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Conference Chair: Katie Prescott

Author: ICAEW

Published: 18 Mar 2024

Katie Prescott - Technology Business Editor at The Times, former BBC Business Presenter and Correspondent, Moderator, Keynote Speaker, Event Host

Katie Prescott

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.