Kate Smaje is the global co-leader of McKinsey Digital and a member of McKinsey’s Shareholders Council, the Firm’s board of directors. A history major at heart, and by way of investment banking, Kate has spent the past 20+ years at McKinsey working with B2C companies. She partners across geographies and sectors to harness the power of technology and AI through marrying it with the human change required to leaps forward and gain competitive advantage. She has first-hand experience as a chief technology officer and a self-proclaimed geeky interest in technology innovation, continuous learning, and developing people. She is also a passionate long-term trustee of Tommy’s, the London-based children’s charity.