Luis-Daniel Ibáñez is a research fellow in the Web and Internet Science group of the University of Southampton, UK. His research activity comprises the domains of the Web, Linked Open Data and Crowdsourcing. He holds a PhD in Informatics from the University of Nantes. Previously, he was deputy coordinator of the Open Data Incubator for Europe, an EU funded incubation program for SMEs innovating around Open Data. He is currently the technical director of the H2020 QROWD project, and also participates in two further EU funded initiatives: the European Data Portal, where he contributes to the analysis of its effectivity, and the EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum, where he is part of the team producing technical reports on the impact of Blockchain technology of several key verticals.