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Rich Kennelly

Rich Kennelly
Rich Kennelly is the President of Ipswitch's File Transfer division. Rich has a broad technical and business background. Most recently Rich led Akamai's Media Business Unit - responsible for video, software, and object delivery. While in this role, his team launched the all new Akamai HD Network, a completely new delivery platform for Internet video. They also introduced new audience analytics, allowing media customers to understand the quality of experience and viewing habits of their audience. Prior to that, Rich held numerous roles in his 9 year career at Akamai, including VP of Product Management. In that role he helped bring to market enterprise solutions for accelerating business to business and business to consumer sites. Rich began his career as a software engineer. He helped found ImagineLAN, Inc., a small startup doing network diagnostics. He was also a key software architect and engineering leader at New Oak Communications - credited with creating the industry's first VPN switch. He went on to manage engineering for Nortel's VPN division, after it acquired New Oak. Rich holds a B.S. in Computer Science and a minor in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Why the “M” in “Managed File Transfer”?

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Your organization is sending more information electronically than ever before We’re IT people, so we know that businesses are transferring more information electronically than ever before between employees, business partners, and customers.  We’re exchanging information to improve our top line—perhaps increasing the number of business partners or volume of transactions— […]

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What you need in an MFT system to make your business processes more reliable and secure

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Why the “M” in “Managed File Transfer”? Part 2 In part 1 of this post, I shared—based on our experience developing and supporting managed file transfer systems with thousands—what impact a business can expect from their Managed File Transfer (MFT) system. It comes down to making business processes driven by […]

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    Rich Kennelly

    Rich Kennelly is the President of Ipswitch's File Transfer division. Rich has a broad technical and business background. Most recently Rich led Akamai's Media Business Unit - responsible for video, software, and object delivery. While in this role, his team launched the all new Akamai HD Network, a completely new delivery platform for Internet video. They also introduced new audience analytics, allowing media customers to understand the quality of experience and viewing habits of their audience. Prior to that, Rich held numerous roles in his 9 year career at Akamai, including VP of Product Management. In that role he helped bring to market enterprise solutions for accelerating business to business and business to consumer sites.

    Rich began his career as a software engineer. He helped found ImagineLAN, Inc., a small startup doing network diagnostics. He was also a key software architect and engineering leader at New Oak Communications - credited with creating the industry's first VPN switch. He went on to manage engineering for Nortel's VPN division, after it acquired New Oak.

    Rich holds a B.S. in Computer Science and a minor in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.