KIN periodically organizes events to increase collaboration with organizations and companies

This KIN symposium is organised during the Amsterdam E-week, a week-long festival shaping the future of digital business

When: Friday, 11th October 2019, 14:00 - 16:00 hours

Where: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1105 – Room 7A-33

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Jaya Baloo is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of KPN Telecom in the Netherlands. She is recognized in 2017 as one of the top 100 CISO’s globally. Jaya works with an amazing information security team of highly driven specialists.  Working in the information security arena for the past 18 years, she has worked mostly for global telecommunications companies such as Verizon and France Telecom. Jaya is also a frequent speaker at security conferences on subjects around lawful interception, mass surveillance, and cryptography. 

Join us for our next KINTalk where Jaya will talk about the crucial importance of cybersecurity and how it can impact our daily lives.  

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On the 5th of June, 2019 (Wednesday) there will be a symposium on collaboration and innovation between heterogeneous actors, organized by the Amsterdam Business Research Institute (ABRI), KIN Center of Digital Innovation (School of Business and Economics), and Warwick Business School  

Please join us in this symposium on collaboration and innovation between heterogeneous actors. The purpose of this symposium is to have active scholars share interesting research on how collaboration and innovation is increasingly being done in large-scale, digitally-facilitated collaborations, involving actors form heterogeneous backgrounds and interests. Leading scholars will address how this influences our understanding of organizing and managing collaboration and innovation and discuss implications for research and practice.  

Dries Faems, Stefan Haefliger, and Wouter Stam will be speaking on this subject, where after Hans Berends, Marleen Huysman, Bart van den Hooff, Andrea Prencipe, and Philipp Tuertscher, will be part of the discussion. 

The presentations will be 30 minutes each, including Q&A and facilitated discussion by Hans Berends and Andrea Prencipe. Afterwards, lunch will be served. We hope this symposium will advance research on this important topic as well as give scholars an opportunity to connect and network with the related community of faculty and researchers interested in this area. 

Date 5 June 2019 

Time 10:30 – 12:00 (lunch 12:00 – 13:00) 

Location VU Amsterdam | Main building | room HG-05A37 

Title Symposium: “Collaboration and innovation between heterogeneous actors” 

Speaker Dries Faems, Stefan Haefliger, and Wouter Stam  

ContactMariana Stori ( 

Organizers Hans Berends, Jochem Hummel, and Philipp Tuertscher

The concept is simple. KINTalks is an event where inspiring practitioners are invited to talk about their work experience in the field of innovation, digital technology, business and/or design. Key here is sharing knowledge and firing up debate.

Kintalk architecture 5 april

05/04/2019: KINTalk: Digital Innovation in Architecture: towards a circular economy

Partner architect at the Amsterdam based firm de Architekten Cie, Marten de Jong works on retail, housing, office and education projects. The focus of his experience is with the sustainable (re)development of areas, buildings, recent heritage, and protected cultural landscapes, where he champions adding value in an increasingly dense urban environment.

Join Martin for our upcoming KINTalk, where he will give us more insight into how he and his company are using digital innovation in bringing the circular economy to the building industry.

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Executive education KIN center

In 2019, our Parttime Executive Program will start. Over a period of 8 months, participants will be equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to deal with the complex environment of digital transformation. In 14 sessions, participants will learn the strategic opportunities of digital transformation, ways of organising, implementing digital innovation in existing systems and structures as well as deal with ethical questions and social consequences.

See more information and the programme of the information session.

The preliminary program is as follows:

18:00-18:30 – Walk-in & coffee
18:30-18:45 – General introduction about the program
18:45-19:00 – Presentation of the content of the different modules of the program
19:00-19:30 – Q&A Closing & networking drinks

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After signing up, you will receive our brochure with more detailed information about the program. You can also find more information about the program here.

Talent event digital business and innovation

This event will allow companies to share their vision and meet highly-educated millennials, who know what digitalization offers for businesses. At this event, you can meet our master students Digital Business & Innovation first hand and acquire leads in the scouting of new talents. Let this be an opportunity to get yourself known with the new generation of skilled digital innovators who are able to identify the right challenges and opportunities of digital transformation.

Information and programme of the Talent Event
Click here to request our brochure with detailed information about the program.