George is an independent technologist & entrepreneur with more than ten years of experience in the wider mobile telecoms sector. He is the founder of Magicnode, a company that tries to explore the intersection of mobile, wireless, social networks and physical objects, in normal everyday life. George’s vision with Magicnode is that mobile devices will serve as the ”hub” of objects, individuals and connected environments. He is drawn to the broader socio-economic & technical context of the Internet of Things, because he believes it has the potential for making the world a better and greener place. In the past, he has held expert and managerial positions in R+D, engineering and product marketing and has worked as advisor and technical consultant to top management for numerous organisations in Europe, Middle East, Africa and South East Asia (Singapore). He is specializing in technology consulting as well as mobile broadband and wireless sensor network technologies.