Zoe Kleinman is a leading technology journalist and presenter with a passion for all things tech and 20 years of broadcasting experience.
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
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