Organizing Committee

Organizing Committee


Tom Gilheany   Event Organizer

Tom is currently a senior consultant and architect in the VoIP and CyberSecurity product and service market.  His various roles in startups and large tech companies include 5 years in product management, 12 years in technical marketing, and 14 years in IT/Operations. 



Hong Nguyen-Phuong    Session Chair

For fourteen years as a senior business development and project & program manager, Hong Nguyen-Phuong has initiated and managed complex projects, leading cross-organizational teams at Sun Microsystems, Symantec, and PG&E. He has led programs to recruit software vendors on Sun’s platforms. He has managed partner relationships for Sun and Symantec. And at PG&E, he has initiated, managed, and rolled out 15 energy transmission and distribution projects.  In his most recent kitchen incursion this week, Hong made confit byaldi, flamekuchen, potato roses, risi e bisi, and tarte tatin.


Jeffrey Blake   Social Media Chair

Jeffrey is a versatile web and social media strategist who is skilled at simplifying, communicating and solving complex technical issues. He is an experienced software architect and is involved with several startups working on getting funding. He has been involved with Product Camp since 2009.  In his spare time he is a personal brand evangelist.  Recently, hewas certified as a UCCE Master Gardener.


Name    Volunteer Chair

Manages Volunteers before and during the event.  We are looking for a volunteer for this chair position for next year.



Victor Chong   Sponsorships Chair

Victor is a product guy focused on e-commerce and consumer web. He is an eBay product manager overseeing advertising and local deals. In his spare time, he tries and usually fails to raise his tennis game. Victor also leads sponsorship efforts at Silicon Valley Product Management Association.


Debashish Niyogi   Registration Chair

Debashish is a versatile product management leader with over 10 years of experience in managing software products, primarily in the life sciences and content management markets. Currently he is a product management consultant and provides innovative solutions and services to companies ranging from large corporations to small startups. He has participated in five product camps, and this is his fourth consecutive year on the organizing committee.


John Wang   Food / Beverage Chair

John is a product manager who has a passion for process integration. Previously, he was a software engineer with a focus on web development. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, running, spending time with family, and occasionally raising goldfish. John first volunteered at ProductCamp in 2012.


Shyla Klinder   SVPMA Advisor

Shyla has over 20 years of combined experience in  product management, consulting, and software engineering at companies such as Wells Fargo, Wanteet Inc, Move Inc., SAP, Sybase. She is currently President at SVPMA, responsible for the vision, long term strategy and growth of SVPMA. She also spends time as product and strategy Consultant for early stage software companies and non-profits.


Sam Lee  Sponsorships and Hospitality

Sam is a Finance and Accounting Professional with over 25 years experience working with Start-ups to Public international companies. He has also co own and operates his own consulting and marketing business. Sam has served as Controller, Director of Finance, Chief Administration Officer / Business Manager, and CFO in different industries.  Sam’s wide industry experiences include professional services – law, engineering, mass communications, environmental services, construction, real estate, internet technology, non-profits and government / defense contractors. Sam graduated with a BS in Finance and an MBA in international Finance from Saint John’s University.


Mystery  Product Camp Advocate

This Product Champion acts as a liaison between ProductCamp and Product Managers and Marketers.  Can you guess his real identity?


Happy Dog  Product Camp Ambassador

Happy Dog runs the marketing firm, Keeping it Happy. Its purpose is to help companies boldly share their product and company happiness to the world.  He has been volunteering at Product Camp since 2014.