I am a scientist interested in how knowledge is made and used during innovation. I collect data through participation, with skin in the game, rather than distant observation. New businesses give interesting data – I founded two spin-offs, both doing business intelligence services, and a few startups. I am active mostly in corporate strategy, product ownership, and product design aspects there, resulting in digital services that today serve more than 500.000 people every day.

I hold the Chercheur qualifié position with the Belgian Fund for Scientific Research – FNRS, and am associate professor at University of Namur, at the faculty for economics, management, and sociology, the computer science faculty, and Namur Digital Institue. Prior to those, I have been an invited researcher at the Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, and at computer science faculties, at University of Toronto, and University of Trento.

I am the author of “Analysis and Design of Advice” (Springer, 2011) and “The Design of Requirements Modelling Languages” (Springer, Sep 2015), and have published 80+ peer-reviewed research publications. So far, audiences for these contributions are colleagues working predominantly in computer science (software engineering, AI), management science, and economics domains.

Main academic appointment:

  • Chercheur qualifié (Tenured scientist), Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique – FNRS, Bruxelles, Belgique, http://www.frs-fnrs.be/.

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