Building the Future starts today

For the first time in a 100% digital format, Building the Future opened with the intervention of André de Aragão Azevedo, Secretary of State for Digital Transition at the Ministry of Economy and Digital Transition.

The afternoon part of the event will feature the opening of Vanda de Jesus, Executive Director of Portugal Digital, at 2 pm, on the Main Stage.

“It is gratifying, after three editions, to see the scale that this event has won, which at this moment can be called a true movement, an ecosystem of companies that came together to create a digital agenda for the transformation of our country”, said André by Aragão Azevedo, Secretary of State for Digital Transition, Ministry of Economy and Digital Transition.

The official also pointed out that “2020 was indeed a year of strong acceleration in what is the transition from our companies to digital”, adding that “companies are in fact made by people and for people (…)”.

For three days, from 26 to 28 January, we will Activate Portugal and re-imagine a better future with topics ranging from Sustainability, Innovation, Trust, Data, Industry, Health, Skilling to Education.

On this first day, the following sessions are highlighted:

09:25 | REINVENTING BUSINESS WITH DATA | Data Driven Digital Transformation | Julia White – Microsoft Corporate VP

11:10 | REMOTE OPERATIONS & COLLABORATION | Digital Twins | Steve Brown – Enterprise Architect from Altran

12:00 | TAILORING THE FUTURE EXPERIENCE | Panel with Cristina Fonseca (Venture Partner of Indico Capital Partners), Mafalda Urbano (Deputy General Director of the Portuguese Football Federation), Luís Carvalho (VP, Architecture/Tech of Farfetch) and Verónica Soares Franco (Executive Committee Member of Pestana Hotel Group)

14:25 | TRANSFORMING INDULGENCE INTO SUSTAINABILITY | The Next Normal in Sustainable | Luc Piguet, CEO and Co-Founder of ClearSpace SA

16:30 | EXPAND BEYOND BORDERS | PARTNERING FOR VACCINATION | Panel with Elena Bonfiglioli (Microsoft’s Regional Business Leader Health and Life Sciences EMEA) Filipa Mota e Costa (Managing Director of Janssen), Luís Goes Pinheiro (Chairman of the SPMS Board of Directors), Pedro Simas (Virologist of the Molecular Institute of the University of Lisbon )

17: 20 | THE RHYTHM OF DIVERSITY | Panel with Sérgio Matos (Statutory & TAX Controller at Microsoft), Andreia Gomes (Senior Head of Employer Brand & People Communications at Farfetch), Cláudio Valente (Head of Human Resources at IKEA Portugal), Margarida Tomé (Procurement Services Manager at Central de Cervejas and Beverages)

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