Kate Ancketill

Kate Ancketill
Kate Ancketill
CEO and Founder
GDR Creative Intelligence
Kate is a business futurist with a tech, consumer, retail and brand specialization. She contextualizes complex societal shifts and emerging technologies into big picture narratives that help business leaders plan for the 5-10 year future. For 20 years her company, GDR has been the innovation partner to corporations like Tesco, Waitrose, Target, P&G, The BBC, Sephora, Clorox and the Far East Consortium. Working across all commercial sectors and geographies, Kate road-tests her thinking with real-world companies, often at board level.

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July 12
8:30 am9:00 am
American Express Theatre, Palos Verdes Ballroom
Retailers face mounting challenges by global disruptions. Noted trends expert and CEO of GDR, Kate Ancketill will explore big-picture impacts from the three C’s of disruption: Covid, Conflict and Climate change. As we enter a new era of increasingly finite resources, Kate explores and contextualizes what’s coming with thought-provoking insights to help prioritize retailers’ mid-term strategies… Read more
July 11
1:45 pm2:45 pm
Palos Verdes Terrace
Join our handpicked group of subject matter experts to discuss future-forward ideas. With three separate opportunities to engage, NRF’s Expert-Led Think Tanks allow attendees to dive deep into a single topic or explore three different topics for a broader perspective. Join your peers and be inspired during these insightful share-and-learn “group thinks” held on Terranea’s gorgeous lawn. Topics… Read more