George Xilouris received the B.Sc. in Physics from University of Ioannina in 1999 and his M.Sc. in “Automation Systems” from National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 2001. Since 2000 he is working as Fellow Researcher at the Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications in NCSR “Demokritos”. He has participated in numerous EU-funded projects, currently he is the Technical Coordinator of FP7-T-NOVA project focusing on the area of Network Function Virtualisation and Software Defined Networks. He has strong technical and research expertise in the fields of Network Management and Virtualisation, 5G Networks, Programmable Networks, Satellite Networks, Media delivery technologies and Performance Evaluation of IT services. He has authored of more than 70 publications in journals and conferences and editor and author of numerous project deliverables and technical reports. He is a member of the Organising Committee of IEEE NFV-SDN conference. Recently his activities have expanded towards the commercial exploitation of research acquired expertise being the co-founder and CIO of a start-up company.