Raffaele Giaffreda is the Head of Smart IoT research group at CREATE-NET and Coordinator of EU FP7 13m€ collaborative project iCore (www.iot-icore.eu), merging IoT and Cognitive Computing. He graduated at Politecnico Torino (Italy) and also holds an MSc in Telecom Engineering from UCL (UK). He worked for Telecom Italia (1994-1995) and British Telecom (1998-2008). He is a recognised IoT expert with a strong background on network technologies. He has published more than 30 articles in journals and international conferences and given tutorials and talks on IoT at IEEE conferences and recently at RE-WORK Technology Summit. Besides research his interests also cover the innovation aspects of relating Internet of Things, cognitive technologies and systems of smart objects. He also has a leadership role in the innovation and pilots activities of the European Research Cluster on IoT and serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE IoT eNewsletter.