For the past 22 years, Anand Sheombar has been involved as a consultant for developments in the field of ICT and higher education, healthcare and research. He is now a researcher/lecturer at HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht.
Within the research group, he is involved in various research projects within the research lines IT-driven Business & Process Innovation, and E-leadership & Digital Skills.
He is also conducting his doctoral research in the specialist area of 'ICT for development' (ICT4D). His doctoral research focuses on the subject of social media for development, or more specifically, the use of social media by development cooperation organisations in their efforts towards socio-economic development.
As a lecturer, he coordinates the post-HPE programme Business Models in a Changing World, and provides lessons on research methodologies for three master's degree programmes (Informatics, Project Management and Innovation & European Business). He also provides the education for an honours module in the field of Digital Innovation and Internationalisation. For the bachelor's programme, he is a co-coordinator of an Information Management minor and he provides the education for a module on Social Enterprise Design.
Fields of expertise
- ICT for development
- Social media
- Strategic business & IT Alignment