The Lightspeed Ventures CIO Forum comprises of more than 50 CIOs, CTOs, and IT executives that oversee technology initiatives across major industries. The CIO Forum mission is to foster conversation between industry thought leaders and the Lightspeed Ventures portfolio companies around topics of technology innovation and emerging market trends.
|Lightspeed’s CIO Forum gives us instant access to CIOs that is hard for a smaller company to achieve. We’ve directly experienced partnership and sales opportunities being created by those meetings.||Gary Read
|This forum has given us crucial access to a segment of the market whose CIOs otherwise would have zero time for emerging technology companies like ours.||Dheeraj Pandey
|Visionaries can identify opportunities to build valuable technologies, but primary research with customers to understand their needs and priorities is required to get the product “right”. The Lightspeed CIO Forum connected MapR to CIOs that provided that focus.||John Schroeder
CEO MapR Technologies
Facilitated introductions and access to Lightspeed Ventures portfolio companies, including feature/roadmap insight.
Executive networking opportunities with top industry peers and Lightspeed investment professionals.
Early visibility into pipeline of next-generation IT infrastructure and software technologies.
Shared learning, strategic insight, and feedback from over 50 IT executives overseeing technology initiatives in 20 industries.