Dr. Ovidiu Vermesan holds a Ph.D. degree in microelectronics and a Master of International Business (MIB) degree. He is Chief Scientist at SINTEF DIGITAL, Oslo, Norway. His research interests are in the area of embedded electronics, smart sensor systems, cognitive-communication systems, intelligent edge processing and IoT technology. Dr. Vermesan received SINTEF’s award for research excellence for his work on implementing a biometric sensor system. He is currently working with projects addressing integrated autonomous systems, intelligent connectivity, cognition systems, security, artificial intelligence for digitizing industry, edge computing, and IoT. He has authored or co-authored over 85 technical articles and conference papers. He is actively involved in different European partnerships activities. Dr. Vermesan has coordinated and managed various national, EU and other international large-scale projects covering applications in green mobility, manufacturing, energy, and smart environments. He coordinates the IoT European Research Cluster (IERC) and is the Chair of the Alliance for Internet of Things Innovation - AIOTI IoT Research and Partnerships working group. Dr. Vermesan has recently co-edited a new book on “Artificial Intelligence for Digitising Industry – Applications” that provides in-depth insights into use cases implementing artificial intelligence (AI) applications at the edge and the transition to Industry 5.0.