Organizing Committee

Organizing Committee


Tom Gilheany   Event Chair

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. 



Brendon J. Wilson   Event Co-Chair

Brendon Wilson is a product management leader with 17 years of experience in the information security space. Prior to leading product management at Nok Nok Labs, he served as a product marketing manager for Symantec’s SaaS user authentication products, and product manager for PGP Corporation’s market-leading enterprise data protection products. He also organizes the Product Managers Anonymous Meetup in Palo Alto.


Liz Burgon   Event Administrator

Liz is an HR professional with experience in the fields of medical, education, and local government. Her past roles have been diverse: accredited rep for military veterans, insurance contract negotiations, project management, program development, event planning, non-profit admin support, and labor union stewardship. Outside of her professional roles, Liz has helped administer the SVPMA and other non-profit organizations for more than a decade. She has a passion for organizing, improving process efficiencies, and sharing knowledge.  


Debbie Mac   Volunteer Chair

Manages Volunteers before and during the event.



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   Site Logistics 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.


Jim Schibler   Session Chair

Jim Schibler has excelled in product management and marketing for over 20 years.  He brought multiple generations of innovative laboratory software to market, and managed SD Forum’s Marketing SIG for four years.  He is currently seeking a product management leadership role at a software/internet company that involves delivering a great user experience; in the meantime, he is using his strategy, marketing, and coaching skills to help other professionals make the next step forward in their careers.


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  Hospitality & Finance Chair

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.