"Cities as a Service, Accelerating Digital Communities"

September 16, 2019 | San Diego, California

September 16, 2019 | San Diego, California


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,, CEO Magazine, and others. She serves as an advisory board member at nGage Events and Silverwood Partners.

Ms. Atkinson volunteers at the Center for New Ventures & Entrepreneurship at Texas A&M University, and is a member of the Women Wireless Leadership Forum, and Aggie Women. 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.


Stephanie Atkinson

IoT Conference Chair, Founder and CEO

Compass Intelligence

Bob Egan is the Chief Research Officer and Founder of the Sepharim Research Group, a technology research and executive advisory firm. Bob is globally recognized influencer and independent thinker with an insatiable curiosity to discover new technologies and apply them to impactful new business models and markets especially in the areas of Mobile, IoT and Cloud.Bob Egan has held executive positions with several Fortune 1000 companies including Digital Equipment Corp (DEC), GTE, MasterCard, CEB-TowerGroup, Gartner.At Gartner he pioneered the use of Gartner’s MQ metrics for mobile. At Corporate Executive Board’s (CEB) TowerGroup Research his foundational work helped to give birth to the mobile banking and payments industry. At DEC, he was the architect behind the first dual band, dual radio Wi-Fi Access Point and a signature of the first IEEE Wireless LAN Standard. Email: | Twitter: @bobegan

Bob Egan

Chief Research Officer & Founder

The Sepharim Group


Daniel is an Internet of Things thought leader, keynote speaker, and founder/CEO of the The Silent Intelligence - a boutique management & technology consulting company, focused on IOT & digital transformation. Most of their clients are Fortune 500 companies.

Prior to starting The Silent Intelligence, Daniel worked as Director of Business Development at Qualcomm Inc. Daniel has extensive background in new business incubation and technology commercialization. Throughout his career at Qualcomm, Daniel led commercialization and market launch of multiple businesses, many originated as R&D concepts.

After leaving Qualcomm in 2013, Daniel co-authored "The Silent Intelligence: the Internet of Things", one of the first books about an upcoming technology revolution, which the following year became a top 10 book on technology and investing on Amazon.

In 2016 Daniel organized the Diego Smart City hackathon, focused on the Climate Action Plan and bringing together the City of San Diego and University of California San Diego along with multiple corporate partners.

In 2017 Inspired by the success of the hackathon and having passion for smart city solutions, together with a group of investors Daniel co-founded SCALE San Diego (Smart Cities Accelerator, Labs + Environment).

Daniel Obodovski

Founder & CEO

The Silent Intelligence


Spherical | Analytics is a blockchain-enabled Trust Platform that ingests, proofs and ledgers the most accurate environmental data and climate analytics in the world, from attested sources so that general managers, investors, risk partners, public sector leaders, scientists and policy makers can develop, fund and deploy climate risk mitigation strategies with higher impact and lower risk. Verifiable. Bankable. Trade-able.

Chris Rezendes

Chief Business Officer

Spherical Analytics


Adam Stein has more than 25 years of marketing and public affairs leadership at semiconductor, networking, security and marketing service firms. He has helped four different early-stage innovators grow to either IPO or achieve a highly-profitable acquisition exit.

His most recent role as VP Mobile Product Marketing at SAP helped the company build a cohesive mobile portfolio approach with the SAP HANA Cloud to boost mindshare for its 265,000 customers, and 1,000’s of partners and Global 2000 prospects.

Prior to SAP he led Mobile security innovator MobileIron from a 20-person start up to $85m annual run rate and subsequent $823m IPO valuation by scaling sales programs with limited staff, contractors and marketing automation for outsized partner and direct revenue. Before MobileIron, he helped Mu Dynamics create the security testing market that was later purchased by Spirent for $40m.

Leveraging his security expertise, Adam helped lead Fortinet as VP Marketing to create and execute programs that helped deliver more than 10% of the company’s annual revenue - 800% revenue return on marketing investment and subsequent IPO that now has a $5b market capitalization. Adam has also held executive Marketing and Evangelism roles for Foundry Networks (acquired by Brocade), Juniper, Broadcom (acquired Epigram) and Networking leaders Cisco and 3Com.

Adam began his marketing career in Boston leading marketing services agencies and holds a Master’s degree in Marketing from Emerson College and a Bachelor’s degree in Distributed Sciences from the University of Colorado in Boulder.

Adam Stein


APS Marketing, Inc.