Interview with Chris Shipley


Chris Shipley is Chair and CEO of Guidewire Group, Inc., a global analyst and advisory firm focused on early-stage technology companies. A leading technology and product analyst for 25 years, Chris is dedicated to the success of technology entrepreneurs, focusing exclusively on identifying market opportunities and building value into the most promising young companies. As the executive producer of the reknowned product launch conference  DEMO from 1996 until September 2009, Chris identified and helped bring to market more than 1,500 products, including WebEx, VMWare,, TiVo, Xfire, Ribbit, and Ironport.

Chris has covered personal technology since 1984 and has worked as a writer and editor for a variety of technology and consumer media. She has won numerous awards for her writing and often has been cited as a leading influencer.

She is on the board and past chairman of the Forum for Women Enterpreneurs and Executives, and is a board member and advisor to a number of early stage companies. Chris holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Literature and Communication Arts from Allegheny College, Meadville, Pa.

Interview Subject 
Chris Shipley
Release Date 
February 28, 2010
Lucy Sanders, Larry Nelson, Lee Kennedy