Kenneth E. Harker

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.

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Performance Consulting

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.

IP Geolocation

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 IP localization.


Photos Ken has taken of hiking trips, world travel, and personal adventures. Ken also has some amateur radio photos and family photos on-line.

Amateur Radio

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 competing in orienteering and radio orienteering meets for several years. He is a member of the United States Orienteering Federation (USOF) and the Austin Orienteering Club (AOC).

Last Updated 12 January 2013