Henk Sol

Prof.dr. Henk G. Sol, born in 1951, graduated in 1974 "cum laude" from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, with a MSc in Operations Research and Information Systems. He obtained a Ph.D. "cum laude" from the University of Groningen on the subject of ‘Simulation in Information Systems Development’ in 1982.

He was involved in the development and control of a Masters Program in Information Systems within the School of Economics and Management Science of the University of Groningen from 1974 to 1984.

Prof. Sol became a chaired professor of ‘Information Systems Development’ at Delft University of Technology in 1984, where he developed the Department of Information Systems to one of the leading Information Engineering Schools in Europe.

From 1992 – 1998 he was founding Dean of the new School for Engineering, Policy Analysis and Management. He prepared the merger, in 1998, into the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management.

In 1992 Prof. Sol was appointed as Chaired Professor of ‘Systems Engineering’ at Delft University of Technology.

In 1999 Prof.Sol was appointed as Scientific Director of Delft Institute for Information Technology in Service Engineering and of the Airport Development Center.

From 2000 tot 2003 Prof.Sol was again Dean of the Faculty of Technology, Policy & Management and Chaired Professor of Systems Engineering, in particular Business Engineering and ICT.

His research focuses on the development of services enabled by ICT, management information systems, decision support systems and telematics. Currently his research interest shifts towards designing information-intensive, innovative organizations. He is a well-known author with a few hundred publications in these fields.

Under his responsibility 50 Ph.D. dissertations were finished.

Prof. Sol organized numerous international conferences and workshops and gave a great many invited presentations.

He serves on the editorial roles with journals as Decision Support Systems, Electronic Journal of E-commerce, Organizational Science, Communications of AIS and Information and Management.

He is member of IFIP TC 8, W.G. 8.1, 8.2, 8.4 and various other professional organizations. He received the IFIP Outstanding Service Award as well as the IFIP Silver Core.

He is one of the founding fathers of AIS and one of its first vice-presidents.

He has acted as a management consultant for a large range of national and international organizations since 1972. He is chairman/member of the (Supervisory) Board of Directors of several companies.