Olaf is Business Architect and Serial Entrepreneur, currently Chair of Smart Cities Committee and elected Member of the Board of Directors of the FIWARE Foundation, Berlin. He is also co-founder of Vero City, a city data lake platform based on FIWARE technology framework, and a representative of the Council of Open & Agile Smart Cities Initiative (OASC), Brussels, were he leads the Funding Working Group. He serves also as Advisor to the VC Fund Future State Foundery, Liverpool, and is Initiator of Smart Mobility as a Service Platform, Germany. As CEO and partner of the Smart Cities Lab he actually serves as Advisor for cities, government bodies and technology companies across the globe. In previous positions, he coordinated European startup accelerators, facilitated Business- and Innovation Camps, consulted several associations and industry groups in the financial and insurance sector and led several R&D activities in the cloud computing sector. He studied business administration in Germany and holds several degrees and licenses in the financial sector.