Keynote Speakers

Prof. Latif Ladid

University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Founder & President, IPv6 FORUM (
Member of 3GPP PCG (Board) (
Founding Chair, 5G World Alliance ( )
Chair, ETSI IPv6 Industry Specification Group :
IEEE Steering Committee Member: 5G, IoT
Chair, IEEE ComSoC IoT subcommittee (
Chair, IEEE ComSoC 5G subcommittee (
Vice Chair, IEEE ComSoC SDN-NFV subcommittee: Emeritus Trustee, Internet Society - ISOC (
IPv6 Ready & Enabled Logos Program Board (
World summit Award Board Member ( )
Research Fellow @ University of Luxembourg on multiple European Commission Next Generation Technologies IST Projects Member of 3GPP2 PCG (
Member of UN Strategy Council
Member of Future Internet Forum EU Member States (representing Luxembourg) Luxembourg, June 2017

Prof. Dimitrios Georgakopoulos

Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Prof. Georgakopoulos is the Director of the Key IoT Lab at the Digital Innovation Platform of Swinburne University of Technology. Before that was Research Director at CSIRO's ICT Centre and Executive Director of the Information Engineering Laboratory, which was the largest Computer Science program in Australia. Before CSIRO, he held research and management positions in several industrial laboratories in the US, including Telcordia Technologies (where he helped found two of Telcordia's Research Centers in Austin, Texas, and Poznan, Poland); Microelectronics and Computer Corporation (MCC) in Austin, Texas; GTE (currently Verizon) Laboratories in Boston, Massachusetts; and Bell Communications Research in Piscataway, New Jersey. He was also a full Professor at RMIT University, and he is currently an Adjunct Prof. at the Australian National University and a CSIRO Adjunct Fellow. Prof. Georgakopoulos is an internationally known expert in IoT, process management, and data management. He has received 20+ industry and academic awards. His 170+ journal and conference publications, which include three seminal papers in the areas Service Computing, Workflow Management, Context Management for the Internet of Things (IoT), have received 12,400+ citations. Dimitrios' research has attracted significant external research funding ($35M+) from various industry and government research funding agencies, ranging from DARPA and ARDA in the USA, to the Framework Program in the EU, to the Department of Human Services and 50+ industry partners in Australia.