Hans De Canck

Hans De Canck
Research Manager

In 2005 Hans joined the SMIT senior staff as project & research coordinator. In 2011, when SMIT took the lead in the iMinds Digital Society Research Department, he took up the role of Research Manager, Business & Operations. He is responsible for the operational management, including contract, finance & HR management and internal organisation management of the institute. He holds a Master Degree in Modern History (K.U.Leuven) and studied Library Science at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). He followed several Post Academic courses on ICT and Project Management subjects. He started his career as Scientific Researcher but made a change to ICT soon afterwards. He worked for four years at ELiAS, a K.U.Leuven spin-off software company. After he set up of the Customer Support Services he was the Librivision Product Development Manager (a Library search gateway application). In 2002 he started working at VCOB (Vlaams Centrum voor Openbare Bibliotheken), where he was ICT-project manager and team member of the Vlacc-II project (Flemish Central Catalogue).

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