Pedro is also currently Executive Board Member at TICE.PT (where he actively works in International Cooperation) and he is an independent Innovation Advisor (mainly in topics related with ICT and, particularly, in Information Systems).TICE.PT is the Portuguese ICT Cluster and acts as an orchestration platform to create and nurture cooperation among Academia, RTO and Companies. He is in-charge of developing and managing international cooperation projects and is highly committed to some of the European Innovation Partnerships on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC) action clusters, namely in developing reference architectures for an Open Urban Data Platform and for an Integrated Multi-functional Lamppost.
He is currently leading TICE.PT participation in projects related to Industrial Digital Transformation and to the establishment of a Digital Innovation Hub for Cloud Services, EU funded projects under INTERREG POCTEP and Erasmus+ programs. Recently, he has coordinated a proposal preparation with more than 50 partners (including Academia and companies) with a total budget of over 72 M€ which will certainly contribute to accelerate DLT adoption in Portugal by citizens, companies and Public Sector, covering strategic application sectors like Agri-food, Health, Sustainability, Sports and Leisure, Innovation Management, Financial Services and Real-Estate.
He has more than 25 years’ experience in working as Consultant with Local Government where he led the implementation of Information Systems and IT Infrastructures, designed Digital Transformation programs, outlined, and monitored Strategic Organizational Development Plans and compiled Smart City’s roadmaps plans combining multiple perspectives.
As a consultant, he works from Strategy Design till Go-to-Market and Partnership Management, including project financing. He benefits from a wide experience in R&D and Innovation, having access to large network of relevant actors and more than 15 years acting as CTO, CINO, COO or CEO in ICT companies (software development and information systems consultancy). A pivot in multi-disciplinary teams, he retains skills which facilitate engagement, communicates easily with users, and is strongly focused on attaining results.
He holds a BSc on Information Systems and Computer Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa where he is, presently, concluding his MSc research in the same domain, aiming to design a holistic evaluation framework for MSc and BSc online programs.
He acts as expert, rapporteur and mentor in EU funded programs and initiatives like Horizon, Eureka Network, COST, AAL Program and EIT Health, namely, and has been acting as jury member and evaluator in multiple EU-funded projects providing financial support to third-parties (mostly, start-ups and SME), especially in DLT/blockchain applications.
His personal interests are Digital Transformation, Organizational Learning, Knowledge and Innovation Management, e-Health, Ambient Assisted Living, Smart Cities, and e-Government.