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Vice President @ DSPA
Vice President @ DSPA
Director @ Value for Health CoLAB
Vice President at DSPA
CEO - Prologica
With more than 25 years of CFO and Management experiences, in multicultural and international technology environment, with a successful track record in acquisition and fusion operations, I decided in 2015 to use my experience in technology, health and management to create a new business unit at Prologica focused on Healthcare through business intelligence and artificial intelligence technologies.
Today, Prologica’s core business is centered at Healthcare and with a strong and committed team with the same vision we unlock the power of data in hospitals and related healthcare organizations in order to accelerate the necessary digital transformation of the healthcare sector around the world!
Since 2018, Value-Based Healthcare has also become part of my path, focus and expertise.
After get the VBHC certified Green Belt and successfully completed the program Train the Trainer – VBHC Green Belt Track, I was invited by Dr. Fred van Eenennaam and VBHC Center Europe to be a VBHC Center Europe Ambassador on the topic Data & IT.
As an Ambassador of VBHC, I am convinced that the adoption of VBHC methodologies at a larger scale is highly depending on the implementation of flexible and user-friendly information system designed to better evaluate patient outcomes, costs (TDABC), and, as a consequence, empower better decision making!
Manager | AI & Data @ Deloitte Portugal
Vice President at DSPA
Daniel Jones is a Data Scientist with extensive business experience in the financial sector. He is currently in charge of leading the Advanced Analytics team that creates data driven solutions for BBVA's global digital transformation agenda for retail banking, insurance and asset management. Previously he was the Director of Business Intelligence in BBVA Colombia and prior to this he held several positions with wide exposure to business development in Latin America. Daniel is a Mathematician and CFA charterholder, and he is passionate about Data, Artificial Intelligence, Sustainability and Digital Transformation.
Global Head of Data and AI - WPP
WPPs resident data geek has over 20 years of technology and data experience across media, FMCG, finance and retail consulting for companies such as Hearst UK, dunnhumby & Walgreens Boots Alliance.
She joined WPP in 2014 as MD of Acceleration (part of Wunderman Thompson) and left in 2017 to become a freelance Data Strategy Consultant. She didn’t go very far away and having consulted for Wavemaker, VML, Geometry, Wunderman Thompson and MediaCom, Di joined the WPP CTO team and became Global Head of Data and AI in January 2020.
Di is a creative thinker with proven success in finding new solutions and revenue streams for traditional companies. She is particularly passionate about getting non-analysts excited about the possibilities of data.
Di has an MBA from Cranfield School of Management and is a qualified Project Manager and a Neurolinguistic Programme Practitioner. Last year she joined Gartner’s Chief Data Officer Group as a Governing Body member and was delighted to be included in the Data IQ Top 100 data leaders list
President - DSPA
Main focus today: using Intelligence (advanced analytics solutions) to solve unsolved complex business challenges, making our client lives easier
20+ years of experience in consulting and 10+ of entrepreneurship.
Member of the board of Closer and Red Zebra Analytics.
Leads the global Business Development and Solution teams as well as the Brazil and Macedonia territories. Led several dozens of consulting projects: advanced analytics, business intelligence, dashboarding, customer service (firts project in 1998 @Telecel, back-office optimization, scripting, agents performance, staff monitoring, capacity planning, voice of the customer), digital signage, cloud, mobile and internet of things. Mainly in Financial Industry, Telecoms and Contact Center Providers.
Speaker in several conferences and seminars: advanced analytics, business intelligence, dashboarding, customer service, digital signage and internet of things. Member of the board of Social Responsibility Association (Voar para o Sucesso). Member of the board of a football academy (Escola de Futebol Benfica Almada). Was president of a sports club (Almada Atlético Clube).
Sports lover. Married and father of three boys.
Lead Data Scientist at Levi Strauss & Co. | Lecturer
Filipa Peleja is the Levi Strauss & Co Europe Lead Data Scientist at the Data Analytics & AI team. She has always been enthusiastic about technology where she first stepped into the tech world as an undergrad in Computer Science and later Ph.D. in the Machine Learning domain. Her academic accomplishments were recognized with the 1st prize of an industry challenge from a telco and publications in international conferences. Before joining Levi, Filipa interned at Yahoo! Research and, later, worked as a Sr Data Scientist at Vodafone. Filipa loves to work in an area that she feels very passionate about and also enjoys passing along knowledge, hence, she lectures, supervises projects/thesis for CodeOp and Neueda.
Executive Director at DSPA
Vice President @ DSPA
Hervé is Deloitte’s Lead Partner in the offering of Artificial Intelligence & Data and has extensive experience in the consulting and technology area, where he has been working since 2000, on projects for the national and international market.
He is currently Vice President of the DSPA (Data Science Portuguese Association).
Executive Board Member at ANI - National Innovation Agency
Vice President @ DSPA
Head of Advanced Analytics, & Innovation for Pricing and Business Analytics at Grupo Ageas Portugal
João Oliveira holds the function of the Head of Advanced Analytics, & Innovation for Pricing and Business Analytics at Grupo Ageas Portugal. João has a B.A. in Mathematics from NOVA FCT University, and a Masters’ Degree in Actuarial Science from ISEG. João has been dedicated to actuarial pricing in insurance, and recently also innovation of data science within pricing methodologies. João has a passion for teaching and mentoring, and is a board member of the Portuguese large family association.
BA cum laude in management na Universidade Católica Portuguesa e MBA pela Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Beta Gamma Sigma Award.
Head of the Digital Factory | Digital Global Unit @ EDP
A passionate digital technologist with international leadership roles in Europe and the United States, both in industry and consulting functions in the mobile telecoms, pharma and energy sectors. At EDP since 2012, first heading Digital Innovation at EDP's Innovation arm, and more recently at the Digital Global Unit, heading EDP's Digital Factory.
Advanced Analytics Service Line Leader @ IBM
Experienced data strategy consultant, with a data science background and cross functional-technical competences, with high motivation to help customers and teams solving hard problems in business.
Leads the Advanced Analytics Service Line and team at IBM Portugal; is also project manager and people manager.
Specialized in the design and implementation of end-to-end solutions for the entire spectrum of the data life-cycle, from the data collection to AI; quality to governance, for different industries and clients, which require to address different characteristics and challenges.
Lead Data Scientist - ML Analytics
Luís F. Simões has worked in the application of AI/ML to space problems since 2008. He is a former member of the European Space Agency's Advanced Concepts Team, and NASA/ESA's Frontier Development Lab. Over the years he developed AI approaches for problems as diverse as autonomous spacecraft landing, spacecraft trajectory optimization, and satellite swarm control, among others. His work has been distinguished with multiple awards, including a Gold Humie Award for AI work that attains or surpasses human capacity in a given problem domain. In 2018 he co-founded ML Analytics, a Data Science consultancy company. The company's many deployed ML models have reached a wide deployment scale, and currently produce millions of predictions every month. His main current interest is in the Verification & Validation of ML models for critical application domains, such as those found in the space sector.
Vice President at DSPA
Associate Partner - Deloitte
Team Lead & Product Owner Analytics & AI at Swiss Insurance la Mobilière
Vice President @ DSPA
Executive President @ National Agency for Development & Cohesion (coordination of European Funds in Portugal)
Digital Twin Lead, Hybrid Intelligence at Capgemini Engineering
Nick is a Consultant and Technical Analyst with a reputation for delivering pragmatic solutions at scales ranging from enterprise-wide digital transformation to project-level innovation. His current interests focus on creating data-driven insight through engagement with emerging technology across IoT, digital twin and data science platforms.
After a decade-and-a-half leading diverse technology-focused projects in public and private sector research organisations Nick has spent the past seven years in a dedicated consultancy role focused on empowering clients to extract maximum value from their digital assets through innovative solution design and sustainable on-going management. Recent engagements have seen Nick defining the value proposition, capabilities and design of a national-scale climate & environmental science research platform, and delivering the vision, requirements, conceptual design and core functionality underpinning the UK’s national infrastructure digital twin capability, which was recently demonstrated at COP26.
Head of Pricing & Advanced Analytics in Médis – Ageas Portugal
Paula Santos is currently the Head of Pricing & Advanced Analytics in Médis – Ageas Portugal. She has a B.A. in Mathematics from NOVA FCT University, and a Masters’ Degree in Actuarial Science from ISEG. Paula has her professional path dedicated to insurance pricing along with the development of expertise in advanced analytics. Data insights has been her life and believes that they can enhance the future of every company.
President CM Fundão
Director @ 42 Lisboa
Senior Analytics Customer Advisor - SAS
Partner @ Deloitte
Management consultant with 15 years experience in the financial services industry. I specialize in risk, compliance, performance and information management.
Specialties: Risk (including Basel II & III, stress testing, risk models, RAROC, governance and operations), Compliance (including AML, FATCA and Fraud), MDM (including Single Customer View), Information management (including DataWarehouse, reporting), Performance management (budgeting and planning, profit analysis) in Financial Services companies
Sam is a technologist with deep expertise in machine learning and an academic research background in quantum theory who leads projects at the forefront of new technologies to transform R&D. He has worked with several of the largest, most innovative companies to develop their capabilities and enhance their operations.
He works in partnership with R&D leaders to identify transformative opportunities, engineer technical solutions, and lead teams in their delivery. His contributions are wide-ranging, spanning everything from developing novel AI approaches for drug discovery to modelling the condition of strategic assets for a $1bn asset-repurposing decision.
Sam pioneered an in-house technology accelerator which undertakes research projects in applications using cutting-edge tech such as AI and quantum computing. Recent application successes have included reinforcement learning for resource management and quantum computing for lab optimization.
As a thought leader in applications of new technology, he writes articles and speaks publicly about the transformative opportunities AI and quantum technologies will bring to R&D and engineering.
CEO - Ageas Portugal
Partner at Closer Consulting
Born and raised in Poland, Woitek Szymankiewicz emigrated to Germany where he took a Bachelor’s in Industrial Engineering and later in Mechanical Engineering and Business Management.
Throughout his academic career, Woitek was awarded with several scholarships that enabled him to intern in Mexico and study in Australia. He started his professional career at Audi, where he worked as an Engineer.
In 2003 Woitek came to Portugal, starting a career in the world of Information Technology at Altran and later at Agap2 as Director of a Business Unit. In 2008, he joined Closer – a Data Science company specialized in Advanced Analytics, Business Intelligence and Artificial Intelligence -, where he is now a Partner.
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