Profile - Ajit Jaokar - Futuretext

Ajit Jaokar is the founder of the publishing company Futuretext. He believes in a pragmatic but open Mobile Data industry – a vision which he fosters through his blog OpenGardens. The OpenGardens Blog was recently rated a top 20 wireless blog worldwide.

Ajit is the co-author of the book ‘Mobile web 2.0’ and is also a member of the Web2.0 Workgroup. He is a regular speaker at technology events including keynote presentations at O Reilly Web 2.0 and Java One and also talks a 3GSM Barcelona, Real-World AJAX and IMS World in Monaco.

Recently, he spoke at the European Parliament about Web 2.0, Mobile Web 2.0 and the social web. Ajit also featured recently on CNN money, The BBC digital planet, The Scoble show and spoke at the Digital visions program at Stanford University and MIT/Sloan. Ajit chairs Oxford University’s Next generation mobile applications panel and conducts a course on Web 2.0 and User generated content at Oxford University.

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 Identity and Reputation systems.


(Source: Media in Transition 2007)