Named one of CNN’s Top 7 Tech Heroes to Watch in 2015, Kathryn has spent the past decade teaching and doing research on exponential technologies, being there at the beginning for the first Singularity Summits, for Singularity University, and contributing research and analysis for two New York Times best sellers. Kathryn is a global expert on exponentially growing technologies and the synthesis of the broad set of related fields of the Singularity movement.
Her analysis and data played central roles in the two leading books in the field: Ray Kurzweil’s “The Singularity is Near”, (2005) and Peter Diamandis & Steven Kotler’s “Abundance” (2012). She also helped create the first Singularity Summits and assisted in the creation of Singularity University, serving in multiple roles, including director of research, from 2009-2013. She continues to serve on the faculty, leading the track on technology convergence and synthesis.
Slightly more in the present, Kathryn has worked as a research analyst in various industries, including energy, telecom, storage and security, and contributed to non-profit efforts and been active in the maker, hacking and science fiction communities, and the art community of Burning Man. She holds degrees in Economics and Zoology from UC Davis.