David Kenny P'16 - Senior Vice President of IBM Watson and Cloud Platform

Program Schedule

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Thorne Dining Hall, Bowdoin College

7:00am — Doors and registration open
7:15am — Full buffet breakfast
8:00am — Lecture begins
8:45am — Q&A with the speaker
9:00am — Program ends

About Our Speaker

David Kenny is senior vice president of the IBM Watson and Cloud Platform, spearheading the Watson technology platform development, as well as optimizing IBM’s public cloud for data and cognitive workloads.

David was most recently General Manager, IBM Watson, responsible for the Watson platform, its global ecosystem of business partners and developers, and emerging solutions. Prior to joining IBM he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Weather Company (Weather), where he oversaw the company’s portfolio of consumer and business-to-business weather brands and businesses including The Weather Channel, weather.com, wunderground.com and WSI. David was previously president of Akamai, the leading cloud platform designed to help enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences to mobile and fixed Internet users.

David currently serves on the Board of Directors of Best Buy. He is also a director of Teach for America, a nonprofit that enlists recent graduates to teach and to effect change in under-resourced and low-income communities. David received an MBA from the Harvard School of Business, and a bachelor's degree from the GM Institute (now Kettering University).