Georgie Barrat

Technology journalist, broadcaster and presenter (The Gadget Show)

About

Georgie Barrat is a leading technology journalist and broadcaster. Since 2017, every week she presents Channel 5's 'The Gadget Show', the UK's best loved consumer tech program; testing and reporting on the latest consumer technology.

Alongside her work as part of the Gadget Show team, Georgie has reported for ITV Tonight, Good Morning Britain, ITV Weekend and is a regular on The Jeremy Vine Show (formally The Wright Stuff). She comments on breaking tech stories for the likes of Channel 5 News, Radio 5 live, talk radio & BBC Radio 2.

Away from reviewing the latest apps and devices she considers how technology is disrupting the way we work and socialise. Her keynote presentation exploring future tech trends has taken her all over the world, being invited to speak at the likes of Web Summit, Mobile World Congress and Smart City Expo. Her writing credits extend to a range of publications including The Mirror, Tech City News, The Guardian, Marie Claire & The Metro.

Radio work includes being a regular guest on BBC'S Tech Tent, commenting on breaking tech stories for Radio 2 and talking through the morning papers on talkSPORTS Breakfast Show.

She has two podcasts; “The Tech Disruption Series” that sees her interview various start-ups that are disrupting industries and “Sleep Life”, a podcast all about sleep, one of her favourite pastimes! Not one to shy away from a challenge she has a world record for the longest time anyone has been in VR (26.5 hours, if you are wondering) has run the London Marathon and bungee jumped whilst wearing a VR headset (terrifying, if you are wondering).

Other presenting work includes being Carphone Warehouse’s YouTube presenter and delivering Tech City New’s weekly video roundup, which sees her interview some of the most exciting start-ups from Silicon Roundabout.

An experienced moderator, facilitator and host, Georgie Barrat has worked with corporate clients including Intel, Adobe, IFA, Retail Week Live. Bringing her expertise in media, digital trends and online culture she easily establishes rapport with audiences and panels a like. She also delivers keynote speeches with her topics revolving around employing and motivating Generation Z and women in technology.

As a tech journalist, Georgie’s mission is to do away with the male skewed angle that tech often portrays and is passionate about getting more women into coding and working in technology. Alongside Girls in ICT, the IET and Childnet, she strives to make technology and the digital world as exciting, safe and inclusive as possible; whilst devoting her time encouraging 11-14 year-olds to study STEM subjects at GCSE level and beyond.

Georgie Barrat graduated from Kings College London with a First in English Literature, has a Diploma in Radio Production and learned how to code with the ‘Code First: Girls’ program.

Speech Topics

Georgie Barrat is a sought-after charismatic keynote speaker and conference facilitator. Her energetic and warm presenting style makes her a firm favourite to emcee a wide range of events, with her often performing in front of audiences of 1,200+.

Event Hosting, Facilitating & Moderating
Georgie’s journalistic background makes her natural fit for hosting panel discussions and facilitating conferences. Either working off her own questions or adapting to the formula of the day, she can facilitate large panels or fireside chats.

Virtual Hosting — Since 2020 and the global pandemic, Georgie has hosted a number of international virtual conferences. Her TV background means that she’s comfortable with autocue, talkback and multi-camera studio set-ups.

With the pandemic forcing everyone to adapt, she now has a home studio. Here Georgie can live stream or pre-record content using her own equipment which includes microphones, lighting, autocue and green screen.

Keynote Conference Speaking
Georgie Barrat is an accomplished international keynotes speaker, delivering presentations at a range of conferences, award ceremonies and corporate events in the UK and around the world. Her clients include Intel, Sony, Huawei and BAFTA.

Pulling on her considerable firsthand experience as a tech journalist, Georgie’s speaking topics revolve around social media trends, employing and motivating millennials and women in technology. She also has extensive knowledge of tech trends, from wearables and IoT (the Internet of Things), to enterprise data centres and cloud technologies.

A selection of the subjects that she speaks on includes:

Managing & Motivating Millennials
Business needs millennials more than ever to cope with the ever-quickening pace of change – but what values, behaviour and ambitions do young people of today have? In this keynote speech, Georgie Barrat, a Generation Y tech journalist, will provide you with engaging and informative insights.

Women In Technology
How can companies attract, retain and nurture female tech talent? Tech journalist Georgie Barrat explores why women make up only 17% of the industry and offers some practical tips on how businesses can address this imbalance.

Embracing Digital Transformation
The workforce is changing and how we attract, engage and retain them will need a fundamentally different approach. Everything from recruitment and on boarding, communication, working patterns and personal development will be transformed by technology. This keynote looks at how businesses can truly embrace digital transformation and social media.

The Tech Tourist: Journeying Into The Near Future
Join TV presenter and tech journalist Georgie Barrat as she takes you on a trip into the future. How is tech set to transform the way we socialise, learn and live? What’s the next evolution of Siri? How might video calls be changing? As a presenter of The Gadget Show, Georgie has firsthand experience of testing the tech that will change tomorrow and will be giving you an exclusive glimpse of what’s in store.

A Day In The Life of a Future Consumer
This keynote looks at the unique needs of Gen Z consumers and gives a macroview of how technology is influencing consumer behaviour. What might the eCommerce business look like in the future?

Success By Design: Building & Networking With Your Personal Brand Online
Having a personal online presence is more important than ever when it comes to generating business and developing your career. In this keynote, tech journalist Georgie Barrat explains how to optimise search results and network effectively with your own brand online.

Testimonials

The day was a big success and undoubtedly Georgie was a highlight. Her hosting skills were superb – relaxed, informal and friendly, striking just the right tone.

Paul Castles, SCH Conference 2019.

Georgie was great to work with a true professional. She engaged with our audience well and brought real energy to the stage.

Jenna Read, Women In IT Awards 2019.

Georgie was absolutely fantastic! She did an amazing job keeping the audience engaged, juggling any hiccups with the digital event platform and was incredibly enthusiastic and professional from start to finish. The audience thought she was brilliant and we even had someone specifically call her out in our post event survey.

Alana Bonnici, Workday Virtual Conference, 2021.

How to book Georgie Barrat for your event

To book Georgie Barrat, please submit an online enquiry, email bookings@nmp.co.uk or speak with one of our booking agents on +44 (0)1372 361 004.

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