Kennedy joined the vendor six years ago as business manager for Reuters Data Feed Direct for Europe and Asia as then-Reuters expanded its direct feeds capability (IMD, May 29, 2006), having previously served as senior manager of strategic business development at equity exchange Virt-x and its forerunner the Tradepoint ECN as head of trading connectivity, prior to which he held IT infrastructure roles at Bankers Trust Company in London and Australia. He was also active in the work of standards body FIX Protocol Limited, which paid tribute to his "dedicated support and contributions" on its website.
Informing colleagues of Kennedy's passing, Mike Powell, managing director of Elektron Hosting and managed services at Thomson Reuters, described him as a dedicated and professional team member, a genuine and warm person, and a loyal friend, who attacked his illness in the same determined manner by which he made "a huge impact on the Enterprise business at Thomson Reuters."
Kennedy will be remembered at a service at St. Katharine's church in Knockholt, UK on July 12. His family has requested that no flowers be sent, but suggests that donations be made to the Samantha Dickson Brain Tumour Trust via http://braintumourtrust.co.uk/helping-us/donate/.
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