Dr. Sjaak Wolfert studied Plant Science in Wageningen and finished his PhD ‘Sustainable agriculture: how to make it work?’ in 2002. Currently, he is working as Senior Scientist at Wageningen University & Research in the field of Data Science & Information Management in Agri-Food. Topics that are currently interesting Sjaak are the application of Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data in agri-food production. Special attention is paid to socio-economic aspects such as the role of data sharing, business modelling and governance issues. He is scientific coordinator of (inter)national projects such as the EU-project Internet of Food and Farm (IoF2020) and DATA-FAIR. He is affiliated with the Information Technology Group of Wageningen University and was president of the European Federation of ICT in Agriculture (EFITA). Sjaak is a visionary, challenged by complex problems that require a science-based approach where organizational and technical aspects need to be combined.