Mr Kennedy has been located in Silicon Valley since 1999 and has spent most of his life working for companies providing solutions to semiconductor manufacturers, networking equipment developers (Data and Telco), and automotive and connected devices.
His expertise centers around provisioning embedded software systems, complex IP licensing deals, and contracts from $500K to $17M.
Mr Kennedy spent 11 years of his US career with Wind River Systems, providing embedded RTOS solutions and professional services, and ran field sales and technical resources to $100M.
He has worked for four start-ups, including Swedish company, Virtutech, which provided multi-core Chip simulation software to significant accounts, including Intel, for its Golden Reference Model. This resulted in Virtutech’s acquisition by Intel in 2010.
Mr Kennedy has completed deals worldwide, from the US, South Korea, China, Europe, and the Middle East.
Today as part of the EMQ executive team, Mr Kennedy leads the US EMQ organization, working closely with clients delivering IoT solutions in Automotive, Finance, Telecom, and other verticals. He has driven US revenue from its embryonic start and oversees the rapid growth of the US organization.
A Microelectronics and Computer Science graduate (BSc. Hons), Kennedy provides business critical and technical expertise in real-time embedded systems, IoT and Cloud solutions.