programme organization


Programme director
Dr. Luís Ferreira Pires
Programme director

l.ferreirapires@utwente.nl
+31534893843
Room Zilverling 4098

Appointments via secretariat:
secr_ow@utwente.nl


Programme coordinator
Marloes van Grinsven
Programme coordinator

m.vangrinsven@utwente.nl
+31534896039
Room Zilverling A108


Study Adviser
Thea de Kluijver
Study adviser

t.h.dekluijver@utwente.nl
+31534893697
Room Zilverling 1003


Office of educational affairs (BOZ)

The Office of Educational Affairs for BIT (better known by its abbreviation BOZ) is located in the Ravelijn building.

programme committee

The programme committee for the BIT Master's and Bachelor's programme is called BITOC. Contact/secretary: Claudia van Dijken.
More information is found on the BITOC webpage.

Examination Board

Contact/registry: j.m.a.vollenbroek-timmerhuis@utwente.nl. For more information on the Examination Board webpage.

Study association

Inbitween is the study-association for Business Information Technology at the University of Twente, Netherlands. It was founded as a cooperation between study associations Inter-Actief and Stress. inbitween is a so-called portal-association. Members of inbitween also become member of Inter-Actief and Stress.

Advisory board

The BIT programs hold close relationship with the working field. In 1992 the Advisory Board BIT was established. The members of the advisory board hold positions in large multinationals to small companies within the IT sector or information intensive organisations. The aim of the advisory board is to assure that the BIT program is with the demands of the working field, delivering graduates that are able to function effectively within a wide range of IT positions. Below you can find more information about the members of the advisory board.


Chairman Advisory Board BIT
Piet Geukes

Company: Corus Strip Products Ijmuiden
Member since: September 2005

Born in 1946 in Gouda, Netherlands. Worked for Shell Research from 1962 to 1966. First programming course in Fortran in 1963. Study Mathematics at University of Utrecht, masters degree in 1971. Worked in IT in the steel industry from 1972 until his retirement in 2008. The company was first Hoogovens, which merged with British Steel to form Corus in 1999. In 2006 Corus was taken over by Tata Steel from India. In 2010 Corus was renamed to Tata Steel Europe.

Started in 1972 as a mathematical analyst in Technical and Scientific Computing. From 1976 onwards he held IT Management positions in Applications, Architectures and Standards, Data Centre and from 1993 until 2008 as General Manager IT Services. In Corus a second position was that of Director Applications, which meant company wide responsibility for business IT applications.


Member
Louwke van der Steen

Company: Atos Origin
Title: Head of Telecom, Media & Technology - South East Asia at Atos International
Member since: June 2010
Linked-In: http://nl.linkedin.com/pub/louwke-van-der-steen/0/436/551

Louwke van der Steen, getrouwd en stoere zoon van 9 jaar. Ben inmiddels meer dan 20 jaar actief in de Nederlandse en internationale ICT-wereld, altijd namens de grotere automatiseerders (Logica, Atos Origin). Na mijn studie Informatica aan de Universiteit van Leiden heb ik het geijkte pad van ontwikkelaar via consultancy en projectmanagement naar senior management bewandeld. Zo ben ik namens Logica 6 jaar actief geweest in ‘emerging markets’ als India en Zuidoost Azie.

Momenteel ben ik als ‘sourcing director’ verantwoordelijk voor complexe ‘sourcing’-trajecten, typisch internationale uitbestedingen van ICT infrastructuur en de bijbehorende organisaties.Mijn rol in de praktijkraad doe ik met veel plezier en geeft mij altijd weer een extra ‘energy boost’. Mijn dagelijkse werk speelt zich eigenlijk altijd af op het snijvlak van bedrijfsvoering en ICT-techniek. Naast dat ik deze ervaring graag deel met de praktijkraad en de studenten, ben ik vooral op zoek naar het continue verbeteren van de aansluiting tussen de studieboeken en de praktijk in het bedrijfsleven. Niet alleen in kwalitatieve zin, maar ook in termen van de aantallen afgestudeerden … gemotiveerde kandidaten zijn van harte welkom bij de vakgroep BIT en natuurlijk daarna in het boeiende bedrijfsleven!


Member
Herman van Dellen

Company: IBM
Title: Benelux Technical Professions Council leader, Southwest Europe IT Specialist, Profession leader
Member since: November 2010
Linked-In: http://nl.linkedin.com/in/hermanvandelllen

After graduating in Experimental Psychology in 1984 I joined IBM and worked as a professional in software development, artificial intelligence, database systems and expert systems.

In 1990's I established IBM's business intelligence practice and led this team for many years; after that I took responsibility for the development of the IBM Benelux technical professionals (2007-2011). At the moment I manage the IBM Rational client support team for application modelling software.

I have a special interest in professional development of IT professionals and am the leader and European chairman of IBM's IT Specialist profession board (equivalent to the Open Group ITSC professional certification program). In additional to career development of professionals I am highly interested in organizational development and process improvement, which is why I co- lead the Dutch SPIder People CMM work group.

The membership of the Advisory Board BIT is a great opportunity for me to exchange knowledge and best practices; in addition it allows me to provide input from IT departments the University and make sure that the curriculum stays well aligned with the ever changing (B)IT profile requirements.


Member
Dick Pouw

Title: CIO | Interim manager | Strateeg | Change manager | Coach | Innovator
Member since: June 2011
Linked-In: http://nl.linkedin.com/in/dhpouw

C-level (CIO) executive met een sterke achtergrond in ICT, Media en Customer Care. Shared Service organisatieverandering (IT en Customer Care).

Change manager bij vooraanstaande organisaties, transformaties geleid als rolmodel.  20+ jaren ervaring in Media / Pharma en IT industrie. Brede achtergrond in senior business management.

Strategische- en creatieve denker, bruggenbouwer.

Motivatie door complexe organisaties met strategische dilemma’s.

Gedreven door innovatie en het ontwikkelen van nieuwe skills om daarop te kunnen concurreren. Motto in mijn carrière is “change start with people"!


Member
Gerdy Harteveld

Company: Gerdy Harteveld Management
Title: Owner
Member since: Oct. 2011
Linked-In: nl.linkedin.com/pub/gerdy-harteveld/5/403/91a


Member
Mathilde Stelloo - Oude Velthuis

Company: OVSoftware
Title: Director
Member since: June 2012
Linked-In: nl.linkedin.com/pub/mathilde-oude-velthuis/1/464/b32

Since 2006 I am Director at the board of family-owned company OVSoftware. ‘OV’ stands for the family name ‘Oude Velthuis’. OVSoftware builds custom-made IT systems for large companies and governmental organizations in the Netherlands and Germany. It’s headquarters are since 1972 in Twente, currently in Oldenzaal. All offices in Den Haag, Oldenzaal, Raalte and Munster (D) combined counts 100 employees.

I was part of the first group of BIT students in 1993 and I received my IR (master) title in 1999. For 5 years I worked as strategy consultant at Arthur D. Little and later co-founded Quintel Strategy Consultancy (currently AT Kearney). In this period I worked for European clients in the internet service provider sector, telecom and utilities industries. I specialized on post-merger integration, corporate finance and strategic topics. And last but not least I am mother of three sons.

As a member BIT advisory board I will apply my experience as BIT alumnus and my experience in the field of business and IT to improve the BIT programs at the University Twente.


Member
Ton van Rhijn

Company: CZ
Title: Directeur ICT
Member since: June 2013
Linked-In: nl.linkedin.com/in/tonvanrhijn

Managing the ICT division in CZ which is responsible for strategy, architecture, development and management of applications and infrastructure enabling CZ to maintain and expand her leading position in the market of health care insurance.


Member
Mark Meulendijk

Company: KPMG
Title: Partner KPMG IT Advisory
Member since: June 2013
Linked-In: nl.linkedin.com/pub/mark-meuldijk/1/849/71a

Focus on assisting companies in getting in control over Enterprise/ERP IT systems, management information, business transformation and large complex IT implementation projects.

Works with large (multinational) and medium size (listed) companies, specifically in Publishing, Consumer (Retail) and Industrial/Transport Markets.