Prof. Eric van Heck

Eric van Heck is Professor of Information Management and Markets and Chairman of the Department of Technology & Operations Management, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM).

Van Heck Career

His research concentrates on the role and impact of business architectures and digital platforms to solve complex societal and business challenges. At the moment he works on Digital Business & Architecture, Big Data & Analytics, Digital Work, and Energy Markets. Research is carried out in collaboration with innovative companies and universities in Brazil, China, Europe, Indonesia, and USA.

  • Professor van Heck is involved in the very popular MSc. in Business Information Management (BIM)
  • He teaches a master core course in
    • Business Architecture & Consultancy
    • PhD workshops on Information Management Research and Multi-agent Research
    • Executive courses on “Leading Transformation in the Digital Economy” and “Leadership Challenges with Big Data”


  • Professor van Heck is an active member of the Association of Information Systems (AIS) community
  • He was the program co-chair of ECIS 2013 in Utrecht, the Netherlands, the track co-chair of the Economics and IS track at ICIS 2009 in Phoenix, ECIS 2011 in Helsinki, and ICIS 2012 in Orlando
  • He was the chairman of the doctoral consortium at ECIS 2008 in Galway, Ireland, and faculty member of the doctoral consortium at ECIS 2007 in St.Gallen, Switzerland, and ICIS 2011 in Shanghai, and member of the 2014 AIS nomination committee
  • His former roles include that of Academic Director of the BIM master program and ERIM’s Director of Doctoral Education
  • He has been a visiting professor at the Helsinki School of Economics and the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich
  • He was a visiting scholar at New York University and at the MIT Center for Information Systems Research (CISR).

He earned a MSc. degree and PhD degree from Wageningen University.

Professional experience

Full Professor

Erasmus University Rotterdam
RSM – Rotterdam School of Management
Department of Technology and Operations Management

Research Group :

Information Management and Markets

Specialisatie :

Data Science and Business Analytics
Erasmus @ Work
Future Energy Business
Smart Business Networks