. Remko Helms is a full-professor in Information Systems at Open University in Heerlen since 2013. He studied applied physics at Fontys Hogeschool and received his bachelor degree cum laude. After that he received his master (cum laude) from Eindhoven University of Technology in Management Science & Industrial Engineering.
In 1996 Remko started to work as a business consultant for M.I.S. Organisatie-ingenieurs, and later EDS, supporting business and information managers in the introduction and implementation of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems. Soon he started a PhD in early 1997 at Eindhoven University Technology and wrote a dissertation on Product Data Management as enabler for Concurrent Engineering. After receiving his PhD in 2002 he continued working as a business consultant and late 2003 he decided to continue a full time academic career at Utrecht University (till April 2016).