Product Management Interview: Ken Johnstone

Interview with Pioneer of Facebook Mobile, Ken Johnstone

Welcome back to Episode 10 in our product management leaders series. This week we sit down with Ken Johnstone, Founder/Chief Product Officer at Quikkly.

Ken has a strong background in telecommunications and was part of the early stage team at Three Mobile where he launched and grew the first 3G network outside of Japan.

Over the last few years he’s used his commercial and product experience to start two very successful businesses.

As Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder of INQ Mobile, the worlds first “Social Mobile”, Ken worked with the early Facebook team in Palo Alto to launch Facebook on mobile. The business won several awards including best handset at GSMA.

More recently, he founded Quikkly, a start-up that reimagines QR codes to make them understandable to both humans and machines.

In this episode of Knowit’s product management series ‘A Few Minutes With’, Ken discusses the following:

0:43 – How has product management changed over the past 15 years?
2:47 – What’s the future of product management
3:38 – How is product management different between start-ups and corporates?
6:21 – What’s the ideal size a product team should be to maximise productivity?
7:36 – What do you enjoy most about product management?
9:21 – What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?

We hope you enjoy it!

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