With 10+ years’ experience in business analytics practice in diverse industries including Financial Services, Public Sector, Utilities, Automotive, Media, Retail, and Telco. Advise businesses how data impacts their value chain and can be a source of competitive advantage. Expertise in management of data analytics projects, dealing with the scope uncertainty and keeping the quality, budget and schedule under control. Created sustained teams of analytical experts nurturing trust, challenge and accountability as the tenets of their success.

Degree in Economics from the Faculty of Economics of Oporto (FEP, 1999). PhD Student in Management Sciences (since 2009). Master in Business Management from the EGP (2005). MBA in Business Management from the Oporto Management School (EGP, 2003). Lecturer with the FEP in the areas of Cost Accounting and Financial Accounting. Lecturer with the EGP since 2004 in the areas of Financial Accounting and Management Control and Planning. Senior consultant in the field of management and strategy at EGP with participation in several reorganisation projects of financial and administrative areas, management control and strategic Planning. Past experience in auditing and Consultancy with Deloitte & Touche.

Associate Partner with the Travel Tourism&Leisure Division of Deloitte. Economist. Post-Graduation in Financial Analysis and a Masters Board Member at Hoti Hoteis Group

PhD in media studies from the University of Sussex, UK. Associate Professor at the University Fernando Pessoa. Assistant director for Agência Lusa; Scholiast on national policy at RTP.

Ricardo Morla is an Assistant Professor with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, and a principal investigator with INESC Porto, at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto. His research interests are in the field of modeling and managing IT systems with an emphasis on probabilistic and machine learning approaches applied to networks and ambient intelligence. Ricardo graduated from U.Porto in Electrical and Computer Engineering and holds a PhD in Computing from Lancaster University. He was a lecturer and post-doc at UC Irvine in 2007, and a visiting faculty at Carnegie Mellon University in 2010 under the CMU-Portugal program.

Invited assistant for the University of Porto Economics Faculty. Masters degree in Corporate Management, specialized in Finances, by the Portuguese Catholic University.

Richard is a professionally qualified and vastly experienced international learning and development specialist, who has proven ability in the design and delivery of negotiation learning solutions in response to clients’ need for innovation and Return on Investment. Richard has designed and delivered negotiating skills training for many years in the banking, engineering, pharmaceutical, transport and aviation sectors to name a few. Richards negotiation skills training is tailored to the specific requirements of the target audience and the department or function they represent. These have spanned sales, procurement, legal, compliance or senior leadership, across a comprehensive range of clients and industries. Richard uses blended learning tools wherever possible to achieve maximum effectiveness and cost efficiencies and practical negotiation role plays are an integral part of the negotiation courses he delivers. Drawing on his successful previous career in corporate finance sales, corporate credit risk and corporate learning, Richard’s development and delivery of negotiation training solutions for international clients have resulted in positive behavioural change by participants leading to enhanced business performance. In his roles as Regional Training Director and then Head of International Training for a major multinational company, Richard worked with fellow directors and other senior stakeholders to develop and deliver training programes that successfully met the long-term strategic objectives of the company. Richard holds a number of diplomas from the Training Foundation, including Blended Learning and Training Design and Development and is an Associate of the Institute of Financial Services. Richard is a dynamic trainer and excellent communicator, with a flexible style that achieves goals through close attention to client needs, thoughtful analysis and inspirational leadership. Colleagues and clients regularly comment on how engaged they felt by Richards delivery style

Masters in Statistics from the Faculty of Sciences of University of Porto. Methodology at the National Institute of Statistics. Sampling and estimation processes.

Trainee at the Faculty of Law of University of Porto

Degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Faculty of Engineering of Oporto (FEUP, 2000). MBA in Corporate Management from the Management School of Oporto (EGP, 2004). Monitor in the Section of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Management at the FEUP where she lectured subjects like Corporate Management, the Sociology of Organisations and Accounting. She was on a Scholarship at the INEGI – Institute of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Management in 2000. She has carried out management duties with the company OPT – Optimização e Planning de Transportes, S.A. since October 2000.

Dr. Robert K. Prescott, SPHR has spent twenty years in industry and fifteen years in teaching and consulting roles. He is currently Graduate Faculty of Management at the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. In this role, Bob is responsible for teaching graduate level courses in both the MBA and Masters of Human Resources (MHR) programs. Formerly, he was the Director of the Management Development Institute and Adjunct Faculty at Eckerd College - an affiliate of the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) - in St. Petersburg, Florida, Director of Executive Education and Corporate Services and Instructor at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania and Director of Human Resources for BellSouth Communications, Inc. in Birmingham, Alabama. In his extensive business background, Bob previously directed the Human Resource function for BellSouth Communication, Inc. (BCI). In this role, he was responsible for all facets of people management practices including, staffing, selection, performance management, benefits/compensation, labor relations, organization development, and training and development. Most importantly, he played a strategic role in representing the human resource function in overall company planning and operations. His personal teaching expertise and research focuses on human resource management, leadership, succession planning, organization development, organization behavior, training & development, career management and enterprise consulting. He has taught in formal classroom and/or executive education settings at The University of Alabama, Cornell University-ILR, Eckerd College, The University of Minnesota, The Pennsylvania State University, The University of Porto - EGP, Portugal, The University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, The University of Alberta, Canada, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada and Rollins College. He has also been a conference speaker with Towers-Perrin, AAA, Linkage, SHRM Florida, and T-Mobile Dr. Prescott has personally worked with such companies as AAA, ARAMARK, Conoco, Deloitte & Touché, Delphi Automotive Systems, Estee Lauder, Federal Reserve System of the U.S., Internal Revenue Service, Lockheed Martin EIS, Merrill Lynch, The National Basketball Association (NBA), Olive Garden Restaurants, Pitney Bowes, Scholastic Book Fairs, The Social Security Administration, T Mobile, Walt Disney World and the U.S. Army. His extensive international work has been with companies such as Corporacion Elite, Ecuador, Groupo Industrial de Monclova, Mexico, Mavesa de Venezuela, Minerven, Mota-Engil, Portugal, PDVSA, and the Bermuda Employers Council. Bob is a native of Birmingham, Alabama, holds a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Alabama and a Ph.D. in Workforce Education and Development from The Pennsylvania State University. He is an Emeritus member of the Board of Directors of The Human Resource Planning Society (HRPS) and immediate past Chairperson of The Board of Advisors for The College of Continuing Studies at The University of Alabama. He is a general member of HRPS and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Prescott is a graduate of the Human Resource Executive Program at Penn State University and a life certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). He is fluent in English and proficient in Spanish. He was a finalist for the coveted Don Quixote Hispanic Champion Award in 2009. Bob co-authored the books The Strategic Human Resource Leader: How to Prepare Your Organization for the 6 Key Trends Shaping the Future (Davies-Black, 1998), HR Transformation: Demonstrating Leadership in the Face of Future Trends (Davies-Black/SHRM, 2009), and the upcoming Encyclopedia of Human Resource Management (Wiley, 2012).

Rocio Bonet’s interests lie at the intersection of labor economics and human resource management. Her research empirically explores how recent changes in the labor market are affecting employment outcomes. One stream of her research focuses on investigating the determinants of career advancement. She has explored how innovative work organizational practices that empower employees have affected promotions within organizations. She has also investigated the effects of the institutional environment, in particular labor law regulation, on the careers of working mothers. Her ongoing research in the area of careers explores how educational credentials and prestigious affiliations are valued in the context of growing inter-organizational mobility. Another stream of her research looks at the effects of new management practices on firm level outcomes, such as the effects of performance-based reward practices on firm performance and the effects of geographically distributed teams on labor productivity. Rocio Bonet received a PhD in Management from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a Master in Science in Economics, Management, and Finance from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. She has been awarded with several grants, including a Marie Curie grant from the European Commission and a GMAC fellowship. Research Interests: careers, high involvement work practices, performance-reward systems, educational credentials, geographically distributed teams.

Chief Inspector of the Criminal Police. Responsible for the 1st Brigade of SCICAT where crimes are investigated nationwide like phishing, haking, dataJacking, Spam, Mail Bomb etc. He was one of the people responsible for the creation of the criminality Research field in high Technology for the Criminal Police. He has a position with the Central High Technology Criminality Investigation Section since his creation, with the latter having the official creation date of January 2005 (also as BICI). Training area: Law, currently on a Masters in Legal Sciences at the Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa. He has successfully attended various professional training courses in the field of computer crime in the context of Interpol, the Canadian Police Academy, FBI, CIA, inter alia. He is a Lecturer at ISPJCC, Catholic University, CEJ and UAL. Author of publications like: Cybercrime Laws, Edições Centro Atlântico, 2003; POLICE AND JUSTICE – 3rd Series, No. 7 Coimbra Publisher, January-June 2006; Spam and Mail Bomb, Quid Júris, 2005; “The Crime of Illegitimate Access in the Law of Computing Criminality and CyberConvention” in Direito n@ rede, no.3, 2004; inter alia.

Professor at Minho University. PhD in Economy, Oxford University (United Kingdom).

Degree in Management (1995) from the Faculty of Economics of Oporto (FEP). Masters in Business Sciences, majoring in Finance (2003) from the FEP. Between 1995 and 1997 he discharged duties as an Advisor for the financial area of a group of companies connected with the sector of Public Works and Construction. Lecturer of further education since 1998, currently the guest Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Engineering of Oporto and also works with the FEP and EGP. Trainer and Consultant with projects developed in the areas of financial management, company evaluation and Management Control (Balanced Scorecard and Strategic Operationalisation).

Professor at Faculdade de Economia of Universidade do Porto. Ph.D. in Business Administration (1988) and Master of Science in Operations Research (1986) from the University of Rochester / William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration (U.S.A.). Degree in Economics from the Faculty of Economics of University of Porto (1974). He has research interests in the evaluation of performance of production systems and in the sequencing of tasks in a deterministic environment.

Rui Calejo has a degree in Civil Engineering (1983), a Masters Degree in Building Construction (1989) and a PhD in Civil Engineering (2003) from the University of Porto Engineering Faculty. Research Scholarship in the project “Building Maintenance Management”, New West University – nowadays UWE – 1989-1994. Assistant teacher at FEUP, where he is regent for the Maintenance and Development in Acoustic Engineer subject. He is also a SOPSEC, S.A. Administrator.

Degree in Civil Engineering from the Further Technical Institute (IST), MSc in Management Science and Operational Research from Warwick University (United Kingdom), and a PhD in System Engineering from the IST. He is an Associate Professor at the IST and was a Coordinator of the Masters in Operational Research and Systems Engineering, Secretary of CESUR-IST and a Manager of the Laboratory of Decision-Making Support Systems. He has carried out research, project and Consultancy activities in the areas of Industrial Logistics and Organisation, Information Systems and Decision-making Support, Digital Simulation and Combinatory Optimisation. He is the author of a book and over two dozen articles published in national and foreign magazines.

Rui Henrique Alves is currently at the Permanent Representation of Portugal to the European Union, being Financial Counsellor and Coordinator of the Economics and Finance Unit (“Núcleo de Economia e Finanças”). He is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Economics – University of Porto (FEP). He holds a PhD in Economics from FEP, in the area of European Economics. He is the author of two books and several articles in the fields of European Economics and Macroeconomics ( in particular , Economic Policy and Public Finance), which, together with Financial Markets, constitute his core research interests. He is Investigator at CEF.UP (Center for Economics and Finance, University of Porto ) and Founding Member of NIFIP (Center for Research in Public Finance and Monetary Policy - FEP) and OBEGEF (Observatory of Fraud Economics and Management). He has been Member of the Executive Council of the FEP between 2010 and 2013 and of the Regional Tourism Authority of Porto and North of Portugal in 2012. He has been Advisor to the Portuguese Stock Exchange for some years and has taught at other higher education schools.

Rui Dinis de Sousa holds a PhD in Business Administration/Management Information Systems from University of Georgia, USA, a MSc in Business Informatics and a 5-year degree in Informatics and Systems Engineering from University of Minho, Portugal. As an Assistant Professor at University of Minho, among many courses and seminars in the Information Systems domain, he has been namely in charge of Work, Processes and Organizational Engineering in the Master of Information Systems Engineering and Management and Integrated Systems Implementation for undergrads in Information Systems and Technology. As the first Director of this last degree, he was deeply involved in promoting and implementing its adequacy according to the Bologna Process from the previous degree in Business Informatics, of which he was also his Director. As a researcher, he has been working in two fronts. The first one, coming from his doctoral research, relates to the adoption and diffusion of Information Systems and Technology, namely, the ones that exhibit more complexity. The second one relates to Business Process Management (BPM) on what concerns an adequate support from Information Systems and Technology to improve, redesign and manage business processes, concerns that go back to previous master research particularly devoted to process modeling in reengineering projects. As a University of Minho representative of a research group on BPM, he was a co-founder of the Portuguese Institute of BPM (IPBPM), where he serves as Vice-President.

PhD in Business Sciences (2006), Masters in Business Sciences – specialisation in Finance (1999) and a Degree in Management from the Faculty of Economics of Oporto (1994). Auxiliary Professor of the FEP. Manager of the Masters in Accounting of the FEP. Economist. Corporate Consultant, expert and technical Advisor of various courts. He is a member of the INTACCT, a European project on the application of the IAS/IFRS in the EU States. Author of articles published in international magazines. He has discharged duties as staff assistant and semi-senior at Coopers & Lybrand, as a credit risk analyst at Cosec - Companhia de Seguros de Crédito and as a manager and official receiver.

Personal Brands CEO. Professor at Superior Institute of Management. Personal and Internal Marketing Consultant. Degree in Economics by the New University of Lisbon and with frequency in the MBA from Rotterdam School of Management (Holand).

Joined Kaizen Institute Iberia in 2007. Currently is a Project Leader. Long experience in Operational Excellence and Continuous Improvement. Participation in several projects of Kaizen Lean Cultural Transformation.