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Zoe Kleinman, presenter, event moderator, event host and keynote speaker

Zoe Kleinman

BBC Technology Editor, Presenter, Moderator, Digital Transformation Speaker, Technology Keynote Speaker, Cyber Security Speaker
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In 2021 Zoe Kleinman was appointed to the prestigious role of the BBC’s first ever Technology Editor. With over 20 years broadcasting experience, Zoe has spent most of her career as a specialist presenter and reporter covering all areas of the tech agenda.

From gadgets and games to cybersecurity and artificial intelligence, she makes tech news  accessible to a mainstream audience of millions across national and international BBC Radio, TV and online outlets including Radio 4’s Today programme, BBC World TV and the UK’s most watched news shows.

Zoe has raced drones in the Nevada desert, taken a backseat drive in a driverless car, spent the night in a house full of robots and climbed Mount Everest in Virtual Reality.

She’s reported on the highs and lows of Bitcoin, the gender bias in Silicon Valley, Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal, and her exclusive reports about the parents whose children accidentally spend thousands of pounds inside video and mobile games was discussed by politicians and led to a parliamentary committee hearing on gaming and gambling.

Zoe’s wider journalistic skills are hugely respected across the BBC and in 2020 Zoe was asked to work as a senior journalist on the BBC News team covering the Covid-19 pandemic.

A confident and entertaining speaker who is in demand as a host, chair, panellist and lecturer, Zoe’s expertise and knowledge of the tech sector is brought to life by her engaging style.  Her networking skills and ability to engage with people from all walks of life ensure many repeat bookings.

Past clients have included:

Open Data Institute – Fireside chat with Sir Tim Berners Lee and Nigel Shadbolt

Royal Institution –  Hosting internet pioneer Vint Cerf

Utility Week Live – Keynote Speaker

Digital Transformation Live – Keynote Speaker and interview with Hannah Fry

Evcom – Keynote Speaker and interview with Sir Martin Sorrell

Fintech Connect – Conference host

Computing Magazine – Cyber Security Festival host

Testimonials

I invited Zoe to introduce a talk from Vint Cerf, one of the founding fathers of the internet.

As he is a high-profile speaker, we required a host with a deep knowledge and experience of the tech sector. Zoe was fantastic throughout. She was well-prepared beforehand, completely professional on-stage and a delight to work with off-stage. I would not hesitate to recommend her to host any live talk or panel discussion. I hope to see her at the Royal Institution again soon.

Martin Davies, Public Programme Manager, Royal Institution

Zoe moderated a breakfast panel discussion for us focusing on managing cyber security crises, bringing together IT, operational, legal and communications experts. Zoe brought an incredible amount to the conversation, asking insightful poignant questions which allowed the cross-functional experts to share intelligence that resonated with the audience. Her unrivalled finger-on-the-pulse observations on who had got it right, and wrong, and how journalists would respond added credence to the discussion. Following our great experience on this project, we also interviewed Zoe to understand burning technology trends that matter to her audience, to inform a wider thought leadership piece for a board level client. All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed working together.

Lauren Welford, Associate Director, Ketchum

Zoe, thank you SO much for the brilliant job you did chairing Digital Day today. You kept us all on track and your knowledge and expertise was spot on for the Q&A. I realise it was quite full on with little break for you, so thank you for your time, commitment and energy!

Elise MacDonald, Joint Managing Director, Lux Events

Zoe was a consummate professional – our audience is very technical, but her experience in this
field shone through, as she was able to explain all the technical language in the questions without
batting an eyelid. She had the perfect balance of gravitas and fun, and her live broadcasting credentials meant she
was able to cope with the complexities of multiple messages behind the scenes, ensure her own
audio lines were correct, and keep the whole segment exactly on time.

Ann Charles, Director, Radio TechCon

We loved having Zoe hosting our Cyber Security Festival. She ensured the audience were super engaged throughout the day and handled the event with enormous skill, tapping into her own expertise.

Tom Allen, Incisive Media

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