Our Philosophy, About Us

I (Ajit) founded the blog on May 26, 2005 based on my vision and philosophy of OpenGardens i.e. the philosophical opposite of ‘walled gardens’ especially as applicable to the mobile data industry.

If you want to see the ideas which underpin my thinking see 

Hierarchies vs networks – Why networks matter and hierarchies will crumble ..- The omega point of OpenGardens


Mobile World Congress review – from an IOT and Disruption perspective



My bio 

There are four areas I follow:

a) Teaching Computer Science to kids – a social start-up see Countdown Institute and feynlabs 

b) IoT and Machine Learning - which underpins my courses (Big Data and Telecoms at Oxford University and the City Sciences program for the Technical University of Madrid)

c) Technology policy with a transatlantic emphasis. Have spoken in EU parliament and Capitol Hill on transatlantic issues and work closely with the European Internet Foundation on studying long term technology trends

d) Smart Cities - based on my advisory roles for Amsterdam and Liverpool smart city projects

I am also a Data Scientist for Meeco where I am working with algorithms relating to Privacy and IoT


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.

Since aug 2014, Ajit is Data Scientist for Meeco where he works with with algorithms relating to Privacy and IoT
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