KIN periodically organizes events to increase collaboration with organizations and companies

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.

Date: Tuesday, 1st October 2019, 

Time: 18.30-20.00 hours

Location: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1105 – SBE Center for Executive Education

More detailed on the Programme can be found here.

To register for the info session, please fill out the following form.

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

Date: Friday, 11th October 2019

Time: 14:00 - 16:00 hours

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

This event is part of Amsterdam eWeek, which is an international festival that brings more than 25.000 professionals to Amsterdam annually for a week of cutting-edge events related to e-business, digital media, online marketing, e-commerce, and technology.

How can digital innovation be used to personalize and revolutionize healthcare? While the public costs to support the current healthcare system are increasing each year (RIVM, 2018) and fewer people chose for a career in healthcare thereby increasing the workload for healthcare workers (CBS, 2018), innovation is surprisingly absent in the healthcare industry. While other industries such as the taxi and hotel industry have been disrupted and transformed by the likes of Uber and Airbnb, innovation in healthcare lacks behind. Digital innovation promises to be a major driver for cost-reductions (e.g., sensors to monitor elderly instead of physicians or digital training programs to reduce hospital readmissions) yet implementing them has been an extremely difficult activity for both start-ups and multinational firms.

Through this event, we aim to provide participants with the latest insights into how technology developers can take a systems-view to address the complex set of healthcare actors including government, industry and the public to legitimize their innovations to ultimately create and capture value from them. We invited several top master students from the School of Business and Economics to show the learnings of their research on digital innovation in the healthcare industry. For instance, we provide participants insight into the dynamics of developing and implementing the e-health innovation PGO (Persoonlijke GezondheidsOmgeving). Through a PGO, a patient’s data will be directly available to patients (i.e., through a smartphone application) enabling them to take control of their own health. This innovation promises to reduce the costs of the healthcare systems yet also has the potential to radically change the relations between patients, healthcare professionals, and insurers. Before such innovation can thus be successfully implemented and exploited, technology developers need to address the often divergent goals and interests of this set of actors. How are they able to maneuver the complex interdependencies between these actors and mobilize them to support digital innovation? In this event, we suggest an ecosystems perspective (or ‘systems view’) to address these complexities and provide participants with insights into how such a view can be adopted by technology developers. This is especially as the successful exploitation of digital innovation is dependent on the knowledge and actions of each of the actors involved.

We invite everyone with an interest in innovation and healthcare to join this event. We hope to see you on October 11th, 2019 from 14:00 – 16:00 during Amsterdam eWeek.

To register, please fill out the following form.

For more information click here!

KINTalk Marleen Huysman

This KINTalk edition is part of Amsterdam eWeek, which is an international festival that brings more than 25.000 professionals to Amsterdam annually for a week of cutting-edge events related to e-business, digital media, online marketing, e-commerce, and technology.

During this KINTalk, two inspiring speakers will talk about the impact of Artificial Intelligence on our work. The presentations promise to be creative and thought-provoking, sparking a conversation that we continue afterwards with drinks. Dick Willems, a data scientist at the Dutch Police and the creator of the predictive policing algorithm “CAS” will elaborate on the process of designing, further developing and implementing algorithmic technologies. Professor Marleen Huysman, director of the KIN Center for Digital Innovation, will build on the many rich cases from her embedded research to debunk frequently occurring biases related to the impact of AI in organisation to ultimately arrive at a more productive perspective on the (im)possibilities of AI.

Date 11 October 2019 

Time 16:30 – 18:30 (

Location VU Amsterdam | Main building | HG-05A99

Sign-up for the event here.

About Reshaping Work

Reshaping Work is a non-profit initiative headquartered in Amsterdam, which took off in 2016 in order to bring different stakeholders together to jointly discuss the future of work and find ways to shape it.

Reshaping Work conference discusses the most prominent issues in regards to the platform economy, and digital innovations more broadly. This intimate event gathers 200-250 people for continental-level conferences (the European-level conference is held every October in Amsterdam), while the regional-level events are confined to 100-150 experts on the topic, who have interest or stakes in a particular geographic region.

Date: October 24 - October 25 

Tickets go on sale 17th June

Talent event digital business and innovation

In today’s tight job market, highly-educated millennials who know what digitalization offers for businesses are in high demand. Meet them first hand at our talent event!

Besides building the analytical skills to tackle the complex business challenges of the digital era, our international students develop skills and expertise to develop, manage and implement digital innovations.

Our students learn both about theories and practice regarding topics such as data & analytics, the future of work, managing digital Innovation, business process & IT alignment, digital marketing, and digital consultancy. They typically get positions such as IT consultants, technology advisors, management consultants, business analysts, cybersecurity advisors, and solution architects.

The KIN Talent Event type is organised once a year and allows companies to share their vision and meet highly-educated millennials, who know what digitalisation offers for businesses.

Date 28 October 2019 

Time 14:00 – 19:00 

Location VU Amsterdam | Main building | tba

To find out more about the event and sign up, click here.