Centre For Enterprise
Architecture & Digital Design

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Start-ups, Scale-ups, BigTech, new competitors, new partners, business ecosystems, platforms, AI, Blockchain, open APIs, new regulations, COVID-19 – you name it – change and complexity have become a constant in today’s business landscape. Protecting and transforming the core of your organisation, while staying ahead of the game through innovation and experimentation, is becoming increasingly challenging. But juggling balls on a tightrope while sitting on a unicycle requires skill and experience. That’s where Enterprise Architecture and Digital Business Design come in. Setting up the organisation to be both agile and resilient. In this Centre, we will co-create and share business-relevant insights into how Enterprise Architects can lead, shape and design organisations in times of Digital Transformation.

Our offer

At the Centre for Enterprise Architecture & Digital Design we will:

  • Share concrete, case-based ideas, insights & best-practices.
  • Learn from peers and from experts.
  • Support and reinforce the community of EA professionals.
  • Enable and facilitate networking.
  • Create new insights through applied academic research.
  • Become the go-to knowledge platform for insights & practices.
  • Co-create toolsets with peers.
  • Survey, monitor, and share what lives in the community.
  • Create visibility and more appreciation for the profession.
  • Highlight the achievements and contributions in the field.

Partners - Research & leading

Partners embark on a 4-year research journey and have a seat in the Centre’s steering committee

  • As a member of the steering committee, partners participate in the strategic decisions of the Centre.
  • Every partner finances a PhD grant for a doctoral student. The overarching research topic is defined together with the director of the Centre.
  • The scientific research, leading to scientific publications and white papers, is both rigorous and relevant for the partner.
  • Partners enjoy privileged access to our Faculty and discounts on the workshops.

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Members - Community & Sharing

Members form the knowledge-sharing community and participate in the workshops and events. The goal is to create a community where best-practices, learnings and insights are shared around innovative themes.

  • Send up to 3 participants for each core activity (e.g., workshop, lecture, guest speaker, event, conference, …) of the Centre
  • Early access to the results of the Centre’s research activities
  • Inclusion in a network of peers
  • Access to the Vlerick knowledge base platform
  • Top (inter)national guest speaker lectures and practice-sharing sessions

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The research projects we are currently focusing on:

  • Agile & Resilient IT Service Management for Digital Transformation – in collaboration with Fujitsu
  • Digital Transformation in Government: An Architectural Perspective – in collaboration with AXI


The Centre brings its partners, members and the broader community, lecturers and other sector experts together for a couple of workshops & networking events during the year. The Centre, together with its partners, will also organise an annual conference. Each workshop is built around a central theme, bringing insights from different experts, sometimes complemented by a panel discussion, followed by a networking reception. In this year’s workshops, we will focus on the following topics:

  • Workshop 1: Wednesday, June 16th, 2021 (“EA for Digital Business Strategy”)
  • Workshop 2: Tuesday, September 21st, 2021 (“Customer-driven Enterprise Architecture”)
  • Workshop 3: Wednesday, November 24th, 2021 (“Architecting for Agility and Resilience”)
  • Annual Conference: Wednesday, January 19th, 2022
  • Workshop 4: Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022 (“Architecting Partnerships and Digital Ecosystems”)

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Partners & Members

Meet the partners and members that support the Centre for EA & Digital Design



Meet the team

Meet the people behind the Centre for EA and Digital Design

Prof. Dr. Bjorn Cumps
Member of the Steering Committee

Prof Dr. Stijn Viaene
Member of the Steering Committee

Pascal Dussart
Member of the Steering Committee

Joachim Van den Bergh
Senior Researcher

Gaëtane Beernaert

Michael Verveckken
Member of the Steering Committee

Hans Stenten

Joachim Vanden Brande
Member of the Steering Committee

Pedro Meuleman

Become a member

The Centre aims at profound and lasting projects and activities, funded and guided by our partners and members. Membership is based on an initial commitment of 3 years and may be renewed after this period. An annual fee of 10,000 EUR (excl. 21% VAT) entitles 3 representatives to attend all of the activities related to the Centre.

With a partnership, you link your company with the reputation and expanding network of one of the world's most innovative and progressive business schools. Specifically for our Centre, you get a seat in the steering committee, where you co-define the Centre’s strategy and research ambitions, positioning yourself as a thought leader for our community.

Let us join forces and co-create the future of Enterprise Architecture & Digital Design. Take the leap and become a member of the Centre today! Contact us and we’ll be in touch soon to organise your membership or discuss a partnership.

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