Pat Kennedy has spent 25 years as an executive, entrepreneur and inventor in the wireless industry. He is the founder, chairman and CEO of Cellport Systems, a research lab pioneering revolutionary technologies that enable formerly disparate devices and systems to communicate with one another. Cellport's inventions include the first universal interface between mobile phones and automobiles, the Internet-connected car, and techniques allowing formerly incompatible mobile phones, PCs, consumer electronics devices, and in-car infotainment systems to interconnect, share data and applications.
Kennedy contributed to 11 of Cellport's patents. He has a BA in international economics from the University of Buffalo. He chairs the advisory board for the UB Center of Excellence on Human Capital, Technology Transfer, and Economic Growth and Development and serves on the Dean's Advisory Committee. He speaks often on inventing, patenting and global trade issues and hosts a blog at www.ideajacked.com.