Dr. Sjaak (J.) Wolfert studied Plant Science at Wageningen University and received a PhD-degree for his dissertation ‘Sustainable agriculture: how to make it work? Since 2001, he is working as a Senior Scientist at Wageningen University & Research. His main research areas are Systems Analysis, Information Management & ICT and Sustainable Development. As a researcher and coordinator he is involved in several national and international research and innovation projects. Since 2009 he is also part-time affiliated as Assistant Professor at the Information Technology Group of Wageningen University. Sjaak was president of the European Federation of ICT in Agriculture, Food and the Environment (EFITA) and also of its Dutch national member organization (VIAS). Sjaak is a visionary and is challenged by large complex problems that need a science-based solution in which human, organizational aspects must be combined with technical aspects.