Adam Woznica holds a position of a senior machine learning specialist in Expedia Inc. in Geneva, Switzerland working in the area of large scale recommender systems. He obtained a Master in Applied Mathematics from the Lodz University, Poland. He spent the final year of his graduate studies at the University of Porto where he was introduced to the world of data mining and machine learning. Adam also holds a PhD in Machine Learning from the University of Geneva, Switzerland. Prior to joining Expedia Inc. Adam worked as a post-doc researcher at the University of Geneva developing novel algorithms for automated scientific discovery.

Albert Bifet is a Research Scientist at HUAWEI Noahs Ark Lab. His main research interest is in Learning from Data Streams. Prior to joining Huawei, he had been working at Yahoo! Research, University of Waikato, and UPC BarcelonaTech. He is the author of a book on Adaptive Stream Mining and Pattern Learning and Mining from Evolving Data Streams. He is one of the leaders of the MOA and SAMOA software environments for implementing algorithms and running experiments for online learning from evolving data streams.

Specialist in Logistic Strategy and Supply Chain Management. Degree in Mechanical Engineering from FEUP (1986). MSc in Distribution Management and Technology (1989) and PhD in Logistics and Distribution (1994), both from the Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield University (U.K.). He is Assistant Professor of the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management at FEUP, where he was Director of the Programme in Industrial Engineering and Management (1995 - 2000). He is currently Executive President of INEGI - Institute of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Management (since April/2015) and President of APLOG - Portuguese Losgistics Association. He was Executive Vice-President of INEGI from 2010 to 2015 and was Vice-Dean at PBS from 2000 to Jun/2009. Lecturer at PBS (since 1995), where he currently teaches the Magellan MBA, the Executive MBA, and a number of executive education programmes. He has led more than 50 consulting assignment for Portuguese and multinational companies, from various industries.

Professor of Strategy and Organizations. Director of the Strategy and Management Research Centre at FDC. Academic Director of the BRICs on BRICs program. Aldemir is an economist and holds a PhD in Management Studies from Judge Business School, Cambridge University. His areas of expertise are strategy implementation and strategies of multinational corporations. Aldemir teaches on open enrolment and customized programs at FDC. Previously he was Director of the Executive MBA Program and Director of Human Resources at FDC.

PhD in Accountancy and Finance from Lancaster University (2002) and a degree in Management from the University of Porto (1995). Aldónio is a Senior lecturer at Monash University (Melbourne, Australia), which he joined in 2004. He has lectured at the Portuguese Catholic University (1995-98, 2002-04), at the University of Porto (2002-04). He also has experience in the banking sector and in consultancy for SMEs. Aldónio teaches and researches in the fields of Management Control and Management Accounting. He has published in prominent international journals. He was the elected representative of Portugal on the European Accounting Association Board (2003-06 and 2007-09).

De 1990 a 1992 frequentou o curso de Cozinha/Pastelaria da Escola de Hotelaria e Turismo do Porto. Nos dois últimos anos do curso (1991-1992) realiza estágio curricular no Hotel Le Meridien Porto e no Hotel Resthotel Primevére Fafe. Após o estágio desempenha a função de pasteleiro e de chefe de cozinha, nesses mesmos hotéis. É formador em diversas instituições tais como na Escola de Hotelaria e Turismo de Manteigas, na Associação Turística Terras Verdes, na Garfos & Letras e na Escola Superior de Turismo e Telecomunicações de Seia. Actualmente, exerce funções de chefe coordenador de cozinha/pastelaria na Escola de Hotelaria e Turismo de Lamego.

Degree and PhD in Computer Sciences by the University of Porto. Masters Degree in Advanced Information technology by the London Imperial College. Associated professor at the Porto Sciences Faculty. Specialist in Web mining and support to decision with data mining.

Amélia Brandão is graduated in Enterprises Management from the Universidade Portucalense Infante D. Henrique, Porto, in 1995. She holds a Master degree in Finance from the Universidade Portucalense Infante D. Henrique, 2003. She has been a Ph.D. student at the Faculdade de Economia do Porto (FEP) since 2006. Presently she is invited Assistant of Marketing and Brand Management subjects in FEP, since 2004. Additionally she is teaching Managerial Communication, Strategy Communication and Marketing in Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto, since 2008 until present. She is invited teacher in Porto Business School (PBS) at Integrated Communication of Marketing subjects in Postgraduate courses since 2006 until present. Her previous work experience was in brand management consultancy at Associação Nacional de Jovens Empresários (ANJE), Associação Empresarial de Portugal (AEP), Markamos and XZ Consultores. She was coordinator and trainer for various projects and was senior consultant in micro enterprises (Formação e Ação em Micro Empresas -Fame project). She was Supervisor of Work Placements and Assistant Teacher at Universidade Portucalense Infante D. Henrique, 1995-2005, in undergraduate course, of Microeconomics, Marketing Research, Brand Management and Marketing Management subjects. From 2000 to 2004 she was Visiting Assistant Teacher at Faculdad de Ciencias Economicas y Empresariales, Universidad de Sevilla, in Marketing Undergraduate course.

Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the FEUP (1988). PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Porto (2000). He has been a university lecturer since 1988 at the FEUP and carries out research activity at INESC Oporto at the Production Systems Engineering Unit. He is currently involved in various industrial consultancy and R&D projects nationally and internationally. He regularly takes part in international and national conferences and is the author of various publications.

Human Resources Management Consultant and specialist in Development Improvement Systems and Training Evaluation. Graduated in Psychology (University of Porto) and Masters Degree in Human Resources Management (Minho University). Teacher at Polytechnic Instituto of Porto – Superior School of Industrial Studies and Management (IPP-ESEIG).

For the last 15 years, Ana has been passionate about searching and finding gems in data, Maths and Stats have always been the connecting thread throughout her career. After initial studies in management, a Masters in Data Analysis, and 7 years in the Statistics department of the Portuguese Central Bank, all in Porto, Ana completed a PHD in computer science at Edinburgh University and then spent an extra 4 years researching the inner workings of the global stock market for Edinburgh Partners. Ana now works within TIBCO Spotfires Industry Analytics Group. The group diligently surfaces sector specific use cases that can, via analytics and visualisation, deliver to TIBCOs clients the full value of their data. Representing the Group in EMEA and Latin America, Ana has helped a number of blue-chip organisations in their baby or sage steps into the world of Analytics and Big Data.

Degree in Psychology from the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences at Coimbra University. Masters in Human Resources Management (dissertation stage) from the School of Economics and Management of Minho University. Communication Manager of the EFACEC Group. Secretary of the Company and Advisor to the Chairman of the Board of Directors. Lecturer at the School of Economics and Management of Minho University.

Holds a degree in Business Management by the University of Porto and Post-Graduations in the areas of Marketing (E-Marketing specialization) by IPAM and in Information Management and Marketing Intelligence by the Porto Business School. Is currently responsible for Open Innovation for the retail businesses of the SONAE Group and co-founder of the project Cidadania 2.0. Holds a teaching position at Porto Business School on the topic of Enterprise 2.0. With a professional background in the areas of Digital Marketing and Communication, she is also invited to lecture on the topic of Social Media Marketing.

Advisor Technician at the Central Bank (Bank of Portugal). Deputy Head of the Issue and Treasury Departement of Bank of Portugal. Masters in Business Sciences from University of Porto. Degree in Economics from University of Porto.

Professor of the Faculty of Economics at University of Porto. Degree in Economics and academic part of the Masters in Economics from the Faculty of Economics at Oporto University.

She has a degree in Economics from the Faculty of Economics of Oporto (1996) and an MBA from INSEAD (2002). She is currently an Executive Board Member at Optimus. Previously, she was Director of the Mobile Residential Business Unit, managing both Marketing and Sales. During her time at the Operator, she has also been responsible for the Brand and Advertising Departments, and has integrated the SMEs and Data Services Business Units. During her time as an operator she has also been part of SME Business and Data Service Units. She started her career in Marketing at Procter & Gamble, having worked the Pantene and Fairy brands.

Ana Teresa Lehmann is Professor at EGP-UPBS and at FEP-U. Porto. Former Vice-President of the North of Portugal Regional Regional Authority (CCDR-N). Former Pro-Rector of the University of Porto (for Strategic Planning, relations with Companies, and Entrepreneurial Participations). Visiting Professor in several US/European universities, and a Board Member and former President of the European International Business Academy. Has a MSc, PhD and postdoctoral studies specialising on International Business/Foreign Direct Investment. Author of numerous presentations in top-level conferences, she is an Associate Editor (Strategy/International Business) of international scientific journals and has dozens of international publications in scientific journals and books. She has been a consultant to leading international institutions (OECD, UNCTAD) and to Portuguese and international policy-making and other organisations, as well as being involved in the management of several companies and foundations.

Degree in Law from the Faculty of Law of Coimbra University. MBA from IE Business School. Attended the Advanced Negotiation Program at Harvard Law School (2006) and the High Potential Leadership Program at Harvard Business School (2012). He heads the CEO Office at Frulact .

Professor of the Faculty of Economics at University of Porto. PhD in Economics by the Faculty of Economics at University of Porto.

Degree in Economics from the Faculty of Economics of University of Porto. Post-Graduation Course in Business Accounting and Finance from the U. A.. Course leading to the Masters in Business Accounting and Finance from the U. A.. PhD in Business Management and Administration from Valladolid University with her curricular part completed (currently drawing up her Thesis). Responsible for Management Control, Administrative and Fiscal matters with Sonae Imobiliária (1990 – 98). Director responsible for the tax consultancy department at the Oporto office of Ernst & Young (1998- 2001). Partner of the company UHY & Associados, SROC, Ld.ª (since 2001). Chartered Accountant. Company consultant in the financial, fiscal and management control areas.

Degree (1981) and Masters (1985) in Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto(FEUP). PhD in simulation from the School of Management of Cranfield University, England (1992). He is currently an Auxiliary Professor at FEUP responsible for the subjects of the Computing Applications Seminar, Programming I and II of the degree in Industrial Engineering and Management. He is a guest lecturer at EGP. Responsible for various research and consultancy projects in the areas of Interactive Visual Simulation, Information Systems and Internet.

Antonio went to school in London, Porto and Madrid. And he also lived in Germany, after graduating in Business Management. He was International Market Manager during 19 years, and did business in 40 countries, across 4 continents. Nowadays, he works as consultant, conference speaker and executive trainer on luxury marketing, innovation and international business. Executive Marketing MBA by the Porto Business School in Porto, Portugal. Master programme in Luxury Strategic Management by the IE Business School in Madrid, Spain. Diploma in International Trade and Distribution by the London School of Foreign Trade, in London, UK. Business Model Innovation by Strategos Iberia, in Lisbon, Portugal. Antonio collaborated with the World Marketing and Sales Forum and contributes to the Marketeer magazine, writing articles on Luxury Marketing. He has lectured International Marketing, speaks 5 languages and is an innovation enthusiast. Holds more than 25 years of sensibleness and experience in dealing with clients. Antonio has true passion in servicing and delighting customers. On stage, he is an enthusiastic speaker, and has spoken at conferences for Giorgio Armani, Loewe, L’Oréal, Deloitte, Carnival of Luxury and in Singapore, for Procter & Gamble Asia. Relationship Builder and non-mainstream thinker, yet with plenty of common sense Detail-oriented and passionate about the world’s cultural diversity.

Degree in Sociology from the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences from Universidade Nova de Lisboa. After starting his professional career at Euroexpansão, he subsequently founded Metris, Lda where he was the National Project Manager - Market Surveys – with market research projects carried out in various fields of marketing and consumer behaviour. Lecturer for 6 years at the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences (Sampling and Market Surveys and Studies). Occasional collaboration with the Lusíada University, IPAM, the Faculty of Medicine of Lisbon and ISLA. In his spare time he devotes himself to his family and fishing. Lots of fishing!

Vice President of Board of Instituto de Gestão de Fundos, IP Segurança Social.

Head of Midlandcom - Communication Consultants. communication consultant, organizational psychologist and masters degree in Communication, Culture and Information Technologies (ISCTE).

António Gil Machado is the CEO of Imométrica Lda. António graduated in Economics at the University of Porto and completed a post-graduate in Marketing at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa. Currently António Gil Machado is director of a major Portuguese professional real estate magazine “Vida Imobiliáiria” and Deputy Chair of the ULI (Urban Land Institute) in Portugal. António Gil Machado is also an invited teacher at the University of Porto.

Graduate in Geography and Masters Degree in Transportation through IST. Has conducted a Post-graduation in Logistics between 1995 and 2000 at the Instituto Superior de Transportes and from 2001 to 2004 at Instituto Superior de Gestão. Currently responsible for the Inverse Logistic subject in the Distribution and Logistic Management Degree, lectured at Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal.

Auxiliar Professor of the Faculty of Economics of the University of Porto.

Degree in Systems Engineering from Minho University, MBA from the ISEE (University of Porto), AMP from INSEAD. From 1991 to 1997 he discharged duties as the Information Systems Manager of Sonae Distribuição. He was a founder (1988) of Enabler, a company integrating information systems focusing on retail, now VP Retail Services of Wipro - the company which acquired Enabler. He is also a founding partner of various other companies connected with the Area of Information Technology Solutions - Mobicomp, IT Peers, Profimetrics, DHome. He has carried out lecturing activity at universities for 7 years on various Engineering courses of Minho University at the Faculty of Economics of University of Porto and on a post-graduation course at the IST. He also works with Cotec, mainly in the context of the Excellence Centre for the dematerialisation of transactions.

Former Director General of the DGCI and Former Director of VAT, the Finance Ministry.

Degree in Microbiology from UCP and an MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from Cranfield University (UK). Lecturer in Logistics and Supply Chain at EGP-UPBS since 2000. Has been involved in a number of consulting projects for Portuguese, British and multinational companies.

Dr. Arno Knobbe is a senior researcher in the Data Mining Group at the LIACS (the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science). Additionally, he is the owner of a Dutch Data Mining consulting company called Kiminkii. His research is focused on projects that revolve around large collections of data. In these projects, novel and scalable Data Mining techniques are employed to effectively unearth the useful knowledge in these rich sources of data. His activities include the development of new techniques for uncovering hidden knowledge from this data, and the development of new ways to apply existing techniques to Big Data. Arno Knobbe heads a number of projects where the analysis of data plays a large role. These range from theoretical (the development of new DM techniques) to fairly practical, for example in application areas such as biology and medicine, historical documents, fraude detection and civil engineering. Such applications typically provide many challenges for analysis, such as the heterogeneous, spatial and temporal nature of the data, not to mention the considerable size. Rather than being obstacles for existing methods, these challenges can also provide inspiration for new knowledge discovery techniques. Arno Knobbe is specifically interested in the modeling of complex physical systems through large scale monitoring of such systems using sensor networks. By tracking the potentially complex response of different components to changes in the systems environment, a thorough understanding of the actual and current behaviour of the system can be produced. An important goal of this modeling effort is to understand potential weaknesses in the studied system, and to track possible changes in the health of the system, be it gradual or acute. A good example of such a system is the Hollandse Brug, a major Dutch highway bridge between Amsterdam and Almere, that is fitted with a substantial sensor network for monitoring the state of the bridge and its response to changes in weather and traffic.

Graduated in Electronics Engineering by FEUP and MBA in Corporate Management by EGP_UPBS. His professional career started in university teaching at FEUP and has been based on a significant variety of projects and responsibilities, in top management labors at Sony Portugal, Optimus Telecommunications, Radio and Television of Portugal, Randstad, Tranquilidade Insurance Company and Cerealis. Currently he is C.O.O. at Cerealis SGPS, being responsible for the Cerealis’ Operations function.

Hotel Manager, degree in Hotel Management and Tourism, with a Post-graduation in "Hotel Management" by the Glion International Centre (Switzerland).

PhD in Economics from LSE - London School of Economics and Political Science (United Kingdom). degree and Masters in Economics from FEP. Associate Professor of FEP. He was formerly President of the Administração Regional de Saúde do Norte, President of the Healthcare Regulatory Authority, and a consultant to the Ministry of Health. He was previously a Director for companies from the financial and education sectors, and an economist at the International Monetary Fund.