Dr. Kennedy will cover the benefits of collaboration between the public and private sectors, how sharing data in this ever-changing world is a key to success, and how the cloud enables this change. No information can exist on its own and no important decision is ever made in a vacuum. Even the largest enterprises leverage the infrastructures built by society—airports, highways, schools and the universities that educate our workforce are just a few of the elements that support the corporate enterprise. But what could happen if we better coordinate the relationship between the public and private sectors? What might happen when vendor-customer relationships become highly connected? Deep cooperation within the entire ecosystem is the next step in efficiency and optimization.
Dr. J. Patrick Kennedy
Dr. J. Patrick Kennedy is the CEO and majority owner of OSIsoft. Under Dr. Kennedy's visionary leadership, the company has grown from a small software startup in 1980 to a highly profitable global corporation. Prior to founding the company, Dr. Kennedy worked as a research engineer for Shell Development Company and as an applications consultant for Taylor Instrument Company.
Dr. Kennedy attended the University of Kansas where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. A registered professional engineer in control systems engineering, he holds a patent on a catalytic reformer control system. He co-authored a chapter of the book "Planning, Scheduling and Control Integration in the Process Industries," C. Edward Bodington, ed. (McGraw-Hill Co., 1995), and is the author of numerous papers.