Meet Jasper, Jahangir Mohammed’s fast-growing yet near-invisible company helping to power the internet of things.
“The internet of things is not about things,” says Mohammed, a burly Indian with meaty hands and a beaming gap-toothed smile. “It’s about becoming connected.” Once connected, each “thing” is “part of a bigger fabric,” he says. “And you can make money off the fabric by making the thing a conduit through which services are delivered. So that means you need software to create, launch, manage, bill, and monetize the service. That was our original insight.”