Chairman and CEO, Guidewire Group
For more than 13 years, Chris Shipley was the woman behind the DEMO Conference program, which gave emerging companies six minutes to wow a crowd of investors, analysts, and press. Over that span she helped bring more than 1,500 breakthrough products to market, including TiVo, VMWare, and WebEx. Now Shipley is the leading force behind the research firm Guidewire Group, which she co-founded in 2004 to help emerging companies successfully implement their ideas. Considering her unmatched ability to analyze the usefulness of technologies and how a given product will impact people’s lives, you could call Shipley the ultimate influencer.
Shipley sits on the board of directors for the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs and Executives.
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- Shaherose Charania – CEO and co-founder, Women 2.0
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- Chris Shipley – Chairman and CEO, Guidewire Group
- Jane Silber – CEO, Canonical Ltd.
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