Kate Raynes-Goldie is designer, researcher, futurist and Certified Facilitator of LEGO® Serious Play®, a methodology that boosts innovation, creativity and curiosity which is used by global brands such as IKEA, Virgin and Samsung. She is also the co-host of the New Future podcast, which features conversations with visionaries, researchers and entrepreneurs about what happens next, in a world where the impossible is now possible.
Her work has been featured at the Toronto International Film Festival, the National Theatre in London and the new WA Museum.
Kate’s a TEDx speaker, a Business News 40under40 winner and was named the Australian Computer Society’s Digital Disruptor ICT Professional of the Year in 2016. She's also appeared on MTV.
She has also been a judge, coach or mentor for a variety of incubators, accelerators and hackathons, including the NASA Space Apps Challenge and Startup Weekend.
She holds a PhD from Curtin University’s Department of Internet Studies, where she is also a past Adjunct Senior Research Fellow. Her thesis on Facebook and privacy has been in Curtin University’s top ten most downloaded list since it was published in 2012.