Chris Shipley

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Chris Shipley
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BornJanuary 11, 1962
EducationAllegheny College, B.A.
OccupationTechnology writer and analyst

Chris Shipley (born January 11, 1962) is an author, analyst, and strategist.


In 1996, Shipley joined International Data Group (IDG) to lead the DEMO Conference. As executive producer of the DEMO Conference from 1996–2009, Shipley was responsible for helping more than 1,500 companies launch their products to the audience of industry insiders, investors, early adopters, and journalists. During her tenure as executive producer, Shipley introduced companies including TiVo, VMWare,, GrandCentral, Evernote, WebEx, and Ribbit to the audiences at her conferences.[1]


Shipley has served on the boards of several early stage companies, including Versaic (acquired by Benevity in 2018[2]). She is also a mentor for Unreasonable Group, an accelerator for social entrepreneurs.[3]


In 2002, Fortune Small Business Magazine cited her as a "most perfect board member," [4] in 2004 the San Jose Business Journal placed her at the top of its list of Most Influential Women in Silicon Valley.[5] In 2010, SVForum honored Shipley with its Visionary Award.[6]].


  1. ^ The story behind tech’s idea capitalist; Sam Diaz; Mercury News;
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  3. ^ "Mentors". Unreasonable at Sea. Unreasonable Group. Retrieved 15 July 2014.
  4. ^ Ten small business thinkers worth paying attention to;Stephen D. Solomon and Julie Sloane;
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  6. ^ SVForum Proudly Announces 13th Annual 2010 Visionary Award Recipients; PRNewswire;

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