Michele Nati, PhD is Head of Telco and Infrastructure Development at IOTA Foundation. Michele is responsible to drive IOTA innovation in the Telco Sector. Before joining the IOTA Foundation, Michele worked as Lead Technologist for Data and Trust at Digital Catapult. He worked on a number of projects and initiatives to increase transparency and individuals' control on how personal data are collected and shared. To date, Michele matured over 15 years of research and development in Internet of Things, both in Academia and SMEs. During his academic career, he was Senior Research Fellow at ICS, University of Surrey.