James Kinsella is a high-tech entrepreneur who has developed successful network and network services (OTT) companies.
Previously, he was the Chairman and CEO of Interoute Communications, LTD -- one of the few pan-European technology success stories. During the last decade, Interoute has grown from a start-up to a company with more than €800 million in annual revenues in 2016. The Company is the leading Cloud services platform across the European Union and beyond, from London to Istanbul and Moscow, and from Stockholm to North Africa.
During the last 25 years, he has been involved in some of the world's first online enterprises, in particular as an executive at Microsoft. He was president of the Microsoft/NBC joint venture, MSNBC.com. He has also led teams who successfully turned around enterprises in very difficult markets.
Before launching his first company, James worked as a journalist, and he is the author of the award-winning book, “Covering the Plague,” informed in part by reporting in Central East Africa on the outbreak of AIDS there in the early 1980s.
Robert has more than 30 years of experience in tech, from leading engineering projects to running successful cloud-based enterprises. He has headed Corporate Strategy and Development at two pan-European companies, where he helped architect and execute the consolidation of the independent ISP market and helped restructure and grow a pan-European network services company.
Before his pan-European ventures, he founded and sold two information services companies and had successfully turned around a third. He also helped drive the media conglomerate Time Warner's early Web-based business efforts.
Robert served as a jet pilot in the U.S. Air Force. He earned a BS in Physics from the United States Air Force Academy, an MS in Electrical Engineering while flying for the Air Force, and later an MBA from The Wharton School, the University of Pennsylvania. Bob currently serves as Vice Chairman of Interoute Communications, Ltd., which provides network and communications services in more than 30 countries and throughout the European Union.