John Soldatos holds a PhD in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (2000) and is currently ICT & Business Consultant and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow, UK. John Soldatos is an expert in Internet-of-Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies and applications, including applications in smart cities, finance (Finance 4.0), and industry (Industry 4.0). He has played a leading role in the successful delivery of more than seventy(commercial-industrial, research, and business consulting) projects, for both private & public sector organizations, including complex integrated projects. He is co-founder of the open-source platform OpenIoT. He has published more than 200 articles in international journals, books, and conference proceedings. He has recently coedited and co authored six edited volumes (books) on Artificial Intelligence, BigData and Internet of Things related themes. He is the author of the book “A 360o Degrees View of IoT Technologies”, which was published by Artech House in December 2020.