General information

I am a Senior Scientist in the Connected Business team, part of the Business Information Services section of TNO, The Netherlands.

My current research interests concern knowledge management, in other words the role of structured knowledge (such as Linked Data and Open Data) and unstructured knowledge (such as text and social media) in decision processes. I focus particularly on the application of Semantic Web technologies in the agri-food domain and in emergency response. I am more and more interested in the Food and Agriculture sector, the role of ICT in general there and how technology can enable a better food system..

My other interests concerns the application of ICT to sustainability issues, especially using Semantic Web technologies including Linked Data to communicate more knowledge concerning products and their environmental impact. Finally, I am also very interested in the social implications of technology and particularly ICT with regard to surveillance, freedom, creativity and innovation. For more details consult my Research page and my Publications.