Unreasonable type who thrives in just the right mix of chaos, lack of resources & high stakes. Partial to simple ideas applied boldly. Troublemaker.
Successful pivots involving asylum in the Balkans, logistics in Central Africa, migration in South-East Asia, protection in Somalia, social marketing in Mozambique. Accomplished in the dark arts of getting shit done.
Bottom of the Pyramid Marketing. Movercado.
How to disrupt a 100billion$ industry
Disruption is everywhere. Every industry goes through the same cycle of disruption out of which the agile and the creative will emerge triumphant and incumbents have to evolve or become irrelevant. Successful modern enterprises are all at the heart of vibrant eco-systems - evolving continuously and creating new opportunities and value along the way, often in new categories and markets.
But what of the development industry? Traditional aid organization continue to work in product/project-cycles as they did over the last 50 years. Incumbents are slow, rigid, conservative, inefficient and non tech-savvy. A $100b/ year industtry ready to be disrupted.
Using an ubiquitous and simple technology (SMS) and a really clever business logic, Movercado creates powerful retailing, communication and payment structures on bottom-of pyramid markets, leading to increased efficiency of aid distribution and creating real economic value on these markets.
Amazon and Wal-Mart meets Visa and PayPal. At the Bottom of the Pyramid.
Editor of the portuguese native speakers at Global Voices, an international platform of "Citizen Media" that reports online social mobilization from every corner of the world.
Studied Computer Engineering at Universidade do Porto, always with the goal in mind of crossing the information and comunication technology areas with projects of social change.
Has been collaborating with Jornal @Verdade in Mozambique in a project of journalism and citizenship for the covering of the electoral process in the country during 2013 and 2014. In 2012, organized in Maputo a Workshop of Free Culture and Ciziten Media.
Since 2006 has dedicated herself into management, formation and development of ciber-projects. Between 2007 and 2011 has been several times in Timor Leste, as a teacher in the Universidade Nacional, as a consultant in e-learning information systems and governmental management, and also as a trainer in online communication next to ONGs.
Currently living in Porto, where is involved with several associations and groups like Transparência Hackday and Espaço Compasso.
Technology and social awareness: from informatics to info-activism
What does informatics has to do with coconut trees? Can rolling dices change the world? Have social networks existed before the Internet? We start from the antipodes, Timor-Leste, to realize that there is a line that separates those who have access to the new information technologies and communication from those who don't. And the impact they can have in the development of society and in terms of responsiveness to the challenges of today. In the middle we jump to Mozambique, where a digital inclusion project based on mobile technologies - and chalk boards! - may be causing changes in society. From global to local, also here in central Porto the ingredients of Transparency Hackday mix information, computing and the possible interactions between technology and citizenship.
He's an Engineer by training and will never abandon that post. Considers his line of thinking as logical and straight to the point, although his first years of training have developed the creative side immensely while he collaborated with top architects from around the world
Always had an interest in finance and even developed automatic trading long-short models that provide returns in excess of 40% a year over the past 15 years.
Entrepreneur. Created Zercatto, a website that allows investors to follow the best traders of the financial markets, and MãosÀObra.pt, an online reverse auction website whereby clients can seek services and have service suppliers bid for the lowest price, including a ranking system so that quality is never compromised.
Serviços Partilhados do Ministério da Saúde
eHealth National Platform R&D team member. Worked to ensure the sharing of clinical data between the citizen and heath professionals and providing information sharing between hospitals, health units and eHealth national systems.
Currently managing all R&D activities and prospecting new challenges to empowering the platform of innovative features.
Degree in Computer Engineering, Msc in Knowledge-based and Decision Support Technologies @ ISEP.
eHealth National Platform serving the citizen
Laboratório de Biomecânica do Porto
Graduated from MSc. In Biomedical Engineering at FEUP, has been developing his professional activity in the LABIOMEP: Porto Biomechanics Laboratory.
His research activities include several projects aiming at developing technological solutions in rehabilitation and sports and the evaluation of athletes in order to improve their competitive performance.
Currently pursuing the PhD in Biomedical Engineering, his research interests are mainly In the use of the new textile and inertial sensors to evaluate health status and movement.
Technology improving Healthcare and Sports
Degree in Computer Engineering, MSc in Computer Networks and current PhD student @ FEUP. Researcher at INESC TEC since 2005. Invited lecturer at ISEP since 2010, where he teaches computer security courses. Previously, teacher at FEUP. Security auditor, helped major Portuguese companies get their websites and applications more secure. Security trainer. Speaker and mentor in several entrepreneurial events.
Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto
Privacy: an individual right in a digital world
Recent graduate from MSc. Informatics and Computing Engineering at FEUP and MSc. Computational & Software Techniques in Engineering at Cranfield University. His main passions are technology, travelling and entrepreneurship. Driven by the urge to discover new things in life and reach out to them.
During the course he was an active member of AEFEUP, member of the Course's Steering Committee, member of the Academic Affairs Council and now he is part of AlumniEI.
The land of opportunities
Technology starts with experiments, projects and people that try to do what others think off. It doesn’t matter if it is space, vehicles or people, there is always something being done that might end up in your car, you house or your pocket.
Nuno took a course in Electronics and Telecommunications at the University of Aveiro and is currently responsible for one of the centers of technical competencies at Novabase. He is a promoter of several initiatives related to Innovation and Technology.
Simpler & Happier Technology: from Vision to Implementation