Jessica Groopman is an industry analyst and founding partner at Kaleido Insights, a research an advisory firm. There she leads the automation practice and specializes in AI, blockchain, IoT and cultural dynamics influencing adoption. Jessica is a frequent speaker at emerging tech industry events and a regular contributor to numerous media outlets and trade publications. She has been principal analyst with Tractica, Harbor Research, and Altimeter Group and has served as a contributing member of the International IoT Council, the IEEE’s Internet of Things Group, the DigiGuru Network, and was included in Onalytica’s list of the 100 Most Influential Thought Leaders in IoT. Before she worked in business and tech 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.