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Professor H.P. Borgman (1961) has been appointed professor of Information Systems and Digital Business at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Faculty of Economics and Business.

Prof Hans Borgman, Professor Information Systems & Digital Business
Credits: Dirk Gillissen

Hans Borgman's research and publications centre around IT governance, IT and strategy, and the implementation of new digital technologies and methods (cloud computing, agile IT project management, outsourcing, big data and analytics) in and between organisations.

Borgman has been affiliated with the UvA's Amsterdam Business School since 2016, where he is in charge of design, coordination and teaching the new Digital Business track of the Master's degree programme in Business Administration. In his capacity as professor he will concentrate on strengthening and expanding research and teaching on digital transformations in organisations and on data analytics. The latter is one of the Faculty's focus areas spans activities within Amsterdam Data Science, the Data Analytics Academy, the MBA in Big Data and Business Analytics and the Digital Business track of the Master's programme in Business Administration.

Borgman has been professor of Business Administration at Leiden University since 2001, where he helped to set up the Graduate School of Management and the MSc in ICT in Business at the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science. At present, he is involved in the Dual PhD Centre at Leiden.

From 2011 to 2016 Borgman was also professor at the ESC Rennes School of Business, a French Grande École where he was responsible for all doctorate degree programmes including a regular full-time curriculum and two dual tracks in Beijing, China, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In his academic work Borgman has always worked closely with industry, both in joint research projects and advisory roles, including as a member of the Supervisory Board of Lufthansa Systems from 2001-2015. He has previously held professorial appointments at the European Business School in Wiesbaden, Germany, and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, USA. He has received multiple 'best professor' awards for his teaching activities from various universities.

Borgman obtained his PhD in 1994 from the Economics Faculty at Erasmus University Rotterdam, where he studied managers' information search habits in IT systems containing an overload of data. He has been a member of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (KHMW) for the computing science domain since 2006.