Kate Baucherel - Author, Blockchain Hurricane

Kate Baucherel is a digital strategist specialising in the application of emerging technology in enterprise, with a special interest in blockchain and cryptocurrency. Her latest book ‘Blockchain Hurricane’ (BEP New York) is due for release in Spring 2020, and previous publications range from the challenges of technology adoption, through digital ethics to fiction, including the SimCavalier sci-fi thriller series.

Kate’s first job was with an IBM business partner in Denver, back when the AS/400 was a really cool piece of hardware and the World Wide Web didn’t exist. Since then she has held senior technical and financial roles in businesses across multiple sectors including utilities, manufacturing, leisure and software, leading several companies through their start-up and growth phases. She is COO of City Web Consultants, a full-stack digital consultancy building and maintaining enterprise-level and innovative web-systems for clients from start-up to blue chip multinationals in the UK, Europe and US. Based in the North East of England, CWC specialises in creating novel prototypes and MVPs using appropriate emerging technologies including blockchain, and delivering the final enterprise solution. She also lectures at Teesside University Business School, holds a 2nd Dan black belt in karate, and has two children.

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