Jack Kennedy is the founder and CEO of Platform Science, Inc., an emerging company in the connected vehicle and transportation technology space. Previously, he was the President of Qualcomm Enterprise Services, and the President of Omnitracs, Inc., the leader in vehicle telematics, through its sale for $800m to Vista Equity Partners in 2014.
He is a veteran of News Corp., where he served as Executive Vice President of Operations - Digital Media, from 2009 - 2012. From 2007 – 2008 he served as Executive Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development at Fox Interactive Media, where he led its Operations, Strategy, and M&A activity. He began his career at Fox as a Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Fox Networks Group, where he was part of the joint Fox/NBC Universal team that created the joint venture now known as “Hulu”.
His background includes multiple leadership and strategic roles with technology start-ups, including Craig McCaw and Bill Gates-backed satellite broadband start-up Teledesic; pioneering online video site Load Media Network, where Mr. Kennedy served as Chief Executive Officer; Leap Wireless, and Wireless Facilities International. He began his business career as a venture capital associate with Idanta Partners. He is on the Board of Directors for ATN International, Inc (ATN: NASDAQ).
Jack retired as a Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserves in 2016, after serving as a founding team member of DiUX, the Department of Defense’s recently established Silicon Valley presence. He deployed to Iraq in 2006 and 1990, and Panama in 1991. He served tours in Washington D.C., serving on the staff of U.S. Senator John McCain, as the Aide de Camp to the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and was a naval aviator in the first Gulf War. Mr. Kennedy holds a BS in Economics and Engineering from the United States Naval Academy an MBA from the Harvard Business School, and was a Legis Fellow of the Brookings Institution.