Steven de Haes,

University of Antwerp


Disruptive new technologies are increasing and have an important influence on the business we are doing. Previously, the board could delegate, ignore or avoid it, but that is no longer the case. Yet, it seems that 80% of boards of directors are still looking away. Digital transformation seems to be ‘the elephant in the boardroom’.
In this session, we will address that boards need to extend their governance accountability, from often a mono-focus on finance and legal as proxy to corporate governance, to include technology and provide digital leadership and organizational capabilities to ensure that the enterprise’s IT sustains and extends the enterprise’s strategies and objectives.


Steven De Haes, PhD, is Full Professor Information Systems Management at the University of Antwerp and the Antwerp Management School. He is actively engaged in teaching and applied research in the domains of Digital Strategies, IT Governance & Management, IT Strategy & Alignment, IT Value & Performance Management, ITAssurance & Audit and Information Risk & Security. He has published in international peer-reviewed journals and leading conferences ( He is co-editor-in-chief of the International Journal on IT/Business Alignment and Governance ( and co-authored and/or edited several books, including “Enterprise Governance of IT: Achieving Strategic Alignment and Value” (Springer, first edition – 2009; second edition – 2015). He also acts as Academic Director of the IT Alignment and Governance (ITAG) Research Institute. He held positions of Director of Research and Associate Dean Master Programs for the Antwerp Management School (2008-2012) and currently is Associate Dean of Faculty. He was involved in the development of the international IT governance framework COBIT as researcher and co-author.

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Date: 2018-Jul-16     Time: 18:00:00     Room: AM Amphitheater, Alameda Campus, IST

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