Ken Harker is an Internet performance expert, advising Fortune 1000
companies in the financial, retail, media, communications, and
travel industries, with a focus on developing their mobile web sites
and applications into highly-available and high-performing business
assets. Presently, he is a Senior Consultant in the professional
services organization of the world's leading provider of test and
measurement solutions for mobile communications and web performance.
He lives in Austin, Texas.
As a Senior Consultant at Keynote
Systems, Inc., Ken analyzes the performance and reliability of
web sites, mobile web sites, and mobile apps for major enterprises.
His specialty is using performance monitoring data
to deliver insights into the end-user experience, and help his
clients with actionable recommendations. He has worked with
customers in North America, Asia, Europe, and Australia.
At Matrix NetSystems, Inc., Ken
designed, developed, and implemented software and related technology
to determine the geographic location of Internet host nodes
worldwide, becoming one of the world's experts in the field of
Ken has been a federally licensed
amateur radio operator since 1993. He was Chairman of the
2008 United States Amateur Radio Direction Finding Championships,
served as an Internatinal Juror at the 14th World ARDF
Championships in Korea in 2008, and competed for Team USA at the
15th World ARDF Championships in Croatia in 2010. Ken is an
active member of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) and the
Central Texas DX and Contest Club (CTDXCC).
Orienteering is a fun, outdoor map-and-compass sport. Ken has been
radio orienteering meets for several years. He is a member of the
United States Orienteering Federation (USOF) and the Austin
Orienteering Club (AOC).