Ian Hughes

Ian Hughes

Analyst - Internet of Things, 451 Research

Ian Hughes is an Internet of Things analyst at 451 Research, with over 28 years of experience in emerging technology as a developer, architect and consultant.  Ian was early to the Web development space in 1998, social media in 2004, and influential in virtual-worlds adoption in 2006-09, all whilst at IBM. He spent the previous seven years in start-up land, where he presented a regular emerging technology feature on a UK children's TV show, built virtual hospitals, pitched to investors, wrote a technology column for a fashion magazine and two sci-fi novels full of modern day IoT, VR and AR. He is long time gamer and a martial arts instructor in Choi Kwang Do and can be found online as epredator.

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