Manuel Dias has a rather vast work experience. With a education background in Electronics and Computer Science at Instituto
Superior Técnico in Lisbon.
Manuel Dias has worked at Efacec in software engineering for realtime embedded systems, then moved to Outsystems as a Manager
of Business Solutions where he led the unit focused on solutions for integration with SAP ERP, solutions for Procurement and
solutions for Utilities operating in liberalized markets, and later led also the Project Management Unit.
After this enriching experience throughout its career, Manuel joined Microsoft to work on solutions in Big Data, Analytics and
Artificial Intelligence and works currently as Director Enterprise Technical Sales by providing clients with their Digital
Transformation needs. LinkedIn
Celso Martinho is a geek technologist, maker with an entrepreneurial soul and he will be with us in SYP 2018 Porto!
In 1995, he and his colleagues at the University of Aveiro created SAPO. It became the leading web portal in Portugal and
a technology provider and innovation unit for the PT Portugal group, developing new products and services for the web, media,
infosec and the telco industries.
In late 2015 he left SAPO and went to create Bright Pixel.
Since then, he has started and closed a number of startups, helped with management decisions in multiple companies and is the
creator of many tech events, such as PixelsCamp, and Lisbon Maker Faire. LinkedIn Sapo Bright Pixel
Bev Bachmayer is a software consultant focusing on performance analysis and execution of the instruction stream through the
hardware architecture. Through her 33 years working at Intel, she has held numerous software engineering, performance engineering
and engineering management positions in the US and Europe.
She is a member of the ACM-W Europe executive committee, was a founding member of the IEEE WIE group in Germany, mentored University
students at TU Munich and lead the Munich Women in Computing local meetups.
Additionally she developed and delivered coding workshops for kids from 2014 to 2017 with support from Intel Munich, including
refugees attending the BerufsHochschule in Munich. She tirelessly works to increase the number of women who study STEM subjects and
the number of women that stay in STEM fields. In an ideal world, she believes that someday equal numbers of women in technology roles
will be the norm. LinkedIn Twitter Article on womENcourage 2016
Koen Bertels is the Head of the Quantum & Computer Engineering Department and head of the Quantum Computer Architecture Lab.
at TU Delft. Koen currently focuses on Quantum Computing and more specifically on the overall system design and architecture
aspects. In this respect, he is a principal investigator in Qutech where he collaborates with experimental physicists on building
prototype quantum processors. LinkedIn