Q & A WITH FACEBOOK GURU ANDY MCKEON AS HE JOINS AUSTRALIAN SOFTWARE COMPANY LIVETILES
Written on the 23 March 2017 by Ben Hall
HE was creative director at Apple under the legendary Steve Jobs, and is now a senior Facebook executive. In his newest gig, Andy McKeon has joined the board of ASX-listed enterprise software company LiveTiles (ASX:LVT) in a major coup for the company.
The product is brilliant. Simple to use, intuitive, highly useful in today's demanding digital, mobile workplace. The momentum is building, the team are signing up some of the world's best companies. Once people see and use it they are in. Because nothing like it exists we have to work out the simplest way to convey the product story, then determine the most efficient and impactful channels to spread the word. The hard product work has been done, now we have to focus on scaling it globally.
I know you've only just started with LiveTiles but what are the main differences between working in Silicon Valley and Australia?
Australians are every bit as ambitious, bright and focused as the best people I've run across in the USA. Perhaps the only difference is the Australian sense of humour, which I've missed, the meat pies in the office and the ability to reminisce about the mighty Bulldogs winning the Premiership last year. The American's don't seem to fully appreciate the finer nuances of Liam Picken's Grand Final game.
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Author: Ben Hall