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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;

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;

  • Head of Corporate and Project Finance 

  • Has significant experience in Corporate and Project finance, financial advisory, economic-financial modeling,  Business and Company Valuation, Business plans and Strategic diagnostics, Cost Benefit Analysis and projects focusing on knowledge transfer and innovation.

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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

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

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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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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Vicente Huertas Pardo
  • Country Manager Portugal at Minsait-Indra;

  • 20 years of experience as IT Company Director, Business Process, IT Service Management and Software Project Management;

  • Held several management positions for Indra Group in Spain, Brazil and Portugal;

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


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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;

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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;

Carlos Lobo
  • Doctor in Law;

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


António Casimiro
  • Associate Professor at Department of Informatics of Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa;

  • Director of the Master in Information Security at FCUL;

  • Researcher at LASIGE, a research unit in the area of Computer Science and Engineering of FCUL

Mentors Board

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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;

Ethics Committee

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;


André Barata
  • Senior Consultant at PremiValor Consulting;

  • Master in Finance (curricular part) at ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics & Management - University of Lisbon;

  • More than 7 years of professional experience in Corporate Finance, Strategic Planning, Accounting, Innovation and Technology & Knowledge Transfer projects in the areas of Cybersecurity, Renewables and Health;


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