The Internet of Things is going to have a huge impact on the tech industry in the years of come and there is one man leading the charge. Jason Hope, an ASU grad who started the mobile communications company Jawa, has been proudly touting the future of the Technology for the past couple of years. Hope is a renowned futurist and a venture capitalist who has made his entire career out of being at the forefront of industry innovations. Hope, from Tempe, AZ, believes that the Internet of Things is going to revolutionize the airline industry before going on to make a dramatic change in the rest of our day to day lives.
The Internet of Things, for those not in the know, references the way that we interact with the internet by way of our daily objects and devices. Look at how the internet has changed smart technology — FitBits, athletic smart shoes, self driving cars and so on. The Internet of Things, Jason Hope admits, is currently living on the fringe of the social conscience but he believes that it will soon be at the forefront of the tech industry thanks to the airline industry’s new focus on the concept.
The airline industry is one of the largest global industries on the planet so it makes sense that they are going to be ready to embrace new and important technology. Hope believes that forward thinking airline companies will begin to really pay attention to the way that the Internet of Things can help craft a better service. There are a variety of ways that the Internet of Things can improve the general experience of people who need to go fly. Let’s dig into a few of those concepts.To start with, the Internet of Things can change the way that customers interact with their airline experience the moment they walk into a door. Hope predicts special kiosks and wireless networked devices that allow for easy check in. He also believes that the IoT will help with creature comforts, improving and streamlining the way that companies take care of their customers.
Logan Stout portrayed a love for sports in his early years. Logan attended J.J Pearce High school where he participated in baseball and basketball games. His skills were so good that he earned the Most Valuable Player title severally. He also served on the school’s Student Athletic Council. Logan continued with his passion for baseball after high school. He earned numerous accolades for participating in college baseball at Panola where he was studying a course in business. Stout also attended the renowned University of Dallas where he attained a degree in psychology. Besides playing baseball, he served as a coach and a youth minister. After completing college, Logan joined the Fort Worth Cats where he continued playing baseball.
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As a successful baseball player, Logan Stout is passionate about passing the skills to others. He often mentors young players, encouraging them to improve and grow their confidence. He started a baseball organization, Dallas Patriots, to achieve more with baseball enthusiasts. His main aim was to enable them to gain training to reach their highest potential in baseball. Besides his success in baseball, Logan Stout is also a thriving entrepreneur. His passion for helping others led him to build ID Life, an organization that helps people achieve ultimate health. Stout believes that good health is a recipe for overall success. He has also authored a book that documents his experiences as a baseball player, coach, and entrepreneur. The book titled Stout Advice: The Secrets to Building Yourself, People, and Teams expounds on his winning strategies. His aim is to encourage others to create winning strategies in all areas of life. He has also addressed many audiences where he has delivered motivational speeches. His work has been displayed and broadcasted by numerous media houses.
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James Dondero was a pioneer in collateralized loan obligations in the 1990’s, an asset class that many even in the investment management field hadn’t heard of at the time. His success with this building Highland Capital Management into a company that managed over $15 billion in alternative assets. He had co-founded this company in 21993 along with his business partner, Mark Okada. His willingness to make bold moves has resulted in a great deal of success, including making a lot of money off of a Texas energy company that had gone bankrupt and in which even legendary investor Warren Buffett had lost money.
For a person who makes such type of bold investments, James Dondero is surprisingly soft-spoken. He avoids talking about himself, and when asked in an interview what his greatest strength was as an investor, he credited it to “puzzle solving“. He says that’s his way of figuring out complex debt deals, ways to turn around a moribund company, and spot emerging trends which is when the most can be made out of an investment. One of Highland Capital Mangement’s funds, HCOAX, is made up of some of James Dondero’s best ideas. The fund was up a startling 29.6% over the course of the last year and now has $894 million invested in it.
James Dondero is a graduate of the University of Virginia, earning his B.S. in Commerce (Accounting and Financing). He graduated from his university with the highest honors. He also has a number of financial certifications including Chartered Financial Analyst, Certified Management Accountant, and Certified Public Accountant.
In addition to his top role at Highland Capital Management, James Dondero serves on the board of a number of other companies. He is Chairman of the Board for Nexbank, CCS Medical, and Corner Healthcare. He also serves on the board for MGM Studios and American Banknote. He started his career in 1985 as a Corporate Bond Analyst for American Express and later served as a Portfolio Manager of a $1 billion fixed income bond fund.