Ward Koopmans has 20 years experience in Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) as a business consultant. His main focus is the cooperation between service providers, industry and road authorities that is needed to improve mobility in a sustainable way in the Netherlands on the basis of smart technology: this is what we call Smart Mobility. Ward joined CGI Netherlands in 2014 as principal business consultant Smart Mobility. Previously he was responsible for all Traffic & Travel-services of the Royal Dutch Touringclub ANWB, worked as an independent senior advisor for the Dutch ministry of Transport and was the lead consultant of the ITS Strategic Group of 25 cooperating European national road authorities. During his study History at the university of Leiden he focused on navigation in the Dutch East-India company VOC.