Prof John Davies is Chief Researcher in BT’s Research & Innovation department, where he leads a team focused on Internet of Things technologies. He has a strong track record of researching and innovating and his current research interests include the application of semantic and Internet of Things technologies to smart cities, smart transport, and information integration. He currently leads BT’s contribution to the Manchester-based CityVerve IoT smart city programme and he co-wrote the Hypercat IoT specification. John has authored over 80 scientific publications and is the inventor of several patents. He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and a Chartered Engineer. He holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from University of Essex, UK.