Richard KennyDirector of Strategy, INTERACT & Group IT Director, Techbuyer
Rich is the Group IT Director at Techbuyer where he leads the IT and Systems, Research and Sustainability teams. He is also Managing Director at Interact, a machine learning software tool that optimises energy and carbon usage of servers. His research and development focus are hardware energy efficiency and the environmental and economic impacts of IT hardware during creation, use and disposal. He is a firm believer in the circular economy and sustainable solutions for IT hardware.
He has contributed to the UK’s Industrial Strategy through the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee and co-authored research published in multiple peer-reviewed journals, most recently the IEEE Journal of Sustainable Computing and Elsevier: Informatics and Systems