Javier Diaz obtained his M. Eng. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia in 2001. Additionally, he obtained a M. Sc. degree in Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Systems Management from the University of Manchester, UK in 2003. Before joining Plethora IIoT as the IIoT Team Leader, he has gathered near 15 years of industrial experience working in different positions related with R&D: R&D Project Manager at Ikergune, the Etxe-Tar Group R&D unit, as a responsible for the advanced manufacturing research area, Senior Consultant in a R&D consulting firm 2010-2014, R&D Director in a business group mainly dedicated to the wind energy sector 2008-2010 and Director for the Advanced Manufacturing Area in the ASCAMM Technology Centre 2006-2008. Currently, he is also a Ph.D. candidate in Artificial Intelligence at the Technical University of Madrid.