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Kenneth Rohde Christiansen

Principal Engineer and Web Platform Architect at Intel

Beyond the Web of Today

At Intel we work on the forefront of innovation as our hardware roadmaps are defined years ahead of release. This means that we need to make sure that the web platform takes advantage of new hardware capabilities as they are released or shortly after. This ranges from enabling new form factors to taking advantage of hardware accelerators.

In this talk we will discuss some of the new innovations that Intel is bringing to the web, such as WebNN, which enables access to fast neural network and machine learning capabilities; WebGPU and Compute Pressure, a new API enabling better user experience and bringing adaptive compute capabilities to the client, just like adaptive streaming has improved streaming use-cases by adapting to live network conditions.

About Kenneth

Kenneth Rohde Christiansen is the principal engineer on Intel's Web Platform Engineering team. In his role, Kenneth leads multiple efforts to ensure the web platform works in Intel’s favour. To achieve this, Kenneth strives to build toward a complete application development platform, driving Windows and Chrome OS usage while exposing the full potential of its hardware capabilities to developers.

Since joining Intel in 2011, Kenneth has shaped Intel's approach to working with external browser vendors and the web community. As a result, Intel landed specific features and optimization options in Chromium based browsers such as Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge. Some of these features and inventions have been industry-shaping, as it's the case with Progressive Web Apps, which are becoming one of the main ways to create desktop applications.

Kenneth is a multi-term elected member of the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) Technical Architecture Group, growing Intel’s influence inside the essential standardisation group of web platforms. In addition, he is also a Microsoft Most Values Professional in Developer Tooling and a Google Developer Expert in Web Technology.

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