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.
Title: CIO | Interim manager | Strateeg | Change manager | Coach | Innovator
Member since: June 2011
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"!
Company: A.T. Kearney
Title: Principal Financial Services
I studied Business Information Technology at the University of Twente. I started my career as a business analyst in consulting in 2005 and have since gained over 12 years of experience in Service Industries across the globe. Currently I am a core member of the Financial Institution practice of A.T. Kearney focusing on Retail banking and Payments across Europe.
My passion is to manage teams to solve complex strategic and organizational problems with a functional focus on digital strategy and organizational transformation. When asking my clients what they value most about the results I deliver they share their appreciation not only for the solution but also for the momentum I have created within their organization. The foundation of this pragmatic and entrepreneurial mindset was build during my years at the University of Twente.
As a member of the BIT Advisory Board I bring the voice of the industry to faculty ensuring that the leaders of tomorrow are best prepared for the challenges that they will be facing.
Member since: June 2012
Since 2006 Managing Director at family-run company OVSoftware Groep. Founded in 1972 in Enschede. OVSoftware develops custom IT solutions for enterprises and governmental organizations in the Netherlands and Germany. Simacan and RGB+ offer traffic control tower and transport management solutions for the transport and logistics industry. Docdynamic offers document management solutions for legal and accounting industry. All offices combined count 130 IT professionals.
One of the first BIT students in 1993 with an adventurous mindset and received MSc title in 1999. For 5 years strategy consultant at Arthur D. Little and later co-founded Quintel Strategy Consultancy (currently AT Kearney). Worked for European Internet, telecom and utilities industries. Specialized on post-merger integration, corporate finance and online strategy.
Title: Directeur ICT
Member since: June 2013
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.
Company: University of Twente
Title: Director of Library, ICT-services & Archive (LISA)
Member since: 2014
Masters degree at the Wageningen university in 1983 (Water purification, ICT and business management).
Began my working career as systems desiger, project manager and subsequently line manager for a major Dutch bank and later a foreign bank. Then switched to the consultancy business with the focus on the financial sector. Developed a new business unit focussing on banks and investment companies within this consultancy firm, working in the field of business improvement and transformation through ICT.
Became as one the directors responsible for the Dutch and UK operations. After the sale of the company started a new company with experienced interim and change managers. Assignments varied from interim CIO/IT director roles to program directors of strategic transformation programs. Gradually expanded the business and merged with another company.
In 2013 director of the ICT department of UT, which merged in 2015 with the Library and Archive department. This department (LISA) provides the information services to staff (educational, scientific and support staff) and students of the university.
Initiator and chair of a CIO platform for the region of Twente, which we started in 2016 with the larger ICT buy side companies in the region.
Title: Senior IT advisor
Early 2009 I graduated from my Master Business Information Technology at the University of Twente. I joined Shell as an IT graduate in The Hague and Rijswijk, and worked in several Business Analyst roles within Shell IT for the first three years. After three years, I rolled off the graduate programme to become IT manager for the refinery of Pernis and the chemical complex in Moerdijk, being responsible for all office IT on both manufacturing sites. Currently back in The Hague as Senior IT Advisor for HR, with a special focus on HR Strategy, Data and Integration. This includes the replacement of our global ERP system with a SaaS solution, where I am leading the data preparations for our second implementation wave.
I am honoured to be part of the BIT Advisory Board, being a proud BIT alumna, but also because I strongly believe in the added value of a well-balanced IT and Management programme for the Dutch businesses. BIT graduates are bridge builders, and whether you decide to start your own business or work for one of the largest companies in the world, as a bridge builder you can really make a difference.
Company: Odin Group
Title: Director and founder Odin Group