Mark Kennedy is the founder and principal of Strategic Innovation Partnerships, LLC, a strategy consulting firm. Clients are global, both in terms of regional participation and headquarter locations, and include companies such as 3M, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, and others. Mr. Kennedy works primarily with CEOs, general managers, portfolio managers and senior managers in technology, marketing, and manufacturing. He has worked extensively in Europe and Asia, as a consultant to major corporations in the development of growth initiatives, innovation and long-term vision. He has been a keynote presenter in the field of innovation throughout the U.S. and in Mexico and Germany. Mr. Kennedy was a visiting lecturer this year at an MCM Organizational Communication and Culture class at the American University of Rome. He is a recipient of the Ernst Abbe 100-Year Commemorative Medal from Schott Glas.