Name: Pierre van Amelsvoort


Organisation:  Catholic University Leuven (B)


Name of organization: ST-Groep (NL)

Role in organisation: Visiting professor


Role in organization: Consultant

Title presentation: New Technologies, old questions

In search of joint optimalization of social and technology issues

Pierre van Amelsvoort studied management science and industrial engineering. He is an expert in sociotechnical systems design. He is partner of the Sociotechnical Consultancy Group (ST-Groep). From 1994 to 2007, he was professor at the Nijmegen University. Since 2010, he has been a professor at the Catholic University Leuven.


In the presentation I will compare the beginning of STS-D 70th years ago with new technologies (mechanization) in production processes with the nowadays digital technology. The questions about how technology will affect the design of work, organization and ecosystems and how the design of technology can help to achieve humane and innovative organizations.

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