together: from APIs and data retention through to privacy and community guidelines, and making it GDPR ready.

From December 2012 until August 2015 she was the Head of Content & Learning at the Open Data Institute setting up their training business, content and production teams. Within a year expanding the business internationally and training over 300 people.

Until late 2017, she was COO and co-founder of the online voting and decision making platform Represent.me. With a 20,000 strong membership, including over 100 politicians and prospective candidates, taking a citizen-first approach to data protection and using the latest data science and real-time data visualisation techniques to show representation.

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