Director Since: 2019
Experience: Vice President, North America Regions, Google Cloud at Google since July 2019; Partner/Principal, Americas Advisory Digital Transformation Leader for Ernst & Young from November 2018 to June 2019; Vice President, US Digital Transformation for Microsoft Corp., from 2018 to May 2019; President, Microsoft Canada, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Microsoft Corp., from 2013 to 2017; Vice President, U.S. Enterprise for Microsoft Corp. from 2009 to 2013
As Vice President, North America Regions, Google Cloud at Google, Ms. Kennedy leads the customer and partner-facing teams that serve enterprises, mid-market customers, and small and mid-sized businesses. In addition, she leads the industry strategy, solutions and market initiatives for the Retail and Consumer Products customers. In this role, she is focused on helping clients to leverage disruptive thinking and emerging technologies to develop and execute their digital transformation strategies. At Ernst & Young, her responsibilities included building the next iteration of the overall Digital Transformation Strategy for Americas Advisory, growing and building practices including Cloud, RPA, Blockchain and new emerging technologies. In her role as US Digital Transformation for Microsoft Corp., Ms. Kennedy was responsible for both internal and external digital transformations for Microsoft’s customers and partners. The experience and insights she has from these roles provide her with a unique and valuable perspective to help KCS in this new digital age.
Ms. Kennedy gained valuable executive leadership skills and extensive experience in business development and strategy areas while serving as President of Microsoft Canada, a subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation. In addition, Ms. Kennedy’s background at Microsoft has given her significant insight and knowledge relevant to cybersecurity issues and technological developments affecting the transportation industry. Ms. Kennedy also held other leadership positions at Microsoft, which provided experience in sales and marketing of business solutions as the Vice President of Enterprise Customers and expertise in the transportation industry as Director of Transportation, Retail and Hospitality Industry. Ms. Kennedy was active in several industry groups in Canada, including the Information Technology Association of Canada, where she served as a director.