Kenny Lowe is Head of Emerging Technologies at brightsolid. Having worked at the company for six years, his role is to define and deliver brightsolid’s forward thinking technology strategy, including the research and development of innovative new products and services for its customers.
In 2015, Kenny was instrumental in earning brightsolid’s accreditation as the first ever partner of the Microsoft Cloud OS Network in Scotland. Kenny created the application for Microsoft’s vigorous selection process, which was officially accepted in April 2015. Major factors in brightsolid’s selection into this exclusive group were its in-house research and development team, technical innovation, and willingness to adopt new technologies – all of which is led by Kenny.
The accreditation to the Microsoft Cloud OS Network has brought huge value to brightsolid, especially as it opened its new state-of-the-art data centre in Aberdeen in October. Through the accreditation, brightsolid will become one of the few data centre providers in the world to be certified to run the highly demanded Microsoft Azure cloud. Furthermore, through the network, brightsolid has been able to establish a new partnership with Dell, working with it and Microsoft to create the most future ready hybrid cloud in the UK in its new Aberdeen facility.
Kenny is regularly asked to write for various publications regarding cloud topics. Recently these publications have included Energy Voice and Tech City Insider.
Underpinning everything that Kenny does is a passion for brightsolid, the technology sector and a desire to inspire young people to engage with technology and consider a career in this exciting sector.
Working with the support of brightsolid, Kenny has run and contributed to several initiatives aimed at developing Scotland’s digital industry and encouraging young people to engage with and pursue careers in STEM subjects. He founded Scotland’s first ever Code Club in Dundee, an after-school programme to help young people develop skills in computing, and runs the local club every week as a volunteer.
Next year brightsolid will reach the end of their current three year strategy. It will be Kenny’s job to set the next 5 year technology strategy for the business, understanding what brightsolid want to become more deeply involved in. This is likely to include the Internet of Things, Mixed Reality and Machine Learning.