Engineering Leadership SIG: A Panel Discussion on Collaborative Tools for Product Development




    Topic: Tools for Team: A Panel Discussion on Collaborative Tools for Product Development

    Co-Moderators: Ron Lichty & Tam Nguyen
    Panelists: Sasha Ovsankin, Sandeep Jain, Chris Lunt, David Etheridge, Sam Hahn

    From requirement management and project management to issue and defect tracking. there are many tools to support the product development processes. Some we love, some we hate, and others we're indifferent. We've convened a panel of experienced Engineering Leaders to discuss the tools and best practices they use to help increase the team's productivity and deliver high quality products.

    About the Moderators:

    Ron Lichty is the Associate Director at HighWire Press, Stanford University. He has held senior management positions at Checkpoint, Schwab, and Apple. Ron is a board member of SDForum and co-chair of Emerging Technology SIG.

    TÂm Nguyen is the Manager of Applications Development at TiVo, Inc. He has held senior technical and management positions at IBM and startup companies. He is also a co-chair of ELSIG.

    About the Panelists

    Chris Lunt is a serial entrepreneur and VP of Engineering in Silicon Valley. He has a broad range of experience with tools successfully deployed in the startup environment.

    David Etheridge is the Director of Program Management at Tiny Prints. He previously held senior management positions at Yahoo, Align Technology,and Metromedia.

    Sam Hahn is the VP of Engineering at eGain. He previously held executive positions at Purisma and Seibel Systems. He was the cofounder of DocuMagix and is a co-chair of ELSIG.

    Sasha Ovsankin is the co-founder of healthcare imaging startup XRFiles. During the last 20-plus years he contributed to over 10 startup companies in diverse verticals, from healthcare to e-recruiting to e-commerce.

    Sandeep Jain is the founder and CEO of OpsHub, a tools integration solution. He previously held senior management positions at Openwave and Oracle. He was also the founder and CTO of Viquity.

    NOVEMBER SNACKS, BEVERAGES AND PIZZA SPONSOR:  The pizza, snacks and beverages for this event are courtesy of Agile Learning Labs, which provides beginning and advanced training in Agile practices through public courses and private consulting. Visit to learn more.



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