ProductTank Exeter #12 – World Product Day – Fireside chat with Ken Norton

We’re excited to say that for World Product Day 2021, we’ll be joined by Ken Norton for a fireside chat.

🗣️ Ken Norton is a product management coach, speaker, and writer. He spent more than fourteen years at Google, where he led product initiatives for Google Docs, Google Calendar, Google Mobile Maps, and GV (formerly Google Ventures). He joined Google with the acquisition of JotSpot, where he was vice president of products. Before JotSpot, Ken led product management at Yahoo. 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 product managers. He’s also the reason donuts and product management have become synonymous.

Ken has a bachelor’s from Boston University and a master’s from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and he serves on BU’s College of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Advisory Board. His favorite donut is the old-fashioned.


❓Ask Ken your questions!

To help shape our discussion with Ken, we want to hear your questions in advance! Perhaps you’ve been wondering about how to hire a great PM, or thinking about how to craft and communicate your product strategy; whatever it is, submit your questions using the link below and we’ll curate them to make sure Ken answers a good range across the evening.


🙌 Our World Product Day event is kindly sponsored by RedCat Digital, London’s digital recruitment agency. With dozens of roles available now in product, UX, UI, data, marketing, engineering and more, in London and beyond, start looking for your next opportunity at

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