13 JAN 2017: Canadian born Sean Kenny has been named senior vice president and chief information officer for Miami-based Carnival Cruise Line. Kenny begins January 15 and will report to James Heaney, chief financial officer for Carnival Cruise Line.           

Kenny will lead the development and execution of Carnival Cruise Line’s increasingly important technology strategy. He also will partner with Carnival’s sister brands to develop a long-term technology program and governance structure to guide those efforts on the corporate level.

“Sean has a broad and deep background in IT and is well positioned to lead us into the future as we continue to evolve our extremely important IT function both ashore and on board our fleet of ships,” said Heaney. “We are excited to welcome him aboard.”

A native of Canada, Kenny moved to the US with Ernst & Young Consulting where he was managing partner for major clients throughout the country including the Port of Seattle, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Ohio, McDonald’s Corporation and McDonnell Douglas.

He then moved on to an international consulting role followed by a shift to IT services company EDS, based in Dallas, Texas.  There he focused on global IT transformation and worked with clients including American Airlines, Delta and Marriott. Just prior to joining Carnival, he worked with Ernst & Young as a global client services executive for two Fortune 200 accounts.
            
Kenny is author of “The Contemporary Director” and was a contributor to “The Managed Health Care Handbook, Fourth Edition.” He is a sought-after lecturer on an array of business topics, speaking to a variety of audiences including the Institute of Management Consultants in Palm Beach, Florida, and Washington University.
            
He holds a degree in Bachelor Studies from the University of Regina/Saskatchewan.
            
Kenny will be relocating to Miami for his new role.

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