Jackie is a civic entrepreneur who has lead tech startups as a writer, coder, designer, and futurist. 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. 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 blend 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 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 Schick, PowerSmart, 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.
Serving on Board of Directors
Stamford Downtown Special Services District (former)
Stamford Chamber of Commerce (former)
Safety Management Systems (acting CTO)
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
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