Bee Hayes-Thakore

VP, Marketing, Kigen

Speaker Bio

Bee leads marketing and partnerships at Kigen, nurturing collaborative business initiatives with the fastest growing companies in advanced connectivity and security, helping businesses think differently about the possibilities of tomorrow.

Bee brings 18 years of entrepreneurial and corporate experience to her role at Kigen, having driven products and solutions from concept to commercial success at Arm, Raspberry Pi, Premier Farnell, NASA, LEGO, AIRBUS, X PRIZE, and Shell. As a marketer with a cross-sector engineering background, Bee holds two patents and brings experience of helping companies navigate opportunities in emerging technology markets. Bee serves as a Trustee of Jangala UK, a charity bringing internet access to vulnerable communities in crisis, and is a Board Member for The Planetary Society, the world’s largest space advocacy organization for planetary science, policy, and new space economy.

Bee is an alumna of the University of Bath and the International Space University.