Nuria de Lama studied Telecommunications Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Madrid. She has been working for more than 20 years in Research & Innovation in different IT environments. After several years managing the department of International projects in an SME specialized in wireless and mobile technologies, she joined Atos in 2005, where she first led a Research Unit on Rural and Industrial development. In 2006 she was appointed Head of the Research unit on Semantics, Software and Service Engineering and since 2010 she is Representative of Atos Research and Innovation to the European Commission and European Programs Manager. Nuria is Vice-Secretary General of the Big Data Value Association (BDVA).