Jensen Harris is co-founder and CTO of Textio, a Seattle-based startup creating easy-to-use text analytics for every business.
He worked at Microsoft from 1998 to 2014. Most recently, he was Director of Microsoft Mobile Labs, the incubation team which develops innovative, breakthrough hardware and software experiences for Windows Phone, Xbox, Windows, and new hardware form factors.
Before that, he was Director of Program Management for Windows User Experience, leading the design and development of the tablet and touch experience for Windows 8 and 8.1 and Surface hardware.
Prior to that position, Jensen was Group Program Manager of the Microsoft Office User Experience Team, where his team redesigned the user interface for Office 2007 and Office 2010, adding the Ribbon, Live Preview, Backstage View, and other innovations.
He also led the team that designed much of today’s industry-standard e-mail user interface, leading the creation of the Microsoft Outlook user interface from 1998-2003.
Jensen graduated from Yale University and Interlochen Arts Academy with degrees in music composition.