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Carnival Cruise Line taps new chief information officer

Carnival Cruise Line taps new chief information officer

Sean Kenny, an Ernst & Young veteran with extensive experience in technology and business operations, has been named svp and chief information officer Carnival Cruise Line.

Kenny will lead the development and execution of Carnival's technology strategy. He'll also 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 cfo James Heaney, his new boss.

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 Corp. and McDonnell Douglas.

He then moved on to an international consulting role followed by a shift to IT services company EDS, based in Dallas. There Kenny 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 the author of 'The Contemporary Director' and was a contributor to 'The Managed Health Care Handbook, Fourth Edition.'

Posted 11 January 2017

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Anne Kalosh

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