Dr. Sofia Tsekeridou (F) is a Senior Research and Innovation Manager – Expert at the Research and Innovation Development Dept. of Netcompany-Intrasoft, heading the Security and Safety Lab. She has long experience in research, development and innovation activities in more than 40 national, industrial and EU-funded R&D projects in the areas of multimedia processing/AI, data engineering and analytics, information security/cybersecurity, information retrieval and knowledge engineering in diverse application domains (public safety and security, e-health, learning, tourism, digital libraries, media, entertainment/gaming, etc.). She has published many papers at international scientific journals and conferences and has contributed to TV Anytime and W3C standardization bodies. She has recently been appointed by EC DG HOME as an Expert member of CERIS (Community for European Research and Innovation in Security). Dr. Tsekeridou is a senior member of IEEE and a validated member of Europol’s Data Protection Experts Network.