Speakers and Sessions Moderators
Paulo Nunes de Abreu
Founder of the Health Data Forum
Paulo Nunes de Abreu, facilitator, master of ceremonies, author, and publisher of the book series Architecting Collaboration. Paul is an IAF Certified Facilitator™ who designs and hosts events for clients ranging from large companies to municipalities and regional governments. His background as a PhD researcher combined with +15 years of experience as a CEO and business manager have sharpened a client-oriented mentality eager to co-create win-win solutions. As an NGO founder, he hosted the Iberian Healthcare Leaders Forum, Portugal sem Fumo, the Forum Hospital do Futuro, Digital Health Portugal, the Health Data Forum, and several other initiatives guided by a new public purpose. As both a GroupMap™ and Howspace™ certified facilitator he co-founded the Digital Collaboration Academy with the vision of creating and sustaining a new emerging field - Digital Facilitation - augmented by the core competencies of the IAF - Internacional Association of Facilitators.
Senior Research Scientist at the National Research Council of Italy - Institute of High-Performance Computing and Networking (CNR-ICAR)
Dr Luigi Gallo has been working as Senior Research Scientist at the CNR-ICAR since 2006, leading the Augmented Human-Computer Interaction (AHCI) research team. He is involved in the coordination of several research projects in the fields of ICT for health and cultural heritage applications. Dr Luigi Gallo's research interests include computer vision, pattern recognition, natural user interfaces and human interface aspects of virtual and augmented reality. He is the author of almost 100 scientific papers published in peer-reviewed international journals, conference proceedings and books. He serves as Associate Editor of the Pattern Recognition Letters journal and is a member of the Steering Committee of the IEEE SITIS conference.
Data Protection Officer at Athens Technology Center
Mr. George Zissis (m) (BSc, MSc in Laser Physics from Moscow State University M.V.Lomonosov). He is Certified Data Protection Officer Executive by TUV Austria. Currently a Senior Project Manager at ATC, he has more than 20 years of experience in R&D projects, having worked for Systema Technologies SA (1999-2011) as a senior researcher and project coordinator, and for the Informatics and Telematics Institute (ITI/CERTH) (2011-2012) as a Research Associate. He has participated in various ICT National and European projects in the field of Personal Data Protection and GDPR deployment, IoT Technologies and Services, Big Data processing and analytics, Smart Cities Services, Assistive Technologies for the Elderly and the Disabled and Healthcare Services.
Assistant Researcher at Università degli Studi di Milano
Samira Maghool received her Ph.D. degree in Physics of Complex Systems at the Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran in 2020. She has been a visiting researcher at the SESAR LAB in 2018-2020. She is currently a Research Assistant at the Dipartimento di Informatica “Giovanni Degli Antoni” of the Università degli Studi di Milano. Her research interests are Complex networks, Graph Representation Learning, Graph Embedding, Epidemic spreading, Computational Social Science, Explainable Artificial Intelligence and Modelling complex phenomena as agent-based simulations. She is currently co-supervising and collaborating in several research projects such as: SMART BEAR European project H2020, MindFoodSHub, UNIMI SEED 2020 Project POPULITE
Senior Researcher at UNINOVA
Carlos Agostinho is a senior researcher at UNINOVA Center of Technology and Systems (CTS) and digital transformation expert. He holds a PhD in the area of industrial information systems by the Faculty of Science and Technology of the NOVA University of Lisbon (FCT/UNL) and has an MsC in Computer Science from the same school. Having a large experience in industrial driven research projects since CEN/AIDIMA/2002/004 funSTEP AP-DIS until the most recent H2020 VesselAI, Carlos is deeply committed to take research results closer to the industrial paradigm. Being quite experienced in research and coordination activities due to his work in several national and international research and development projects since 2001, Carlos is the author of more than 100 scientific publications in refereed journals and conference proceedings and developed skills in the areas of the Internet of Things (IoT), Enterprise Interoperability, Knowledge and Data Management, Integration of Complex Systems and Components, as well as Model-Driven Development. Currently, and always believing that technology across domains is an enabler of progress and social transformation, he has also been working in digital transformation in the healthcare sector, to improve interoperability, efficiency, safety and care quality.
Assistant Professor at the University of Castilla-La Mancha
Dr. Maria J. Santofimia (F) received the Ph.D. degree in Computing Engineering by the University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain. She is currently working as an Assistant Professor at the University of Castilla-La Mancha in Spain, where she is working in the Department of Technologies and Information Systems. She has been a research visitor in Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA (USA) in 2009 and 2011, where she has collaborated with members of the Language Technologies Institute. Her research interests include intelligent systems, ambient intelligence, Internet of Things, digital solutions for active and healthy aging and ehealth. She is currently member of the CSN Sub-Group on Artificial Intelligence, connected products and other new challenges in product safety of the European Commission.
Senior Researcher at UNINOVA
Completed her graduation in Electrical and Computers Engineering at Faculty of Science and Technology of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCT/UNL, 2001), and developed her Master of Science in the area of simulation methodologies to control distributed systems (FCT/UNL, 2005). From 2003 to 2012, she worked as a researcher at UNINOVA, developing work in the area of intelligent decision support systems. In 2012 she obtained her PhD degree by FCT/UNL in the area of decision support systems for life-cycle management of industrial plants (FCT-/UNL, 2012). Since then, she has been working as a senior researcher at UNINOVA with strong coordination responsibilities in the scope of several European projects (FP7, H2020) targeting industrial environments. Research interests include topics of data collection systems, systems interoperability and intelligent decision support systems. Published more than 30 papers and contributions in international peer review journals and conferences. Currently, her focus is in the area of health and wellbeing-related data and systems in the scope of Smart4Health project in which she has been also acting as deputy project coordinator.
Team Lead for Collaborative Projects at Data4Life
Pablo Guerrero is a software engineer with a passion for building digital products. Pablo obtained a Systems Engineering degree in Argentina, followed by a PhD in Computer Science in the area of distributed systems at the TU Darmstadt in Germany. For over 10 years, his work in the software industry has focused on bringing innovative products in the health-tech space to the market. Pablo has worked both in a startup as well as large enterprise, global setups, often with data-intensive applications that require an underlying reliable infrastructure. At Data4Life, he and his team support the definition and end-to-end execution of public-funded projects that enable developing company products further.
Senior researcher at Engineering Ingegneria Informatica
Francesco TORELLI is a senior researcher at Engineering Ingegneria Informatica (EII). He holds a master's degree in Physics and a post-degree qualification in Software Engineering. His main IT competencies are in Software requirements specification and design, Object Orientation and SOA, Data modelling, Knowledge Representation, Logic programming, Semantic Web. He is a certified PMP since 2008, ITIL since 2011, SCRUM (Master and Product Owner) since 2018, TOGAF 9 since 2019. In 2002 he joined EII and since then he has been involved in conceiving and developing several Italian and European research projects (e.g. SLA@SOI, MARKOS) aiming to produce tools and frameworks to simplify the development of Object Oriented and Service Oriented applications. During last years he contributed to research projects for health care (e.g. I-DON'T-FALL, PATHway, eHealthNet, CrowdHealth) focusing on health data integration, decision support, execution and monitoring of clinical pathways, applied to domains such as wellness, fall prevention, cardiac rehabilitation, breast cancer management and prevention. Currently Mr. Torelli is the Scientific and Technical coordinator of InteropEHRate, a European Research and Innovation Action aiming at defining and experimenting, a set of new open (i.e. vendor independent) communication protocols, for the secure exchange of health data among citizens, healthcare organisations and research institutions.
Senior Business Consultant at International Data Spaces Association
Project Manager and Senior Businesss Consultant, Executive Master in Marketing and Sales Management from ESADE and Bachelor of Business Administration from ESERP, 12 years of practical experience in marketing and sales. Europe-wide development, support, implementation and sustainable implementation of tailor-made solutions (evaluation and development) based on the company strategy (e.g. in: Spain, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, Portugal, Italy and Great Britain)
Giuseppe De Pietro
Director of the Institute for High Performance Computing and Networking (ICAR-CNR)
Giuseppe De Pietro is Director of the Institute for High Performance Computing and Networking - CNR, and Adjunct Professor at the College of Science and Technology of Temple University - Philadelphia. His current research interests focus on artificial intelligence, clinical decision support systems, software architectures for e-health.In particular, during the last years, his research interest has been focused on studying Artificial Intelligence techniques applied to biomedical images and healthcare data analysis.He has been actively involved in many European and national projects, even industrial collaborations. He is currently the coordinator of the European SMART BEAR and AI4HEALTHSEC project in Horizon 2020. He authored 250 scientific articles published in international journals and conferences and is involved in many program committees and journal editorial boards.
Software Engineer in MonetDB Solutions
Bernardo Mota works as a software engineer in MonetDB Solutions mainly on spatial data processing and streaming data handling. He is particularly interested in distributed systems and transactional databases.
Software Engineer in MonetDB Solutions
Stefanos Mavros works as a software engineer in MonetDB Solutions with a focus on in-database spatial data processing. His background is physics and HPC simulations.
Researcher in Science and Technology Studies (STS) at University of Vienna
Robin Rae is a social scientific researcher at the STS department at the University of Vienna. He is affiliated with the department since his STS specialization in his study of Sociology combined with Psychology and Educational sciences. After graduating in 2008, he deepened his research interest through a Postgraduate program at the Center for Social Innovation (CSI), Vienna, and a Postgraduate program at the Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS), Vienna, in the "Sociology of social practices". During his PhD at the STS department, which investigates practices of (e)valuating technological change in everyday life, Robin was a visiting fellow at the Science and Justice Research Center (SJRC), University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC), and conducted ethnographic field work in the US and Austria. His main research interest is located at the broad intersection of users and technology, how each affect another, and how everyday life spaces matter for evaluative practices. Currently, Robin is part of the Social Sciences and Humanities research team that leads the Work Package 1 on co-creation in the citizen-centered H2020 project Smart4Health.
Researcher in Science and Technology Studies (STS) at University of Vienna
Michaela Scheriau is a sociologist and PhD candidate at the Department of Science and Technology Studies. She has a master degree in sociology from the University of Vienna (2014). Since April 2019 she is researcher at the Research Platform “Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in Academic Practice”.
Vice-mayor of Funchal
Cristina Pedra was the first and only woman to preside over the Commercial and Industrial Association of Funchal (ACIF), an important organization of the class, which has been in existence for 186 years. Born and resident in Funchal, Cristina Pedra has a degree in Law and in Business Organization and Management. An economist registered with the Order, she is a European matters specialist for the Horizon 2020 programme, an accredited European financial analyst and Executive Advisor to the Economic Advisory Council of RAM. Businesswoman and Guest Assistant at the University of Madeira, Cristina Pedra served as president of ACIF-CCIM, from 2013 to 2018, and as General Counsel of the Confederação Indústria Portugal and Vice-President of the same body.
Partner at Aphaia - leading expert in ICT regulation and policy
Having finished her master's programs in ICT law at Universidad Carlos III, in Legal Practice at UNED and in data analytics at MSMK University. Cristina is a lawyer and a data scientist, a dual profile which provides her with 360º data skills that she has applied to several projects during her tenure as a Privacy Advisor, and in her role as the Data Protection Officer to a number of vibrant businesses, including London and Silicon Valley tech start-ups in the areas of finance, sharing economy, e-commerce and software development. Cristina is also an expert in AI ethics and works with a number of EU-funded projects. Before working at Aphaia, Cristina worked as a Project Manager at an international trade company based in Vietnam, and participated as companies' defence counsel in the Madrid Court of Arbitration for the resolution of e-commerce and e-advertising disputes.
Chief Medical Officer
Lukas Martin is a Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer at the Clinomic Group, a holding company that combines state-of-the-art research with modern technologies and rethinks critical care medicine. He graduated in Medicine and Health Business Administration and received with honors the Venia legendi in Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine at RWTH Aachen University. He is a consultant and group lead at the Department of Intensive and Intermediate Care at the University Hospital RWTH Aachen and a honorary senior visiting lecturer at Queen Mary University, School of Medicine and Dentistry, London. His expertise lies in translational medicine combining basic and clinical research with data-driven methods and artificial intelligence. His projects are supported by several funding organizations including the German Research Foundation (DFG), the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), and the European Institute for Innovation & Technology (EIT Health), a body of the European Union in the framework of HORIZON 2020. His work was recognized by multiple national and international awards including the Karl-Thomas prize and the Fresenius fellowship of the German Society of Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine (DGAI) as well as the inaugural Chaudry award of the American Shock Society. He is an editor of Journal SHOCK, Molecular Medicine, Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (JCMM) and a guest associate editor of Frontiers in Immunology (Inflammation).
Head of Research Engineering & Instrument Services (IDEE) at Maastricht University
While the Catholic University of Leuven (KULeuven, BE) was her alma mater, her professional path took her to Hasselt University (BE) to obtain a PhD in rehabilitation sciences and later to Maastricht University (NL). Her first passions were exercise therapy and cardiac rehabilitation, and she was both researcher and trainer in this field. Even now, she trains persons with chronic diseases next to her main job in Maastricht. As a project manager at IDEE (a brilliant team of engineers developing tools for researchers and clinicians) in Maastricht, she combined the viewpoints of researchers-clinicians-patients-developers when looking at technical developments in the health domain. IDEE and affiliated product incubator Maastricht Instruments participate(d) in Interreg projects (e.g. i2-CoRT, WIT4Health, WIT4COVID) and European projects (e.g. EnSo, Smart4Health, Pharaon, Moore4Medical, STARS). The focus for future developments lie in the field of wearable healthcare including health data management, automation in life sciences and indirect calorimetry.
Deputy Chief Physician at Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital
Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital Deputy Chief Physician Mrs Egija Lapina has been working at the in Latvia for about eight years, overseeing and managing the hospital's administrative issues in close cooperation with the chief physician. She is involved in the implementation of various infrastructural projects, as well as involved in the implementation of other activities that require in-depth knowledge in the management of healthcare processes. Previously, extensive experience in working with the implementation of projects supported by various European financial instruments in the field of healthcare, including research, as well as in cooperation with the World Health Organization.
Team leader at SPHYNX Technology Solutions AG
Dr Basdekis is the SPHYNX leader of the team specialising in the technical analysis of the compliance of the systems and processes of enterprises to required security and privacy standards, including GDPR (Privacy by Design). Ioannis holds a PhD in Electronic Engineering (University of Kent, UK), a MSc (distinction) in Computer Science and a BSc in Applied Mathematics (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens), and has extensive expertise in e-accessibility, e-health and e-privacy. He has also extensive experience in the development of accessible eServices in the context of EU and national funded projects. These include the F6-7 projects DfA@eInclusion and EMBalance, and the H2020 projects TOREADOR, EVOTION and SmartBear. Ioannis created and headed the ad hoc activity of eAccessibility monitoring of the Greek Web and has served as a member of several advisory technical committees on E-government (Ministry of E-governance), on Design for All principles & e-accessibility (Municipality of Sparta), and as a scientific IT advisor of the Minister of Health & Welfare, and the Hellenic National Public Health Organization (NPHO). He has also held research positions at City, University of London and the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas.
RTD Manager at Centre for Waste Valorisation (CVR)
Joana Carvalho completed her PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering in 2007 from the University of Minho and a degree in Biology in 2003 from the University of Porto Faculty of Science. She is RTD Manager at Center for Waste Valorization, Researcher at Universidade Nova de Lisboa Center for Mechanical Engineering and Resource Sustainability and Expert Rapporteur at Research Executive Agency. She has published 17 articles in specialized journals, 13 book chapters and 4 books.
Rodrigo Adão da Fonseca
Chief Executive Officer of FUTURA
Rodrigo Adão da Fonseca is CEO of FUTURA, a company he founded in 2018, specializing in legal hacking, risk management, cybersecurity and data protection. In recent years he has led numerous compliance and maturity projects in the areas of information security and personal data protection, in public and private institutions. He is, among others, DPO of NOVA University of Lisbna, Aon Portugal, Cartrack, Perfumes & Companhia, and CISO and DPO of Grupo Media Capital. He has followed numerous security incidents as a forensic expert. He is a columnist for the newspaper Observador, and a professor at several educational institutions on the topics of security, defense, and protection of personal data.
Chief Inspector of Polícia de Segurança Pública
Tiago Miranda is a Chief Inspector of the Polícia de Segurança Pública (PSP), currently stationed in the Comando Regional da PSP in Madeira. He has a master's degree in Ciências Policiais e Segurança Interna from the Instituto Superior de Ciências Policiais e Segurança Interna (ISCPSI) and the Criminal Investigation course from PSP. Throughout his professional career, he has been the Commander of several Police Stations such as the 4th Police Station in Lisbon, as well as Ponta do Sol, Santana, Funchal and Machico. Currently he is the Commander of Câmara de Lobos Police Station, here in Madeira.
Director of Research and Development at ITML Solutions
Dr. George Bravos (male) is the co-founder of ITML and the Director of Research and Development. He received his Electrical Engineering and Computer Science diploma from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 2002 and his PhD from the University of Piraeus at 2008. He has a solid background as a research scientist and an innovator. From 2002 to 2008 he worked as a research engineer at the University of Piraeus in several international research projects. From 2009 to 2014 he worked as a scientific assistant - professor at the Technical Educational Institution of Chalkida, Greece. Since 2016 he has successfully managed more than ten (10) National and EU funded research and innovation projects. His research interests mainly focus on physical layer techniques and MAC protocols for energy efficient wireless sensor networks. He is a member of IEEE and a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece.
Full Professor and Head of the nursing department at Tel Aviv University
Prof. Barnoy began her academic studies at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem's nursing department and graduated in 1986 with distinction. After, she continued her studies for her M.Sc. and her Ph.D. at the department of Human Genetics at Tel-Aviv University. She joined the senior faculty of the Nursing Department at Tel-Aviv University in 2004 and now acts as the head of the nursing department. She has mentored 48 graduate and Ph.D. students and published 74 peer-reviewed articles. Her studies were funded by the Israel National Institute for Health Policy Research, The Israel Cancer Research Fund, and the Shalem Foundation. Her research focuses on two main topics: Nursing and technologies and Genetic Nursing .
Researcher and SESARAM ICU nurse
Rehabilitation Nurse working at the Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit of the Health Service of the Autonomous Region of Madeira (SESARAM, EPERAM). Doctoral student in Nursing, in the Doctoral program of the University of Lisbon, in collaboration with the Escola Superior de Enfermagem de Lisboa, in the area of child and family health, addressing the theme of Parental Health Literacy in Neonatology. Researcher at the Center for Research, Innovation and Development in Nursing of Lisbon (CIDNUR). Research in the field of parenting, health literacy and rehabilitation nursing in the neonatal context.
Assistant Professor at NOVA School of Science and Technology - FCT NOVA
Rui Amaral Lopes received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from NOVA School of Science and Technology, Portugal, in 2012 and 2017, respectively. He is now working with the Electrical and Computer Engineering department of this institution as Assistant Professor. Additionally, since 2013 he has been with the Center of Technology and Systems - UNINOVA collaborating in several national and international projects, including, BigDataOcean (H2020), POCITYF (H2020), IANOS (H2020), FIRST (MIT Portugal), Annex 67 (IEA-EBC) and Annex 82 (IEA-EBC).
R&D Engineer at EDP NEW
João Cravinho holds a MSc in Energy and Environmental Engineering from the Faculty of Sciences of University of Lisbon and is currently enrolled in a postgraduate program in Enterprise Data Science and Analysis at NOVA IMS. Having had experiences within academia (LNEG) and industry (TME), the R&D & Innovation community proved to be the most appropriate to actively contribute to the decarbonization of the energy system. Currently working at EDP NEW, in the Positive Energy Communities area where he supervises and collaborates in different research projects, mainly H2020's Smart2B, POCITYF and SPARCS projects.
Researcher at Jozef Stefan Institute - Center for Energy Efficiency
The main fields of his research work are energy planning, system analyses, energy system modelling, energy efficiency in households and transport, and the use of multi criteria analytical methods in decision-making support. As a project coordinator, he participates in projects on the analysis of national support scheme for electricity produced from renewable energy sources and electricity and heat cogeneration. He was involved in the projections of long-term energy balance and the preparation of strategic planning documents in the field of energy. Before he joined JSI-EEC team in 2014, he worked as a technical assistant in the Department of Solid State Physics (F-5) at JSI. He worked as a researcher in the field of polymer nanocomposites and airborne nanoparticle detection. He also coordinated projects on measurements for external clients/contractors.
Chief Executive Officer at OCRAM clima
Marco Lopes holds a Master in Mechanical Engineering from UM. He is the CEO and founder of Vieira & Lopes, Lda; Air Ocram, SA; VLopes Clim (based in Paris), and VLopes Scandinavia Aps (based in Copenhagen, Denmark) operating in the manufacture and marketing of Air Handling Units and associated products. Since its creation, the OCRAMclima brand has followed a path with a strong ID component, having obtained in 2012 the prize of the National Competition of Innovation, Clean Tech. The brand offers a full range of air conditioning (industrial/commercial) products, with Eurovent Certification, ILH Berlin Hygienic Certification, and AHRI USA.
RDI Director at Vieira & Lopes
Marlene Seara has a degree in Accounting and Business Management, has extensive experience in promoting, preparing and monitoring applications/projects for national and European programs to support R&D and other types. She also has extensive experience in coordinating and managing partnerships between companies and non-business entities of the R&D system, leading to the creation of new products, processes or systems, as well as the introduction of significant improvements in existing products, processes or systems. She gave several training actions in the area of "Project Management to Incentive Systems" within the scope of the various support programs. Last but not least, she took on the role of quality manager in an entity dedicated to consulting on research support programs in companies. She is currently part of the Vieira & Lopes RDI team since December 2021, where she is responsible for coordinating the department. As head of this Department, she has sought to promote the development of RDI activities that contribute to the emergence of innovative products with added value in the area of air purification.
Researcher at EPU-NTUA, National Technical University of Athens
Mr. Christos Kontzinos is a researcher specializing in technologies such as Blockchain, AI, and Big Data and their implementation in thematic areas such as Education, Maritime, Healthcare, and Manufacturing among others. He holds an M.Eng. degree from Electrical and Computer Engineering school of National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the DSS lab of the NTUA. Mr Kontzinos has over six years of experience as a researcher mostly focusing on EU-funded projects and other research initiatives. He has worked for several EU-funded research projects including ToyLabs, QualiChain and VesselAI as a researcher. He is competent at researching and project management tasks, preparing and executing pilot cases, as well as preparing and submitting proposals for H2020 programmes. His research interests include Blockchain, AI, and Big Data as well as legal and ethical compliance of ICT solutions focusing mostly on the GDPR and various Ethical AI frameworks and initiatives.
Chief Executive Officer / Chairman at European Factory Foundation
Over 30 years' experience in Control Systems within manufacturing related Industries. Contracts with Ford Motor Company Ltd, L'Oréal, Bosch and many SMEs. Fields covered include Industrial Control, Systems Integration, Web Interfacing and Supply Chain Connectivity. Started business life as self-employed in 1991 trading as GSB Services, sub-contracting to Ford Motor Company Ltd for over 30 years carrying out various roles including co-ordinating and delivering a wide range of control systems training at various Ford locations. As a Director of the Digital Manufacturing Innovation hub Wales (DMIW), based in the Waterton Technology Centre, in partnership with Control 2K Limited, we develop Industry 4.0 software and services to support businesses around the UK. Also participate strongly around Europe through European funded H2020 projects and became CEO of the European Factory Foundation (EFF) to be at the fore-front of technological research and implementation. Range of experiences include public speaking and role modelling.
Senior researcher at UNINOVA and assistant Professor at FCT NOVA
João Sarraipa is a senior researcher at UNINOVA center, he graduated in electrical and computer engineering, he also has a MSc in computer science, and holds a PhD in the area of industrial information systems of the electrical and computer engineering, all by the Faculty of Science and Technology of the NOVA University of Lisbon (FCT NOVA). He is an Assistant Professor at the same university. He is quite experienced in research and coordination activities due to his work in several national and international research and development projects in UNINOVA since 2001, which contributed to the publication of more than 130 research papers in recognized international journals and conferences related to areas as Cyber Physical Systems, knowledge management, semantic interoperability, and eTraining.
Researcher at the Centre for Research in Production Engineering and Management (CIGIP) of the Universitat Politècnica de València
Miguel Angel researcher at the Centre for Research in Production Engineering and Management (CIGIP) of the Universitat Politècnica de València. He finished the bachelor's and master's degree in computer engineering in 2020 and he is currently a PhD student in Industrial Engineering and Production. He worked as a software developer, cloud computing, system and network administrator and solution implementer for both large and small companies. Since 2021 I collaborate with CIGIP in different European projects such as ZDMP, i4Q or AIDEAS among others.
Researcher at UNINOVA
Ruben Costa is a researcher and entrepreneur. He has more than 20 years experience in preparing and participate in European Commission grants in the field of Information Technology. He holds a PhD in Industrial Information Systems and a MSc in Computer Science by the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. He began his professional career has a consultant at Arthur Andersen and Deloitte. Working in the Management Solutions division, developing IT projects. During his career as a consultant, he has participated in different National and International projects in Telecommunications, Finance and Energy & Utilities sectors. Later he has integrated the Centre of Technology of Systems of UNINOVA research institute, collaborating in research and innovation EU projects, covering the technological domains of: Big Data Analytics, Internet of Things, Blockchain and Interoperability of Systems. He has also been invited to teach at Universidade Nova de Lisboa as invited assistant professor. Recently, he has been invited to collaborate with KnowledgeBiz, supporting the technology transfer projects from research into the market.
Project Manager in the Research and Transfer Department of DIN
Yusuf Yilmaz (male) is a Project Manager in the Group Research and Transfer at DIN and holds a degree in business administration and engineering. His area of responsibility is the support of national as well as European RDI projects in the field of standardization, e.g. in issues of industry 4.0, BIM and AI.
Researcher at UNINOVA
Paulo Alves Figueiras is a researcher at UNINOVA centre and has a MsC and a PhD in Electrotechnical and Computer science engineering. Deeply focused on the areas of knowledge management and the semantic web since 2009 and in Big Data and the Internet of Things domains since he started at UNINOVA in 2012, he has been working on several academic and research projects, namely FP7-ICT-318452 MobiS, FP7-ICT-288315 PROBE-IT and FP7-ICT-612329 PROASENSE, H2020-636160 OPTIMUM or H2020-780732 BOOST 4.0. Lately, relevant projects include H2020 i4Q and VesselAI. Main responsibilities within these projects are software development, technical and operational management, Data Engineering, Data Science, setup and deployment of Big Data solutions, user requirement elicitation, support and testing and validation of proofs-of-concept.
Internationalization Manager at Associação CCG/ZGDV - Centro de Computação Gráfica
João Sousa holds an MSc and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from University of Minho and is currently conducting his work in Associação CCG/ZGDV - Centro de Computação Gráfica. His main research areas are industrial metrology, IIoT/CPPS and information modelling. He has experience in collaborative research projects, mostly in the areas of Digital Manufacturing platforms and Zero-Defect Manufacturing, through European projects and private-public collaboration frameworks at national and regional levels. His passion is helping companies achieve their potential through digital technologies.
Co-Founders and Chief of Development and Partnerships Officer at FundingBox
Ms. Mayte Carracedo is one of the Co-Founders and Chief of Development and Partnerships Officer at FundingBox. She has a degree in Political Sciences and International Studies by the University of Santiago de Compostela, master in European policies by the ULB (Belgium) and MBA by EAE. Mayte has been active for the last 20 years in public funding for innovation, taking part in international projects with different roles. She is currently coordinating the FundingBox Clustering Initiative, gathering a total of 40 projects around specific thematic areas in order to improve their value within the company and also for their ecosystem of partners and stakeholders. These areas are: 1) Trailblazers, that connect projects around AI, Blockchain, Data and Next Generation Internet; 2) TechTransfer; 3) Manufacturing and 4) Digital Innovation Hubs. She is also responsible for enlarging the FundingBox network through the establishment of collaborations with new partners.
European R&D Project Manager at Fundación Santa María la Real del Patrimonio Histórico
Project Manager of European projects, management and technical work. Coordinator of three European projects and participant in seven more. Has managed teams of high level professionals in a multinational environment. Manager of teams of high-level professionals in a multinational environment. Development of master plans. Architectural and topographical survey. Development of intervention and rehabilitation projects. Drafting of conservation and monitoring proposals. Analyst of the system of control and measurement of environmental parameters in the heritage. Author of many papers in scientific and technical peer-reviewed journals and presentations at national and international conferences and seminars
Full Professor and Head of the Department of Applied and Landscape Ecology at Mendel University in Brno
Professor Milada Šťastná is the Head of the Department of Applied and Landscape Ecology at Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic, and the Editor in Chief of the European Countryside journal. Her professional interests focus on cultural tourism, landscape and land-use changes, environmental protection and sustainability. During her 23year professional career, she has published as an author and co-author of 75 scientific papers, participated in 16 monographs and presented 125 other publications. Since 2020, she is the coordinator of the H2020 SPOT project: Social and Innovative Platform on Cultural Tourism and its Potential towards Deepening Europeanization.
Assistant Professor at NOVA School of Science and Technology - FCT NOVA
Pedro Pereira holds a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering by Nova University Lisbon - NOVA School of Science and Technology (FCT NOVA). He is working as an Assistant Teacher at the Department of Electrical Engineering - FCT NOVA. At the same time, he has been working with the Energy Efficiency Research Group (CTS - UNINOVA), where in the last few years he has acquired expertise in Engineering, Computation, Renewable Energy, Buildings Efficiency, Evolutionary Algorithms, Innovation and Tourism.
Flavia Ramil Millarengo
Managing Director of Santiago de Compostela Municipal Tourist Board
Flavia Ramil has a degree in Psychology, a postgraduation in Psychology and Foreign Languages, and two master's degree one in Foreign Trade and another in Management of Tourism Destinations. Actually, she is the Managing Director of Santiago de Compostela Municipal Tourist Board in Spain. She is responsible for all aspects of promoting and managing the city of Santiago de Compostela as a tourist destination by developing, planning, organizing and overseeing tourism marketing and promotion programs. This includes plan new research-based strategies for current and subsequent years that will increase tourism at a sustainable level, develop relationships with national, international and regional tourism based publications and writers, tour operators and travel agents and oversee gathering data and prepare annual tourism situational analysis. She is an active member of several professional networks namely, United Nations World Tourism Organization-UNWTO, European Cities Marketing-ECM/DNA-City Destinations Alliance, Spanish World Heritage Cities, World Trails Network, Green Pilgrimages, Spiritual Pilgrimages Santiago-Kumano, ICCA-International Congress and Convention Association, Spain Convention Bureau, Spanish-Japanese Tourism Association, Spain Film Commission, Association of Film Commissions International-AFCI and European Film Commissions Network-EUFCN.
Researcher at Centre of Technology and Systems, UNINOVA
Anabela Pronto was born in Lisbon, Portugal, in 1967. She received the Dipl. Eng. Degree in Materials Engineering from NOVA School of Sciences and Technology (FCT NOVA) of NOVA University of Lisbon, in 1992. In 1996, she began her career in Electrical Department of FCT NOVA, as lecturer, in the field of energy and electrical machines. In 2010, she received her PhD degree in energy field. Jointly with teaching and research work in energy field, from 1994 to 2003 she also participated in European Union projects, through FCT NOVA, in the field of systems of energy production and conversion, and their social, environmental and economic implications. A great number of these projects are concerning developing countries. Since 2010, she is assistant professor at FCT NOVA in Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. Her main research activities and interests are in the field of energy materials technology, namely ferromagnetic materials at low temperature, energy efficiency, applied superconductivity to energy power systems, including storage, and electrical machines. The field of energy markets is also emerging as one of her areas of research, with several master students working in this field. She is member of Centre of Technology and Systems, Uninova (Portugal) and since 2010, she has published 23 scientific papers in international journals with referees, many of them in the field of applied superconductivity for power systems, 5 book chapters and 18 in international conferences. She has also collaborated in several R&D projects in the field of energy efficiency such as, for example, Storage4Grid, NobelGrid and SHBuildings, and in applied superconductivity in tLOSS project (Losses in high temperature superconducting power systems, FCT IP, 032508, 2019-2022). Presently she participates in the H2020 European Project, ZDMP (H2020- DT-ICT-07-2018-2019, n. 825631), IANOS (H2020-LC-SC3-2020, n.957810, 2020-2024) and POCITYF (H2020-LC-SC3-2018-2019, n. 864400, 2019-2024), among others. Between 2014 and 2016, and in 2022 she has also collaborated with European Commission as individual evaluator and vice chair for European research projects evaluation processes.
Assistant Professor at the University of Castilla-La Mancha
Dr. Felix Jesus Villanueva received the Ph.D degree in Computing Engineering by the University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain. He is currently working as an Assistant Professor at the University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain, where he is working in the Department of Technologies and Information Systems. He has been a research visitor in university of Twente (Netherland) in 2004 and in Friedrich-Alexander-Universitat Erlangen-Nunberg (Germany) in 2009. His current research line focuses on next generation IoT platforms in smart agriculture and smart cities.
RTD Researcher at Centre for Waste Valorisation (CVR)
Margarida Reis Soares completed the Integrated Master's in Biological Engineering in the Chemical and Food Technology branch in 2016 at the University of Minho. She is currently a Researcher at the Center for Waste Recovery, participating in several national and international projects within the scope of Waste Recovery and the Circular Economy and developing consultancy work on these themes.
Logistics planning specialist at Volkswagen Autoeuropa (VWAE)
Diogo Graça is a Mechanical Engineer with good communication skills both in English and Portuguese, skilled in programming and data analytics. Committed, adaptable and enthusiastic team player who presents ideas effectively and is able to assist others unselfishly. Especially adept at focusing on goals while ensuring efficient project progress.
Bruno Miguel Silva
Head of Research and Development - Muvu Technologies
Bruno Silva is the Head of Research and development at Muvu Technologies. He obtained his MSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Polytechnic of Leiria (Portugal) and is currently doing his PhD in Artificial Intelligence to Improve Production Processes at UPC Barcelona Tech (Spain). He is also a visiting Assistant Professor at the department of Electrical Engineering of Polytechnic of Leiria and a Researcher at IRI CSIC-UPC (Barcelona). His research focus has been in the areas of Digitalization, Machine Learning and Industry 4.0, always applying real use cases in the industry.
Data Scientist at DSS Lab EPU-NTUA, National Technical University of Athens
Mrs. Ioanna Kanellou is a Data Scientist specialising in AI technologies and their implementation through ML/Dl models in thematic areas such as Maritime, Healthcare and Manufacturing industry. She holds a B.Sc. degree in Business Administration of Athens University of Economics and Business and a M.Sc. in Business Analytics of Athens University of Economics and Business. Mrs Kanellou has two years of experience as a data scientist in Research and Innovation European funded Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe projects. She has worked for several EU-funded research projects including DigiPrime, VesselAI and MES-CoBraD as a data scientist. She is focused on leveraging data to derive meaningful and actionable business insights, recommendations, and forecasts using variety of tools and techniques from statistics to Machine learning to data querying to visualisation.
Senior Consultant Digitisation and Mobility, VDI Technologiezentrum
Community Manager at International Data Spaces Association (IDSA)
International Trade graduate and music lover. Currently working as Community Manager for the International Data Spaces Association, caring for international IDSA Hubs and Competence Centers network, as well as IDS Radar and Ecosystem Building activities.
Directeur Business Development at Minalogic & EDIH MinaSmart
Dr. Pierre Damien Berger was born in 1969. He graduated in optoelectronics engineer at Grenoble University France in 1993. He received his doctoral level for the work on VCSEL characterization at the INSA-Lyon, France in 1997. From 1998 to 2000, in a local public agency, he promoted the technological research from labs to industry in the sensor field. From 2000 to 2007, he has been appointed as R&D Program Manager at ATMEL Grenoble dealing mainly with CMOS Imaging sensor. He has been in charge of several European programs, and for most of them as project leader. He has also been involved as expert in the EURIMUS/EURIPIDES technical committee. From early 2007, he moved to CEA Tech - LETI where he headed the Smart Device Programs within the System Department dealing mainly with industrial partnership. He moved in 2012 to MOVEA, a startup company dedicated to motion sensing and set the product line for consumer market. Beginning 2013 he was promoted to VP BizDev & Communication at the CEA Tech - LETI Head Office. Since Jan 2015, he has been promoted to Strategic Partnership Manager at CEA Tech - CEA Tech being an entity covering 3 institutes of CEA including LETI (micro & nano Electronics), LITEN (Materials and Renewable Energy) and LIST (Embedded Software) - and covers the whole IoT landscape. In 2016, co-founder of the start-up MORPHOSENSE, he was Chief Sales & Marketing Officer. From Sept 17, he is the European Projects coordinator for the CPS (Cyber Physical System) activity at CEA Tech - LETI. Since 2016, he is member of the French Tech #IoT#Manufacturing thematic network and has been elected National Secretary of this thematic Network and is strong link with the start-up ecosystem.
Silvia de la Maza
Chief Information Officer at Innovalia Group
Silvia de la Maza is the CIO of the Innovalia Group. She graduated as mechanical engineer in the University of the Basque Country (Spain), and MSc for Knowledge management in Cranfield university (UK). She has 13 years of experience in the creation, coordination and management of a vast portfolio of research Projects at national and European level mainly in areas related to manufacturing, the digitalization of industry (Industry 4.0), innovation and knowledge management.
Research Fellow at Politecnico di Milano
European Program Manager at CEA
Dr. Jérôme GAVILLET received his PhD on material physics & surface processing from l'Ecole des Mines de Nancy in 1996. As a researcher, he worked on hydrogen embrittlement of stainless steels for the petrol industry at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, on zircaloy alloy coatings for the French nuclear industry and on copper interconnects for the semiconductor industry at the University of York. He spent 7 years in microelectronics working as a process engineer for equipment suppliers in Cardiff, Sunnyvale and Grenoble. He joined CEA-Liten in 2005 as a project manager in the field of Renewable Energies and Nanomaterials, working on surface energy and thermal management topics. Since 2012, he works as an European program manager, contributing to the management of CEA-Liten's EU projects portfolio and setting up new business opportunities in the fields of materials, renewable energies, energy efficiency and information & communication technologies. He has authored 10 patents and over 40 publications.
Project Consultant at Steinbeis Europa Zentrum
Patrik Schumacher is a Project Consultant at Steinbeis Europa Zentrum in Karlsruhe, Germany, responsible for European projects in digitalisation and Industry 4.0. Currently, he is involved in the AEDIB|NET IA, supporting the cooperation between Africa and Europe by connecting Digital Innovation Hubs between Africa and Europe and implementing twelve new DIHs in Africa (ADIHs). He has experience giving innovation support to start-ups and SMEs and cross-border cooperation worldwide in trade and development.
Senior Researcher at National Technical University of Athens
Dr. Spiros Mouzakitis is a senior research analyst for the Decision Support Systems laboratory at the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS) at NTUA. His current research is focused on decision analysis in the field of decision support systems based on machine learning / deep learning, big and linked data analytics, as well as optimization systems and algorithms, decision support systems and semantic and enterprise interoperability. Spiros Mouzakitis has more than 10 years of industry experience in software engineering for banking, e-commerce systems and energy suppliers. Spiros Mouzakitis has worked as a project manager for 16 years in more than 20 projects related to the big data, open data, market / impact analysis in the context of ICT technologies, web development and enterprise interoperability. Indicative projects include H2020, FP7, FP6 and FP5 research projects co-funded by the European Union, eParticipation projects and evaluation reports of National projects. He is currently the project manager of the I-NERGY and VesselAI project. He has published in numerous journals including Computer Standards & Interfaces, Information Systems Management, Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research, Electronic Journal for eCommerce Tools and Applications, and Lecture Notes in Computer Science, and has presented his research at international conferences.
Researcher at DSS Lab, National Technical University of Athens
Giannis Tsapelas is a researcher and software engineer at the Decision Support Systems laboratory at the National Technical University of Athens. He holds a diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering and a MSc degree in Business Administration (MBA). Since 2015, he participates in several European research projects in the fields Big Data, Extreme-Scale Analytics, Maritime Digitalisation, Decision Support Systems and Smart Cities. His scientific interest is focused on the areas of Big Data Analytics, Machine Learning and Internet of Things and his work has been published on several scientific journals and international conferences. He is currently the technical manager of the VesselAI project, having as main responsibilities the coordination of the technical implementation, the architectural design and the setup and deployment of the VesselAI platform.
Senior Scientist at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Zou Guangrong is a Senior Scientist on sustainable shipping from the Mobility and Transport Research Area at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. He has been promoting and dedicating his research to the decarbonization, digitalization and automation of maritime transport nationally and internationally for over 14 years, with special focuses on holistic design and operation optimization of ship / fleet energy systems. Throughout the years, he has been developing, coordinating and managing numerous research and innovation projects jointly funded by Business Finland or the European Commission. He is also an effective communicator and open-minded collaborator with wide academic and business network.
Senior Research and Innovation Manager, Shipping Solutions at NAPA
Roberto Vettor is a creative research manager with a background in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, specialized in weather routing and ship operational efficiency. Roberto obtained a PhD from the University of Lisbon where he worked as Assistant Professor, collaborating at several national an European projects, and spreading the knowledge on ship hydrodynamics and wave modeling among the new generations of researchers and professionals. He joined NAPA in May with the ambition of innovating the maritime industry, driving it through the upcoming decarbonization and digital transformation challenges.
Senior Researcher at Universitat Politècnica de València
Andreu Belsa is a Senior Researcher at the Universitat Politècnica de València. He completed his degree in Computer Engineering in 2009 and his PhD in Telecommunications in 2022. His PHD is focused in the interoperability of IoT platforms. He complemented his training with a Master in Corporate Networks and Systems Integration, completed in 2012. Andreu began his professional career in 2009. He worked as developer, software analyst, system and network administrator and integrator in different medium and large companies related with different sectors (ports, health, communications, television...). In 2016 he joined the SATRD research group at the Universitat Politècnica de València to work as a researcher. Since then he has participated in different H2020 European projects such as: INTER-IoT, Activage, PIXEL, DataPorts, ASSIST-IoT and RE4DY.
Product Marketing Manager, Shipping Solutions at NAPA
Elina Furustam is a digital services professional with a background in Psychology, specializing in human-technology interaction. For the past 20 years, Elina has shaped digital transformation over several domains, designing digital services and products to match the needs of customers and end-users. During the past seven years, she has been with NAPA with a passion for making the maritime industry smarter, greener, and more transparent with the help of digital technologies.
Software Application Engineer at DSS Lab, National Technical University of Athens
Giorgos Kormpakis holds a diploma from the Computer Engineering and Informatics Department of University of Patras. He has worked as a Software Engineer/Developer, mainly getting involved in website and platforms development, by utilizing state-of-the-art frameworks and libraries (e.g., VueJS, React, Django, Next.js), always with a view to create user-friendly and easy-to-use interfaces. He has also been involved in back-end development, using tools like Django REST and Node.js. During the last year, he is a PhD Student in National Technical Informatics Department and works in research projects (H2020). His research interests are mainly focused in the Energy Domain and the development of smart applications for this domain.
European project Manager at MINALOGIC
After earning a degree in European Affairs and PMP® Project Management, Bastien embarked on an eclectic career path that has taken him behind the scenes of France's economy (with experiences at a government agency, cluster, and chamber of commerce), and on to Europe (consulting firm, EU association of chambers of commerce). He has gone to school or worked in six different countries, half in Latin America, and half in Europe, with stays in France, Spain, and Belgium. Bastien brings in-depth knowledge of how EU policies are implemented, which will help him to effectively position the cluster in Europe for the benefit of its members. Bastien will be handling Minalogic's European project activities for all projects that concern the digital transformation of SMEs and digital transformation processes. This focus reflects the strategic nature of digital technology in ensuring that businesses can stay competitive and grow, both nationally and on international markets.
Operational support and execution of R&D+I projects at PRODUTECH
Manuela Azevedo has a BSc degree in Production Engineering from the University of Minho and a PhD in the area of Project Engineering and Advanced Production of the MIT Portugal Program, from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto. Throughout her professional career, she has worked in production management, the implementation of Lean Six-Sigma methodologies and the design and reconfiguration of factories, the respective organisation and dimensioning of production and logistics systems. She has been carrying out research and consultancy functions in business systems engineering projects. She is currently responsible for supporting the operations and execution of R&D+I projects and information/intelligence activities at PRODUTECH, and is also an invited professor at the University of Minho. Author of several papers within the scope of flexible and reconfigurable layouts in complex manufacturing systems.
EU project coordinator at Intellimech
Ph.D. Alissa Zaccaria (female). Ph.D. in biomechanical engineering in 2021. She has experience in Digital Twin and Product Validation. She is currently working at Consorzio Intellimech as European projects coordinator.
Senior Researcher at UNINOVA
Dr. José FERREIRA, (Male). Researcher at UNINOVA CTS-GRIS, he has a MSc in Electrotechnical and Computer Engineering and holds a PhD in Industrial Information Systems from the Faculty of Science and Technology of the NOVA University of Lisbon (FCT/UNL). He has published more than 20 papers in international peer-review journals and conferences. He is involved in several areas, such as Self-Sustainable Interoperability, Interoperability Monitoring and Assessment, Internet of Things, Embedded Systems and Middleware development, participating in national and international research and development projects in UNINOVA since 2011, as DIH4CPS, ZDMP, IMAGINE, OSMOSE, C2NET projects.
Data Scientist at Linde Homecare France and DISP lab
Researcher at The Centre For Robotics and Autonomous Systems (INESC TEC)
Paula Lima is a Marine Biologist with a specialization in Aquaculture, a Master Degree in Hydrobiology and PhD in Animal Science. After the PhD her research area shifted to Biomedical Engineering. In 2017 she joined The Centre For Robotics and Autonomous Systems (INESC TEC) as a project manager in the field of Marine Robotics. Since 2020 she is also a Industry-research liaison officer at TEC4SEA (INESC TEC's strategy for Marine Science).
Technical-Scientific Data Management Centre of the Portuguese Hydrographic Institute
Telmo Dias is a Lieutenant Commander in the Portuguese Navy. He graduated from the Naval Academy with a degree in naval military sciences and is currently finishing an MSc in Geographic Information Systems and Science at NOVA Information Management School. He also has a degree in Hydrography (International Federation of Surveyors/International Hydrographic Organization/International Cartographic Association Category A) and has field experience in planning and conducting hydrographic surveys and in processing bathymetric data. He currently works at the Technical-Scientific Data Management Centre of the Portuguese Hydrographic Institute, developing solutions for ocean digitization.
President of IPMA, the Portuguese Institute for the Ocean and the Atmosphere
Jorge Miguel Alberto de Miranda, President of IPMA, the Portuguese Institute for the Ocean and the Atmosphere. Full Professor of Geophysics at the University of Lisbon. Former director of Instituto Dom Luiz (Associate Laboratory) from 2004 to 2011. President of the Council of the European Center for Medium Range Weather Forecast 2017-2019. Member of the Executive Board of WMO RAVI 2014-2016. Member of the General Council of the University of Lisbon 2011-2012. He studied at the University of Lisbon, where he graduated in 1981 in Physics. Full Professor since 2011. His research activity is focused on Marine Geophysics and Natural Hazards. He is author or co-author of more than 100 publications listed in the web of science, and published in leading ISI journals, namely: Journal of Geophysical Research, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Geophysical Research Letters and Nature, with more than 2000 citations. Member of the Lisbon Academy of Sciences.
Élvio Rúbio Gouveia
Assistant Professor at University of Madeira and Vice-President of Interactive Technologies Institute (Laboratory of Robotics and Engineering Systems; LARSyS)
Élvio Rúbio Gouveia is Vice-President of Interactive Technologies Institute of Laboratory of Robotics and Engineering Systems, and the Director of the Department of Physical Education and Sports, University of Madeira, where he is Assistant Professor. Élvio Rúbio Gouveia collaborates with the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Gerontology and Vulnerability (CIGEV), University of Geneva, Switzerland. In the last five years, he has supervised 1 PhD thesis and currently, he is supervising 6 PhD theses. He also supervised or co-advised 40+ MSc theses at the University of Madeira and Saint Joseph of Cluny Higher School of Nursing. Élvio Rúbio Gouveia holds a PhD in Sports Science and a BSc and MSc in Physical Education and Sports, all from the University of Madeira (2011, 2007, 2003). Élvio Rúbio Gouveia has published more than a hundred peer-reviewed papers in Sports Science and Physical Activity and Health topics, 52 in Q1 and 24 in Q2 Journals. Élvio Rúbio Gouveia collaborates as a reviewer in more than 20 peer-reviewed journals, such as Preventive Medicine, Scientific Reports, Journal of Aging and Physical Activity. Currently, he is involved as the editorial board of Frontiers in Sports and Active Living - Physical Education and Pedagogy, and as guest Editor for Sensors and International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, leading special issues in Sports and Applied Technologies topics. Élvio Rúbio Gouveia has participated as principal investigator in 3 funded projects and 5 as a researcher member in the last five years, holding more than 20 MSc students with research grants. In the area of university management, ERG held positions of Director of the Department of Physical Education and Sports, vice-president of the Scientific Council of the Social Sciences Faculty, and member of several core commissions of the Department of Physical Education and Sports.
João Pedro Mendonça
Professor at University of Minho
João P. Mendonça graduated in Mechanical Eng. in University of Minho and holds an equivalent MsC degree in Manufacturing Technologies. After graduation his professional and industrial career started in an Industrial Refrigeration company, head of Technical Department after three years experience. He is Professor at the Mechanical Eng. Department at the School of Engineering of the University of Minho and responsible for the Metrological Laboratory. His research interests are in the realm of computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM), next generation agile manufacturing, metrological information modelling and knowledge management, FIWARE and open standards-based PLM frameworks. He developed several Lab prototipes in the Industrial Robotics field, namely in the iFactory Bosch project focused in agile production planning and logistics. He has authored several international publications, including one book chapter on ontology based engineering application and served as Enterprise Information Management Chair of ASME CIE division. He is member of ASME American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He co-authored two international patents.
R&D Project Manager at Altice Labs
Filipe Cabral Pinto holds a PhD from the Queen Mary University of London in telecommunications and a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Coimbra. He is a Telecommunication Consultant with ten years of experience in Smart City services and Internet of Things solutions. He is the Product Owner of the City Governance Centre and Data Management and Analytics platforms. Filipe Cabral Pinto is the Coordinator of the P2020 5G Auto project, focused on intelligent systems for mobility. He is the 5G infrastructure Work Package Leader in the mobilizing project City Catalyst, which aims to design sustainable future cities. He is a Visiting Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Viseu for Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Data Analysis (Machine Learning). He has long experience interacting with EU R&D projects with multicultural teams in an international environment. He has a track record of success in identifying opportunities for R&D projects with partners worldwide. Since 2002 he has participated in national and European research projects, namely NETGATE, Everest, B-BONE, C-MOBILE, C-CAST, Voices, IoT.est, CarCoDe, BESOS, CityAction and Aveiro STEAM City. Author of more than 50 technical publications, inventor of 2 patents, and trainer for Machine Learning, IoT, IMS, and LTE projects. He has supervised BSc, MSc, and PhD students from different academies and has mentored internships at Altice Labs. He was also the author of the novel "Story of a hypochondriac who wanted to put the c of cedilla in the alphabet".
Chair of the Board at idD Portugal Defence
Catarina Sofia Castanheira Nunes has a degree in Economics from the Faculty of Economics of Universidade Nova de Lisboa (1992), completed a Post-Graduation in Information Systems — Specialization in Business Engineering, at Instituto Superior Técnico (2011-2012). From 2022 to the present, she works as Chair of the Board of Directors of idD - Portugal Defence. From 2020 to 2022 she worked as a member of the Board of Directors of idD - Portugal Defence. From 2019 to 2020 she worked as Director of the Coordination Office for the European Defense Fund at idD - Platform for Defense Industries. From 2018 to 2019 she was an assistant in the Office of the Minister of National Defense for Economic and Financial. She co-coordinated a study on the Economy of National Defense - Vectors of action and the role of the State. From 2016 to 2018, she was Director of Economic Analysis Services at the Office of Strategy and Studies of the Ministry of Economy, on a replacement basis. Previously, she was Head of the Financial Projects Division of the General Secretariat of the Ministry of Internal Administration, on a replacement basis (2015-2016). She was also a Specialist Technician with the Secretary of State for Administrative Modernization (2013-2015); Collaborator in the Planning and Organizational Development Office of the Public Administration Shared Services Entity — Ministry of Finance (2012-2013); Coordinator of the RNSA Development Unit at AMA, I. P. — Administrative Modernization Agency (2012). She was Coordinator of the Functional Unit for Competitiveness and Innovation in the Strategy and Studies Office of the Ministry of Economy and Employment (2010-2012); Deputy Director-General at the Office of Strategy Planning, Evaluation and International Relations of the Ministry of Culture (2007-2010); Head of Division in the Strategy and Studies Office of the Ministry of Economy (2001-2007); and Senior Technician at the Studies and Planning Office of the Ministry of Industry and Energy (1992-2001).
Head of Knowledge Valorization at idD Portugal Defence
Miguel Pinto is Head of Knowledge Valorization at idD Portugal Defence. He has an extensive experience in innovation projects in both the public and the private sectors. Previously he was Communication Advisor to the Minister of Finance, Business and Innovation Manager at CEiiA - Centre of Engineering and Product Development, Business Director at PRIO.E Electric Mobility Solutions, and Project Manager at INTELI, a think-tank focused on innovation policies. Miguel has a degree in Economics by ISEG - University of Lisbon (1999) and a MSc. in Economics and Management of Science and Technology by ISEG (2004). He holds an MBA - The Lisbon International MBA, by NOVA SBE and Católica Lisbon in collaboration with MIT Sloan (2010).
Head of Capabilities Area in the Innovation and Transformation Division at EMGFA
José Manuel Figueiredo Moreira is an Army Colonel. He has a degree in Military Sciences - Infantry specialty, by the Military Academy. He also has the Piloto-Aviador course of the Portuguese Air Force, the Estado Maior course of the Instituto Universitário Militar (IUM) and technical-professional training at national and international level. During his professional career, he worked as a pilot at Esquadra 552 of the Air Force, at FAMET in Logronho, Spain and at the Unidade de Aviação Ligeira do Exército, where he was Commander of the Helicopter Unit. Most recently, he was a professor at the Instituto Universitário Militar and “Deputy Branch Head” of the Department for Innovation at “Allied Command Transformation” in Norfolk. He is currently the Head of the Capabilities Area in the Innovation and Transformation Division of EMGFA.
Aerospace and Security Sales Manager at EDISOFT - THALES GROUP
José Freitas is responsible for Sales & Business Development of the Space and Maritime Security Systems business unit at EDISOFT since 2019. His career started in 2000, in the area of ICT. After working in the Banking, Telecoms, Aeronautics and Defense sectors, his career focused on the Space business. Prior to joining EDISOFT, he worked at BAE Systems in the UK and at Thales Alenia Space in France. He has a degree in Computer Science Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico. He obtained a doctoral degree in Social Sustainability and Development, at Universidade Aberta, having defended a thesis that addressed Earth Observation in Africa.
European Project Manager at Secretaria Regional de Saúde e Proteção Civil
Has experience working in health sciences and health research projects, taking on multiple roles and responsibilities from teaching to research and management. With a Biotechnology Engineering degree background, she taught for several years on the master of medicine and master of nursing degrees at the University of Madeira, where she pursued medical research within epidemiological studies. Currently, she is a researcher and project manager in EU Horizon 2020 projects at Secretaria Regional de Saúde e Proteção Civil in Madeira.
Researcher at UNINOVA
Fábio Januário is a researcher at UNINOVA Center of Technology and Systems (CTS). He holds a PhD in the area of control and systems by the NOVA School of Science and Technology | FCT NOVA of the NOVA University of Lisbon, and has an MsC in Electrical Engineering from the same school. Research interests include topics of cyber-physical systems, wireless sensors and actuator networks, resilient systems and control and decision support systems.
European Project Manager at Secretaria Regional de Tourism e Cultura
Completed her Bachelor of Science (2000) and Bachelor of Science with Honours (2001) degrees in the field of Microbiology at the Faculty of Science of the University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa) and developed her Master of Science degree in Biochemistry at the same University (2004). In 2011, she obtained her PhD in Chemistry with specialization in Biochemistry at the CQM - Centro de Química da Madeira of the Universidade da Madeira (Portugal). With over 15 years of experience in research development in the health and life sciences, her work was mainly focused on the development of alternative nanotechnology-based strategies for treating and targeting diseases (e.g., contrast agents for cancer cell imaging, inhibition of emergent diseases such as dengue virus and zika virus). Throughout this time, she also undertook multiple roles and responsibilities, having gained extensive experience in the supervision of students at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, teaching, laboratory management and the management of the numerous scientific dissemination activities. To date, she has 19 publications in peer-reviewed journals, 2 submitted manuscripts to peer-reviewed journals, 1 book chapter, several invited oral communications at both international and national conferences, and 19 communications by poster. More recently, her research interests are focused on the development of digital solutions in the Health Sector. She is currently a researcher and project manager in the EU Horizon 2020 project, Smart4Health, at Secretaria Regional de Turismo e Cultura in Madeira.