Nikolaos Loutas is manager at PwC's Technology Consulting practice, involved mainly in projects on interoperability of trans-European ICT solutions, data and software products. Nikos specialises in semantic aspects of interoperability, through the application of Semantic Web technologies and Linked Data. He has deep insights into open semantic standards, such as the Asset Description Metadata Schema, the e-Government Core Vocabularies and the DCAT Application Profile for data portals in Europe. Before joining PwC, Nikos had been working for leading EU research centres. He has published more than 55 papers and reports in the field of Semantic Web in international journals, conferences and books.