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Maria Spínola
Maria Spínola is an Edu-Marketing Copywriter and Consultant specialized in software and high-tech industries, and external ICT research analyst at IDC Portugal.

Her primary role is to gather, analyze and digest information that helps CIO, IT managers and other senior executives to make IT decisions, and help technology companies close the communication gap between them and their clients. She is also responsible for the Twitter account at IDC Portugal.

Before joining IDC in 2009, she worked for more than 15 years as a software engineer in enterprise information technology companies.
She has a degree in software engineering and a post-graduate diploma in marketing and innovation in retail and distribution from the Portuguese Catholic University.
She is passionate about new and innovative technologies related to IT platforms and their application in business contexts, and B2B Marketing.

In 2009 she wrote the White Paper: An Essential Guide to Possibilities and Risks of Cloud Computing – A Pragmatic, Effective and Hype-Free Approach For Strategic Enterprise Decision Making

Ignacio M. Llorente
Ignacio M. Llorente, Ph.D in Computer Science (UCM) and Executive MBA (IE Business School), is a Full Professor in Computer Architecture and Technology, and the Head of the Distributed Systems Architecture Research Group at Complutense University of Madrid. He is currently co-leading the research and development of the OpenNebula Cloud Toolkit, and coordinating the Activity on Management of Virtual Execution Environments in the RESERVOIR Project, main EU-funded research initiative in virtualized infrastructures and cloud computing. He founded and co-chaired the Open Grid Forum Working Group on Open Cloud Computing Interface, and participates in the European Cloud Computing Group of Experts.

Ulrich Schwickerath
Dr. Ulrich Schwickerath got his Ph-D in high energy physics from the University of Karlsruhe in 1999. His research got him involved with computing early on. After a research fellowship at CERN he joined the the IT department of the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe in autumn 2002 to work on a research project on the optimization of data flow in clusters. In autumn 2005 he started a staff position at the CERN IT department where, among other tasks, he became an experienced service manager for managing and running large computing facilities as well as critical services. The team of people to which he belongs currently manages more than 20 000 CPU cores in the CERN computer center. Since mid 2009 he is the project manager for the future batch virtualization and cloud services at CERN. Dr. Schwickerath has authored or co-authored some ten’th of publications, mainly in the high energy physics community.

Greg Pfister
Independent consultant, retired from being an IBM Distinguished Engineer in Austin, Texas. Most recently Greg has moved to Colorado and affiliated with Colorado State University as Research Faculty. He’s the author of “In Search of Clusters” still referred to as “the bible of clusters.” He has worked on parallel computing for over 30 years, plus accelerators and appliances, chaired an InfiniBand subgroup, and hold over 30 patents in parallel computing and computer communications.

Xabier Ormazabal
As Senior Manager, Product Marketing for EMEA at salesforce.com, Xabier Ormazabal is responsible for driving and articulating the product vision, messaging and market positioning of enterprise cloud computing in the EMEA region, highlighting the unique benefits of salesforce.com’s application and platform offerings.

His primary focus is the effective communication of business value that customers and partners have experienced with salesforce.com and the Force.com platform, in order to leverage their collective experience and showcase breadth and depth of cloud computing solutions across many different industries.

Ormazabal has over a decade’s worth of experience in the enterprise software industry. His previous role at salesforce.com was as Principal Sales Engineer for the South EMEA region. Prior to joining salesforce.com in March 2005, Xabier filled several consulting positions with software companies such as SDL Tridion, MicroStrategy, Inc. and MicroStrategy Ibérica.

Ormazabal holds an Executive MBA from IESE Business School, Madrid, and a Bachelor of Arts in Mechanical Engineering from Harvard University.

Manuel Forjaz
Manuel Forjaz
Marketing and Sales Unilever, Managing Director Bertrand, Managing Director Medipress (Newspapers), entrepreneur since 1998; Economics degree, Masters in Social Development, PHD Student in Management, 7 languages spoken. Hobbies: chess, wines, squash, philosophy. Teaching in 3 universities for Marketing, Personnal Image and Events Management.
Paulo Sobral
Paulo Sobral
20+ years managing businesses and investments in multicultural environments. He loves the smell of teams, growing, and fighting for their fast paced market goals.
Born in 1965. Coaching teams since 1980. “Licenciado” in Economics (1987) and MBA (1990) from Universidade do Porto. MSc in Management of Technology from MIT (2000). Taugth Statistics at Faculdade de Economia da Universidade do Porto (1987/91), and Investment Projects at Universidade Lusiada – Porto (1991/94). Teaching, tutoring and consulting at EGP-UPBS (University of Porto Business School – executive and graduate education), since 2003: risk management, technology management and commercialization, entrepreneurship.
Emanuel Barobosal
Emanuel Barbosa
Graphic designer since 1992, Emanuel Barbosa initially worked as a freelance designer, alone or in team, integrated in various projects, institutions and companies until 1998 when he founded the company Vestígio, Consultores de Design, Lda. The main activity of this design consultancy is the development of multidisciplinary projects.

From the beginning, Emanuel Barbosa chooses to embrace print, web, illustration, environments, product and fashion rather than specialize is design approach. Communication design has been is first and major passion, therefore since 1998 he teaches the Project discipline at ESAD – Escola Superior de Artes e Design (Matosinhos, Portugal) and organizes exhibitions, workshops, lectures and writes articles about this theme.

Works published in major international graphic design reference books and magazines (Portugal, Japan, Spain, USA, UK, Russia, Macau, China, Italy, etc.).

Vítor Baptista
Vítor Baptista
Vítor Baptista, GFI&ESouth Ionix TC Manager from EMC.
Formerly Partner Development Manager at EMC EMEA South,leading the development and mentoring of the reagion’s partners, mainly in a echnical perspective, in countries like Portugal, Spain, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Arabe Emirates, Egipt, Israel, Pakistan or South Africa.

At EMC Portugal from the beginning of the subsidiary, in November of 2000, Vitor Baptista supported the development of subsidiary in areas such as pre-sale and technology positioning, solutions and services. Prior to that he was Systems Engineer at Informix, Olivetti and Data General.

Jorge Gomes
Jorge Gomes
Jorge Gomes is a senior computing researcher at LIP. He is head of the LIP computing and coordinates the Portuguese Tier-2 for the CERN Worldwide LHC Computing Grid. He is a scientific associate at CERN where he worked in the development of data acquisition systems for High Energy Physics experiments and in data communication projects. He worked in several international grid computing projects such as DataGrid, CrossGrid, EELA, int.eu.grid and EGEE-I, EGEE-II and EGEE-III.

He is responsible for the Portuguese grid infrastructures in the Iberian grid initiative (IBERGRID). He is coordinating several grid computing activities in the context of the Portuguese National Grid initiative, among them the deployment of a national grid infrastructure service, and the main node for grid computing the largest scientific computing infrastructure in the country. He coordinates the Portuguese participation in the European Grid Initiative (EGI). He is member of the European Grid Initiative council and EGI Inspire project management board.