Dr John Davies is Chief Researcher in BT‘s Future Business Technology Research Practice. His interests include the application of semantic, Internet of Things and data analytics technologies to smart cities, business intelligence and information integration. He leads BT contribution to the HyperCat IoT interoperability project and is Project Director of the Stride smart transport collaborative project. He has previously coordinated a number of European collaborative research projects. Currently chairman of the Web Intelligence, Mining and Semantics (WIMS-15) conference, he is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and a chartered engineer and has published many books and papers in his areas of expertise.