John McKenna


John  McKenna

Speaker Bio

CEO at Leads on commercial activities and service design – with input from engineering and user-research. Previously, MD, BeTomorrow UK, focussed on adding intelligence to machines (esp. drones and drone swarms) to enable autonomous or semi-autonomous operation (2013-2017); supported Makani Power’s CEO seeking investment in Europe (2012-13 - acquired by Google X / Alphabet); Group Commercial Director at OC Sport from start-up to the largest sports marketing business in sailing worldwide (2003-12 acquired by Te´le´gramme Group); Strategy Consultant at Marakon Associates, London consulting to senior teams at ABN AMRO, Barclays and BT (2000-03); and Structural Engineer at ARUP, London (1994 – 2000).

BE Civil Engineering, University College Dublin. MSc Structural Steel, Imperial College, London.