Cathryn Posey technology keynote speaker
Cathryn Posey technology keynote speaker

Cathryn Posey

Expert on the ethics of AI & diversity in tech

Speaker Themes

  • AI and machine learning (ML)
  • Putting humans at the centre of AI and ML
  • Women and diversity in tech
  • The risks and opportunities presented by tech
  • Creativity and diversity in leadership
  • Innovation
  • Work culture in a post-pandemic world

Travels from

New York, USA


Cat Posey is an award-winning engineering leader and creative problem solver who excels at untangling complex technical challenges and delivers compelling go-forward strategies that scale. Cat often taps her vast network of contacts in the tech industry and academia to inform business strategy and drive outcomes.

As you read this, Cat and her team are developing industry-leading machine learning models to identify money laundering activity to protect Capital One and its customers. In 2020, they received the company’s highest honor, the Circle of Excellence Award.

She is a member of the President’s Advisory Board at Whitman College, where she advises the president and cabinet, supports the college’s strategic priorities, and is a Whitman ambassador.

Cat founded Tech by Superwomen to address gender inequality in tech, growing and engaging an international community with original event programming. Currently, Cat is the lead for Capital One’s Women in Tech Experience (WITx).

Previously, Cat served at The White House’s United States Digital Service (USDS), a tech startup founded by President Obama. She was the Head of Strategic Partnerships and cultivated a diverse ecosystem of engineers, product managers, and designers to reimagine digital services for farmers, Medicare beneficiaries, immigrants and refugees, military service members, small business owners, students, and veterans.

Cat and her work have been featured in government, tech, and mainstream media, including the blog, “Good Morning America,” NPR, TechCrunch, The New York Times, the “Today” show, The Wall Street Journal, and Wired.

In 2019, Cat was the December commencement speaker for University of Maryland’s College of Computer, Mathematical, & Natural Sciences. She has delivered keynotes at NYC’s DataGotham, Harvard WECode, Sweden’s Internetdagarna, and Ireland’s and Portugal’s Web Summit events. As a featured speaker, she has appeared at EBE Dominicana, the Fast Company Innovation Festival, the Lean Startup Conference, the Strata Data Conference, and SXSW Interactive.

Cat was born and raised in Alaska. Her journey–from The Last Frontier to Silicon Valley to The White House to NYC’s financial world, all while working to promote diversity and inclusion through Tech By Superwomen–has made her particularly attuned to the importance of belonging. Cat is a keen observer and developer of individual and team strengths, lifting and amplifying voices and encouraging neurodiverse and neurotypical talent to be their most unrestrained imaginative selves.

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Cat is passionate about creating a world in which digital tech – and in particular AI and machine learning – work for the good of everybody. An innovator and entrepreneur in both the public and private sectors, she speaks brilliantly on the risks and opportunities offered by technology, and the importance of diversity in the sector.

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