John Kennelly is a 9-year tech industry veteran. He began his career at Accenture in tech consulting and was later part of back-to-back software acquisitions, one to Google and the other to Apple. John is a lover of all things startup and has since moved back in the direction of early-stage technology, this time in hardware. As employee #1 at b8ta, a software-powered retailer, John launched the Partnerships team that grew the b8ta flagship business to over 79 locations. He has since moved to his next challenge as General Manager of Built by b8ta where he owns strategy around the newest b8ta product launching in 2018.