Wed, May 04 – 2016
Ken is a partner at Google Ventures where he provides product and engineering support to more than 300 portfolio companies including Uber, Nest, Slack, Foundation Medicine, and Flatiron Health. Prior to joining GV, Ken was a group product manager at Google. In his years as a PM at Google, Ken led product initiatives for Docs, Calendar, and Google Mobile Maps.
Ken joined Google in 2006 with the acquisition of JotSpot, where he was vice president of products. Before JotSpot, Ken led product management at Yahoo Search. Back in the day when he was a software engineer, he was one of the first 50 employees of CNET and the founding CTO of Snap (which became NBC Internet).
Ken has written extensively about the craft of product management. His classic essay How to Hire a Product Manager became the playbook for a generation of PMs. He’s also the reason donuts and product management have become synonymous. You can find all of his writings at kennorton.com. His favorite donut is the old fashioned.
Wed May 04 , 2016 - 09:00AM