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Business Analysis vs Product Management

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm
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Cynthia Mary Thomas - Moderator.

 Cynthia is a graduate student pursuing her Masters in Engineering Management at the University of Southern California. She is a volunteer with the IIBA-OC chapter. She is interested in the fields of Business Analysis and Product Management.


Shilpa Vir - panelist.

Shilpa Vir is a seasoned Product Management leader and  Entrepreneur, currently serving as Senior Product Manager at Google. Shilpa has spent 15+ years in tech leading Product, Engineering, and Operations teams at Google, eBay, Microsoft, HP, and Yahoo. She has also founded 2 startups and worked in several early and mid-stage startups. Shilpa runs an interview/career coaching business and has helped several PM / TPM/ SWE / Analyst clients land jobs with reputed companies including Google and Facebook.


Monalisa Chati - panelist.

Monalisa Chati works as a Business Operations Leader at ServiceNow. She is a data geek and social media enthusiast and has previously worked at Fortune 500 companies like IBM and Fujitsu. She is extremely passionate about encouraging and promoting women and youth towards STEM education. She is always helping students improve their networking skills and find their dream job. She has guided several students and early in career professionals with career counseling, resume reviews, and job guidance. Monalisa is an active member of the Systers community and the current Chair for Anita|Bees, leading a team of several volunteers to run programs such as Speed Mentoring, Blogging & Note taking at Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC), world's largest gathering of women technologists. She has moderated and been on panel discussions at several Technology and career events in Silicon Valley. Monalisa has been recognized by the Silicon Valley Business Journal as a Woman of Influence for 2020 for her outstanding work to promote, support, and influence women and the larger community in the San Francisco Bay Area. 


Chaitra Ramarao - panelist.

Chaitra Ramarao is a Senior Product Manager at Couchbase, NoSQL database company, leading databases tooling, cross datacenter replication and partner integrations. Her prior gigs include data analytics product management for Kaiser Permanente and software development for Hewlett Packard. She has a Bachelor's degree in ECE and a Masters from Carnegie Mellon in Engineering & Technology Innovation Management. In her free time, she enjoys reading non fiction.  

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