CEO Sodaq, Co-Founder Booking.com
Jan Willem Smeenk has been in the Information Technology since 1982. During this career he has always been working in the forefront of the technology. He was involved in an early stage of the development of the Internet and was co-founder of Booking.com in 1994.
In 1998 he was sent to Tanzania to help at the University of Dar es Salaam as Senior Technical Advisor and connect Tanzania to the Internet. After 12 years in Africa he returned to the Netherlands in 2010 to embark on the latest wave of Internet Technology: The Internet of Things (IOT). As CEO of SODAQ he leads a team of eight hardware and software engineers who are engaged in developing new IOT applications and devices.