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Stephanie  Atkinson

Stephanie Atkinson

Founder & CEO of Compass Intelligence


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. Her research and advisory services are specialized around telecommunications/mobile, information technology, network infrastructure, emerging technology, IoT and other high-tech topics. Ms. Atkinson has worked in the telecommunications and high-tech market research and consulting industry for more than two decades. Read More >

Under her direction, Compass Intelligence made the Aggie 100 list in 2019 recognizing the fastest growing Aggie-owned businesses. 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 (Internet of Things) by IoTi. She chairs two invite-only conference summits including IoT Exchange Smart Cities Summit and ET Exchange Summit. She serves as an executive or board advisor for Silverwood Partners, nGage Events, and Texas A&M Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution Department. She is an author and contributor to CIO.com, hosts webinars as an influencer for IDG Tech, and has been quoted in numerous trade publications including CNN Money, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and CEO Magazine, among others. She also volunteers for the McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship at Texas A&M University.

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. Read Less ^

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The Future of Work is Agility

Smart Infrastructure

Speech Topics

Smart Cities for Good

In this keynote, Atkinson discusses the future of smart cities. Read More >

Her takeaways include: Read Less ^

  • Key Trends in City Automation & Projects
  • Core Use Cases
  • Recommendations for Budgeting & Planning
  • City Department & Agency Coordination
  • Examples of Smart City Projects
  • Other topics may include sustainability, smart lighting, autonomous vehicles, 5G impact, traffic management, public safety, smart transportation, and more.

Agile Practices to Enable the Future of Work