Lisa Long

Country: Norway

Position: VP of Innovation and Product Governance

Organization: Telenor, Ex appear.in and Skype

You are not your target market. Developing products and empathy for users that are very different than you

Lisa Long is the VP of Innovation and Product Governance at Telenor, Norway’s state owned telco that operates in 12 markets and serves over 200 million subscribers. She works across a global product portfolio of over 50 products that are targeted to users from Norwegians to Bangladeshis. Lisa started at Telenor as the product manager for Appear.in and prior to Telenor, Lisa worked at Skype as a product manager and as part of the product process team. She is also a cofounder of Six to Start, the makers of the world’s most popular fitness game, Zombies, Run!, and still serves on the board there. She has spoken at Mind the Product London, Product Manager Festival in Zurich, and Agile Scotland, among others. When she isn’t working, Lisa is always up for a game of capoeira. She has a degree in Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from INSEAD.

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