Who is Linda L. Johannessen?

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 I’m enthusiastic, restless and dedicated. This combination is the driving force in my life. When I decide on something, I dedicate myself fully. My restlessness drives it forward, and my enthusiasm makes it fun.

At work I make great products together with great people. I’m a firm believer that the people is the key for everything a company do. If you give talented people a clear goal, autonomy and resources they will deliver. I currently manage one product team developing digital services for the consumer market, and we try to apply A.I. and innovation to turn it from buzzwords to business. My job let’s me do what I’m good at – seeing the potential in new technology, new business models, and users needs.

I love to learn, and to share and apply my learnings. I’m passionate about my work and learning, but my priority will always be my loved ones, and to live a good life together.

On my free time I like to relax by being creative and learning new stuff, as well as playing xbox and spending time with my friends.

My main projects for 2016 and 2017 are:

Introduction to Computer Science — HarvardX – part time studies (2016 – current)
CS50, online class. My goal is to get a better understanding of the basics of computer science. It has already improved an already good communication with engineers. I enjoy solving the problem sets for each lecture, the course has nine total and a final project.  Course description: “covers concepts like abstraction, algorithms, data structures, encapsulation, resource management, security, software engineering, and web development.  Familiarity in a number of languages, including C, PHP, and JavaScript plus SQL, CSS, and HTML.”
Iris AR — Augmented reality for e-commerce – Founder (2016 – current)
Combining AR technology and habit theory to build a consumer shopping app. We use ready-made frameworks when possible, such as Ionic. Signed three pilot e-commerce sites, expected to go live in Q2 2017. Awarded innovation grant of $100K.
ProductTank, Mind the Product— MeetUp – Co-Host (2016 – current)
A meet-up for Product Managers, Designers and Developers. We bring in speakers and create a space to learn and discuss best practices, tools and new technology.

Linda