Kathleen Kennedy

Executive Director

MIT Center for Collective Intelligence

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Speaker/Panelist 2022, 2021
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Kathleen Kennedy is Executive Director of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence, a multidisciplinary center which includes Collective Intelligence Design Lab and Pandemic Response CoLab. She also heads MIT Horizon, an initiative of MIT Open Learning.  She is a venture partner at Good Growth Capital. 

In 2016, she worked as a lead organizer of The Engine (www.engine.xyz), a venture fund and accelerator program for tough tech startups which was built by MIT. Prior to that, she served as President and Chief Strategy Officer of MIT Technology Review, MIT’s global media company, and President of the MIT Enterprise Forum, MIT’s entrepreneurial support organization. 

Kathleen is a frequent speaker at global conferences and very active in the innovation community. She serves on numerous selection committees including the Eisenhower Fellowships, the Lemelson-MIT prize and the MacArthur Foundation 100&Change competition.  The Women of the Harvard Club named her as one of Boston’s Most Influential Women. 

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