Jason Hope is a renowned philanthropist, futurist, and investor based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Hope is passionate about technology and giving back to his community. Globally, he is known as the father of the Internet of Things (IoT). The Arizona-born technology expert grew up in Tempe and obtained an undergraduate degree from the Arizona State University. He later received an MBA from the Arizona State University-W.P. Carey School of Business.
Jason Hope is knowledgeable and incredibly skilled in start-ups, business development, and business strategy. Apart from technology and philanthropy, the shrewd entrepreneur is interested in politics related to business in Arizona and across the nation. Currently, he is working with Deutsche Bank as the head of operational risk management change. He has also held several senior positions while working at UBS investment bank.
Hope has earned reputation globally as a uniquely skilled futurist. Jason is endowed with clear understanding and passion for technology, and as a result, he uses technology to make future predictions about where technology is heading. He believes that the Internet of Things will be an essential thing the most generation will have, as the increasing number of connected devices will make life easier.
The Internet of Things
The Internet of Things is an interconnected technology that synchronizes devices. This technology allows devices to be connected using the same network to reduce waste as well as improving efficiency. Hope believes that the IoT is already here and large corporations should either absorb it or find it difficult to operate in the market. He believes that computers and smartphones will be used to handle bigger tasks such as turning off lights, making coffee and other complex tasks. With this technology, Hope foresees a fierce competition based on utility.
According to this renowned futurist, the IoT will change as:
• New innovative devices are brought in the market
• Market competition for app use increases
• Need to have value in apps increase
• Business adopt wider IoT options
Hope believes that entrepreneurs are the driving forces towards the advancement of technology. However, the Internet of Things has one major drawback. With the increase in connectivity, a lot of data will be shared, and this will give hackers an easy time to access data. Jason Hope calls for caution when implementing such technologies.
Jason Hope and Philanthropy
Jason Hope is interested in charitable causes with a particular focus on disease treatment, research biotechnology, diseases cure and education. A few years ago he donated $500,000 to SENs Foundation, a California-based organization that works to promote, develop and ensures increased access to rejuvenation technologies. The amount donated by Hope was aimed at aiding SENs in their rejuvenation biotechnologies research and its bigger goal of fighting age related diseases.