K D Adamson


Described as ‘the world’s foremost Blue Futurist and thought-leader in the maritime space’, Kate Adamson is the founder of Futurenautics, and author, novelist, conference chair and keynote speaker.

Kate Adamson is expert in how mega-trends including digital business, connectivity, data, artificial intelligence, autonomy, prediction, rapid urbanisation, collaboration, cyber-security, the circular economy, Industry 4.0 and robotics will impact the way humans safely, sustainably and profitably exploit and protect our oceans, rivers, ports and coastlines.

Supplying a strategic, global technology context for the rapid changes shipping and maritime is experiencing, K D Adamson offers a visionary perspective on the future opportunities and threats technology will deliver to shipping & maritime, and the wider Blue economy.

With her unparalleled understanding of how mega-trends and breakthrough technologies are affecting the shipping and maritime industry, and its context within the wider global economic, business and technology landscape, and Blue Growth strategies, K D Adamson delivers unique, powerful and inspirational keynote addresseses to audiences of Blue domain, shipping & maritime leaders and wider stewards and stakeholders.

Alongside her work as keynote speaker, Kate is an accomplished and frequently requested conference MC, roundtable anchor, and has presented both for TV and Radio.

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What people say about K D Adamson

“You are a rockstar! What an impact! thank you so much for your inspirational key note, I have never ever got so much great feedback.”

Annika Elfstrom. Head of Digital Transformation Lab, Stena Group AB

 “Kate – AKA K D Adamson – was excellent.  Her presentation was exactly the right mix of scene setting, innovation and technology future gazing. It went down very well!  She was also very easy to work with and by the end of the event I felt she was part of our innovation team. Please do pass on our heartfelt thanks to Kate.”

Anjuu Trevedi. Head of Regional Business Engagement, Research and Enterprise Division, University of Leicester

“I cannot thank you enough for energizing us with your infectious passion and absolute focus on pushing boundaries with our leaders. Your message was delivered right on point and artfully. Truly world class!”

Melissa Kee. Group Chief Human Resources Officer, Kuok Group Singapore

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