Rita Santiago is the Head of R&I at Ubiwhere. She holds a Master’s Degree in Computers and Telematics Engineering from the University of Aveiro. From July 2018 to July 2019, she worked as a researcher at the University of Aveiro on Smart Green Home's Project. Her work was related to Machine Learning and Predictive Maintenance implementation on heating equipment. After 2019, as a software engineer, her experience is from software development (open data, data management APIs, open standards, and FIWARE technologies) to data science (Big Data and geolocation algorithms). Rita has also participated in the European Project RECLAIM, which aims to extend machinery lifetime while also improving productivity and performance. The project focuses on the Internet of Things (IoT), and circular economy strategies to improve predictive maintenance and upgrade legacy machines. Lately, she has been focusing her efforts on telecommunication solutions, more specifically on 5G solutions and specific verticals such as the Energy and Industry sectors.