Prof. Dr. Bert Kersten is Professor in Business Processes and ICT. He lectures in the Modular Executive MBA Programs at Nyenrode, and also in other educational tracks.
“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. Of course, it also confronts us with doubts regarding ‘old’ theory, for example quantum computing, but behind every horizon new worlds are discovered. My domain is how companies can be successful (survive) in this vortex of change and instability. How they can be transparent towards their stakeholders who definitely will raise questions about the value, costs, performance and projects in IT. And how to do better!”
Bert is also Professor in the Bahá’í Faith at the Faculty for Comparative Study of Religions in Antwerp, Belgium. Since 2008, he is the owner of consultancy firm Kersten Perspectief Advies Inc. Bert is Director and Partner at the Fraud Detection Expertise Center, positioned at LIACS, Leiden University.
From 2012 on, he has been a member of the Supervisory Board of COMMIT. Furthermore, he is a member of the Supervisory Board of Insprie2Live.