Speakman is an innovative producer, entrepreneur and philanthropist pushing the boundaries of technology and creative storytelling via Film, Tv, Live Broadcasting and video. He founded KNEKT.tv as the socially conscious streaming platform on Apple TV, Roku and mobile apps connecting content to audiences across the far reaches of the globe, making it “Cool To Care”.
During the lockdown in 2020, Kent pivoted and produced over 300 live / virtual events including the 320 Music Festival which was the #1 Billboard concert to watch at home for 3 weeks, the CovAID business festival, MAYDAY mass meditation to over 54 Million people, The official Kentucky Derby “At Home” Woodford Reserve Special, Frank Sinatra’s Bday celebration with Jack Daniels, Endangered Rangers 3.5hr African Wildlife Live Special hosted by Josh Duhamel, culminating in the Snoop Dogg celebrity friends & stunts for his NYE Live Show and many more…
In 2018 while in person shows were still happening, his live broadcast strategy resulted in 3x record viewership of the Daytime Emmy Awards. He has won the iAward for “Most Influential Producer of 2018”, “Campaign of the Year” 2016 – iMedia, “Best Entertainment Marketing Campaign” 2009 – iMedia, “Best Mobile Entertainment Startup,” 2012 – iMedia, and he was awarded Evan Carmichael’s “Top 100 Entrepreneurs to Follow” in 2013 preceded by the “iMedia Top Ten Digital Marketers” in 2009. He writes for trade publications, speaks at conferences and film festivals, and has interviewed on media outlets such as Variety, Rolling Stone, KTLA News, The Los Angeles Times, Inc. Magazine and The Huffington Post.
His experience allowed him to follow his passion for working with charities & social causes, producing & live broadcasting world class events, reaching hundreds of millions of people. He founded KNEKT.tv, bringing A-List celebrity audiences to content that matters, as well as live streaming concerts with artists such as Chris Martin of Coldplay, Dave Matthews, Don Felder of the Eagles, Lil Wayne & ASAP Rocky and video exclusives with Jay Shetty, Drake, Doja Cat, Bia, Snoop Dogg, Will i Am, and more.
KNEKT Television is the latest iteration of his vision, a Multi Channel television network available worldwide, focused on social good.
Prior to KNEKT, Speakman founded ENGAGEIA – a digital, mobile and experiential agency working with startups, brands & entertainment properties, Co-founded FAMEUS, a social network listed on the Huffington Post’s “Top 10 Startups in LA” in 2015, and Torio tv.