Dr Charalampos (Babis) Theodoulidis is an associate professor in Information Management at the Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester. He has published over 100 refereed journal and conference articles and his research work (as Principal or Co Investigator) has received funding of over £2m from UK and European public funding bodies and many private sector companies such as British Airways, New Look, B-Plan, NeuroSoft, Lloyd’s Register and Olympic Airlines. He has been the project manager for the IST project PARMENIDES (IST-2001-39023), a project with ten partners such as Unilever and the Greek Ministry of Defence and a budget of 3.5 million euro. Since April 2015, he is a co-investigator of the EPSRC RECODE - Re-Distributed Manufacturing, Consumer Goods and Big Data project to explore the use of big data to develop future models of distributed manufacturing within the context of consumer goods. His interests lie in the modelling, analysis and management of information with focus on the temporal and spatial aspects of information, the analysis of information using data and text mining techniques, the visualisation of information, and information management issues such as information retention, audit and ownership.