Antonio J. Jara (CEO), founder of HOP Ubiquitous S.L. (www.hopu.eu), vice-chair of the IEEE Communications Society Internet of Things Technical Committee, and adjoint scientifique in the University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland. He did his PhD (Cum Laude) at the University of Murcia (UMU), Spain. These PhD results present a novel way to connect objects to Internet-enabled platforms in an easy, secure and scalable way. He also carried out a MBA and entrepreneurship formation in the ENAE business school and UCAM (2012).
He received entrepreneurship awards from ENAE (sponsored by SabadellCAM financial services), emprendeGo (sponsored by Spanish government), IPSO Alliance Award (Sponsored by Google) for its disruptive innovation in the IoT, selected and mentored by the acceleration program FABULOUS (part of the FIWARE EU project). Antonio Jara as part of HOP Ubiquitous is focused on the Smart Cities market with solutions for citizens engagements, tourism, active participation, physical web and environmental monitoring (air quality sensors) in projects such as ENIAC SAFESENS, interoperability / pilots (SmartSDK, Synchronicity, Organicity, BeinCPPS) and also in several actions related to security/privacy (INPUT and FORTIKA).
Antonio Jara has also participated in over 100 international events about Internet of Things as Speaker, over 100 international publications / papers (~2700 citations and impact factor h=28), he holds several patents in the IoT domain and finally he has advised in the IoT domain to companies such as Microsoft and Fujitsu.