The International Centre for Innovation, Technology and Education Studies (iCite) of the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management at Universite Libre de Bruxelles, aims at better understanding the drivers of innovation and welfare in our society. It gathers academics who perform multidisciplinary research and training services. Theoretical and empirical analyses aim at better understanding the economics, management and history of innovation, knowledge generation and knowledge diffusion. Based on the outcomes of its research and on the expertise of its members, iCite also provides advices and recommendations to policy makers and business leaders. The IT Management Education within Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management has been active in delivering education since 2003 in the domains of IT and Information Security Management (solvay.edu/IT). Research activities are mainly conducted within the ISACA and ITGI research foundations (isaca.org and itgi.org) since 2004.
Professor Nicolas van Zeebroeck started his career as an IT consultant at Capgemini. He has been appointed a full‐time professor at Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (SBS‐EM) at Universite libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in 2011, where he teaches innovation, information systems and the economics of digitization. He holds of a Master in Business Engineering (SBS-EM, 2001) and a PhD in Economics and Management (ULB, 2008), and has spent 2 years as a research fellow at IRIDIA, working on data and text mining problems in the team of Hugues Bersini. He has been a postdoctoral researcher at FNRS from 2009 to 2011 and a visiting scholar at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he still maintains several active scientific collaborations. His research and teachings focus on the economics and strategy of innovation and digitization. He looks more specifically at digital innovation (i.e. the use of computers to innovate), including the impact of information and communication technology on industries, organizations, business processes and business models. His research has appeared in international scientific journals such as Management Science, Research Policy, Economics of Innovation and New Technology, Information Economics and Policy and Pattern Recognition, and has been presented at over 30 international conferences.
Professor Georges Ataya founded and is academic director of IT Management Education and Information Security Management Education within the Executive Education group at SBS‐EM. His research activity included COBIT 4.1, the IT Governance framework (2004), Value Governance of IT Enabled investment (Valit, 2007). He participated in the creation of the body of knowledge for Information Systems Management certificate (CISM, 2002) with more than 25000 certified professional worldwide. He also produced the first review manual for preparing examination for the Certificate in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT, 2008) with more than 6000 certified professionals worldwide.