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Nicolas van Zeebroeck

Nicolas van Zeebroeck

- Professor of Digital Economics & Strategy, ULB, Solvay Brussels School
- Advisor of President and Rector for IT and Digital, ULB
- Founding member of iCite
International Centre for Innovation, Technology & Entrepreneurship
- Founding member of FARI
The Artificial Intelligence for the Common Good Institute in Brussels
- Member of Belgium's High Council for Employment
- Senior Fellow at The Conference Board


Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management
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1050 Brussels, Belgium
Phone: +32 (0)2 650.33.75
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I am a full-time professor at the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (SBS-EM) at Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium, and currently serve as Adjunct to the President and Rector of the University for IT and digital matters. I also sit on Belgium's High Council for Employment and serve as Senior Fellow at the Conference Board.

My research and teaching cover the economics and strategy of innovation, knowledge and digitalization. After several years of research on innovation and intellectual property, I now investigate how digital technology affects the performance, organization and value creation processes of firms and industries. My research has appeared in international journals such as Management Science, Research Policy, Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, Stanford Technology Law Review, Pattern Recognition, or Information Economics and Policy. My teachings cover computer science, management information systems, digital strategy and digital transformation. Next to research and teaching, I am regularly interviewed on digital matters in national media and serve as a consultant and keynote speaker on digital strategy and transformation for private and public organizations. Since 2019, I have been in charge of the IT and digital strategy of the University (ULB). I am responsible for setting the main direction and priorities for digitalization within ULB in all its missions: research, teaching, service and internal administration.

After my Master in Business Engineering (2001) from Solvay (ULB), I started my career as a consultant at Capgemini before coming back to Solvay for my PhD in Economics and Management (obtained in 2008). I then worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at FNRS (from 2009 to 2011) and at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta (in 2009). Since I joined Solvay as a Professor in 2011, I have been academic director of its Master in Business Engineering (from 2011 to 2016) and its Advanced Master in Innovation and Strategic Management (from 2014 to 2016), have successfully led the EQUIS re-accreditation process of the School in 2013 and 2016, and served as Deputy Dean for Management Research from 2018 to 2020.

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