Kenneth Auchenberg

Kenneth Auchenberg

Web Technologies

Vancouver, Canada


  • Web Technologies


Kenneth is a Program Manager at Microsoft and lives in Vancouver, Canada, where he leads the next generation of web developer tooling. He's a Global Shaper for Word Economic Forum, serves on multiple advisory boards, and is a frequent public speaker who travels the world.

Kenneth has been all connecting dots over the last decade. He quit his gas station clerk job at 16 to code web scrapers, and fell deeply in love with the web, so he took a job at a newly acquired startup, ZYB, and saw it grow from 15 people in a basement to 100.000 people in skyscrapers around the world in Vodafone. He then once again went back to the basement and joined Hoist (later Podio), and helped take the startup on a very similar journey from basement to skyscraper, when Citrix bought the small Copenhagen-based company in April 2012

Recently, he skipped the basement for a change, and went straight to Microsoft on a mission to get browsers to talk to text editors and to enable everyone to build the developer tools they need for the web.

Getting things and people talking isn't a new thing for Kenneth. During the last decade he repeatedly asked himself why everything isn’t as connected as it could be.