Rob Kitchin is a professor and ERC Advanced Investigator in the National Institute of Regional and Spatial Analysis at the National University of Ireland Maynooth. He has had 23 academic books published, including ‘Code/Space: Software and Everyday Life’ (MIT Press, 2011) and ‘The Data Revolution: Big Data, Open Data, Data Infrastructures and Their Consequences’ (Sage, 2014), and four novels. He is editor of the international journal, Dialogues in Human Geography, and was the editor-in-chief of the 12 volume, International Encyclopedia of Human Geography. He is currently a principal investigator on the Programmable City project (that focuses on the intersection of ubiquitous computing, big data and smart cities), and three open data/access data infrastructures: the Digital Repository of Ireland, the All-Island Research Observatory, and the Dublin Dashboard. He was the 2013 recipient of the Royal Irish Academy’s Gold Medal for the Social Sciences.