My name is Willem and on March 1st I started as a Postdoctoral researcher in the SIRA project. Starting from an BSc and MSc education in Industrial Design Engineering, my research interests have gradually developed in the direction of asset life cycle approaches, especially in the context of long-term socio-technical change. My PhD research investigated how Distribution System Operators can make value-driven decisions concerning their long-lived assets in the changeable environment posed by the energy transition. My role in the SIRA research will be to apply this knowledge and to develop ways in which to support approach railway systems integration where it is most beneficial. I am looking forward to work together with ProRail, NS, and UT colleagues on relevant practical and scientific challenges.