Jackie Lightfield, Executive Director

Jackie is a civic entrepreneur who has lead tech startups as a writer, coder, designer, and marker in her career. She was named the Executive Director of the Stamford Partnership in 2013 and co-founded Norwalk 2.0 in 2010. She experiments in digital media and develops strategic frameworks on how tech and everyday living intersect.

Jackie’s current projects include; bringing Smart City applications to the City of Stamford and the City of Philadelphia, introducing GIG speed public WIFI to the City of Stamford, developing a sustainable dredging process to Fairfield County harbors, and introducing an autonomous shuttle pilot to the City of Stamford.

She is a strategic thinking troubleshooter with a track record of delivering solutions to complex problems. A background in tech development, management and marketing allow her to easily work within a wide range of organizations and industries. Strong leadership abilities with a focus on amplifying the skills of those around her. She has worked with tech companies; MECA Software, blowtorch studios, US Daily Digital, AOL-Patch, Mainstreet USA, Inline Software, Microtech International, and SunStar on projects that helped companies like Shick, Dun and Bradstreet, Iomega, Apple, and Disney, develop products.

Jackie Lightfield has produced interactive media applications including websites, mobile apps, and interactive exhibits. She specializes in information architecture and user interface.