Michael Beigl is professor for Pervasive Computing Systems at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and head of the TECO research lab. He obtained both his M.Sc. and Ph.D at the University of Karlsruhe (now KIT). Previously he was professor at the TU Braunschweig from 2006-2010, visiting associate professor at Hide Tokuda Labs, Keio University, Japan in 2005 and research director of the TECO, University of Karlsruhe, Germany from 2001-2005. He is heading the national competence center for Big Data AI, the Smart Data Innovation Lab (SDIL) and the state competence center for Big Data AI in Baden-Württemberg, the Smart Data Solution Center (SDSC-BW) since 2014. His research interests evolve around people and technology in the field of ubiquitous and wearable computing.