Ruben Verborgh is a professor of Semantic Web technology at idlab, Ghent University – imec, and a research affiliate at the Decentralized Information Group of csail at mit. Additionally, he acts as a technology advocate for Inrupt and the Solid ecosystem of apps that let you keep your own data. He aims to build a more intelligent generation of clients for a decentralized Web at the intersection of Linked Data and hypermedia-driven Web apis. Through the creation of Linked Data Fragments, he introduced a new paradigm for query execution at Web-scale. He has co-authored two books on Linked Data, and contributed to more than 250 publications for international conferences and journals on Web-related topics.