Kate Ancketill

  • Expert in Innovation  
  • Founder and CEO of GDR Creative Intelligence
  • One of the UK’s top 100 in the Courvoisier Future 500 in 2009

Kate Ancketill is the brains behind GDR Creative Intelligence, which consults on innovation in retail, hospitality, technology, social media, brand marketing and packaging design for some of the world’s biggest brands, including Sony, P&G, InterContinental Hotels, Hilton, LVMH, Diageo, McDonald’s, Nokia, Orange, Capital One, Macy’s, and Sephora. World-renowned, Ancketill won the Jennifer d’Abo Memorial Scholarship for female entrepreneurs in 2007 and was selected as one of the UK’s top 100 in the Courvoisier Future 500 in 2009.

In an eye-opening, forward-thinking keynote presentation, she shares insights on the innovations that will change the face of business in the near future. Through a network honed over 21 years that features the world’s best creatives – including engineers, designers, marketing experts, artists, business executives, scientists, researchers, and more – Ancketill has her finger on the pulse of technology, innovation, and business trends, and she helps audiences see what is coming down the pipeline and where they should focus their efforts in order to not only keep up with the changes but stay ahead of the curve. With the belief that dreaming leads to innovation and science fiction has a way of becoming fact, Kate Ancketill discusses how innovation builds on itself and simply taking a discarded idea and tweaking it can turn it into a world-leading idea. She also addresses how consumer, brand, and retailer relationships are evolving and how this knowledge and understanding can deliver competitive advantage. Believing that insight is only useful if it’s actionable, her game-changing thinking is distilled into relevant, realistic insights.

Founded in 1992, GDR Creative Intelligence is an independent consultancy that provides the world’s leading consumer brands with brand marketing and retail futures insight. The team researches, analyses and showcases key innovation trends to help clients stay ahead. The GDR Creative Intelligence service is tailored to specific client requirements but might include interactive presentations, workshops and custom research projects. The GDR Retail Academy takes clients through real-world learning experiences where they can see innovation working in the field. The company also assists in creative matchmaking, thanks to its relationships with a diverse network of the best agencies worldwide.

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  • Speaking Topics:

    Branding, Business Trends, Creativity & Innovation, Innovation, Technology

  • Travels From:

    England

  • Price:

    $15,000 - $20,000

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MAPIC 2011 - KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY KATE ANCKETILL - SCIENCE FACT - FUTURE RETAIL

Kate Ancketill is the brains behind GDR Creative Intelligence, which consults on innovation in retail, hospitality, technology, social media, brand marketing and packaging design for some of the world’s biggest brands, including Sony, P&G, InterContinental Hotels, Hilton, LVMH, Diageo, McDonald’s, Nokia, Orange, Capital One, Macy’s, and Sephora. World-renowned, Ancketill won the Jennifer d’Abo Memorial Scholarship for female entrepreneurs in 2007 and was selected as one of the UK’s top 100 in the Courvoisier Future 500 in 2009.

In an eye-opening, forward-thinking keynote presentation, she shares insights on the innovations that will change the face of business in the near future. Through a network honed over 21 years that features the world’s best creatives – including engineers, designers, marketing experts, artists, business executives, scientists, researchers, and more – Ancketill has her finger on the pulse of technology, innovation, and business trends, and she helps audiences see what is coming down the pipeline and where they should focus their efforts in order to not only keep up with the changes but stay ahead of the curve. With the belief that dreaming leads to innovation and science fiction has a way of becoming fact, Kate Ancketill discusses how innovation builds on itself and simply taking a discarded idea and tweaking it can turn it into a world-leading idea. She also addresses how consumer, brand, and retailer relationships are evolving and how this knowledge and understanding can deliver competitive advantage. Believing that insight is only useful if it’s actionable, her game-changing thinking is distilled into relevant, realistic insights.

Founded in 1992, GDR Creative Intelligence is an independent consultancy that provides the world’s leading consumer brands with brand marketing and retail futures insight. The team researches, analyses and showcases key innovation trends to help clients stay ahead. The GDR Creative Intelligence service is tailored to specific client requirements but might include interactive presentations, workshops and custom research projects. The GDR Retail Academy takes clients through real-world learning experiences where they can see innovation working in the field. The company also assists in creative matchmaking, thanks to its relationships with a diverse network of the best agencies worldwide.

To book Kate Ancketill call Executive Speakers Bureau at  901-754-9404.

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In an eye-opening, forward-thinking keynote presentation, Kate Ancketill shares insights on the innovations that will change the face of business in the near future. Through a network honed over 21 years that features the world’s best creatives – including engineers, designers, marketing experts, artists, business executives, scientists, researchers, and more – Ancketill has her finger on the pulse of technology, innovation, and business trends, and she helps audiences see what is coming down the pipeline and where they should focus their efforts in order to not only keep up with the changes but stay ahead of the curve. With the belief that dreaming leads to innovation and science fiction has a way of becoming fact, Ancketill discusses how innovation builds on itself and simply taking a discarded idea and tweaking it can turn it into a world-leading idea. She also addresses how consumer, brand, and retailer relationships are evolving and how this knowledge and understanding can deliver competitive advantage. Businesses of all varieties are moving toward hyper personalization, offering adaptive environments that change with your mood, shopping lists that write themselves, and responsive stores that change with the weather. Consumers’ expectations are accelerating, and Kate Ancketill gives businesses the insight they need to keep up.

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