Editor, Siliconrepublic.com (Guest Chair)
John Kennedy is an award-winning technology journalist and editor of Siliconrepublic.com, joining in 2002 to become the fulcrum of the website’s news service. He was previously editor of the weekly E-Thursday section in the Irish Independent, and the monthly Digital Ireland supplement. He also worked as technology editor at Business & Finance magazine and, before that, he edited influential industry publications such as AMT and Communications Today, while also contributing to Irish Computer magazine.
Kennedy received the Irish Internet Association’s Net Visionary Technology Journalist award in 2005, and Siliconrepublic.com has been awarded Best Technology Site at the Irish Web Awards six times. In 2011, he received the David Manley Award, commending him for his dedication to covering entrepreneurs.