Damian Arellanes is a Research Associate at the Department of Computer Science from the University of Manchester. During his PhD in the same department, he developed an algebraic service composition model for tackling the scale and complexity of the Internet of Things (IoT). The model resulted in a startup business plan that attracted Nick Sanders Fund and won the runner-up in the Next Big Thing competition. It also derived four master's theses (completed successfully). Damian's research has been funded by the Masood Enterprise Centre and Mexico's National Council of Science and Technology (abbreviated CONACyT). He has recently started a collaboration with an IoT Industrial partner (i.e., SparkWorks) for a UK Research and Innovation project. Damian has published research papers in top international conferences on IoT and autonomous systems, and he has over four years of experience in commercial software development. He has successfully commercialised three pieces of innovation software with copyrights while he was working as a software engineer consultant, and developed several IT solutions as a full-stack software engineering at IBM.