Lieven is an internationally recognised Smart City expert at Information Flanders with responsibility for driving transformational change in Government. His deep knowledge of how technology and open data helps pioneer new opportunities to improve the lives of citizens, combined with a first-hand understanding of how co-creation can unlock innovation, enables him to successfully coordinate several EU research projects.
Lieven currently leads the high profile Digital Urban European Twins (DUET) project, which aims to create digital twins for more open and collaborative urban decisions. He has published papers on open data, geo data and the use of visualisations for policy making and has spoken at premier data forums across the world. Lieven also serves as an expert adviser to the Open Geospatial Consortium.