Tom Kennedy is Managing Director of Mcluhan TV which he founded in 1994 to develop strategic thinking in digital media.
His recent roles include; Executive Director -Group Digital Services Omnilab Media and Managing Director The Playroom at Omnilab Media, Australia‚Äôs most comprehensive media group specialising in content creation, production, post-production, broadcast, interactivity, duplication, advertising solutions and distribution.
Tom has over 20 years experience in media and technology markets. He has been involved in Industry development and policy throughout his career and has been a champion for the future potential of the Australian content and the digital media industry.
He has a wide range of business experience from start ups to public companies. He was founder and CEO of several leading digital companies over the past 15 years including, Media Zoo, Hyro, Beyond Online and Brainwaave Interactive.
In 2006 he won the AIMIA award for outstanding contribution to Industry, and in 2007 he was listed in B&T Magazines Power 40 Digital Leaders list.
His past roles include, Chairman of the Digital Content Action Agenda Experts Group ( DCITA) 2008, Commissioner, of the Australian Film Commission (AFC) 2008, Past Chairman Internet Industry Association (IIA) 2007, Past President of Australian Interactive Media Industry Association ( AIMIA). 2004
He has been an advisor to Government in the following areas, member of the Digital Television Advisory Group, member of the Joint Singapore Australia IT Council, member of the Australian Information Economy Advisory Council (AIEAC) and a member of the National Bandwidth Enquiry and a member to the Australian Governments Broadband advisory Group (BAG)
He speaks regularly at domestic and international media events and blogs when time permits.