Prof. dr. Cokky Hilhorst

Cokky Hilhorst
  • Business & IT
  • IT Investment Decision Making
  • Financial Value of IT Investments
  • IT Project Risk & Flexibility
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Digital Leadership
  • IT management

Cokky Hilhorst is professor of Business & IT. Her research is at the interface of business and technology and concentrates on decision-making, risk and IT investments. Her work combines insights from different academic fields, such as management, economics, information systems, and computer science. Cokky combines knowledge of digitalization of organizations with knowledge and understanding of software systems and its applications. She teaches on topics such as IT investments, data analytics and digital transformation.

Cokky worked for years at PwC as Director Consulting Technology. More recently, she set up and led the Bureau ICT-toetsing to fulfill the political mandate of the Dutch parliament to get a grip on government IT investments.

Cokky studied Artificial Intelligence at Utrecht University and specialized in theoretical computer science and mathematical logic. She holds an MSc in Information Management from TIAS Business School and a PhD in Economics and Management from Tilburg University. Her PhD was awarded the Prof. dr. Aart Bosman Dissertation Prize for best dissertation in Information Systems 2011 in the Benelux. Her work has been published in Decision Support Systems, Health and the European Journal on Information Systems.


Secondary positions

  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Grant Thornton Netherlands.
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of ZorgSaam Zorggroep
  • Member of the audit committee National police

International activities

  • Cokky was research student at the University of Cambridge and visiting researcher at the Graduate School of Management, Paul Cézanne University - Aix-Marseille III. 

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