ir. A.T. Kok (Arno)

PhD Candidate

About Me

I am a researcher with an interest in asset management of digitized assets. Currently, I am conducting research in how to manage the convergence of IT and OT systems within complex assets, specifically within rolling stock (trains). My research aims to support asset managers by developing methods for adequate management of their assets over its lifecycle. This research is carried out at the Nederlands Spoorwegen (NS).


My PhD is part of the AMICO project, an ongoing project of the Asset and Maintenance Management Group within the DPM department. 

The AMICO project focuses on finding solutions for increasing asset digitization, for more information see the AMICO website: AMICO Project - MAINTAINING DIGITIZED TRAINS FOR RAILWAY RESILIENCE (utwente.nl).

The topic of my project within AMICO is: "Supporting the management of IT-OT converged asset". 

My research efforts focus on investigating which factors are essential in managing digitized assets and creating tools to support the management of these aspects over an asset's lifecycle. The main focus is on the management of rolling stock (trains).

Contact Details

+31534892520 (secretary)

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands