John Kennedy (Chair)

Editor, Silicon Republic

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