Stephanie Atkinson is the founding partner of Compass Intelligence, a market research and advisory firm providing market intelligence services to the high-tech, mobile, and emerging technology industries. Ms. Atkinson is an executive-level consultant, specializing in market segmentation, technology adoption, trending and use case insights in the telecom, information technology, network infrastructure, mobility, IoT, and high tech industries. She is widely recognized as a market thought leader in how businesses and organizations adopt, consume, and implement technology within operations and the workforce.
Ms. Atkinson has been quoted in numerous business and trade publications including Forbes, CNN Money, Network World, WSJ, CIO.com, CEO Magazine, and others. She serves as an advisory board member at nGage Events and Silverwood Partners, and serves on the CTA Startup Working Group and TIA Advisory Group. Ms. Atkinson volunteers at the CNVE at Texas A&M University, and is a member of the Women Wireless Leadership Forum, and Aggie Women. She is an author and contributor to CIO.com with Inside the Transforming Enterprise and IBM's Mobile Business Insights. She has also been listed on the Top 100 Wireless Technology Experts 2014 by Today's Wireless World, Top M2M Influencer (#8) by Onalytica, and listed in The 50 Most Influential Women in IoT by IoTi.
Prior to launching Compass Intelligence, Ms. Atkinson held positions in market research, B2B market advisory, information services, OSS/billing management, R&D, and engineering. Ms. Atkinson holds a B.S. in Industrial Distribution from the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University, and an M.B.A. with a concentration in Management of Technology from the University of Texas at San Antonio.