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Prof. dr. Bert Kersten
My passion is to help organizations and people to advance. In this quest, I consider knowledge gaining and sharing as the key for sustainable growth both in economic terms as in community building.
Change and changing are part of life. For our individual life and body and also for companies and society as a whole. The issue is: how can we be successful (say: survive) in an ever changing environment?
Technology is one of the thrilling powers in human activities. It changes our way of working, our way of interacting, our way of production, our perspective of life. The impact of technology can hardly be overestimated, especially when taking into account the speed in which it advances. Therefore the victory over cancer is within reach.
My domain is how companies can be successful (survive) in this vortex of change and instability. And also how they can be transparent towards their stakeholders. And …… how to do better!
I have worked since 1976 on the application of maths and ICT on practical problems and issues. After my study maths in Leiden, I worked for Statistics Netherlands on survey problems, for Rabobank Nederland in optimizing all kind of business problems and strategy (1985 – 1999), and CMG/Logica on ICT-investments issues (1999 – 2011). I have been a professor in business maths at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (1992 – 2012). Since 2008 I lecture at Nyenrode Business University where I am a professor in business processes and ICT.