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Analyst, Internet of Things at 451 Research
Ian Hughes is an analyst for the Internet of Things practice at 451 Research. He has over 27 years of experience in emerging technology as a developer, architect and consultant through key technology trends. Ian has 20 years of experience at IBM in cross-industry application development. This included automotive, global sporting events, retail and telecoms. Ian was early to the Web development space in 1998 and social media in 2004, and was influential in virtual-worlds adoption in 2006-09. He spent the previous seven years at his own consulting company, where he presented a regular emerging technology feature, on a UK Saturday morning children's TV show, built virtual disaster simulators for hospitals, pitched startups to investors, wrote a technology column for a fashion magazine and wrote two sci-fi novels full of modern day IoT, VR and AR.