Tan Yigitcanlar is an Associate Professor at the School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment, Queensland University of Technology, Australia. He also carries out the Executive Director role at the World Capital Institute. His research focusesonthree interdisciplinary themes: 1) Smart Cities and Intelligent Urban Technologies, 2) Sustainable Cities and Sustainable Urban Development,and 3) Knowledge Cities and Knowledge-Based Urban Development. He carries out various editorial roles in 10 prestigious international academic journals. He is the Chairperson of the annual ‘Knowledge Cities World Summit’ series, and organised over 10 conferences under this brand in different parts of the world.He has extensively published in the fieldincluding10 books, the latest one is entitled‘Technology and the City: Systems, Applications and Implications’and published by Routledgein 2016.