Professor John Davies is Chief Researcher in BT’s Future Business Technology unit, where he leads a team focused on Internet of Things. 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, business intelligence and information integration. He currently leads BT’s contribution to the Manchester-based CityVerve IoT smart city program and he co-wrote the Hypercat IoT standard. John has authored over 70 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.