Ajit Jaokar

Author and Big Data/IoT/Telecoms Specialist

Ajit's work spans research, entrepreneurship and academia relating to artificial intelligence (AI), the internet of things (IoT), predictive analytics and mobility.

Ajit works as a Data Scientist (fintech and IoT). He is also the Director of the newly founded AI/Deep Learning Labs for Future Cities at UPM (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid). Ajit is also currently the Research Data Scientist at a fintech firm in London.

Ajit publishes extensively on KDnuggets and Data Science Central and his book, Data Science for Internet of Things, is included as a course book at Stanford University.

He was recently included in top 16 influencers (Data Science Central), Top 100 blogs (KDnuggets), Top 50 (IoT central), No 19 among top 50 twitter IoT influencers (IoT Institute).

Ajit has been involved with various mobile, telecoms and IoT projects since 1999 including strategic analysis, development, research, consultancy and project management.

In 2009, he was nominated to the World Economic Forum’s ‘Future of the Internet’ council. In 2016 he was involved in a WEF council for systemic risk (IoT, drones etc.). He has worked with cities like Amsterdam and Liverpool on Smart City projects in mayoral level advisory roles. Ajit has been involved in IoT-based roles for the webinos project (Fp7 project). In May 2005 he founded the OpenGardens blog, which is widely respected in the industry. He has spoken at Mobile World Congress (4 times), CTIA, CEBIT, Web 2.0 expo, The European Parliament, Stanford University, MIT Sloan, Fraunhofer FOKUS; University of St Gallen. He has also been involved in transatlantic technology policy discussions.

Ajit is also passionate about teaching data science to young people through space exploration working with Ardusat.