Jackie Lightfield

I make stuff, sometimes more interesting.

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CTO US Daily Digital

Chair of CT Legislative Autonomous Task Force

WESTCOG Steering Committee CEDS

norWALKability Coalition

norwalk 2.0


About Jackie

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Jackie Lightfield currently is a technology consultant that advises organizations on leveraging technology to solve key business problems. She serves as CTO for US Daily Digital.

As a civic entrepreneur, she has lead government organizations in adopting GIG WiFi, IoT, AI, SMS, and other public-facing projects. 

She co-founded a civic tech startup Norwalk 2.0 in 2010 and has led smart city projects through The Stamford Partnership from 2013-2019.

Prior to civic tech, she served as CTO for eWealth, VP Software Development at blowtorch, and SunStar.  She headed Marketing for hardrive and memory manufacturer Microtech International, Product Manager for Macintosh Entertainment Publisher Inline Software, and technical support manager for fintech software publisher MECA Software.

As a futurist, she experiments in digital media and develops strategic frameworks on how tech and everyday living intersect.

Jackie is a hands-on technical leader whose expertise in IoT, AI, and ML blends practical applications with a civic focus. She has led and initiated projects that include; bringing Smart City applications to the City of Stamford and the City of Philadelphia. She designed an autonomous shuttle pilot project for the City of Stamford along with a LiDar and LoRa Wan backbone, introduced free public WIFI, and developed an IoT infrastructure pilot for real-time information tracking utilizing low-powered sensors.

She is a strategic thinking troubleshooter with a track record of delivering solutions to complex problems. A background in tech development, management, and marketing allows 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 writes about technology, travel, and politics and her work has appeared in: AOL-Patch, Daily Voice, Mainstreet USA, Linux Today, The Norwalk Beat, Norwalk Magazine, Business New Haven, MacWeek, CT Local Politics, and The Hour.


Serving on Board of Directors

Mill River Collaborative (former)

Stamford Downtown Special Services District (former)

Stamford Chamber of Commerce (former)

Norwalk 2.0

Seabury Academy (former)


Safety Management Systems 

Lean Launch Ventures

Steering Committee Stamford 375

Wall Street Theater

Norwalk Preservation Trust


Connecticut 4th Congressional District Student Art Show, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Stepping Stones Invention Convention 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Built In CT Pitch Night 2013


Articles about Norwalk on Patch.com: link

Futurist: Business New Haven 2001 interview of future of wireless tech.

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