Nico Verplancke studied Applied Economics at the University of Louvain and obtained his Master's Degree in 1997. He resolutely opted for a career in IT.
He obtained his first working experience at Guidance Benelux. After a short period at Sydney Tristar, Nico participated in laying the basis for the Java Competence Centre of Real Software in the year 2000. As a manager, he participated in the responsibility for the development of the team, which expanded into a department of 50 employees within a few years. Nico's most important tasks were project follow-up, technology and pre-sales.
Nico joined iMinds as a program manager at the end of October 2004. In this function, he works closely together with a variety of research groups and industrial partners. Nico's focus is on projects in e-media and e-government, including support and follow-up.