Prof. Dr. Jens Lehmann leads the Smart Data Analytics research group at the University of Bonn and Fraunhofer IAIS with approximately 40 researchers and is lead scientist at Fraunhofer IAIS in the Enterprise Information Systems department. His research interests involve Semantic Web, machine learning, question answering & dialogue systems, distributed computing and knowledge representation. Prof. Lehmann authored more than 150 articles in international journals and conferences winning 12 best paper awards (at the point of writing). His articles are cited more than 20000 times. In several major conferences and journals, he has leading positions. He is founder, leader or contributor of several community research projects, including SANSA, AskNow, DL-Learner, DBpedia and LinkedGeoData. Previously, he completed his PhD with „summa cum laude“ at the University of Leipzig with visits to the University of Oxford.