Jason Hope is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and futurist. He is based in Scottsdale, Arizona and loves everything to do with technology. He is devoted to ensuring that his community does well socially, economically and politically. As a futurist, Jason aims at systematically exploring future possibilities and predictions. Futurists focus on how the changes will occur from present time to the future. People who are referred to as futurists may be consultants, authors, leaders of organizations or thinkers. They look at things such as market opportunities, global trends, and risk management then uses them to advise organizations on the future.
Mr. Hope has a reputation as one of the skilled futurists in the U.S. His vast knowledge on technology and various industries obviously plays a huge role in his success. He says that considering the current technological trends, the Internet of Things (IoT) will be vital in the future society because of the interconnected devices. Jason Hope’s opinion on technology is crucial for individuals or companies which desire to make the best out of that technology in future.
The Internet of Things refers to devices which can be connected to the internet. These devices can be connected to enable them to communicate which each other. It can take the shape of connections between people, devices, or individuals and devices. The number of devices which will be connected in the next 10 years is expected to increase, and experts say it would have a huge impact on humanity. One of the problems that individuals or organizations will have to tackle in future is security. Malicious hackers can gain access to connected devices and be able to control them, and this will have undesirable effects.
Considering that Jason’s passion is creating the future that will better the lives of human beings, he chose to support the research at SENS foundation. The research is on anti-aging. Jason says the focus is not only on living forever but on creating a quality life. The studies at SENS aim at finding cures for diseases like Alzheimer’s which make humans age faster. Jason earned a degree in finance from Arizona State University (ASU) and an MBA from W.P Carey School of Business at the same institution.
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Dick DeVos is a Michigan-based entrepreneur and Philanthropist. He was born on 21 October 1955. DeVos has a long business career during which he has worked on executive positions in The Windquest Group, Orlando Magic, and Amway. He is currently serving as the President of The Windquest Group. He went to Northwood University to acquire bachelor’s degree in business administration. Although he attended Wharton School and Harvard Business School, he did not complete the degrees. He has honorary doctorate degrees from Northwood University, Central Michigan University, and Grove City College.
From 1993 to 2002, Dick DeVos served as the President of Amway. During this time, he was responsible for operations in fifty countries across six continents. Earlier he was the Vice President at Amway International and took care of operations in eighteen countries not included in North America. He is credited for increasing international sales to three times and reaching new markets. It was due to his efforts that international sales became greater than the domestic sales in the history of the company. From 1991 to 1994, DeVos served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Orlando Magic after his family bought the team.
Dick DeVos has a great contribution in several community initiatives. For thousands of underprivileged children living Michigan, he founded the Education Freedom Fund. The Fund provided scholarships to more than four thousand children. He also founded the West Michigan Aviation Academy. It is a high school that offers rigorous education with a great focus on aviation. DeVos has also served on the Education State Board. Besides this, he has also led numerous regional healthcare tasks. He also chaired revitalization of the downtown area of Grand Rapids. The healthcare improvements involved huge funds like thirty million dollars for Downtown Market, ninety million dollars for medical school, one-hundred-and-thirty million dollars for heart hospital, two-hundred-and-twelve million dollars for the convention center, and seventy-five million dollars for a downtown arena.
In 2006, Dick DeVos ran for the Governor of Michigan as a candidate of Republican Party; however, he did not win. He is also an author of a best-seller book titled as Rediscovering American Values. The book was published in the year 1997, and it has been translated into seven different languages. He is also a qualified helicopter and aircraft pilot. He became National Champion sailor twice. He is married to Betsy DeVos who is nominated by President Trump as the Secretary of Education.