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Dr Kate Barker

Chief Future of Work Officer, NEOM

Winner of the prestigious International Association of Top Professionals 2023, Dr
Kate Barker is a Chief Futurist, Global People Leader, Digital Transformation Expert,
External Advisor to BCG & McKinsey, International Award-winning Keynote Speaker
and Adjunct Faculty at Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan Management & Duke
Corporate Education.

Dr Kate is a recognized global authority in digital transformation, people/technology
advancements, leadership and diversity, equity and inclusion. Her career spans three
decades, working to advance Boards, Fortune 500 companies and Governments
around the world by applying leading strategies from her insights.

Recently ranked,

  • Global 10 Top Women in Tech 2022 & 2024
  • Most Admired Women Leader 2024
  • Top 20 Global Power Leaders 2024
  • Global Top 10 voices on Future of Work 2023
  • Global Top 10 Executive Coaches.

She has earned successful partnerships with Boards, C-Suite executives,
international royalty and government leaders and the highest level in furthering
some of the most significant people & technology industry trends to impact

She has garnered respect in a multitude of roles,

  • Chief HR Futurist, NEOM $500B Futurist-City, Saudi Arabia.
  • Strategic Advisor to His Highness & Deputy Prime Minister UAE
  • Global Consulting Partner, EY New York & PWC Singapore, Asia

Dr Kate is a globally recognised Keynote Speaker on Future of Work, Workplace
Technology innovation & Leadership in the Digital Era and publishes on topics like
Leadership, Innovative Workplace Strategies, and Workforce Transformations at
Executive Leaders Summits & Roundtables globally.

She has led real-world results with clients such as Microsoft, SAP, Amazon, Deloitte,
Aramco, GE, Novo Nordisk, Singtel, Virgin and Google. With a strong academic
background including a DBA on Leadership in the GenAI era, MBA and a Masters in
Organisational Psychology, Dr Kate has invested 14-years in academia, to bring
credible evidence-based leading-edge insights to her clients.

    Future of Work HR Tech and Transformation

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