Our Philosophy, About Us

2015 – 10th year of the OpenGardens blog


Founded by Ajit Jaokar, now in it’s tenth year (founded on May 26, 2005 ) – this blog is based on the philosophy of OpenGardens.


Brief Bio

Ajit”s work spans research, entrepreneurship and academia relating to IoT, predictive analytics and Mobility.

His current research focus is on applying data science algorithms to IoT applications. This includes Time series, sensor fusion and deep learning.  This research underpins his teaching at Oxford University (Data Science for Internet of Things) and the City sciences program at the Technical University of Madrid (UPM).

Ajit also runs a community/learning program through his company – futuretext for Data Science and IoT course

A more complete bio

Ajit’s work involves applying machine learning techniques to complex  problems in the IoT (Internet of Things) and Telecoms domains

His research is based on two courses taught by Ajit – Big Data for  Telecoms(Oxford University) and the citysciences program (UPM –Technical  University of Madrid).

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 – Resilient Liverpool programs –based in the  city of Liverpool for their Smart city vision. Ajit has been involved in IOT  based roles for the webinos project (EU funded Fp7 project)

Ajit has also been an advisor to the European Internet Foundation on  Technology and Policy issues since 2009 and is the co-author of ‘The Digital  World in 2030′. He is also involved in creating a community around the  issues in this report in the Tech/Policy space.

Since May 2005, he has founded and run the OpenGardens blog which is widely respected in the mobile/telecoms industry.

Ajit has spoken at many conferences which include MobileWorld Congress (4  times) ,CTIA, CEBIT , Web20 expo ;Java One; European Parliament; Stanford  University; MIT Sloan; Fraunhofer FOKUS ; University of St. Gallen  (Switzerland). He has been involved in transatlantic technology policy discussions

Ajit lives in London, UK and is a British citizen.




EMAIL: ajit.jaokar at futuretext.com Twitter @AjitJaokar