Speaker profile


Ajit Jaokar’s teaching and research are based on Internet of Things and Predictive analytics. Ajit conducts a course at Oxford University (Data Science for Internet of Things) and the City sciences program at the Technical University of Madrid (UPM) for IoT and Smart cities.

He is advisor to the European Internet Forum (EIF) since 2008 and contributed to the EIF reports ‘The Digital World in 2025: Indicators for European Action‘ (2009) and ‘The Digital World in 2030: What Place for Europe?’ (2014).

In 2009, Ajit was nominated to the World Economic Forum’s ‘Future of the Internet’ council. In 2011, he was nominated to the World Smart Capital program (Amsterdam). Ajit moderates/chairs Oxford University’s Next generation mobile applications panel. In 2012, he was nominated to the board of Connected Liverpool for their Smart city vision. Ajit has been involved in IOT based roles for the webinos project (EU funded Fp7 project). Since May 2005, he has founded and run the OpenGardens blog which is widely respected in the mobile/telecoms industry. Ajit has spoken at MobileWorld Congress (4 times) ,CTIA, CEBIT, Web20 expo, European Parliament, Stanford University, MIT Sloan, Fraunhofer FOKUS;University of St. Gallen. He has been involved in transatlantic technology policy discussions. 

Ajit is committed to two social start-ups which teach Computer Science to kids.

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