Ioannis Chatzigiannakis is a Professor at the Sapienza University of Rome at the Department of Computer, Control and Management Engineering. He has co-authored over 150 scientific publications in areas related to the internet of things, augmented reality, dynamic distributed computing, and algorithm engineering. He has an active role in many open-source projects and regularly participates in open-source international events. He has started a number of technology-based start-ups related to the Internet-of-Things. He has participated in the research & development teams of industrial projects. He has been a project manager and site leader for numerous research & development projects funded by the EU in the context of H2020, FP7, FP6, and EDA. He is a senior member of ACM and IEEE and has served as the Secretary of EATCS.