Nigel Davies is a Professor and Head of the Computing Department at Lancaster University. His research focuses on the challenges of creating deployable mobile and ubiquitous computing systems. He has led pioneering work on the topic in the GUIDE project, one of the first large scale experiments of a location-based context aware city guide; this remains the most comprehensive research project of its kind and is among the most widely cited projects in the field. Prof. Davies has held visiting positions internationally and from 2001-4 also was an Associate Professor at the University of Arizona. He has extensive experience of managing research grants. Prof Davies is an Associate Editor in Chief of IEEE Pervasive Magazine.