Christos Emmanouilidis (PhD) carries over 20 years of experience from positions in Industry, Academia, Research, and Innovation supporting organisations. He has had multiple PI and Co-I roles for projects related to Industrial Informatics, Context-Aware Computing, AI & Cognitive Systems, Robotics & Automation, Data Analytics, Human in the Loop with Linked Data and Knowledge, as well as Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet of Things Technologies to serve industrial applications needs, resulting in over 100 publications in refereed journals and proceedings. His teaching portfolio includes Internet of Things, Data Analytics and AI, Information Systems/Management, and Asset Management. After serving as Senior Lecturer on Internet of Things and Data Analytics at Cranfield University in the UK, he has joined the University of Groningen as Associate Professor. He is a Senior IEEE Member, a Founding Fellow of the International Society of Engineering Asset Management (ISEAM), a member of IFIP WG5.7 ‘Advances in Production Management Systems’, and a member of the CEN TC319 standardisation committee on Maintenance. He is the Chair of the IFAC TC5.1 WG A-MEST on Advanced Maintenance Engineering Services and Technologies and scientific Vice Chair of IFAC TC5.1 on Manufacturing Plant Control. He has had past appointments in Industry (Zenon SA Robotics & Automation Technologies), and Public Research Organisations (ATHENA Research & Innovation Centre). He has acted as Research & Innovation expert (FP5-FP6-FP7-H2020) and has served as Innovation expert for Regional Government and the EC/JRC regarding the introduction of innovative ICT solutions in support of Smart Specialisation Strategies (RIS3) and Industrial Transitions.