People: Best Buy Co Inc (BBY.N)
Mr. David W. Kenny is an Independent Director of Best Buy Co., Inc., since September 27, 2013. He General Manager — IBM Watson, a cognitive technology business unit of IBM, an American multinational technology and consulting corporation (January 2016-present); Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Weather Company, a leading provider of weather forecasts and information (2012-2015); President of Akamai, a leading cloud platform technology company (2011-2012); Managing Partner of VivaKi, a provider of integrated strategy, technology and marketing solutions for internet-based ecommerce companies (2006-2010); Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Digitas, Inc., which was later merged with VivaKi (1997-2006). Mr. Kenny has an impressive track record of transforming companies, a valuable asset for Best Buy’s business imperatives. He was recently appointed the General Manager of IBM Watson, tasked with overseeing the development of the company’s cognitive technology business and its related partnerships with outside software developers. As the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Weather Company (now acquired by IBM), Mr. Kenny helped turn that organization into a multi-platform media heavyweight that produced television programming, developed apps, published content and used analytics to connect businesses to consumers through weather and climate-related content. Mr. Kenny uses his consumer-centric and strategic skills to support Best Buy’s transformation efforts, including its goal of capturing online share and serving customers based on how, where, and when they want to be served. Mr. Kenny’s online leadership dates to 1997, when he founded Digitas, Inc., a provider of technology and marketing solutions for e-commerce and multi-channel companies. He previously served on the board of directors of The Weather Company, The Corporate Executive Board, Akamai Technologies and Yahoo! Inc. Mr. Kenny holds degrees from the GM Institute (now Kettering University) and Harvard University.
|Total Annual Compensation, USD||96,209|
|Restricted Stock Awards, USD||180,293|
|Long-Term Incentive Plans, USD||--|
|All Other, USD||--|
|Fiscal Year Total, USD||276,502|