Traver Kennedy
Chairman and CEO

Traver is a globally recognized technology and social entrepreneur widely considered to be one of the architects behind today’s pervasive cloud computing model.

Before co-founding Joi Scientific™, Kennedy was Chief Strategist at Citrix (NASDAQ: CTXS) where he was a driving force behind the company’s post-IPO growth, helping to establish it as one of the world’s largest S&P 500 and NASDAQ 100 software companies in record time.

While at Citrix he founded and served as Chairman of the ASP Industry Consortium, an international advocacy group formed by 500 leading technology companies to set worldwide standards for the ASP (Application Service Provider) industry, which ultimately ushered in the cloud computing era. Many have labeled Kennedy the “Father of the ASP Industry.”

In cooperation with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a division of the United Nations, Kennedy formed the ASP Arbitration, Mediation and Dispute Resolution Center. The effort resulted in one of the largest public/private partnerships in the history of the UN with 800 corporations and 175 signatory nations participating.

His efforts earned him global recognition. The World Economic Forum named him a “Technology Pioneer” for his contributions to technology and society. He was also ranked by Network World as one of the “25 Most Powerful People” in technology alongside Bill Gates, John Chambers and Michael Dell.

Kennedy is not only a game-changer in the tech industry. He is passionate about humanitarian projects that range from ancient forest preservation in Ghana and coral reef protection in Haiti with One Village Planet, to establishing the world’s first Cyber Sister Cities to improve education, health and economic opportunities in developing communities with Sister Cities International and the World Bank Institute.

He serves on the board of directors of the American Indian Veteran’s Memorial Initiative (AIVMI), a group working to fund the “Learning Center at the Wall” to be located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. between the Vietnam Wall and the Lincoln Memorial. The congressionally approved Center will be a new place to learn about the contributions and sacrifices made by American Indian, Native Alaskan and Pacific Islander veterans in serving the United States.


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