Jason Hope: Arizona’s Biggest Proponent For The Internet of Things

Jason Hope sees the Internet of Things (IoT), where numerous devices, such as fitness trackers, are connected to the Internet, as the means for businesses to gather a significantly increasing amount of data about their customers. As an entrepreneur, Hope wants to show companies how to extract real value from the enormous amount of data, which will help them formulate better business decisions.

In 2015, Hope predicted that consumers wouldn’t embrace total home connectivity en mass, which was correct, primarily because of the high cost. With paper-thin printed electronics becoming less expensive, companies will gather more data from a variety of everyday objects, and Hope, as a futurist, sees new ways to utilize the data effectively for more than inventory control.

Hope says that the IoT is here to stay, and forward-thinking tech companies should invest in it. To prove his point, Hope points to the International CES show in early 2016, where the IoT was the underlying theme. The auto industry is embracing driverless, connected cars, however, the health and wellness industry is where consumers already appear comfortable embracing connectivity. Hope predicts that the healthcare industry will utilize the IoT’s technology by helping physicians make better decisions about patient care using information from wearable devices.

When he is not busy formulating predictions about the future of the IoT, Jason Hope, who lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, supports a variety of local and international charities, including the Boys & Girls Club of Metropolitan Phoenix, The Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation and the International Foundation for Education and Self Help.

Learn more about Jason Hope’s philanthropy.

He is also a major supporter of the SENS Foundation (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SENS_Research_Foundation), which focuses on rejuvenation biotechnologies that address age-related illnesses. In 2010 Hope donated $500,000 to the organization, which allowed SENS to establish a laboratory at Cambridge. Since then, Hope has donated an additional $1 million and participated in SEN’s outreach programs.

Read more of Jason Hope’s IoT predictions here.

Can The Internet Keep Up With New Product Demand?

The tech world is witnessing a rapid expansion of product launches and elevated sky-high expectations from the growth of Internet of Things (IoT). All the stakeholders are vigorously looking forward to positioning their offerings in anticipation of the windfall rewards from the fast rising IoT adoption.

As IoT becomes increasing important and more vendors interested in the market, one thing is clear. IoT only works with a good combination of apps, services and connected devices. The internet acts as networking medium for IoT solutions because it offers the required service-level agreement (SLA). The quality of service (QoS) provided by the internet regarding quality reliability, service, and availability is still not the best. One fundamental question to ask is: Is the internet is ready for IoT?

The Internet can be relied on to support billions of devices of plugged-in and connected devices, but we also have to be worried about a spamming refrigerator, dropped connections, and hacked cars. The fact is that new gadgets or "things" is accelerating. It seems, however, like the "T" in the IoT is getting the majority of attention than the Internet. To ensure consumers interact with IoT in the right way, developers have to ensure the communication satisfies the connectivity of Internet of Things that will enable the connected products to work well without the potential pitfalls and drawbacks.