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DevNetwork Advisory Boards are composed of industry leaders, visionaries, and technical executives in the software engineering industry. As the destination for the global developer, engineering & IT community, DevNetwork has both the goal and obligation to present the most cutting-edge, innovative, and relevant content at our industry conferences and events. Our Advisory Board members help make that possible.

The Product Advisory Board is a group of experts and industry executives who specialize in topics including: Product management practices, Agile methodologies, product / project management tools and technologies, product manager professional training, product development, launch, and marketing.

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Shubhansha Agrawal

Head of Product, Contributions and Community @ Yelp

Shubhansha is a successful product executive with 12+ years of experience, a speaker and holds a MS in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon.
Currently she is the Head of Product at Yelp, leading a global team of product managers responsible for Yelp's user generated content and community. Prior to Yelp, Shubhansha led the consumer logging for MyFitnessPal where she has a patent pending for her recipe-matching algorithm.
Shubhansha believes in a multi dimensional career. She is a keynote speaker at several national & international conferences, a coach for women in product, and her work has been featured in Forbes, Fox.

Prachie Banthia

VP Product @ AssemblyAI

Product management executive known for defining product strategy and delivering innovative, impactful products at both venture-backed startups and F10 technology companies, including multiple products commercializing AI and ML research. Currently serve as VP Product at AssemblyAI, speech AI company building SOTA speech-to-text capabilities and intelligence models.

I am both a strategist and a doer, and I love building high performance teams that are stoked to come to work every day. I also enjoy the creative process of advising start-ups and launching new initiatives.

Ori Bendet

VP of Product Management @ Checkmarx

Ori brings more than 16 years of senior-level experience to his role as VP of Product Management at Checkmarx where he oversees the entire AST portfolio, serving thousands of customers worldwide. He is an experienced product leader combining his strong technical and go-to-marketing skills. Ori also managed Checkmarx SAST which is a Gartner and Forrester market-leading solution used by thousands of customers worldwide and has been instrumental in spearheading the flagship Checkmarx One AST Platform
Prior to Checkmarx, he held leadership and engineering positions at Time To Know, HPE, PicApp, and Bezeq.

Aliza Carpio

Director Product Management, Data Platform @ JLL Technologies (JLLT)

Aliza Carpio is Director Product Management at JLL Technologies (JLLT), a division of Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) that provides technology services for commercial real estate. In her role, she drives the vision and strategy for its data platform in the property and asset management technology group. Prior to JLLT, she was Director of Tech Evangelism at Autodesk and was part of Autodesk's Product Management Guild. Previous to Autodesk, she was Principal Tech Evangelist (Head of Tech Culture) at Intuit where she was Open Source Program Leader and co-founded the Inner Source movement.

Outside of work, she helps (pro bono) female owned micro businesses grow their business and coaches San Diego-based startups on design thinking. In 2019, she co-founded San Diego Design Week. She was speaker at GHC 2019 & 2020 and has been co-chair of GHC tracks since 2019. Aliza graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry.

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Jayson DeLancey

Sr. Technical Product Manager @ Dolby

Jayson is a Sr. Technical Product Manager at Dolby with a focus on delivering high quality real-time media streaming products and solutions.

With an expertise in Developer Experience, Jayson was previously the Head of Developer Relations for Dolby's developer platform He's spent 20+ years in technical roles at enterprise companies including The MathWorks, DreamWorks Animation, Rackspace, and General Electric.
Jayson has spent 20 years in software development building tools and systems at respected companies across different industries such as The MathWorks, DreamWorks Animation, Rackspace, and General Electric.

Nikita Dergilev

Senior Product Manager @ Octopus Deploy

A Senior Product Manager at Octopus Deploy. I bring a diverse background in network engineering, sales, and professional services. With eight years of experience in product management, I'm a strong advocate for data-led product development and research. Advancing and enhancing product practices are my passions, and I'm always willing to provide support to fellow product professionals.

Anthony Dombrowski

Product Manager @ Ping Identity

I started my career off as a developer at Ping Identity, but I love to learn! And, my never-ending curiosity brought me to Marketing where I led the Developer Advocacy program. I loved interacting with devs in the community! Now, I'm a part of the Product Management organization with a focus on experiences which has allowed me to learn more broadly about technical users. Along the way, I've continued to learn by coding in my spare time in a variety of areas. I love meeting new people, sharing knowledge, philosophizing, and discovering new technologies!

Christina Forney

VP Product @ Uplevel

Christina Forney is the VP of Product at Uplevel and has focused her career in the developer tools space. First, by helping developers within her organization be more productive, then turning outwards to build dev productivity tools at any organization. In that journey she has held a range of IC and leadership roles within both engineering and product. Christina is passionate about unleashing the untapped potential of developers and helping them do their best work through focus, healthy collaboration, and supportive leadership.

Nic Galluzzo

Senior Product Manager - Platform/DevOps/Infrastructure

Nic entered the tech industry unexpectedly by joining a two-person startup in 2014. Despite not having a formal degree, he used his empathy, agility, and intense curiosity to grow and make a positive impact. Now, nine years and two acquisitions later, Nic excels at the intersection of Product, Growth, and Engineering, creating products that truly benefit humanity. In his free time, Nic enjoys reading random articles about obscure subjects to fill his repository of random facts and raising his three-year-old mini-me.

Matt Gonzales

Director of Product @ Okteto

Matt is a product leader driven by the philosophy of doing his best work for and through others. He's built multiple product departments at SaaS startups in the HRTech and DevTooling industries. He's also built impactful products in the DevOps, Email Marketing, and Data Privacy and Security industries.

He claims the title: World's Okayest Product Manager and uses his experience to give back to the communities he's a part of. In his free time he coaches and mentors PMs and Product Leaders.

Matt is low ego and dreaded writing this bio about himself, but hopes it helps others understand him.

Surbhi Gupta

Head of product, Mobile Apps @ Zoox (An Amazon company)

Hi, My name is Surbhi Gupta. I have been a Product Leader for over 18 years, building products and leading teams globally for some of the biggest names in tech, including Facebook, Tesla, and Oracle, as well as early and mid-stage startups. Throughout my career, I have had the opportunity to found my own startup, serve as a radio talk show host, and instruct as Lead Product teacher at Product School, as well as a guest lecturer at NYU Stern for the Tech MBA program. Mentoring has been an important part of my journey, and I have had the privilege of guiding over 300 students and working professionals from renowned institutions like Harvard, Stanford, and NYU. For the past four years, I have also been a mentor at Plug and Play Accelerators, providing invaluable insight and guidance to new companies. Additionally, I have had the honor of serving as a judge at prestigious awards, which highlights my leadership and influence in the tech community.

Promoting diversity and inclusion in the tech industry is a cause that I am deeply committed to. As a first-generation immigrant, I have faced numerous challenges and demonstrated resilience, even dropping out of NYU before returning as a lecturer. My experiences have shaped me not only as a tech professional but also as a multifaceted individual. I have had the privilege of winning Miss India California, making appearances on Netflix, and walking in NY Fashion Week. These diverse accomplishments, coupled with my industry impact and dedication to diversity, make me an exceptional candidate for the ""Business Leadership"" category at your conference. My story and achievements have been featured in prominent media outlets such as BBC, Yahoo, ET, and many others.

Lauren Hanford

VP of Product @ Tidelift

Lauren Hanford is VP of product at Tidelift, leading the product and design teams’ efforts through discovery and delivery. At her heart, she is a UX researcher and approaches technology from a user-centered place. As a product leader, she thrives on taking swings at hard problems and the ambiguity of taking products, and teams, from 0 to 1. Prior to her current focus on open source software, Lauren focused on systemic challenges across K-12 education in the United States, as well as economic mobility and higher ed in the US American South.

Beth Harwood

VP Marketing & Developer Relations, Cofounder @ Prismatic

Beth Harwood is Cofounder and VP of Marketing & Developer Relations at Prismatic, a leader in embedded iPaaS. There, she helps SaaS product and dev teams launch native integrations faster and create better integration experiences for their customers. The backstory? Beth and her cofounders previously spent fifteen years building a B2B software company whose product had hundreds of integrations. They learned how important integrations are, but how painful they are to build and maintain. They started Prismatic to give SaaS teams a better way to deliver integrations - and a key part of that is creating a great developer experience.

Judith Ifeoma Nwokike

Developer Experience Engineer @ Flutterwave

I am a Front-end Developer with over 3 years of experience and I'm skilled in HTML, CSS and JavaScript (React.js, Vue.js, TypeScript) and other Front-end technologies. I love learning, teaching and building interactive user friendly web applications.

Melissa Jurkoic

CXO @ Thynk

Melissa has worked in tech for over 25 years in roles from Junior Software Engineer to Chief Experience Officer. She holds a Bachelor’s in Computer Science from the University of New Hampshire and an executive certificate in Management and Leadership from MIT. Always driven by her passion to change the ratio of women in STEM education and careers, she has volunteered with organizations globally including ChickTech, Everwise, WITI, NH Tech Alliance, Microsoft DigiGirlz, wiseHer, Girl Scouts, and This passion led her to co-found Diversify Thinking, an initiative focused on moving inclusion from conversation to action.

Vishal Kapoor

Director of Product @ Shipt

I am a Product Leader, Industry Speaker, and Company Advisor with a passion for building, launching and scaling next-generation consumer products impacting $Billions in revenue, opex, and P&L. My products have spanned marketplaces, transportation, advertising, search, messaging, gaming, and retail industries, at companies like Amazon, Microsoft, Yahoo, Zynga, Lyft, and Shipt. I am passionate about solving audacious problems through a principled, outcome-oriented, and collaborative approach.

I am skilled at product leadership, building and leading orgs, public speaking, mentorship and coaching, setting vision and strategy, engineering, entrepreneurship, working with qualitative and quantitative data, and business operations.

Manasi Khanuja

Technical Product Manager @ Meta

Technical Product Manager at Meta with extensive experience driving product development operations from conception to market launch. I have successfully led global cross-functional teams and fostered collaboration among team members to ensure that all projects are completed on time and meet the desired quality standards. My expertise includes identifying market opportunities, defining product vision, executing strategies to meet customer needs, and conducting market research to inform product decisions.

Varun Kulkarni

Senior Product Manager @ Cisco Systems Inc.

Varun is an AI, Cloud, and B2B Product Leader, having led multiple cross-functional product teams at Deloitte and Cisco. At Deloitte, he launched multi-million dollar digital 0-1 products for public-sector clients across millions of end-users while driving executive-level stakeholder engagement. At Cisco, he currently leads their global next-gen AI Reporting and Analytics product portfolio for Cloud Contact Centers.

He has an MBA from the University of Toronto and an MS from Northwestern University. He also judges many prestigious business awards and startup competitions. Additionally, Varun engages in startup advising and mentoring and has thought work published in various tech outlets.

Ezinne Osuamadi

Technical Product Manager @ SAP

Ezinne Osuamadi has a degree in Information Management Technology and has gained professional experience in various roles such as Technical Product Manager, Mobile Developer, Business Mentor, Software Engineer & Project Manager, and Programs Manager. She has worked with reputable organizations such as SAP, Wema Bank, Upskill Digital, Edubridge Consultants LTD, Nomadians Hub, McKinsey Forward Fellow, Meta /She Leads Africa, and Bright Network. Ezinne is also a Founder of Ladies Crushing IT Africa and a West Africa Regional Mentor for Google Women Techmakers.

Nir Paz

Product Management @ Standard AI

Seasoned product leader with +20 years experience leading products across B2C, B2B, B2E.
Focused on building state of the art user experience in compliance-heavy industries.

Yasmin Rajabi

VP of Product @ StormForge

Yasmin is a product leader focused on building products that empower engineers to move the business forward. As VP of Product at Stormforge, she is responsible for Product Management, UX, and Docs. Previously Yasmin was Senior Director of Product at Puppet, leading teams across multiple products in the portfolio. Prior to that she was a Site Reliability Engineering Manager at Staples.

Frederic Rivain

CTO @ Dashlane

Frederic Rivain is a passionate CTO, who joined Dashlane after several years working in Gaming, Gambling and eCommerce. He is eager to learn, innovate and have fun with his team, so that Engineering can efficiently support the Dashlane business and offer the best service to Dashlane users. Outside of work, he always keeps very busy, being the proud father of 3 daughters. He needs his frequent dose of sport, as he likes to practice French boxing and trail running.

Rajni Sharma

Principal Product Manager @ Paylocity

As an Electrical engineer in Technology sector, I bring core skills for understanding customer insights, identifying new business opportunities, delivering customer centric experiences and iterating on future forward Business models.

My experience with Consumer Software/Hardware Products at Microsoft, Apple and WellsFargo enables me to have deeper Product Insight and Customer Empathy. I have delivered some of key solutions for iCloud Accounts (Trusted devices, Multi Factor Authentication features), Itunes payment initiatives (Federated Payment Identity, Integration with 3P and 1P providers) Bing Search Ads Offerings and more recently at multiple start ups.

Ashlee Shuler

Director, Belonging & Diversity Product Portfolio Strategy @ Workday

Ashlee Shuler is the Director, Belonging & Diversity Product Portfolio Strategy at Workday. She is responsible for the Global Belonging & Diversity (B&D) product vision and strategy for key solutions across the entire platform. Ashlee transitioned from a B&D practitioner, developing and executing strategies to embed B&D into Talent Experience, Talent Acquisition and Supplier Diversity processes and practices. Before leaning into B&D work at Workday, Ashlee was a passionate Senior Application Software Quality Assurance Engineer for the Talent and Performance product. She holds a MBA from Texas State University and resides in the Greater Houston, TX area.

Gurvinder Singh

Chief Product & Technology Officer @ Hundredx.comm

Product and technology executive with Wharton MBA and deep experience scaling hyper growth companies, shipping software products, building & executing strategic roadmaps, transforming organizations, discovering, and integrating IPs, and expanding businesses and teams in global markets. Extensive experience in shipping B2B products to Global-2000 customers and B2C products to millions of end-customers worldwide. Led high performing cross functional global team of 500+ comprised of Product and Engineering leaders and ICs. Solid experience in managing P&L 500M+ARR and running multi-million capital and overhead budgets (100M+).

Kshitish Soman

Global Head of Product, Engineering, & Operations for Lyve Cloud @ Seagate

Kshitish Soman leads a cloud engineering organization that is responsible for the entire Lyve Cloud - cloud platform provided by Seagate as a set of services to its customers. As part of his charter, he's responsible for functional design, infrastructure, software, devops, security, and other functions within the realm of Engineering. Previously, Kshitish has held leadership roles in a variety of technology organizations across a breadth of industry and organizations including his own startups. His most influential work includes toll automation in the 90s that is now common around the w

Shivam Srivastava

Product Manager @ Tatum

Shivam Srivastava is a talented and accomplished 22-year-old professional hailing from Bhilai, CG, India. He graduated with a degree in Computer Science.

Shivam has a diverse skillset and a proven track record of success. He previously worked as a Developer Advocate & in Product at Moralis, where he demonstrated his ability to communicate complex technical concepts to a wide range of audiences.

Currently, Shivam serves as a Product Manager at Tatum, where he continues to showcase his strategic thinking, attention to detail, and problem-solving skills. His ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and prioritise tasks ensures Tatum's product success.

Manoj Suryadevara

Staff Product Manager @ Walmart

Manoj is a product leader with 9 years of experience building data and application products. He currently works at Walmart improving the customer experience and operational processes leveraging data. In the past, he has worked as product manager for Expedia and American Express enhancing the strategic execution of their B2B and B2C offerings.

Marie-Ange Tagne

Director of Product Management @ Yahoo

Dr. Marie-Ange Eyoum Tagne is a veteran tech leader with 15 years of experience in product management and innovation, launching consumer electronic products globally. She has lead product initiatives with high impact at multiple High Tech coorporations including Amazon, Yahoo, Roku, McAfee and Intel.

Outside of work, Marie-Ange has been actively involved in the community to promote education, mentorship and technology within various non-profits organizations. Over the past decade, she has been an advisor, consultant and board member of several organizations to provide strategic operational advices.

Marie-Ange holds a Master and PhD in Electrical Engineering from University of California-Berkeley.

Adam Tworkiewicz

Director of Product Management @ Teradata

Adam is a product leader who enjoys managing products for technical people. He started his career as a software engineer. Over the years, Adam has had roles in Enterprise Architecture, Developer Advocacy, and Product.

At Teradata, Adam is responsible for building and running a developer experience team. The team includes product managers and dev advocates and is am responsible for key products that define developer experience for Teradata users: the dev portal, flagship SQL IDE, flagship REST API, and critical integrations with 3rd party products.

Rishikesh Yardi

Senior Product Manager @ Instacart

Rishi has experience leading Product Teams including Instacart, Facebook and Expedia spanning Ads, Consumer and Travel Tech. At Instacart and Facebook, Rishi enabled millions of businesses to advertise and helped grow revenue rapidly through ads. At Expedia, Rishi helped hoteliers manage their online business and helped improve guest experience for customers, helping save millions in customer service costs. Prior to becoming a product manager, Rishi worked in Investment banking and technology