Steering Committee

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Rear Admiral António Gameiro Marques
  • General Director of National Security Office and National Cybersecurity Center;

  • Electrical and computer engineering in Naval Postgraduate School of Monterey, California;​

  • Director of the National Security Office, which includes, in its structure, the National Cybersecurity Center;

  • CIO in the Navy in 2009;

  • Responsible for developing and maintaining software for Portuguese Navy frigate combat systems and for modernizing and automating radio stations;

  • Portugal's representative with NATO bodies that are responsible for information and communication technologies;

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Telmo Vieira
  • 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 operating specially in digital market;

  • Mentor and investor in Start-ups in different phases, early stage and growing stage;

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Rita Vasconcelos
  • Director at PremiValor Consulting;

  • Has significant experience in project and corporate finance, financial advisory, economical-financial modelling,  business valuation, business plans and strategic diagnostics, business modelling, project management and market research;

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José Alegria 
  • 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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Paulo Moniz
  • Director - Information Security and IT Risk at EDP - Energias de Portugal;

  • AFCEA Portugal - Cyber Committee Board Member

  • Member of the Board of Directors of CIIWA (Competitive Intel and Information Warfare Association)

  • Member of the “Systems of Cyber Resilience Electricity” group at the World Economic Forum

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Alcino Lavrador
  • 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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Marcelo Rodrigues
  • 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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Brigadier General Ana Cristina Telha
  • Portuguese Air Force Communications and Information Systems Director;

  • Former Portuguese Air Force Communications and Information Systems Head of Division, at Air Force Staff;

  • Degree in Military and Aeronautical Sciences - Computer Engineering from the Air Force Academy

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Marco Lourenço
  • Team Leader of Knowledge & Innovation at ENISA

  • Technology strategist, futurist, and cybersecurity researcher with more than two decades of experience in international organisations on three different continents.

  • 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

ADVISORY BOARD & SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

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Luís Paulo Reis
  • Director of LIACC – Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science Laboratory;

  • Vice-president of the Portuguese Association for Artificial Intelligence;

  • Evaluated more than 50 proposals and/or projects of European programs FP6, FP7, Horizon2020 and national programs of FCT and ANI / Portugal 2020;

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Rui Carvalho
  • Head of Cybersecurity at InnoWave Technologies;

  • Over 25 years of experience in Cyber Security;

  • Development Director at EAST (European Association for Secure Transactions) and he chairs the EAST Payment Task Force;

  • Member of the EC3 Advisory Group on Financial Crime at Europol;

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Lieutenant Colonel Salomão Carvalho
  • Advisor for the Defence Resources of the Ministry of Defence;

  • Degree in Electronics and Computer Science and a Master in Military Electronics Engineering;

  • Project Manager of the NATO Smart Defence “Multinational Project on Cyber Defence Education and Training (MNCDE&T)” and the National Co-Leader at the European Union Military Training Group - Cyber Defence Discipline;

  • Doctor in Law;
     

  • Professor at the Law School of the University of Lisbon (Tax, Public Finance, Competition and Regulation);

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Carlos Lobo

Mentors Board & Ethics Committee

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Prof. Shomit Ghose
  • General partner at the Silicon Valley venture capital fund, ONSET Ventures;
     

  • Start-up entrepreneur, with multiple successful exits via IPO and acquisition;
     

  • Serves on multiple advisory boards in Europe and the US;

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Nuno Pereira
  • Degree in product design;

  • Involved in multiple design/engineering hardware and software projects;

  • CEO of of Holy Grail Inc;

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Rogério Bravo
  • Chief Police Inspector responsible for Portuguese Judiciary Police cyber crime unit UNC3T (working on the field since 1991);
     

  • Portuguese Police representative on INTERPOL’s European Working Party on Information Technology Crime;
     

  • Professor of IT criminality and digital forensics (Judiciary Police, FCUL, IP Beja) and fellow researcher;
    Degree and Postgrad in Law (UAL) and postgrad on Cyberwarfare by Militar Academy;