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Friday, September 20 • 1:10pm - 1:50pm
Room 2 - Open Source Product Panel - Shinji Kim , Something New (Moderator)

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Product management in a commercial open source company is a different beast from other types of product management. You have a community of contributors and users on one side, and paying customers on the other side. There are partners and competitors that can help build an ecosystem, or eat away your business. It's a delicate and important job for product managers to balance and manage the growth of the company. In this panel, we have four product leaders in the industry to talk about building a successful open source business in today's market.

Shinji Kim, Founder, Something New

Amy Leeland, Director of Cloud Infrastructure Software, Intel
Dustin Kirkland, Product Manager, Google Cloud Platform
Gaurav Gupta, Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners
Martin Van Ryswyk, Planet


Shinji Kim

Founder, Something New
Shinji co-founded and was the CEO of Concord Systems (concord.io), a NYC-based data infrastructure startup acquired by Akamai Technologies in 2016. She led building Akamai’s new IoT data platform for real-time messaging, log processing, and edge computing. Prior to Concord, Shinji... Read More →

Dustin Kirkland

Chief Product Officer, Apex Clearing Corporation
@DustinKirkland is a Product Manager at Google, bridging the gap between enterprise IT and Google Cloud with Anthos and Kubernetes. Dustin was the VP of Product at Canonical and created several successful commercial products around Ubuntu. Dustin was also the CTO of Gazzang, a startup... Read More →

Gaurav Gupta

Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners
Gaurav Gupta joined Lightspeed in 2019 as an Enterprise Partner, and is primarily focused on investing in enterprise software, including data-related technologies, cloud, observability and open source. Prior to joining Lightspeed, Gaurav was VP of Product at Elastic, where he led... Read More →

Martin Van Ryswyk

SVP, Product, Planet
Martin is the SVP Product at Planet. Previously he spent 7 years running engineering, product management, support and developer relations at DataStax, the company behind Apache Cassandra. He has deep experience in both Open Source Software and successful business models based on... Read More →

Friday September 20, 2019 1:10pm - 1:50pm PDT
Breakout Room 2