Frans Ward


Frans Ward is a Senior Technical Product Manager at SURFnet’s ‘Enriched Technology’ department and has been responsible for innovation projects in the area of Online Video, Open Source Software development, Trust and Identity, Service Delivery and Educational Services. One of these projects is the Open Education 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 making educational data available in a way that’s uniform, easy to use and secure. 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.