Gert Blom studied Economic Geography at Nijmegen University (NL). After working for almost 20 years as logistics manager and business unit manager for private companies in the Automotive and Food sector, Gert changed job in 2003 to start working for the city of Helmond (NL). First as Traffic Department manager, now as strategic advisor mobility & coordinator international smart mobility projects. Gert was chair of the National Host Committee for the ITS 2019 European Congress and is a member of Polis management committee, a network of European cities and regions cooperating for innovative transport solutions. In 2011 Gert received on behalf of city of Helmond the EC iMobility award “for excellence in policy making”. Besides his work for the city of Helmond, Gert regularly works as an independent mobility expert for various (European) organisations.