Ben van Lier
Dr. Ben van Lier CMC is Account Director Government at Centric, a Dutch ICT company with offices in Belgium, Norway, Germany, Switzerland and Romania. As part of this role he focuses on research and analysis of developments in the interface between organisation and technology especially within national and local government, as well as disaster and crisis management. Prior to his tenure at Centric he held directorships and management positions at government institutions and non-governmental organisations. Alongside his work at Centric, he has achieved his Ph.D. at the Rotterdam School of Management (Erasmus University), for which he has done research into the development of hybridisation, interoperability of information and network centric operations.