Frans Ward is a Senior Technical Product Manager at SURFnetâ€™s â€˜Enriched Technologyâ€™ department and has been responsible for innovation projects in the area of Trust and Identity, Service Delivery and Educational Services.
One of these projects is the Open Educational API (Dutch: Open Onderwijs API) where he has been working together with a working group of various higher education institutions to create a standard for dealing with educational data.
Frans studied Business Information Technology at Rotterdam University. After working at the Erasmus University IT department for more than 12 years he joined SURFnet in 1999. See also http://www.linkedin.com/in/fransward