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Cybersecurity & cyberdefense as critical areas for promoting stability and economic growth

Tuesday, October 26th, 2021 - Afternoon


Air Force Academy, Sintra

In-person or online

14:00 - Online and in presence reception of participants

14:15 - Opening speech

  • BGen. Armando Barros (Director of Air Force Communications and Information Systems)

14:30 - Intervention: Prof. Telmo Vieira (Managing Partner at PremiValor Consulting)

14:45 - Jury presentation

14:55 - Presentation of the most voted video

15:00 - 2-min. Elevator Pitch (TOP 10 + 1 project with most voted video)

15:30 - KENYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Marco Lourenço (Team Leader of Knowledge & Innovation at European Union Agency for Cybersecurity - ENISA)

15:40 - Break

16:00 - Intervention ALTICE

16:05 - Intervention EDP

16:10 - Intervention ALTICE LABS

16:15 - Intervention PWC

16:20 - 5-min. Elevator Pitch (TOP 5) Students Category

16:45 - Elevator Pitch PhD/Researchers Category

17:15 - Break

17:30 - Winning projects award announcement

  • TGen. João Cartaxo Alves (Chief of Air Force Logistic Command)

  • Eng.º José Alegria (Chief Security Office at ALTICE Portugal)

  • Eng.º Paulo Moniz (Director - Information Security and IT Risk at EDP

  • Eng.º Alcino Lavrador (Director of Technology Coordination and Innovation at Altice LABS)

  • Dr. Marcelo Rodrigues (Director of Cybersecurity & Privacy at PWC Portugal)

  • Prof. Telmo Vieira (Managing Partner at PremiValor Consulting)

17:40 - Closing speech

  • TGen. João Cartaxo Alves (Chief of Air Force Logistics Command)

*To be confirmed



Director of Air Force Communications and Information Systems

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Chief of Air Force Logistic Command

Portuguese Air Force Logistics Commander;

Was the Deputy Director of the National Defense Resources Directorate at the MoD;

National representative in NATO Logistics Committee, in NATO Resource Policy and Planning Board and in the LongTerm Review of the European Defense Agency. (2018/2019);


Managing Partner at PremiValor Consulting


Lecturer at ISEG-Lisbon School of Economics and Management - University of Lisbon

President of the Supervisory Board of a bank operation specially in the digital market

Mentor and Investor in Start-ups in different phases, early stage and growing stage

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Marco Barros Lourenco is a technology strategist, futurist, and cybersecurity researcher with more than two decades of experience in international organisations on three different continents.


Marco worked for more than a decade as a CISO for an EU diplomatic missions and as a Senior Manager for the United Nations and Microsoft Corporation, where he defined strategies in the areas of public sector modernization, information security and risk management for 14+ governments.


He joined the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) in 2018 as a Senior Expert and has been leading the Agency Research and Innovation Team for the past year.


Marco has published several articles and research papers in the areas of threat intelligence, cyber risk management and cybersecurity innovation and is one of the founders of the European Cyber Threat Intelligence Community (CTI-EU).


In his role as Senior Manager, Marco also contributes to the Agency's work in the areas of foresight, market and certification and represents the Agency in the European Cyber Security Competence Centre (ECCC)

Team Leader of Knowledge & Innovation at ENISA

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Chief Security Office at ALTICE Portugal

Chief Security Officer at Altice Portugal;

Worldwide coordinator of the CyberWatch Program at the Altice Group;

Member of European Cybercrime Center (EC3) Advisory Group on Communication Providers at EUROPOL;

Over 15 years of experience in the application of advanced software technology to cyber intelligence and cybersecurity;

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Director - Information Security and IT Risk at EDP

Director - Information Security and IT Risk at EDP - Energias de Portugal;



General Director of Altice Labs, Innovation and Technological Development Centre of the Altice Group.

Led important projects in Africa and Brazil, supporting the internationalisation of Portugal Telecom and PT Inovação

Holds positions in several institutions related to innovation and ICT

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Director of Cybersecurity & Privacy at PwC Portugal

Cybersecurity Coordinator at Risk Assurance Services in PwC

10+ years of experience in IT audit and Cybersecurity

Experienced programmer and Linux system administrator

CISM, CISA certifications

Main areas of focus: Pentesting, Cybersecurity incidents, Risk Analysis, Regulatory Compliance

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