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Katie Prescott technology keynote speaker and event host
Katie Prescott event moderator
Katie Prescott event host and keynote speaker technology
Katie Prescott event host and keynote speaker technology
katie prescott, moderator and keynote speaker
katie prescott, moderator and keynote speaker

Katie Prescott

Technology Business Editor at The Times, former BBC Business Presenter and Correspondent, Moderator, Keynote Speaker, Event Host
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Katie Prescott is one of the UK’s best-known technology and business journalists – a familiar writer and voice to millions as The Times Technology Business Editor and, before that, the Senior Lead Business Presenter for Radio 4’s Today Programme and a Business Correspondent across BBC News.

For readers, listeners and viewers across Times platforms. Katie reports on the dynamic changes across the tech, media and telecoms sectors and their impact on business and our everyday lives She’s a weekly columnist for the newspaper’s award-winning business section and hosts some of the major events staged by The Times.

Katie is a highly accomplished keynote speaker, moderator and Event MC. Clients have included Accenture, Retail Week, the British Chambers of Commerce and the UKEF. She is well placed to host and facilitate at conferences and other events requiring her expertise in technology, artificial intelligence, the metaverse, business, finance, media, digital disruption and cyber security.

At the BBC, Katie worked across all the corporation’s major news outlets as the on-screen face and voice explaining and analysing the tumultuous changes wrought by COVID-19, the European debt crisis and new technology. She has travelled extensively for her work, from Tanzania and Rwanda to China and America as well as working as a journalist in the BBC’s New York Bureau.

Katie has a degree in Modern Languages from Oxford and lives in London with her two children.


Our panel required deft chairing. It was a job Katie did with great aplomb, setting the context for the discussions, bringing in the speakers at the right moments for them to make useful contributions.  Her experience as a broadcast journalist was certainly brought to bear, as she adeptly kept the conversation flowing, while ensuring it also remained focused and engaging. Katie was a consummate professional, a pleasure to work with, and someone we would love to work with again in the future.

Jack Neill-Hall, The CityUK

Katie was wonderful on stage at London Tech Week and a pleasure off stage. She was just fantastic!

Elspeth Garratt, Informa

Katie did a fabulous job of chairing a handful of fireside chats organised for our investors, interviewing numerous founders and partners about a wide range of tech and finance topics. Her meticulous preparation in the lead up to the event brought out the best from all speakers involved, ensuring the discussions hit the perfect tone for our audience.

Anne Glover, CEO, Amadeus

Your contribution and insights were invaluable, and we are very grateful that you were able to take time out of your busy schedule to be with us.

Shevaun Haviland, Director-General, British Chambers of Commerce

We were delighted to have Katie as our host and would love to have her back again. She immediately brought energy to the room and clearly worked hard to make the script her own and engage with the audience – couldn’t have asked for more so please pass on my thanks to her.

Ellen Vester, Electrical Safety First

“Professional, enthusiastic and insightful, Katie was an invaluable contributor to our annual industry report launch event. She navigated the complex subject matter at hand with ease, chairing a panel of expert speakers to ensure everyone contributed fully, the discussion moved fluidly through multiple themes and the audience stayed engaged and responsive.” 

Dania El-Kadi, Head of Marketing, Sonovate

Katie, your authoritative and knowledgeable chairing of our discussion delivered a thought-provoking conversation with the panelists and the audience and resulted in a thoroughly enjoyable evening. We are delighted that you were able to compere this event for us and would love to work with you again in the future!

Hayaatun Sillem, CEO, Royal Academy of Engineering
Katie, thank you very much for attending the dinner last night and for setting the scene so well with your speech – it was very informative and we were all appreciative of your insights, which definitely sparked lively conversations throughout the evening.
Tania Williams, RPC

Thank you Katie for speaking with such authority and knowledge at the Haysmacintyre seminar on AI this evening. It was great to have your perspective as such a senior journalist covering the sector. It was particularly interesting to hear from you which companies are addressing the AI challenge well. Hope to work with you again before long.

Zaki Cooper, Integra Group
Katie has become a bit of a regular host at our events – its hard to beat her enthusiasm and engagement with the audience. We hope she will host for many of our events to come.
Ellen Vester, Electrical Safety First

“Katie, we’re so grateful you made the time to host both the roundtable and panel – which were expertly chaired. We have had lots of brilliant feedback from guests, and we’re grateful that you could play such a key role in our event.  We hope that you will come and visit us again at some point soon and would like you to come back for future events if they fit with your schedule.”

Gavin Poole, CEO, HereEast
“We have worked with Katie a number of times over the years as an event moderator and she is always incredibly prepared, professional, and able to keep the show on the road.”
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