Tom Alkim is Policy Officer Connected & Automated driving at the European Commission, Directorate General Research & Innovation. He has over 20 years of experience in the field of ITS, C-ITS and automated driving and was a constant factor for the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management at Rijkswaterstaat. He was part of the core team that was responsible for the Declaration of Amsterdam and the European Truck Platooning Challenge during the Dutch EU presidency in 2016. Now he’s working with the European Commission on advancing Connected & Automated Driving in a responsible manner to deliver societal benefits. In this capacity he was also co-organiser of the 2nd Second European Conference on Connected & Automated Driving which took place in April 2019 (connectedautomateddriving.eu/eucad2019).