Stijn Vernaillen works for the City of Antwerp in the Smart Ways to Antwerp unit. He supports Mobility-as-a-Service providers and mobility providers in launching their offer in the city, helps build an open mobility ecosystem and is involved in standardisation efforts. Within Smart Ways to Antwerp he’s also working on the NXTMobility platform which serves as the digital backbone for all efforts related to user-centric mobility. This includes the development of an intermodal route planner with turn-by-turn navigation; a tool to manage roadworks and make them available for route planners; a backoffice platform to manage incentives and efforts to improve the collection of mobility data. Stijn has a background in product development, was an eBike technician and did research on sustainable mobility before starting his current position at the City of Antwerp.