Product Advisory Board

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.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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Advisory Board Members

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.

Unnati Chhabra

SDE-1 @ Zomato

I am Unnati, a final year student at IGDTUW, a past MLH Fellow who is currently living in Delhi, India. I am serving as Software Engineer at Zomato. I am an open-source contributor and past LFX Mentee. I have contributed to almost forty-five repositories, such as Layer5, open-horizon, and Public Lab.
I am the founder of CodXCrypt, which is an open-source community guiding people regarding open-source and project ideas.

Soodeh Farokhi

VP of Product @ Nakisa Inc.

Dr. Soodeh Farokhi is a tech entrepreneur, a customer-centric product leader, and strategic executive with exponential experience in building product startups, defining a visionary but yet practical business model, adopting technologies that accelerate the growth, building a software product from the ground up, defining and executing the steps to pass the product-market-fit stage, building and managing strategic product and marketing roadmaps, building a winning team, building tier-1 strategic partnerships that accelerate the growth, and bringing the revenue to the company with a scalable pricing model. She is a working mom, startups advisor, mentor, board member, and D&I advocate.

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.

David Jones-Gilardi

Developer Experience Product Manager @ DataStax

David Gilardi is a Developer Experience Product Manager at DataStax who advocates for the development community and works to remove pain and bring delight to users of DataStax products. He is a total nerd for distributed databases and has over 25 years of relevant experience in programming, database administration, cloud, server/network monitoring, and analytics.

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.

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.

David Loke

CEO @ ReadySpace Network Pte Ltd

In 1997, David Loke started a small business that did well initially but was on the verge of winding up shortly. After 5 years of struggle, something happened, and he took $300 and turned ReadySpace into a global business today - from the ground up with no investors. Today he teaching and advising this same framework that he has to other businesses and entrepreneurs.

Neil OConnell

MD @ Interactive

Experienced leader focused on creating and driving innovative technology strategies that increase shareholder value. Driven to maximize customer satisfaction leading to process, profit, and capital optimization.

Ameya Shastri Pothukuchi

Senior Product Manager @ Microsoft

I'm currently working as a Senior Product Manager at Microsoft, and have advanced degrees in Computer Science and business administration (MBA).

My industry experience of working for 10+ years at top tech companies has given me a chance to work on and launch numerous complex software and business products.

I believe this experience coupled with my academic background will help me add value to the Product Advisory Board.

Madhan Rangaswamy

CTO @ Development United llc

Madhan Rangaswamy is a seasoned technologist with more than two decades of proven expertise in delivering large scale, enterprise grade systems with consistent results. He has worked in companies like Hewlett Packard, Symantec, Computer Associates, Proctor & Gamble, Trilliant Inc, Apple, Securly and now as a Technical Consultant for Smart City Projects

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.

Mark Szewczul

Security Center of Excellence Lead @ Nokia

Mark is a Security Architect and Manager with over 20 years of experience mastering numerous aspects of hardware design, DevSecOps and S-SDLC. His passion entails implementing best practices of security, privacy and safety principles at all 7-layers and beyond. He has achieved his MSEE degree in Information Science and Systems from Texas A&M University and the CISSP certification. Mark also has 3 patents and has published and presented several times.

Rajni Sharma

Principal Product manager @ Rubrik

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.

Deepanshu Tripathi

Founder @ AssetMantle

Founder of AssetMantle, with 5 years of experience in building web3 products.

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.

Paul van den Broek

Head of Product @ Coosto

Paul van den Broek focuses on delivering value by designing, building, and marketing products that solve user problems. In his role as Head of Product at Coosto, a SaaS solution to increase the reach, conversion, and interaction of your online content, he drives and manages product decisions. He sets the vision & strategy in alignment with market needs and the company’s growth goals. His interests, expertise, and enthusiasm in media technologies makes him a versatile and passionate product aficionado. Leveraging his background in UI/UX, Web Development and Marketing, Paul is determined to build products that deliver value and help users make better versions of themselves.

Ketaki Vaidya

AI Product Manager @ Oracle

Ketaki Vaidya is an AI Product Manager at Oracle. She hosts a podcast, "Personal Branding for Professionals" which shares career development strategies to help professionals build a successful career in tech. The podcast serves as a career development resource for over 7000 professionals. As a woman in tech, she is involved with various initiatives like the 1 Million Women in STEM and Women in Data Science that are addressing the gender gap in the industry. She has been featured in the Entrepreneur Magazine, Mind the Product blog, and the 1 Million Women in STEM campaign for her work.

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