Kenny has a background in Business Engineering, and a master’s degree in both Information Management and Strategic Management from Tilburg University. He previously worked as a software developer and IT project manager for commercial firms. After several years he returned to Tilburg University as a researcher, working closely with international humanitarian organizations and local emergency services. Currently, besides his work at CIEM, he is also currently employed at Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands working as a researcher in the Policy Analysis section.
In his research and projects Kenny focusses on the role of information and ICT in crisis situations and disaster responses, such as the use of community generated information in their decision making processes. Specifically, Kenny looks into how information can be used to bridge gaps between affected communities, responding organizations and spontaneous volunteers. Besides field research and working alongside practitioners, Kenny uses serious gaming as a research approach to examine these interactions in more detail, and has (co-)developed several serious games to this end.
Kenny worked with COMRADES.