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Speaker - Modern Frontends Live! London 2022 - Kenneth Christiansen

Kenneth is principal engineer in the Intel Web Platform Engineering team. In his role, Kenneth leads multiple efforts making sure that the web platform works in Intel’s favor, by becoming a real application development platform, driving Windows and Chrome OS usage, while working best on Intel and exposing the full potential of our hardware capabilities to developers. Since joining Intel in 2011, Kenneth has shaped our approach to working with external browser vendors and the web community, leading to many success stories in landing Intel specific features and optimization in Chromium based browsers such as Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge. Some of these features and inventions have been industry shaping, such as Progressive Web Apps, which is becoming one of the main ways to create desktop applications. He is a multi-term elected member of the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) Technical Architecture Group, growing Intel’s influence inside the most important standardization group of the web platform. Apart from that he is also a Microsoft Most Values Professional in Developer Tooling and Google Developer Experts in Web Technology. Kenneth holds a MSc degree in Software Engineering from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands and a BSc degree in Software Engineering and Math from the University of Copenhagen.


Kenneth's Talk

Beyond the web of today

Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) are becoming increasingly popular way to develop desktop apps, and to unleash the full potential of the Intel platform, Intel is enhancing the abilities of the Web to meet the needs of developers and go beyond what is possible 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.

This session illustrates new web capabilities driven by Intel that exposes our unique platform value, introduces new experiences and allows developers to delight users with features never seen before on the web.

We will introduce new AI powered Intelligent Collaboration experiences such as hardware driven background blurring, face detection, face framing, lighting correction, eye-gaze correction and much more. We will also look at Web Neural Network, which enables access to fast neural network and machine learning capabilities, as well as 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.


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