Organizing Committee 2013
Kathy Klotz-Guest Marketing Chair
Kathy runs marketing firm, Keeping it Human. Its purpose is to help companies boldly tell their product and company stories to the world. Her goal is to eradicate jargon-monoxide! Kathy is also an improviser who likes to shake things up! 2013 is her 3rd Product Camp. They had her at 'unconference.'
Jen Berkley Jackson Event Organizer
Jen is a former product manager turned research vendor. She runs The Insight Advantage, a customer research firm. Jen’s Product Camp experience started in 2010 when she volunteered as a first-time attendee curious about the unconference concept. After that, she was a true convert!
Michael Austin Content/Programs Co-Chair
Michael is a senior leader in product management and business development, in both software and robotics. He is currently working on new projects with a startup – we can’t say what quite yet. In his spare time, he enjoys skiing and cycling. Michael volunteered at his first Product Camp in 2012.
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. In his spare time he is a personal brand evangelist.
Patrick Cava Attendee Experience Chair
Patrick is currently Marketing Manager at Certain, the leading event management platform producer. With a degree in English and a diverse background, including event management and IT systems, Patrick hopes to apply his talents to improve the attendee experience at the 2013 Product Camp.
Steve Chen Programs /Session Hosts
Steve is an associate product manager in the financial lending compliance space. Years ago he predicted the mortgage market’s future troubles, but he wasn’t clever enough to capitalize on that. In his spare time, he likes volunteering, taking photos, and playing with guinea pigs.
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.
Max Chung Website Chair
Max is a front-end web developer who is passionate about design and doing work that matters. He enjoys playing blues guitar, reading nonfiction, and spending time with his lovely girlfriend. Max first volunteered at ProductCamp in 2012.
Scott Gilbert T-shirts Chair
Scott is a seasoned product guy who enjoys shipping software, building lean/agile teams and playing with his kids. As a co-founder of Enthiosys Scott helped launch the first P-camp in 2008 and has been involved every year since. Currently he serves as the Senior Product Portfolio Manager at Mindjet.
Tom Gilheany Programs Chai
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. This is Tom's first Product Camp, where he is working to improve the presenter experience.
Diwakar Magadi Registration Chair
Diwakar manages the global monetization product management team at eBay. Diwakar has a deep appreciation for product management role and the associated challenges. Diwakar has been attending and volunterring at Product Camp for the last four years.
Jamaal Moore Website Liaison
Jamaal is a former product manager who made the transition into brand marketing. He currently works at Sony Computer Entertainment of America. In his spare time, he enjoys video games, hiking and going on road trips. Jamaal volunteered at his first Product Camp in 2012.
Dave Nielsen Post-Camp Resources Chair
Dave Nielsen runs CloudCamp, a community of Cloud Computing enthusiasts and community organizers in 100+ cities around the world. Dave also run’s Platform D, a Developer Relations consulting firm helping companies interact with the influential developer community.
Debashish Niyogi Signage Chair
Debashish has been a product manager for over 8 years and currently works as Senior Product Marketing Manager at Freeslate. He attended his first Product Camp in 2009, got hooked, and has attended two more since then, in 2010 and 2012. This is his first time volunteering for the product camp.
Nupur Thakur Content/Programs Chair
Nupur is Director of Product Management at Juniper Network. She has been on the board at SVPMA since 2009 bringing speakers and panels to the monthly events. Nupur has been involved with Product Camp since 2010 when she volunteered as a first-time attendee. She has been a repeat offender since!
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.
Valeri Yee eBay Logistics Chair
Valeri is a program manager who has a passion for a seamless customer experience and helping others whenever possible. She manages a Product Manager Training Program at eBay. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling to Maui/Disneyland. This is Valeri's 3rd year on the ProductCamp steering committee.