Dr. Anastasios Kourtis received his BSc degree in Physics in 1978 and his Ph.D. degree in Telecommunications in 1984, from the University of Athens. Since 1986, he is a member of the research staff in the Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications (IIT) of the NCSRD, where he is currently the Research Director. His technical and research activities focus in the areas of wired and wireless broadband networks, multimedia applications, end to end Quality of Service (QoS) over heterogeneous networks and terminals, network management, network virtualization and 5G networks. Dr. Kourtis has been in charge of advanced research and collaborative projects inside different funding schemes. He has participated in more than 30 EU-funded research and development projects, and he is currently participating in six H2020/5G-PPP projects: 5G-ESSENCE, 5G-TANGO, MATILDA, IORL, 5G-MEDIA and 5GENESIS, investigating virtualisation technologies in the 5G landscape. Dr. Kourtis has been the Project Manager of ATHENA (IST/ FP6), IMOSAN (IST/ FP6), ADAMANTIUM (FP7-ICT) and T-NOVA (FP7-ICT) projects and also Technical Manager of REPOSIT (FP5/IST), VITAL (H2020), SESAME (H2020) and 5G-ESSENCE (H2020). Dr. Kourtis has also co-ordinated a number of National funded projects. He has more than 110 publications in Journals and International Conferences.