Annet Steenbergen is co-founder/initiator of the Aruba Happy Flow project for the Government of Aruba. The Happy Flow project was the first single token initiative that created a seamless flow of passenger facilitation from curb to gate through the reuse of biometrics and advanced cooperation through datasharing between the public and the private sector in the travel eco system.
In 2016 Annet took on the chair of IATA’s Facilitation Working Group (FWG) and is a member of IATA’s OneID Advisory Board. Since 2017 IATA started the One ID task force, she has actively participated in several working groups on creating standards and best practices to prepare the aviation industry for cross-border seamless and contactless travel.
In 2020 Annet was a awarded the Women in Biometrics Award.
Besides her work for the Government of Aruba Annet has over 25 years of international experience working in the field of border management and besides Aruba has worked in Netherlands, Suriname and South Africa. She is also a consultant on seamless and contactless passenger facilitation with a strong focus on digital identity and digitial health credentials in the travel eco system.
Furthermore she also enjoyes public speaking engagements, writing articles and thought leadership on the topic of contactless travel.