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May 9, 2017

By Steven De Haes

Why boards of directors don’t engage with IT

Digital & IT

Businesses are increasingly dependent on “digital” to create value. Therefore, boards of directors can no longer afford to relinquish control of IT-related strategic decisions. However, research has shown that few boards of directors take responsibility for digital asset management. As a

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May 3, 2017

By Antwerp Management School

The ins and outs of the Blockchain - Meetup #7

Digital & IT

On the 21st of April, AMS alumni in the Business & IT master programs (M²) organized a very well-attended event on The Blockchain together with the “Blockchain.Vlaanderen” Meetup group. Seven eloquent and international speakers addressed the 115 attendees in 2 interest groups,

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April 26, 2017

By Bruno Meeus

From ICT auditor to Information Security Officer

Digital & IT

Via the Masterclass Internal Auditing, Bruno Meeus started the Executive Master IT Governance & Assurance in 2015. Bruno started the master’s course motivated by the fact that it would help him to be more professional in practicing his occupation. “I am currently the Internal Auditor

Expertise

April 19, 2017

By Tim Huygh

Towards the dynamic governance of digital assets

Digital & IT

In the early 1990s, the early days of research into IT governance, there was a certain preoccupation with the division of IT-related decision-making. One of the dominant research themes was the centralization/decentralization of decision-making power (or a combination of the two), and the

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April 13, 2017

By Caroline Van Rompuy

“The IT Masters will almost immediately pay off”

Digital & IT

Getting accepted by business leaders as a strategic partner whilst also being an IT person is not as easy as it might seem. Caroline van Rompuy knows this better than anyone: this is part of the reason she started the Master in IT Governance and Assurance in 2015, from which she is due to

Expertise Opinion

March 30, 2017

By Hans Mulder

The Software Assembly Line

Digital & IT

From x hours per function point to x function points per hour Automating software production increases productivity. However, progress in this area is only sporadic. Why? What is holding things back? On the other hand, it’s just a matter of time. We’re on the eve of a breakthrough. We are

Expertise Opinion

March 19, 2017

By Ronald Bas

My experience with the Executive Master Enterprise IT Architecture

Digital & IT

At the start of this year I enrolled in the ‘Executive Master Enterprise IT Architecture’ at Antwerp Management School. Last week the master kicked off with a residential seminar in the charming Belgian town of Oud-Turnhout. In a beautiful setting at Priorij Corsendonck, a former

Expertise

March 3, 2017

By Steven De Haes

The impact of Enterprise Governance of IT in organizations

Digital & IT

With the digital revolution, companies are investing more and more in information technology (IT). These investments are expected to contribute to the creation of increased and/or new company value. To effectively realize this expected value creation, new ways of managing these digital

Interview Section

January 27, 2017

By Antwerp Management School

Alumni stories, PART ELEVEN: Business meets IT

Students & Alumni Digital & IT

Raphael Wouters is cofounder of hublio, a smart digital platform that connects clients with brokers, advisors and insurer, and he also happens to be an AMS-alumnus! He took the Master Enterprise IT Architecture (MEITA) between 2012-2014 at Antwerp Management School. After 10 years of

Research

January 24, 2017

By Antwerp Management School

Toolkit: Building Digital Leadership Capabilities for the Board

Digital & IT

We live in an era where IT is a crucial contributing factor to the competitiveness of many organizations. Yet empirical evidence seems to indicate that boards of directors are not as involved in IT-related strategic decision-making and control as they should be. That’s why University of

Expertise Research

January 20, 2017

By Philip Huysmans

Normalized Systems and innovation

Digital & IT

Fine-grained modularity in a system is the way to master the complexity that emerges when striving for evolvability in a system. Normalized Systems Theory (NST) explains how modularity of a system should be designed in order to establish evolvability, to accommodate change and therefore

December 9, 2016

By Hans Mulder

Complexity of ICT projects explained by big data

Digital & IT

Since 2015, Antwerp Management School and Standish Group have been conducting research on the complexity of IT projects. It's not simple to explain what the complexity IT projects can entail.  We associate complexity with situations and problems with a high degree of