Nikos Sarris is the Head of the ATC Innovation Lab. He has received his PhD from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and his Master of Engineering degree from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology. Nikos has been working since 1996 in R&D projects as a researcher, project manager and coordinator of large multinational consortia. He has authored numerous publications for international journals and conferences. In the latest years he has been involved in media related projects focusing on the semantic analysis and ‘understanding’ of multimedia news content. He has been the Technical Coordinator of the Reveal project and the coordinator of the GREDIA, SYNC3 and PAPYRUS projects. Dr Sarris is a member in the Steering Committee of the NESSI European Technology Platform and a representative of ATC in the General Assembly of the Big Data Value Association.