Bjorn Hovstadius is a Lab Manager at RISE in Sweden where he directs a group of researchers in the fields of AI and Intelligent Networks as well as being part of the initiative AI @ RISE. He is a board member of the Big Data Value Association (BDVA) and observer to the EuroHPC RIAG. He is also the coordinator for the H2020 project Streamline that aims to integrate batch and stream processing using the Apache Flink platform. While now in Academia, Bjorn has experience from working in both large international companies and entrepreneurial organizations. Bjorn spent 10 years at Microsoft in product management and marketing. He went to an entrepreneurial career and founded Pagero, a SaaS provider of e-invoicing, as well as investing in, and mentoring other start-ups. He holds a Master of Computer Science from Chalmers and an executive MBA from Stockholm School of Economics.