Katharine Pratt

I have cultivated my innovation and emerging technology experience through a series of wide ranging roles. This helped me develop my innovation strategy, project management, concept design and business development skills. I built my knowledge of different technologies such as voice, artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics whilst leading the product development of several proofs-of-concept.

Since starting at Accenture, I have developed my passion for innovation and emerging technology. I’ve worked to cultivate my knowledge through project experience, self-study and conversations with SMEs. I have built a reputation for strong story-telling skills and conveying complex topics in simple manner. For example, I managed a 2 week client challenge where we created 2 demos using Amazon’s Alexa to illustrate our thinking on how the client could approach adopting AI rather than relying on PowerPoint!

After graduating from SOAS, University of London with a BA in Chinese (Modern & Classical), I lived and worked in Beijing. I interned with a publishing company where I analysed, edited and updated 22 chapters detailing business conditions in various Chinese provinces. I have also traveled widely in China, visiting 25+ cities, towns and villages.