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Frans Feldberg is Full Professor of Data Driven Business Innovation at the KIN-research group, School of Business and Economics at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. His actual research is on how organizations can create value from (big) data, analytics, and artificial intelligence (the economics of artificial intelligence).

He is co-founder and member of the Executive Board of 'the Amsterdam Center for Business Analytics (www.acba.nl), a multidisciplinary research institute in the field of big data, business analytics and data science. ACBA is working with a variety of companies on big data and business analytics projects.

Frans is also co-founder of Data Science Alkmaar (www.datasciencealkmaar.nl), a regional knowledge and innovation center in the field of data science, big data, and artificial intelligence, in which regional municipalities, Vrije Universiteit (ACBA) and local businesses work together intensively.

As a business consultant, he has extensive experience in the development and implementation of data & analytics-driven business models, services and strategies for national and international companies.


His research is on the interface of business administration, organization sciences, cognitive psychology and computer sciences. He is specialized in decision making behavior and data-driven business innovation. His actual research projects focus on answering the question: How do organizations realize value from (big) data and analytics? 



  • Data-Driven Business Innovation.
  • Business Models.
  • (Big) Data, Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Prediction Machines.
  • Value Creation in Innovation Ecosystems.



Teaching courses:

  • Afrtificial Intelligence Lab (Artificial Intelligence for Managers)
  • Data-Driven Business Model Innovation
  • Business Intelligence & Analytics
  • Digital Business & Information Systems
  • Entrepreneurship in Data Science & Analytics


Ancillary activities

  • Pivot I&E Management BV | Alkmaar | Directeur/eigenaar | 2001-01-01 - present
  • Dataleiders | Alkmaar | Directeur/eigenaar | 2023-01-01 - present

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

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