Pedro Baptista

Has worked at Deloitte since 2002, where he is now Partner.  Pedro is a former IST student, where he acquired a degree in Mathematics. His education was followed by a Post-Graduation in Management in Financial Services from the Lisbon School of Economics and Management.


Ana Teresa Freitas

Is CEO and co-founder/shareholder of HeartGenetics, Genetics and Biotechnology SA, since 2013. HeartGenetics is a digital health company focused on transforming genetic data into actionable knowledge to be used on personalized healthcare management, with activity in Europe and Latin America. She is also Full Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), University of Lisbon. She holds a PhD in Computer Engineering and a Master degree in Electronics Engineering. She has a diploma from the Advanced Management Program on Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Católica Lisbon, School of Business and Economics. Her main scientific expertise is in the areas of Bioinformatics, Human Genetics, Health Informatics, Algorithms and Data Mining.


Mariana Almeida
Mariana a Almeida is a Senior Data Scientist at Feedzai, where she integrates a research team responsible for developing new methodologies for fraud prevention. Before that, she worked for four years on Machine Learning applied to Natural Language Processing (NLP) and she did a Postdoc at Instituto de Telecomunicações in image processing. Mariana has a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), University of Lisbon, and a PhD in image processing also from IST. She received the Vidigal award in 2005, for her final project on source separation, and an honourable mention at the 2010 Portuguese IBM Scientific Prize, for her work on blind image deblurring. She has also been co-organizing the Lisbon Machine Learning School (LxMLS) since 2016.


Bárbara Simões

Is a Senior Business Analyst at A.T. Kearney, where she has worked since December 2017.
She graduated with an MSc in Applied Mathematics, Probabilities and Mathematical Statistics, from Instituto Superior Técnico in 2017 where she had previously acquired a BSc in Biomedical Engineering and was an honour roll student for several years. Bárbara received the Maria de Lourdes Pintasilgo award in December 2017.


Kuno Huisman

Is heading the Decision Support team of ASML, where he supports executive management in making high quality decisions. He is part-time full professor of decision making under uncertainty at Tilburg University where he teaches courses on professional skills and investment under uncertainty and has worked as a quantitative consultant at CQM for 10 years before joining the Decision Support team of ASML. Kuno earned the Strategic Decision and Risk Management Certificate from the Stanford Center for Professional Development. Kuno has a Ph.D. and master degree in Operations Research from Tilburg University. He believes that decision quality can assist individuals and institutions to make better decisions that will lead more often to desired outcomes.


John Mozley

Has more than twelve years’ experience in the fields of model and market risk management. Began his career on Equity Derivatives with Bear Stearns in London and Hong Kong. Joined BNP Paribas in 2008 in Hong Kong, again covering Equity Derivatives. Is the head of market risk for South Asia covering mainly Interest Rates, FX and Treasury from 2013 to 2015. Since 2015 global head of pricing model review and approval, based in London. Academic background is a PhD in Quantum Physics (Paris, group of Serge Haroche, Nobel 2012) and Master of Physics (Oxford).

Sabina Zejnilovic

Research and Development Specialist at NOS and former Postdoctoral researcher at ISR-Lisboa. Before that Sabina was a researcher at Carnegie Mellon University for five years, during her PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering, that was completed under a joint program between Instituto Superior Técnico and the Pitsburg University. Sabina also holds a Master in Telecommunications from the University of Sarajevo.