Kendra along with Jackie Hatchwell Co-Founded DUO , and more recently PSDUO; with the goal of being a niche distributor, representing the best solutions and now people in the Cyber Security sector. Jackie and Kendra were recognised as Entrepreneurs of the Year at the inaugural Women in ICT Awards this year.
Kendra believes in building communities to support and share knowledge which has been the approach at DUO, so in 2008 she co-founded 1stTuesday, New Zealand’s largest network solely for IT Security professionals. Kendra also co-founded iSANZ, the Information Security Awards in 2014.
Kendra was appointed to the CERT Establishment Board in August, the Board’s role is to advise Hon Amy Adams and MBIE on the establishment of New Zealand’s first Computer Emergency Response Team.
For her contribution to cybersecurity in New Zealand, Kendra was the recipient of the New Thinking Award at the 2016 Wellington Gold Awards and most recently she was recognised by the ICT industry as Community Channel Champion at the ICT Industry Awards.