Asimakis Kokkos serves as the MulteFire Alliance Technical Specification Group Chair, driving the creation of timely and competitive standards to give MFA the necessary technological edge to deliver its objectives. Makis is also heading Industry Engagement Strategic Initiatives Steering at Nokia Mobile Networks, bringing together modern concepts of standardization and innovation. Makis joined Nokia in 1994,and held leadership positions spanning from global services to research and standardization. He has been a pioneer in getting frequency bands opened in Europe for new license exempt systems and mesh networks, led technology and standardization work in China, and has served as the chairman of Information and Communication Technology in EU China Chamber of Commerce. Makis received his first degree in Physics and Electronic Automation from University of Athens, Greece, his MSc degree in Digital Communication Systems from Loughborough University, UK and his PhD in modulation and coding from Bangor University, UK. He is a UK Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.