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Lightspeed CIO Forum

The CIO Forum is an invaluable service provided to our early stage companies who gain strategic insight and feedback from industry experts.
The Lightspeed Ventures CIO Forum comprises of more than 100 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.
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

CIO Forum Participant Benefits

Portfolio company access.

Facilitated introductions and access to Lightspeed Ventures portfolio companies, including feature/roadmap insight.

Networking opportunities.

Executive networking opportunities with top industry peers and Lightspeed investment professionals.

Insight into IT trends.

Early visibility into pipeline of next-generation IT infrastructure and software technologies.

Best practice sharing.

Shared learning, strategic insight, and feedback from over 50 IT executives overseeing technology initiatives in 20 industries.


Industries Represented

  • Biotechnology
  • Government
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Consulting
  • Healthcare
  • Retail
  • E-Commerce
  • Hospitality
  • Service Provider
  • Education
  • Insurance
  • Technology
  • Energy
  • Internet
  • Telecommunications
  • Finance
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation
  • Food & Beverage
  • Media

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Prior issues:

2016 Q3