2007 - User Conference - Monterey
A conference overview given by CEO and Founder Dr. J. Patrick Kennedy. Followed by a special introduction presentation by Kevin Roach, Vice President of Rockwell Software / Automation.
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Dr. J. Patrick Kennedy
Dr. J. Patrick Kennedy is the CEO, Founder 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 $100+ million per year 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 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.
Kevin is the Vice President of Rockwell Software, responsible for all Rockwell Automation software products globally. He came to Rockwell Software from GE Fanuc, and is on the Board of Directors for the OPC Foundation and Immediate Past-Chairman of MESA International. Kevin has 25 years experience in the automation, control, robotics, software and services industry.