High Performance Digital Organizations

Upcoming sessions:


March 2023

Michiel Valks



May 2023

Edgar van Zoelen
Eric Overvoorde



July 2023

Maurice Verhagen
Maarten Buikhuisen



January 2024



High Performance Digital Organizations

The HPDO program takes a closer look at how companies are approaching digital transformation, and at the pitfalls in their digital journey. We have highlighted specific topics like leadership, digital & data maturity, adoption, and partnering.

Our research and activities over the last years show that organizations are not there yet. We are only at the beginning. Today, we no longer talk about IT & business, but about technology and the economy (the operating model). This means that we have to focus on the internal discussions with the executive board, the supervisory board, and the key stakeholders.

The purpose of this program is to provide C-level executives with practical insights and tools they can apply in their daily work and challenges to become a High-Performance Digital Organization – or strengthen their business. The program aims to do this by sharing knowledge and experiences.

The HPDO program is moderated by Prof. dr. Erik Beulen.


Data Sharing strengthens end-to-end value journeys – digital transformation challenges ahead for CXOs

Data is at the heart of the digital transformations and require data sharing in organisations, which is already mature in many organisations, as well as data sharing in value chains, which is more challenging. Data sharing strengthens end-to-end value journeys. Organisations need to enable data (re)use, facilitate data democratization and ensure secure data processing as an integral part of cyber security across end-to-end value journeys.

Digital transformation also drive client focused changes in operation models, organisation models and business models and require collaboration and partnering. Adopting new technologies is no longer the biggest challenge for organisations, as most organisations have embraced modular IT. Although, many organisations making their first baby steps in the adoption and implementation of Artificial Intelligence, which is a key enabler in any digital transformation, as well as in data sharing in end-to-end value journeys.

The focus of this study in on how data can be used, with a clear external focus on sharing data in end-to-end value journeys. Data has to be used to secure and improve competitive positions within value journeys, as well as in the market. Value journeys dynamics make it even harder to remain competitive and might require different operating models and new innovative business models. In order to be successful in sharing data in value journeys, also high quality data and proper data governance are a prerequisite, but not a given, for any organisation.

CXOs need to be able to respond adequately to all these challenges and guide their organisation in sharing data in value journeys.

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Prof. dr. Erik Beulen

Prof. dr. Erik Beulen is a full professor at Tilburg University and the Academic Director for the executive MSc Information Management and core faculty for the executive MSc IT-audit at TIAS School for Business and Society at Tilburg University – the Netherlands. He is an Information Management professor at University of Manchester. He lectures Disruptive Technologies at Aliance Manchester Business School (AMBS). He is also an academic supervisor/coach of the Global AMBS International Business Projects.


Hylke Sprangers

Ton van Dijk

CIO at Pon Holdings

Nieke Martens

Chief KYC Officer Retail NL at Rabobank bij Rabobank

Claudia de Andrade de Wit

Director Digital & IT at Port of Rotterdam

Geert van der Hoek

Director of Data, Innovation & Analytics at Nederlandse Spoorwegen

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