Dr John Breslin is a Senior Lecturer in Engineering and Informatics at NUI Galway. He is also a Co-Principal Investigator at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics. He has been PI / budget holder for funding totaling €3M from Enterprise Ireland, SFI, the Irish Research Council and the EU, was co-PI on the €15M Líon 2 DERI CSET, and was PI on the Eurapp study of EU app companies with Gigaom. He created the SIOC framework, implemented in hundreds of applications (by Yahoo, Boeing, Vodafone, etc.) on over 25,000 websites. He has written 175 peer-reviewed publications, and co-authored the books “The Social Semantic Web” and “Social Semantic Web Mining”. He has co-authored papers with industry partners including IBM and Cisco, and his papers have been cited in patent grants / applications by IBM and Google. As an Internet entrepreneur, he is Co-Founder of boards.ie, adverts.ie, StreamGlider, and PorterShed. He is an Advisor to AYLIEN, BuilderEngine, and Pocket Anatomy. He has won various awards: SEMANTICS 2016 best research paper; ICEGOV 2013 best research paper; ESWC 2012 seven-year most influential paper; IEEE PELS 2000 best paper; IIA Net Visionary (twice); and a Golden Spider. He has chaired international conferences including AAAI ICWSM 2012. He is Vice Chair of IFIP’s Working Group 12.7 on Social Networking Semantics and Collective Intelligence, and Dissemination Chair for the KEYSTONE COST Action IC1302. He is also on the Board of Directors for the American Council on Exercise, the largest non-profit fitness certification, education and training organisation worldwide.