Jason Hope, an entrepreneur, philanthropist, futurist, and technologist has earned himself a reputation in the technology field. He uses his passion and knowledge on technology to predict the future technological trends and hence help businesses and entrepreneurs make informed decisions. Through advice offered by Jason, companies can determine the best possible way to capitalize on technology.
Passion for Technology
Jason’s passion for technology has led him to develop a keen interest on the Internet of Thing, IoT. He believes that IoT is an important player is changing the world’s future as it will have the ability to connect more devices.
He believes that that the hospitality sector will be more affected by Internet of Things, probably more than any other sector. This prediction is backed up by availability and convenience of the internet. The public is, therefore, likely to embrace the technology and especially when it comes to renting hotels, booking travel, stocking businesses, and booking amenities at the ease and convenience of their smartphones.
The transport industry is another sector that Jason firmly believes IoT will have a significant impact on. Cars will get connected, and drivers will be in a position to be warned of traffic dangers such as traffic jams.
Involvement in Charity Works
Jason has a big heart and contributes his assets in helping charitable organizations. He has great admiration for humanity, and this has led him to stand with SENS, an anti-aging research foundation. The SENS team is dedicated to searching for a cure for diseases related to aging.
Michael Zomber’s portfolio includes books about oriental culture and American history. Some of his best-selling titles are Jesus and the Samurai: The Shining Religion and the Samurai and Shogun Iemitsu: War and Romance in 17th Century Tokugawa Japan. Both of these novels cover the rich history of Japan and other neighboring nations. In a podcast that was released on the iUniverse portal, Michael Zomber talks about Shogun Iemitsu: War and Romance in 17th Century Tokugawa Japan. This podcast covers topics such as the plot of the title and Zomber’s inspiration for writing such a work.
Zomber boasts quite an impressive resume as a weapons historian. He has spent more than four decades compiling a collection of antique firearms and armor from various eras dating as far back as the 16th century. Some of his most valuable items include authentic samurai swords and armor. Additionally, he also owns some guns that have been used in combat by brilliant military leaders such as George Washington and Simon Bolivar. Zomber’s expertise on antique weapons was quite helpful in the production of shows that aired on the History Channel. For example, Michael Zomber appeared on the channel’s Guns of the Orient and Dueling Pistols. In each appearance, he takes on the role of an authoritative historian with a thorough understanding of the technical, aesthetic and spiritual aspects of weapons.
In fact, Zomber admits that he is a pacifist deep down in his heart. He has been quite active in global peace initiatives that are sponsored by organizations such as Amnesty International. Zomber simply admires antique weapons that no longer have the capability to inflict any harm on anyone. He is not a big fan of contemporary machine guns and other powerful firearms that can cause extensive damage to innocent people. As a father of two children, Michael Zomber hopes to pass down his peaceful views to them. Nevertheless, Zomber continues to maintain close relations with firearms experts in Pennsylvania and other surrounding states.
Dick DeVos is one of Michigan’s most affluent figures, with a net worth reported at $5.1 billion, making him the 67th richest man in the US. But Dick DeVos has dedicated his work to helping others, and in addition to serving with many for profit as well as non-profit groups, he’s raised awareness for many social causes such as education, healthcare, and the environment. Of the many prominent boards he’s served on, some include the NBA’s Orlando Magic, where he was president from 1991-1993, the Michigan State Board of Education from 1990-1992, Chairman at RDV Coporation, the Board of Directors at the Michigan State Chamber of Commerce, Co-Chairman of Grand Action Committee, and a member of the Board of Trustees at Health Care Foundation. Dick and his wife Betsy have given to local charities and conservative political causes through the Dick & Betsy DeVos Foundation.
Dick DeVos was born into an entrepreneurial family, the son of Richard DeVos, the founder and former CEO of one of America’s top direct selling enterprises, Amway. DeVos saw the operations of the business growing up, and after he earned his bachelor’s from Northwood University, he went to work for Amway, a part of the business for nearly 20 years, and he became the CEO when his father Richard retired. As CEO of Amway, he expanded company operations all across the globe and made them one of the most profitable privately owned companies in the US. He stepped down from his CEO position at Amway in 2002 and now is president at the Windquest Group financial firm.
Education is one of Dick DeVos’s largest passions, and in addition to serving on various boards of trustees at local universities, he and his wife have been instrumental in starting up school voucher programs. The DeVos’s are staunch advocates of schools of choice and believe every child should have a chance at the best education they can get, and Dick DeVos’s Education Freedom Fund is a program that aims to accomplish just that. Dick also founded the West Michigan Aviation Academy, a first of its kind charter school at an airfield near Grand Rapids.
Dick DeVos also loves art and gave a large donation in 2010 to the Kennedy Center’s art institution, thereby having it renamed as the DeVos Institute of Arts Management. DeVos has also written a book called Rediscovering American Values, a book that is meant to inspire people to work hard and pursue the American dream.