Nicolas is an Associate professor of information systems and information technology at ESSEC Business School. He holds a PhD in information systems and an accreditation to supervise research from Paris-Dauphine University, as well as a Master of Science in management from ESSEC Business School. His expertise areas include business intelligence and business analytics, design science research, and data traceability and provenance. He has published numerous papers on this topic, including in the Journal of Management Information Systems, Decision Support Systems, and Expert Systems with Applications. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Database Management. He has been a visiting scholar in the University of Alicante (Spain) and at the MIT Sloan School of Management.