Eduarda Mendes Rodrigues is a Principal Researcher at Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe and an Assistant Professor of Informatics Engineering / Computer Science at the University of Porto, Portugal. Her research interests lie in the broad areas of data mining and web information retrieval. Her current research is primarily focused on applying data mining techniques for mining social media content and characterising user behaviour in online communities. She holds a Ph.D. in Electronic & Electrical Engineering from University College London, UK, and a Licentiate degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Porto, Portugal. Eduarda has published in top international venues and is the co-inventor of three US patent applications.

Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto Assistant Professor. PhD in Design and Communication at U. Porto. Designer and member of the Art Directors Club of New York and ICOGRADA (International Council of Graphic Design Association).

Degree on Economy by the Faculdade de Economia do Porto in the year 1996. Executive MBA by EGP, in the year 2006. Professor of Jogo de Gestão in EGP since 2006. Enterprise consultant in Banco Nacional Ultramarino between 1996 and 1998. Nowadays is a Commercial and Marketing Director in the company José Neves & Cia, Lda

Chemical engineering degree (U. Porto, 1974). X PADE (1988). Professor (by invitation) at University of Minho, School of Engineering (from 2001), with research interests in business strategy and information systems, business history and innovation and development issues. After a first academic career at University of Porto, for more than 20 years (from end 70s to end 90s) has been fully involved in corporate management and he has served in the Board of several industrial and services companies (some quoted in stock exchange), usually with responsibilities related to corporate planning (including M&A) and information technologies management. From 2005, he is also general manager of ISTMA International Special Tooling and Machining Association (www.istma.org), the world confederation of national associations of companies related to tooling industries, with affiliated associations from more than 30 countries. More information in www.dsi.uminho.pt/~ebeira.

Degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from FEUP. Responsible for Management Consultancy Projects of the Studies Centre of the Porto Business School. Coordinator and Lecturer of the EGP – masters in Logistics, customised Executive and Training Programmes in the fields of project management, purchasing management, integrated planning, operations and logistics / distribution. Executive training in leadership, customer management, change management and project management. He was responsible for the area of Operations Management of the management consultancy division of PricewaterhouseCoopers. Management consultant in the field of strategic and organisational planning and the chain management of supply with relevant experience in project management. Party responsible (or joint party responsible) for a further 30 strategic and organisational planning projects, process improvement and the implementation of information systems in the fields of management of purchases, operations, integrated planning of the supply chain, logistics, distribution, marketing and commercial and support areas. Relevant training and consultancy experience in various activity sectors, to wit industrial, services, fast-moving consumer goods, retail, food and beverages, high-tech, textile, automobile, consumer and packaged goods, pharmaceutical, health, education and transport.

Professor, Accountancy and Management Group of the Faculty of Economics of University of Porto.

University Lecturer. Former senior advising economist of the DGCI.