Steering Committee

Telmo Vieira
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  • 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;

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

Rita Vasconcelos
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  • 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;

José Alegria 
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  • 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;

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Prof. 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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ADVISORY BOARD

Lieutenant General João Cartaxo Alves
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  • 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);

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

Rui Carvalho
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  • 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;

Rear Admiral António Gameiro Marques
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  • 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;

Lieutenant Colonel Salomão Carvalho
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  • 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;

José Alegria 
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  • 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;

Prof. Carlos Lobo - Legal Advisor
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  • Doctor in Law;
     

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

Mentors Board

Mentors Board

Nuno Pereira
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  • Degree in product design;

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

  • CEO of of Holy Grail Inc;

Prof. Shomit Ghose
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  • 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;

Ethics Committee

Rogério Bravo
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  • 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;