Scottsdale, AZ, entrepreneur Jason Hope is popular especially for starting businesses, creating new products, and contributing to the welfare of others. Starting a new business and creating new ideas start with a great idea and proceeds to having the idea off the ground, the latter being the hardest part. Jason Hope has business acumen, and this unique gift, when combined with his exceptional expertise in technology, enables him to support upcoming entrepreneurs to bring their own skills into life. As the next generation of entrepreneurs drives into the world of technology, he supports and cultivates them.
This Scottsdale native has been offering students in high school and college grants to help them jumpstart their ideas waiting to become great technological breakthroughs. Today, he is investing a lot of his time and resources to equip the next generation to be ready to make the most out of the Internet of Things, which he considers as the newest technological solution for hotels.
With the emergence of the IoT, the general public is quickly becoming accustomed to Internet-enabled consumer devices like tablets and other smart devices. Whether it is obtaining insurance quotes from insurance companies or buying goods online, the ubiquitous nature and convenience of the IoT makes it critical for the hospitality industry to follow suit now.
While the first phase of the Internet of Things is evidently already here with us, the Arizona entrepreneur and philanthropist considers this technology as the future. And that is the reason he is sponsoring students to embrace technology. Jason Hope considers that people within the hospitality industry with no knowledge of the Internet of Things will not be able to do any meaningful business within the next few years or months.
Jason Hope recently wrote that as consumers get accustomed to these new applications in their homes, they will start demanding to have them everywhere, and the hospitality industry will have to turn to it so as to be able to meet the needs of their esteemed customers. Garter, Inc., an information technology research and advisory firm, supports this view. This firm recently reported that more than 26 billion units of network-enabled devices would be installed by 2020. This represents almost a 30-fold increase from 0.9 billion units in 2009.
Jason Hope believes that the Internet of Things will offer many solutions in the hospitality industry. For example, with a smart minibar, hotels will be able to bill items, monitor their inventory and refill their orders automatically. Jason Hope’s passion for philanthropy has led him to donate his valuable resources to support students and upcoming entrepreneurs to be prepared for the changes that clients have already begun asking for.