Kate Burns

has over 16 years’ experience working for the world’s largest and most reputable digital corporations. Most recently, she ran AOL Europe and led her team through a swift and successful business turnaround. Notably, she was Google’s first employee hired outside of the US. At Google she grew the northern European region from zero to over $1bn in 6 years.

As head of AOL Europe, Kate Burns was responsible for setting strategy and overseeing the day-to-day operations. During her time at AOL she took the business back to profitability and spearheaded a growth strategy that led to the acquisition of goviral A/S and the expansion of Huffington post in the UK. Prior to AOL, Kate had leading assignments and roles with Bebo, Dailymotion, Google, Altavista, Double-click, Ziff Davis and News International. Kate is a regular speaker and panelist in the Media world.

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