Dr. Kees (C.H.M.) Nieuwenhuis studied Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy at the University of Amsterdam. He graduated in 1980 and completed his Ph.D. in Physics and Mathematics in 1986 at the same university, researching high-energy neutrino interactions. During and after his PhD research he worked for 7 years as an experimental physicist at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland. In 1987 he switched from academia to industry, joining the Dutch company Hollandse Signaalapparaten B.V. which is now Thales Nederland. In 1998 he left Thales and became the director of SARA Computing and Networking Services in Amsterdam. After two and a half years he moved to the University of Groningen to become the director of a small research centre focusing on Internet Technology and more particularly the use of on-line communities and intelligent software agents. In 2002, he returned to Thales Nederland as the research director and principal researcher of the Thales Research & Technology Nederland department, and the managing director of the D-CIS Lab in Delft. In 2012, he moved to the Thales Group’s corporate research & technology organisation in France as a technology segment manager for the Human Factors and Cognition R&T activities in the group. In 2016 he returned to Thales Nederland as a staff member of the CTO Office and is now also involved in Smart Industry and Digital Transformation activities and in the preparation of European and national research proposals.