Ajit Jaokar

Ajit Jaokar is the founder of the London based publishing and research company futuretext focused on emerging Web and Mobile technologies. In 2009-2010, Ajit was nominated as part of the Global Agenda Council on the Future of the Internet by the world economic forum. Ajit chairs Oxford University’s Next generation mobile applications panel and conducts a course on Web 2.0, Social networking, Mobile Web 2.0 and LTE services at Oxford University.

Ajit’s thinking is widely followed in the industry and his blog, the OpenGardens Blog, which was recently rated a top 20 wireless blog worldwide.

Media appearances include BBC – Newsnight – 3phone launch; CNN money; BBC digital planet. Ajit’s latest books are Open Mobile, Social Media Marketing and Mobile Web 2.0. His recent talks and forthcoming talks include: MobileWorld Congress(2011, 2009, 2008, 2007); CTIA 2011, CEBIT 2009; Keynote at O Reilly Web20 expo (April 2007);Keynote at Java One; European Parliament – Brussels – (Electronic Internet Foundation); Stanford University’s Digital visions program; MIT Sloan;Fraunhofer FOKUS ; University of St. Gallen (Switzerland).

His consulting activities include working with companies to define value propositions across the device, network, Web and Social networking stack spanning both technology and strategy. He has worked with a range of commercial and government organizations globally including The European Union, Telecoms Operators, Device manufacturers, social networking companies and security companies in various strategic and visionary roles.

Ajit lives in London, UK, but has three nationalities (British, Indian and New Zealander) and is proud of all three. He is currently doing a PhD on Internet of Things, Privacy and Reputation systems at UCL in London. Ajit is a fan of animation especially Tom and Jerry, Tintin and Asterix and likes the music of ZZ Top and other rock bands.