George Cairns
Social Innovation

Having trained and worked as an architect before becoming Professor of Management, George brings together understandings of design and business and their relationship. He specialises in the use of scenario methods to explore possible and plausible future outcomes from ‘wicked’ problems, to inform decision making for social and environmental good.

Joachim Van der Bergh
Smart Cities

Since September 2006, Joachim has worked as a senior research associate at Vlerick Business School in the Technology & Operations Management Area. His main research and teaching interests are focused on digital transformation and innovation, smart cities, eGovernment, and business process management.



Michael Leyer
Future of Work | Service System Design

Michael’s research is mainly empirical using quantitative data to explore the design of individual workplaces, the integration of customers and value creation in services. Next to publishing in international leading journals, he works closely with industrial partners to ensure a maximum impact of research results.

Paul Paterson
Telecom in the Digital Economy | Digital Disruption

Paul Paterson owns and operates the specialist telecommunications and digital economy consulting business, Digital Economics Advisory. Typical assignments involve economics-based advice on strategies to maximise beneficial outcome from telecommunications policies, and how economic regulation needs to change to be effective in the digital world we all now inhabit.