Chris Shipley is a leading technology and product analyst, and CEO of Guidewire Group, a software and services company providing tools to make startup businesses more competitive.

Best known as the executive producer of the DEMO Conferences from 1996 – 2009, Shipley helped technology companies bring more than 1,500 new products to market. As co-founder and CEO of Guidewire Group, she works with emerging technology companies around the world to identify market opportunities and accelerate business growth.

An award-winning technology journalist, Shipley began covering the personal technology industry in 1984, and has worked as a writer and editor for a variety of technology and consumer media. Fortune Small Business Magazine placed Shipley on its “Top 10 Minds in Small Business,” and the San Jose Business Journal named her a “Woman of Distinction.” She has often been cited as a leading influencer by Marketing Computers magazine. In 2010, she received SDForum’s Visionary Award for her work with technology entrepreneurs.

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