Duncan Kennedy is a leader in the mobile media industry and has more than 15 years experience building successful products and companies.
Currently Mr. Kennedy is President of Mobigardens Corporation, a producer and distributor of made-for-mobile movies, based in Toronto, Canada. In 2006 the company created “Mobifest”, the world’s largest independent mobile film festival. Concurrently Mr. Kennedy is a Partner at Spark Alley, a mobile marketing services agency, with customers including Nokia, Palm Inc. and Visto.
Previously Mr. Kennedy was CEO of Tribeworks, a San-Francisco and Tokyo based multimedia services company which he co-founded in 1998. Under Mr. Kennedy’s leadership the company acquired more than 400 customers in twenty countries, and in 2004 was selected for the Deloite Technology Fast 500, the 500 fastest growing technology companies in America. The company deployed projects for Palm, Nokia, Cingular, Sprint, Verizon, NTT DoCoMo, Apple Computer, NASA, Airbus, Pioneer Corporation, Wal-Mart, and Sony. Tribeworks was acquired by Atlas Technology Group in November, 2006.
Prior to Tribeworks Mr. Kennedy served as Senior Vice President of Business Development at Mjuice. At Mjuice, , a digital music company, Mr. Kennedy created and managed foundational relationships with Real Networks and Winamp (acquired by AOL in 2000). These relationships led directly to the company’s acquisition by Artist Direct (ARTD) in 2000.
From 1990 through 1996, Mr. Kennedy was employed at Apple Computer where he managed the QuickTime product line, Apple Computer’s flagship multimedia architecture. In this capacity he initiated Apple’s QuickTime for Windows product, the most widely distributed software product in Apple history. More than five hundred million copies of QuickTime for Windows have been distributed. While at Apple, Mr. Kennedy also produced many of the pioneering Internet webcasts, including the first Internet productions of The Grammy’s, the American Film Institute Lifetime Achievement Awards, and the Sundance Film Festival.
Mr. Kennedy has been internationally quoted on the subject of digital media in a variety of media including: Reuters, Breakfast Television, CBC World at Six, The Globe and Mail, The San Jose Mercury News, USA Today, The Voice of America, MTV, Billboard, The San Francisco Chronicle, and California CEO magazine. He also speaks regularly at industry trade conferences.