Organizing Committee

Organizing Committee 2018

Tom Gilheany   Event Co-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 currently working in Amazon’s Alexas team. Previously, he led product management at Nok Nok Labs building a new authentication standard, served as a product marketing manager for Symantec’s SaaS user authentication products, and acted as a product manager for PGP Corporation’s market-leading enterprise data protection products.

Sam Lee   Finance Chair

Sam is a Finance and Accounting Professional with over 25 years experience working with Start-ups to Public international companies. He also co-owns 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, including law, engineering, communications, environmental services, construction, real estate, internet, non-profits and government / defense contractors.

John Wang   Logistics Co-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.

Alok Vasudeva   Media Co-Chair

Manages the social media and website before and during the event.

Michael Battat   Registration Co-Chair

Manages the pre-event registration and registration desk during the event.

Debashish Niyogi   Registration Co-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.

Vrajesh Davé   Session Co-Chair

Manages the coordination of speakers and sessions before and during the event.

Jim Schibler   Session Co-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; in the meantime, he is using his strategy, marketing, and coaching skills to help other professionals make the next step forward in their careers.

Padmasri Bhetanabhotla   Sponsor Co-Chair

Manages the coordination of sponsors before and during the event.

Fahim Niaz   Sponsor Co-Chair

Manages the coordination of sponsors before and during the event.

Hooman Hodjat   Volunteer Co-Chair

Manages volunteers before and during the event.

Jeff Schaffzin   Volunteer Co-Chair

Jeff Schaffzin is currently the Managing Director of the Genysys Group, a Marketing Service Provider that assists companies with conceiving, driving and supporting inbound and outbound marketing initiatives primarily with small to mid-sized companies. He has been in high tech product marketing and product management for nearly 15 years as well as has extensive experience in BI / Analytics / Data Management, XaaS (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS), IoT, and Security (physical, network, cyber).

Shyla Klinder   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.

Liz Burgon   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.