Jan Veldsink has been a core teacher at Nyenrode Business University for many years with more than 25 years’ experience in the field of digital technology. He is specialised in Artificial Intelligence (AI), cyber security, systems thinking, organisational and group dynamics, serious gaming and innovation. Jan is a creative energetic new thinker with passion for technology and people. He is a speaker, senior advisor, trainer and coach. His mission is to contribute to a secure and endurable environment within teams and organisations.
Prof. Dr. Jeff Gaspersz is full professor innovation at Nyenrode Business University. His professional passion lies in the thought process behind and contribution to value-driven companies that give employees sufficient room to use their creativity, power of imagination and entrepreneurship for organisational and personal success. He feels a deep involvement with lowering the barriers for women to enter leadership positions. He previously worked as director of the KPMG Center for Innovation in the Netherlands. Jeff has published articles and books in the field of innovation and business creativity. He is actively involved in research and consultancy in the field of innovation strategies and inventive thinking and supported over 350 companies in finding new opportunities.
Dr. Jeroen van der Velden is associate professor Strategy and director of the Strategy Centre at Nyenrode Business Universiteit. He has a background in Organisational psychology and lectures on the topics digital transformation, strategy alignment, new business models, transformation management and New Ways of working. Jeroen has more than 25 years’ experience in consultancy. He is active in various sectors of Industry; financial, utilities, process industry and government. As a researcher, he has been focusing on strategy alignment and the effects of information technology in organisational environments. He received his PhD degree at Delft University of Technology based on research on distributed team working in 1995.
Kay de Gier-Formanek is researcher, author, lecturer and advisor in the area of diversity and performance. Her passion is to unleash the true potential of diversity within business organisations and society in relation to what is required from leaders. After 25 years’ Accenture, as Partner and Managing Director, Kay founded a global company Diversity and Performance. Kay is a much invited lecturer at some of the top business schools in the world, serves as plenary speaker on diversity and has created Executive Leadership Courses on Diversity for global companies. She has authored the Integrated Diversity Framework that is used as a reference model for Diversity Training and Leadership. She also serves as Vice-Chair for HNTPO, an NGO focusing on liberating women and children and devastated communities.
Prof. Dr. Bert Kersten is Professor in Business Processes and ICT at Nyenrode. His passion is to help organisations and people to advance. He considers knowledge gaining and sharing as the key for sustainable growth both in economic terms as in community building. Technology is one of the thrilling powers in human activities. It changes our way of working, our way of interacting, our way of production and our perspective of life. As a professor Bert lecturers about how companies can be successful (survive) in this vortex of change and instability. How can they be transparent towards their stakeholders who raise questions about value, costs, performance and projects in IT. And how to do better!
Ayman van Bregt is a digital strategist and co-founder of the Dutch Social Media Academy (NSMA). He is specialised in digital value creation, internet technology and innovation, marketing communication and strategy development. His passion is to create value to customers by turning digital (and social) media into digital value, digital customer experiences and social business. Ayman is a certified NIMA-teacher and Senior Marketing Professional (SMP). As a teacher and developer of courses he is committed to course institutions (including ICM Opleidingen & Trainingen) and business schools (TIAS, European Institute for Brand Management (EURIB) and the Institution for Sales and Account Management (ISAM). Ayman is author of more than 10 books regarding digital marketing and social media. His most successful book sold more than 10.000 copies.
Scott Mongeau is a Data Scientist in the Cyber Security global group at SAS. Scott has more than twenty years of experience designing and deploying data analytics intensive solutions in a range of industries, including management consulting, financial services, insurance, IT, bio-pharma, materials, law enforcement and start-ups. Scott is a PhD (ABD) researcher in the organisational management of data analytics at Nyenrode Business University. He holds a MBA and Masters in Financial Management from Erasmus Rotterdam School of Management. He also has a Master in Communication Technology (MA) from the University of Texas at Austin and a Graduate Degree (GD) in Applied Information Systems Management from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT).
Cor Baars is an Enterprise IT Architect with a special interest in Artificial Intelligence. He has been working as a guest lecturer MBA Business Alignment and Security at Nyenrode Business University for three years. Cor holds an Engineer’s Degree (Electrical and Electronics Engineering) from the HTS Arnhem, and a Master’s Degree Cognitive Science (Artificial Intelligence) from Radboud University Nijmegen. After graduating in 1988 he was co-founder and director of CIBIT Academy. Since then, Cor has been co-director of multiple Master of Science education programmes, which are provided by CIBIT and Middlesex University London. From 2001 to 2011 he fulfilled a role as Programme Director and was, therefore, responsible for the content of the Master of Science education programme IT-Architecture. Cor is a frequently requested speaker about his profession and he has several publications to his name.