Helena Gonçalves graduated in Economics from the FEP (Faculty of Economics of Oporto) in 1984. She has several post-graduations, to wit a Masters in “Corporate Social Responsibility, Accounting and Social Auditing” from Barcelona University, Post Graduation in “Human Resources Management” from the UCP, a Masters in the “General management of Companies” from the EUDEM and the course “Social Accountability Auditor/Lead Auditor Training Course” from SGS U.K. Guest lecturer of UCP – Oporto and of the EGE, lecturing Corporate Ethics in Economics and Management and on various Post-graduations at the EGE. Researcher at CEGEA. Consultant in Sustainability and Corporate Ethics. She was a manager of the Northern branch of Time-Sharing (1985-96) and of DTTI Soluções Informáticas (1996-2000). She was a Senior Manager at Deloitte & Touche, (2000-02) in the Human Capital area.

Dr. Helena Szrek received her Ph.D. from the Health Care Systems Department at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 2005 and is now an Associate Professor at Porto Business School and at the Centre for Economics and Finance. Dr. Szrek specializes in judgment and decision making with two different focuses, (i) analyzing the choice processes of consumers (especially health care consumers) and (ii) the link between health and entrepreneurship. She also has a strong interest in data collection methodologies. Dr. Szrek’s research has been published in internationally known journals across different disciplines including public health, psychology, economics, and entrepreneurship. Her research has been supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health, the Portuguese Foundation of Science and Technology, Stanford University’s Center for Advancing Decision Making on Aging, University of Pennsylvania’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, and University of Pennsylvania’s Population Studies Center/Penn Aging Research Center/Boettner Center for Pension Research. Please go to Dr. Szrek’s homepage at the Centre for Economics and Finance for more detail about her publications.

European affairs Consultant; was a political adviser at the European Parliament; a spokesman for Justice Minister; journalist in "Grande Reportagem" and "O Independente". Degree in Law from Lisbon University, postgraduate studies in Theory and Political Science and Master degree in Political Science and International Relations from the Institute of Political Studies of the UCP.

Visiting Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management at the Magellan International MBA Program. Professor of Operations Management at Rollins College – Crummer Graduate School of Business, since 2006. Professor Correa previously taught at the Fundacao Getulio Vargas Business School (1998-2006) and at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil (1986-1996). He has also served visiting appointments at the Federal University of Rio (Brazil), University of Warwick (UK), IESA (Venezuela), INCAE (Costa Rica), University of Texas at San Antonio (USA), IE Business School (Spain), among other institutions. His research interests include global supply chain management, flexible operations and service operations management. He has published extensively in academic journals including the International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems, International Journal of Logistics Systems Management, Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, International Journal of Business Excellence, Journal of Operations and Supply Chain Management and Latin America Business Review. Correa has authored and co-authored seven books and text-books in the fields of operations strategy, service operations, operations management and manufacturing planning and control systems. He has consulted with companies such as 3M, Unilever, General Motors, Hewlett-Packard, Embraer, Sadia, Monsanto, Inter-Bev, Wella (Procter &Gamble), Telemar, Pepsico, Whirlpool (Embraco), among others. Professor Correa served as vice president for the Americas in the Production Operations Management Society (POMS) (2005-2008) and currently is President of the College of Human Behavior in Operations Management of POMS. He also serves in the editorial board of the International Journal of Operations and Production Management and is an ad hoc reviewer for many journals in the field of OM. He is a certified professional in production and inventory management (CPIM) by APICS (USA).

Assistant Professor, School of Economics of Porto. PhD in International Marketing from Université Paris-Dauphine (France).

Hugo is leading the Advanced Intelligence group at DIKW Consulting. He has more than 15 years experience in the field of Datamining, now called data science. Hugo is a data scientist pur sang, involved in this field before it got its name. Specialized in the development of decision support models for predicting customer behavior using datamining techniques, he has a proven track record of using and implementing these data based decision models succesfully in customer contact strategies. The last few years his ambitions focus on what is now called big data and social media & network analytics. Mining unstructured content like text, video, pictures and social networks bring new insights into customer profiling and what can be done with analytics in the field of datamining and CRM. Recently the field of semantic web and ontology based search was added to his domain knowledge. Sensor data from the Internet of Things (IoT) opened up a new world of Big Data. Hugo has strong analytical skills, is creative and has a strong personality. But also enough reality sense to quickly understand the problems faced by customers. Because he has worked in a great variety of markets as a experienced consultant you can be sure that Hugo is flexible and has the ability to explore and analyze a new working environment quickly and make it his own.