Deputy Director-General, DG Informatics, European Commission
Previously he has occupied several positions in the European Commission. His most recent post was Director for "Future Networks" in DG CONNECT, dealing with policy development and research supporting the Digital Single Market from the angles of 5G networks, IoT, Cloud and Next Generation Internet. Before he was Director for "Emerging Technologies and Infrastructures", responsible for FET (Future and Emerging Technologies), ICT based infrastructures for science and ICT trust and security.
Before joining the European Commission in 1990, he worked for 12 years in the R&D Centre of Portugal Telecom as a researcher and manager.
He holds a Degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Coimbra, a Master of Science in Computing Science from Imperial College London, a Post graduate in Management from Solvay Business School Brussels and a European Studies Diploma from Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve.