Kate Baucherel BA(Hons) FCMA is a business development and strategy consultant specialising in the application of emerging technology in enterprise. 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. 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, and she has enjoyed the journey to today’s awe-inspiring technical landscape. 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, and delivering the final enterprise solution. Her published work ranges from the challenges of technology adoption through digital ethics to fiction, and includes the SimCavalier sci-fi thriller series. Her forthcoming book, Blockchain Hurricane, for New York’s Business Expert Press is due for publication in Spring 2020.