The role of technology in the business community and society continues to grow. Never before have we had so much data and computing power at our disposal. At the same time, we face a major challenge to make our economy ‘sustainable’, ecologically and socially. Linking physical and financial data streams in business processes can help us take that step.
The Centre of Expertise for Digital Operations and Finance researches how we can use data and digital technology for a sustainable economy. We study how processes could be organised better, how we can link data to them, and how we can gain insight into the effects of choices made by businesses. We research, build and experiment. This enables us to help organisations make the transition to a sustainable economy.
The Centre of Expertise combines knowledge about new technologies, financial systems, changing organisations and measurements in terms of people, machines and organisations. We connect economic and technical thinking in practice-oriented and current case studies. One of the ways we do that is in the Smart Manufacturing programme: Industrial Applications in South Holland (SMITZH), where companies can get advice about how they can best apply digital technologies.
dr. Jacco van Uden
Jacco van Uden studied Business Administration at Erasmus University Rotterdam, where he specialised in change management. After graduating, he worked at Nyenrode Business University (Center for Organisational Learning and Change) for two years, after which he conducted doctoral research at the University of Humanistic Studies. His thesis ‘Organisation and Complexity’ focused on how organisational science can benefit from complexity theory. At the end of 2011, Jacco became a project leader/senior researcher at The Hague University of Applied Sciences for the KITE120 project (Entrepreneurship and Innovation research group). He has been the head of the Change Management research group since 1 February firstname.lastname@example.org
dr. John Bolte
John graduated from Utrecht University as an Earthquake Seismologist. In 2003, he earned his PhD from the Delft University of Technology, specialising in Acoustic Imaging. Since 2002, he has been working as a scientific project manager for The Netherlands National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM). He has written, for example, a national guideline for employee protection from electromagnetic fields. At the RIVM, he earned years of experience in the development and application of wearable measuring tools. John has received numerous research grants from ZonMw and RIVM (> 1.25 million euros). He graduated from the VU University Amsterdam in 2011 with a degree in Environmental Epidemiology and was appointed a lector at The Hague University of Applied Sciences in 2016.+31 (0) 15 - 260 63 86