Stephanie Atkinson, founder and CEO of Compass Intelligence, is a respected advisor, analyst, speaker and influencer in the tech space. She has worked in the telecommunications and high-tech market research and consulting industry for two decades. She was 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. She is also a board advisor for Silverwood Partners, nGage Events, TechWeek Dallas, 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 a member of the IDG Influencer Network. Atkinson is the chair for the IoT Smart Cities Summit and ET Exchange Summit, an nGage produced CIO conference, and also an Executive Advisor to Texas A&M’s Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution department. She 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.