Marc Pous is currently the balena.io Developer Advocate. Former co-founder of the IoT platform thethings.iO startup. He has more than 15 years of experience connecting things to the Internet. Marc is a co-founder of the IoT Coffee Talk and member of the Internet of Things Council. He is also responsible for managing the IoT communities in Barcelona and Munich, organizing meetups and inviting up-and-coming IoT companies to pitch their products. Furthermore, he is responsible for co-organizing the international event IoT Stars during the MWC at Barcelona. He creates IoT products as a hobby, from a connected sofa for a music festival, ATMs for a research project, beer mugs in Munich’s Oktoberfest to Christmas lights that light up when you tweet. His advocacy efforts for the Internet of Things and his stature (6’ 9” ft) has earned him the nickname IoT Giant. You can follow and ping him at his Twitter account @gy4nt. Marc also co-founded the travel blog (in Spanish) 3viajes.com in 2008, which currently has more than 1 million visitors per year. He is a speaker at international conferences such as Internet of Things World Event 2014 in Palo Alto, WWW2009, MobileTech Conference 2014 in Munich, API Strategy Conf Amsterdam 2014, Maker Faire Rome 2013, RE-WORK Cities London 2013, NoSQL Barcelona 2012 and more. Awarded at the Wayra Barcelona 2014 as best startup, Wip Jam MWC 2013 FirefoxOS hackathon, LeWeb London 2013 and at the Mozilla Jetpack for Learning Design Challenge 2010. Marc was a computer engineer for the UPC (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya) in 2006. His specialties include Internet of Things; IoT; LPWAN; Smart City and urban computing; the Web; fast-prototyping; real-time technologies; human-computer interaction and user experience; personable, assistive technologies; and application of artificial intelligence in the society.