Jessica Groopman is Founding Partner & Industry Analyst at Kaleido Insights, a boutique research and advisory firm specializing in emerging technologies. Jessica leads the automation practice and focuses on how convergence across AI, IoT, and blockchain are impacting organizations, user experience, and data integrity. Jessica is a keynote speaker at emerging technology industry events, and frequent contributor to blogs, books, and/media outlets. She has been principal analyst with Tractica where she contributed to their automation and robotics practice, research director with Harbor Research, industry analyst with Altimeter Group, among other research companies. She has also served as contributing member of the International IoT Council, the IEEE’s Internet of Things Group, IoT Guru Network, and FC Business Intelligence’s IoT Nexus Advisory Board. Jessica was also included in Onalytica’s list of the 100 Most Influential Thought Leaders in IoT. Before she worked in business and technology research, Jessica’s research experience was based mostly in academic anthropological fieldwork, specifically in ethnographic, linguistic, and archaeological research both in the United States and abroad.