Dr. Kate Raynes-Goldie
Founder, Future Human Academy
Kate has been preparing humans for the future since 2003.
Kate was an accidental early adopter of the future of work.
Growing up, her career path and working style did not exist and her guidance counsellor did not know what to do with her (you can read more about her journey here).
Now, Kate is a sought after advisor in the areas of STEM (science, technology, engineering, maths); the games industry; and the future of work and education. She was recently appointed to the WA government’s STEM Advisory Panel, chaired by WA Chief Scientist Prof Peter Klinken.
In 2016, Kate was honoured as the WAITTA Incite Professional Achiever of the Year, the ACS Digital Disruptors ICT Professional of the Year and in 2017, she was named one of the top 30 women in the games industry for the third year running by MCV Pacific.
Kate has more than 7 years experience teaching at the undergraduate and postgraduate level in Canada and Australia. She is currently teaching at the Curtin Business School. Kate has also worked as a mentor with the Perth International Arts Festival, Curtin Ignition and TEDxPerth.
Kate has worked or partnered with RAC, Deakin University, Bankwest, ECU, Mozilla, Knowledge Society, the Toronto International Film Festival, The London Theatre, The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, and Health Canada. She writes a tech column with Business News (WA) and is a regular contributor to Scitech’s science and technology news site, Particle.
Her work has been published by the MIT press and has received research funding from the prestigious MacArthur Foundation.
Kate holds a PhD from Curtin University’s Department of Internet Studies, where she is also an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow. Kate has an BA (Hons) from the University of Toronto, with a double major in Philosophy and Semiotics Communication theory. She is also a graduate of the Canadian Film Centre’s Media Lab’s Interactive Art and Entertainment Program.
Marcus is the CEO of the Phnom Penh Post in Cambodia,
transforming it from an ink-and-paper newspaper into a digital media
empire. He is prominent in the Perth Startup Community, and was a
Software Product Developer with an MBA. Which is a strange career path,
but just goes to show what karma, persistence, good will and more than a
little luck will get you.
Kate Dart, Student Advisor