David Kenny (executive)

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David Kenny in 2017

David Kenny is the CEO of Nielsen Holdings. He joined Nielsen in December 2018, prior to which he was the senior Vice President of IBM's Watson & Cloud platform. He was also formerly the CEO of The Weather Company, which was acquired by IBM in 2016.[1] Kenny replaced Mike Kelly at the Weather Company in January 2012.[2] He was also the chairman of the board.[3]

He was the president of Akamai Technologies and resigned from this position on October 26, 2011.[4][5] Before joining Akamai, Kenny worked in digital advertising for Publicis Groupe S.A.’s VivaKi.[5]

He graduated from Kettering University and Harvard Business School.[6]


  1. ^ Lunden, Ingrid (January 29, 2016). "IBM Closes Weather Co. Purchase, Names David Kenny New Head Of Watson Platform". TechCrunch.
  2. ^ Vranica, Suzanne; Schechner, Sam (January 25, 2012). "Weather Channel Taps Digital Expert as CEO". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved January 14, 2014.
  3. ^ Newsroom | The Weather Company. Press.weather.com. Retrieved on March 24, 2017.
  4. ^ Facts & Figures. Akamai.com. Retrieved on March 24, 2017.
  5. ^ a b Ovide, Shira (October 26, 2011). "Is This Man Campaigning for the Yahoo CEO Job?". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved January 14, 2014.
  6. ^ https://www.nielsen.com/us/en/about-us/leadership/david-kenny/