Short Bio

Steven De Haes, PhD, is Dean of Antwerp Management School and Professor of Digital Strategy & Governance at Antwerp Management School and the University of Antwerp.

He is actively engaged in teaching and applied research in the domains of Digital Strategies, IT Governance & Management, IT Strategy & Alignment, IT Value & Performance Management, IT Assurance & Audit and Information Risk & Security. His teaching experience and activity ranges from bachelor, master, executive to PhD level. He also acts as Academic Director of the for the Executive Master of IT Governance & Assurance, the Executive Master of Enterprise IT Architecture, the Executive Master of IT Management

His research has been published in international peer-reviewed journals and leading conferences.  He is co-editor-in-chief of the International Journal on IT/Business Alignment and Governance ( and co-authored and/or edited several books, including "Enterprise Governance of IT: Achieving Strategic Alignment and Value" (Springer, first edition - 2009; second edition – 2015).  He also acts as Academic Director of the IT Alignment and Governance (ITAG) Research Institute. He is chairing research tracks on IT Governance and Alignment at the Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences (HICSS, since 2015) and the European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS, since 2016).

He also acts as speaker and facilitator in academic and professional conferences and coaches organizations in their digital strategies, IT governance, alignment, value and audit/assurance efforts. He is involved in the development of the international IT governance framework COBIT as researcher and co-author.