John Breslin is a Personal Professor (Personal Chair) in Electronic Engineering at the College of Science and Engineering at the National University of Ireland Galway, where he is Director of the TechInnovate / AgInnovate programmes. John has taught electronic engineering, computer science, innovation and entrepreneurship topics during the past two decades. Associated with three SFI Research Centres, he is a Co-Principal Investigator at Confirm (Smart Manufacturing) and Insight (Data Analytics), and a Funded Investigator at VistaMilk (AgTech). He has written 200+ peer-reviewed academic publications (h-index of 41, 7100 citations, best paper awards from IoT, DL4KGS, SEMANTiCS, ICEGOV, ESWC, PELS), and co-authored the books "Old Ireland in Colour", "The Social Semantic Web" and "Social Semantic Web Mining". He co-created the SIOC framework (Wikipedia article), implemented in hundreds of applications (by Yahoo, Boeing, Vodafone, etc.) on at least 65,000 websites
with 35 million data instances.