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Founder & CEO
Conference Chair, ET Exchange & IoT Exchange Smart Cities
Stephanie Atkinson, founder and CEO of Compass Intelligence, leads the organizational direction of the company, including strategic initiatives, client engagements activities, financial planning, and consulting services with vendors and companies across the globe. She specializes in vertical markets, technology segmentation, and overall market intelligence and consulting services within the telecommunications, information technology, network infrastructure, IoT and other high tech industries. Ms. Atkinson has worked in the telecommunications and high-tech market research and consulting industry for almost two decades. Under her direction, Compass Intelligence made the Aggie 100 list for one of the fastest growing Aggie-owned businesses in 2010. Ms. Atkinson has also been listed on the Top 100 Wireless Technology Experts 2014 by Today's Wireless World, as well as Top M2M Influencer (#8) by Onalytica, and the 50 Most Influential Women in IoT by IoTi. As chair of ET Exchange Summit and IoT Exchange Smart Cities Summit, she helps bring together decision-makers, influencers, and thought leaders with vendors serving the enterprise tech, IoT and IIoT markets. She is also a board advisor for Silverwood Partners, nGage Events, and serves on the CTA Startup Working Group and TIA Advisory Group. She is an author and contributor to CIO.com with Inside the Transforming Enterprise, CIO Review, and IBM's Mobile Business Insights.
Ms. Atkinson is a well-known and respected consultant and thought leader in the high-tech, mobility, and emerging technologies markets (specializing in B2B), and is widely recognized as an advisor in the implementation and evaluation of industry-specific implementation, management, and procurement of technology. She has been quoted in numerous trade publications including Washington Technology, EE Times, The Congressional Quarterly, CNN Money, Network World, Healthcare Informatics, WSJ, Finance News, America’s Network, Wireless Fidelity Magazine, CEO Magazine, Campus Technology, and many others. She also volunteers for the Center for New Ventures & Entrepreneurship (CNVE) at Texas A&M University, and is a member of HIMSS, CEA, CABA, and Aggie Women.
Prior to launching Compass Intelligence, Ms. Atkinson held positions in market research, B2B market advisory, information services, OSS/billing management, research/development, and engineering at Frost & Sullivan, In-Stat/MDR, Texlink Communications, and Alcatel USA. Ms. Atkinson holds a B.S. in Industrial Distribution from the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University (College Station, TX), and an M.B.A. with a concentration in Management of Technology from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She resides in Bandera, Texas, the 'Cowboy Capital of the World,' with her husband and 2 sons.
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