AFCEA International Chapter News
PORTUGAL CHAPTER CHAPTER - May 25, 2018

Meeting Stimulates Student Clubs, Information Sharing

The chapter and the Portuguese AFCEA student clubs held their third annual student clubs meeting in May at the Portuguese Naval Academy to stimulate club action and to encourage government, industry and academia to exchange information about defense R&D. During the meeting, the Almada, Covilha and Porto student clubs had the opportunity to expose their capabilities, activities and projects. The student clubs are linked to the national scientific and technological system to prompt academic work that addresses the needs and opportunities of technological development in the defense and security sectors. Regina Salvador, a professor at the New University of Lisbon (NOVA), presented the opening speech, which addressed the theme "Challenges and Opportunities in the Maritime Domain." Cmdr. Luis Arsenio, PRT N, head of research and development, Director General of National Defense Resources, identified priority technology areas for defense and provided guidelines for future research and development projects involving industry and military end users. John Rodrigues of INOV INESC Innovation moderated a discussion following student club presentations. Fernando Carvalho Rodrigues, professor emeritus, Institute of Art, Design and Enterprise (IADE-U), began the roundtable on the theme "Innovation and Project Opportunities for Defense and Security," stressing the importance of innovation in the national scientific and technological system. Then, an industry panel debated the importance of innovation, the need to attract and retain talent, and the skills required in the future. The companies represented on the panel included Altice Labs, Axians, CRITICAL Software, Edisoft/Thales Group, Indra, Microsoft, Tekever and Vision-Box.

Event Photographs:

Rear Adm. Mario Simoes Marques, commander of the Portuguese Naval Academy (c), gathers with the participants of the May student clubs meeting, including Rear Adm. Carlos Rodolfo, PRT N (Ret.), AFCEA regional vice president, Atlantic region (r of c), and Rear Adm. Mario Durao, PRT N (Ret.), chapter president (l of c).
Rear Adm. Mario Simoes Marques, commander of the Portuguese Naval Academy (c), gathers with the participants of the May student clubs meeting, including Rear Adm. Carlos Rodolfo, PRT N (Ret.), AFCEA regional vice president, Atlantic region (r of c), and Rear Adm. Mario Durao, PRT N (Ret.), chapter president (l of c).
Participating in the debate that followed the student chapter presentations at the May meeting are (c, then l-r) moderator John Rodrigues of INOV INESC Inovation; Tiago Sanches, Covilha chapter president; Francisco Baptista, Almada chapter president; Andre Ranito, Porto chapter president; Diogo Moreira, Porto chapter first vice president; and Pedro Rodrigues, Porto chapter second vice president.
Participating in the debate that followed the student chapter presentations at the May meeting are (c, then l-r) moderator John Rodrigues of INOV INESC Inovation; Tiago Sanches, Covilha chapter president; Francisco Baptista, Almada chapter president; Andre Ranito, Porto chapter president; Diogo Moreira, Porto chapter first vice president; and Pedro Rodrigues, Porto chapter second vice president.
Fernando Carvalho Rodrigues, professor emeritus, Institute of Art, Design and Enterprise (IADE-U) (r) moderates the May industry panel that included (l-r) Tiago Correia of Altice Labs, Braz de Oliveira of Edisoft, Nuno Guilherme of Indra, Pedro Sinogas of Tekever, Paulo Pinto of Axians, Nuno Vinagre of CRITICAL Software, Pedro Alves of Vision-Box and Ana Rita Pereira of Microsoft.
Fernando Carvalho Rodrigues, professor emeritus, Institute of Art, Design and Enterprise (IADE-U) (r) moderates the May industry panel that included (l-r) Tiago Correia of Altice Labs, Braz de Oliveira of Edisoft, Nuno Guilherme of Indra, Pedro Sinogas of Tekever, Paulo Pinto of Axians, Nuno Vinagre of CRITICAL Software, Pedro Alves of Vision-Box and Ana Rita Pereira of Microsoft.

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