|Member Since||27 Feb 2009|
|Areas of Expertise||Social Media|
Kathy's evangelism of disruptive technologies has garnered global media attention including appearances in international TV (BBC, CNBC, CNN), newspapers (The Sunday Times, The Guardian, the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Daily Mail, Die Welt), radio (BBC, NPR, Bayerischer Rundfunk), and business and lifestyle magazines (Fast Company, Red Herring, Woman).
Her pioneering ventures include co-founding blinkx.tv, the world’s first video search engine; Firefly, where she developed the international channel and distribution strategy before it was acquired by Microsoft; and the introduction of online loyalty, where Kathy was pivotal in the creation of international strategies for companies including Bertelsmann, Vivendi-Universal, BT and Dentsu. She was voted "2004 Agenda Setter" by www.silicon.com alongside Apple's Steve Jobs, eBay's Meg Whitman, and Chinese Premier Hu Jintao. She has also been named a finalist for the Stevie Awards for Women in Business Lifetime Achievement Award 2008.
Kathy has also served as a consultant to Prime Minister Koizumi and has been closely involved with Japan's first inbound tourism campaign, "Yokoso Japan," as well as Japan’s FDI (foreign direct investment) strategies with the Ministry of Economics, Trade and Industry.