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Tech Humanist, Kate O’Neill

By April 10, 2019June 28th, 2020No Comments
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Kate O’Neill is the author of Tech Humanist, and in our increasingly tech-driven world, Kate is helping businesses make better human experiences at scale. In this Business Builders Show conversation, Kate shares why she believes meaningful questions are far more important than sensible answers, discusses the importance of business purpose (and why Disney’s “create magical experiences” is a clear, instructive statement of operational purpose) and reminds us all that data is not objective. We also dig into Kate’s professional journey from a BA in German and Masters in linguistics to being one of the first 100 employees at Netflix (she also built the first intranet at Toshiba in San Jose, CA). The theme underlying this thought-provoking conversation around the speed and direction of technological change is entirely human, as Kate notes “human experiences and human data are really propelling innovation forward”.

J. Kelly Hoey

J. Kelly Hoey

J. Kelly Hoey is a problem solver who believes that most professional challenges—whether funding, landing a board position or getting a new job—are solved by tapping into networks.Kelly is a popular speaker on networking, community building and investing issues, especially as they relate to women, and has worked with the IEEE, PGA, Bank of America, Apple and countless others. Follow Kelly on Twitter @jkhoey and on Instagram @jkellyhoey and join the #BYDN community at