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Professor Johannes I. M. Halman
University of Twente, Netherlands
Keynote Subject: Creating the Future of Construction: A Roadmap for Innovation

Johannes I.M. Halman is a Professor in Innovation and Risk Management in the Department of Construction Management & Engineering at the University of Twente in The Netherlands. He is also the scientific director of the Master in Risk Management at the University of Twente and he holds an endowed Schlumberger chair in Technology and sustainable development at the University of Curaçao. During 2001 he was a Visiting Research Professor at University of Washington, School of Business Administration, at the Center for Technology Entrepreneurship & Innovation in Seattle and from 2006-2011 a visiting professor at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics, Slovenia.
Halman earned an MSc in Construction Engineering from Delft University of Technology, an MSc in business studies from Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University and a PhD in Technology Management from Eindhoven University of Technology.

Halman has advised international firms like Philips Electronics, Unilever and Shaanxi in China on the world wide application of risk management strategies within their innovation processes. He has also advised the government of Curaçao in defining an innovation policy for the island of Curaçao.
Prior to his academic career, Halman also worked for several years in practice. As a project manager and senior management consultant he has initiated and conducted several construction, (re) organization and innovation projects. Besides his work at the University, He is also involved as a chairman of the Board of Intent (a Foundation promoting research and education in the field of Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation processes) and Chairman of the Palm Music Foundation.

Halman has published about 175 scientific articles, mostly in international refereed scientific journals, supervised 20 PhD projects and supervised more than 225 MSc thesis projects. For his achievements in science and the conservation of the musical heritage of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Halman received in 2016 a knighthood in the order of Orange-Nassau.

Key qualifications:
Research and lecturing in the area’s of:
• Management of uncertainty and risk
• Management of technological and innovation processes
• Product platform and product family creation
• Program and project management
• Design strategies and design management