As the Innovation, Technology, and Services Director at Samsung UK & Ireland, Kate Beaumont is one of the UK’s leading women in technology, spearheading change for a business that is at an exciting juncture in its growth story. Joining the business back in 2015 as Director of Product Planning & Strategy, Kate is a firm believer in the power of collaboration to drive success, a culture that runs through Samsung’s veins. In her time as one of the leaders of the UK and Ireland business, Kate has established the structural governance required to improve business performance, drive profitability and bring relevant and meaningful innovation to market. She is dynamic & results-driven with a proven track record in operational transformation.
As ‘5G concierge’, Kate has driven Samsung’s strategic direction in this new area of innovation. Kate oversaw the introduction of the Galaxy S10+, and Galaxy S10 5G, devices which are redefining the smartphone market and setting up the next decade of innovation at Samsung.
Outside of work, Kate is a passionate wildlife photographer, a skill she has honed from a young age, and one that has taken her to remote locations around the world in pursuit of the perfect shot. It’s an interest that has married well with her role at Samsung, as smartphone cameras have evolved so dramatically, giving everyone that has a Samsung smartphone the ability to take professional grade photos.
Her global experience in the mobile sector spans a range of roles including VP Portfolio & Supplier Strategy at Deutsch Telekom. Prior to that she led Supply Chain and Product Management at Spark NZ.