Erik Van den broecke

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Hi, my name is Erik, and I graduated as a Master of Science in Electrotechnical Engineering back in 1984, and as Master in General Management in 1985. In 1996 I graduated from a Master Class in Comparative Philosophy.

I have approximately 25 years of experience in ICT, management consulting and research.

In 2001, I started my own company ( focusing on:

  • project portfolio and program management
  • complexity and systems thinking
  • knowledge and networks
  • science & philosophy
  • personal process reengineering

In 2009, I became chairman of the think thank of the Royal Society of Flemish Engineers ( . In this function I am starting a five year, Brussels based, program to foster 'smart leadership' in business, politics and academia, through the dissemination of complexity based decision taking processes. A first milestone has been the Brussels conference "Complexity: Friend or Foe?" in December 2009, at which Geoffrey West from Santa Fe was the keynote speaker. More info and some Youtube video clips can be found on

Right now I am preparing the launch of a new company that will steer, manage and execute the "complexity program" in the coming years. Initial projects will study complex phenomena such as:

  • obesity in asia
  • adoption of smart textiles
  • strategy formulation and business performance in industry

I live in Belgium, Europe nearby Brussels, work as a management consultant all over Europe,

What are your main interests? Feel free to include a "pie in the sky" big idea!

  • how can complexity science insights be used to deveop solutions for

What sort of expertise can you bring to the group? What do you hope to get out of the CSSS? Do you have any possible projects in mind for the CSSS?