ProductCamp “UnConference” Returns to New York City

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Product Managers, Marketers, Entrepreneurs and Software Developers are Invited to Participate in Full Day Free Learning and Networking Event at Microsoft's New York Offices, Saturday November 6, 2010

The second annual ProductCamp New York event will be held at the offices of Microsoft in midtown Manhattan on Saturday, November 6, 2010. The conference is expected to attract several hundred participants including many of the regions product management and marketing thought leaders.

ProductCampNYC is an “unconference,” which means that participants will not only have the opportunity to attend, but can present if they wish. Specific topics are chosen on the day of the event, by the attendees—making topics covered both timely and relevant to the participants. The ProductCamp concept began in Silicon Valley, with the idea spreading to 25 cities around the world over a two year period. The ProductCamp New York 2009 event was keynoted by Jeffrey Hayzlett, best-selling author and then Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of Eastman Kodak Company.

“The ProductCampNYC 2010 event is an amazing event, one of the only forums for product and marketing managers to get together with peers and experts in product development to discuss topics that are critical to the success of their respective companies,” said Chuck Gehman, Vice President, Product Management at Mimeo.com, and one of the organizers of ProductCampNYC. “Many participants at ProductCampNYC 2010 will come from companies involved in software development, but also advertising, media and entertainment, telecom, high-tech manufacturing, pharma, retail, fashion, financial services and insurance, reflecting the diversity of businesses in the New York metropolitan area.”

Silicon Alley stalwart Jeff Stewart, well known serial entrepreneur, inventor and investor specializing in technology-enabled growth businesses, will keynote this year’s day-long event.

“We are particularly excited about Jeff Stewart joining us to begin the day as our Keynote speaker. He has an outstanding track record of starting companies, recruiting talented teams and introducing products and services that demonstrate lasting success,” said Gehman. “I know his talk will enlighten, inspire and entertain our attendees.”

Stewart is founder of Urgent Career, a technology start-up seeking to revolutionize the way growth companies find and screen sales talent. He is also the founder and managing director of Geometric Group LLC and Urgent Ventures LLC, both focused on seed-stage investments, and a co-founder of Belgrave Trust, a carbon offset service tailored to the needs of high-net-worth individuals. Jeff is also founder, former CEO, and current chairman of Mimeo.com, a state-of-the-art, Internet-based document production service.

ProductCamp New York session topics this year will reflect the most important trends concerning the global product development and management community, including mobile, social media, green energy, gaming and the Internet development practice advancements in general. Attendees will be able to not only discuss how these trends impact their respective business, but will be able to network with colleagues working on products in these and many other exciting areas. The event will take place from 8AM to 5PM, with lunch provided.

Registrations will be accepted online until November 3rd, 2010, at http://bit.ly/bip1rP.

About ProductCampNYC
ProductCamp is brought to the New York Metropolitan area through collaboration between the NYPMA and the PDMA.

About NYPMA
New York Product Management Association, NYPMA, a 501c non-profit corporation, has as its purpose to enhance the professional stature of product management and product marketing professionals in the New York City metropolitan area. The NYPMA will provide opportunities for members to learn, grow, and expand their professional network. We are an equal opportunity organization that provides a vendor neutral environment for the free exchange of ideas and opinions, as well as providing valuable resources for the success of product professionals.

About PDMA
The Product Development and Management Association (PDMA)'s mission is to improve the effectiveness of people engaged in developing and managing new products - both goods and services. The NY-NJ Metro Area chapter is dedicated to sharing knowledge of best practices and building a professional community of people and organizations that have a stake in the researching, establishing, and promoting of best practices in the areas of Product and Services Development and Management. http://bit.ly/bSql2x

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