Kate is the Head of Strategic Partnerships at Uptake, an AI based industrial intelligence company, where she has built the alliances framework and ecosystem across industrial markets including transportation, energy, mining, and manufacturing to align with corporate strategy. Prior to Uptake, Kate led the Automotive & Mobility Americas team at Gemalto, now part of Thales, driving cybersecurity, data privacy, connectivity and data monetization to the passenger car and mobility markets after spending a few years in the IOT space. With over 15 years experience in building and growing markets within the technology sector, she brings a blended view of strategic planning and execution, with a consistent eye on growth and future technology. Kate has a B.S. in International Business and German. She adds to her volunteer experience with CASA of Cook County and as a mentor for women in tech.