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MIT Technology Review Names Chris Shipley to Live Events Team as Executive Producer

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, MIT Technology Review announced the addition of Chris Shipley to its live events team. In her role as executive producer, Shipley will draw on her years of experience in both media and events to conceptualize, program, and produce new and unique live-event experiences for the global media company.

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A journalist, analyst, and entrepreneur for 30 years, Shipley has held senior positions at Ziff-Davis Publishing and International Data Group (IDG), where as the executive producer of its premier technology event, the DEMO Conferences, she helped launch business such as WebEx, TiVo, Salesforce.com, VMware, and more. Jason Pontin, editor in chief and publisher of MIT Technology Review, stated, "Her experience in building DEMO to the preeminent technology event of its era, as well as her skills as a journalist and technology analyst, make Chris the perfect choice to execute our ambitious plans for MIT Technology Review's future events."

In addition to her work with large media organizations, Shipley was cofounder and CEO of Guidewire Group, a global market intelligence firm focused on emerging technology markets and businesses. Most recently, she was a Reynolds fellow at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri.

"I'm thrilled to be working with MIT Technology Review and its talented team," said Shipley. "We share the perspective that technology can be a force to create real and lasting good, a value that I'm eager to weave into the live-event experience."

Shipley will be based in the Cambridge, MA, office.

About MIT Technology Review
MIT Technology Review leads the global conversation about technologies that matter. An independent media company owned by MIT, it produces publications read by millions of business leaders, innovators, and thought leaders around the globe, in six languages and on a variety of platforms. The company publishes MIT Technology Review magazine, the most respected technology magazine; daily news features, analysis, and opinion; and Business Reports, which explain how technologies are transforming industries. It produces live events such as the annual EmTech MIT, international EmTech conferences, Summits, and Salons. The company's entrepreneurial community organization, MIT Enterprise Forum, informs, connects, and coaches early-stage technology entrepreneurs so they may succeed faster.

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