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Alumni 2023

The NOVA IMS Alumni Association's mission is to collaborate in the growth of NOVA IMS. The pursuit of the mission is based on 3 major strategic pillars: networking, mentoring and talks.

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Strategic Pillars

Identifying, knowing and maintaining relationships with our former students are critical and fundamental tasks in the first pillar. Identifying in which countries and activity sectors they work, and what functions they occupy are priority tasks of the members of the different social organs of the Alumni, either intensively through social networks or personal contacts.

The second pillar is our contribution through our accumulated experience and the roles we play in the development of the different dimensions of NOVA IMS students, especially our undergraduate students.

Finally, the third pillar aims at improving eclectic knowledge, technical and professional skills through lifelong encounters, courses, and conferences in different areas of knowledge. We believe that these are the pillars that allow us to contribute to the development and prestige of NOVA IMS through the personal and professional relevance of our former students.

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Our Ambassadors

Paulo Leitão
Senior Recruiter for Europe | McKinsey
Cláudia Pereira
Data Analyst | Outsystems
António Vilares
Senior Data Engineer | Tripadvisor
Rodrigo Carreiras
Data Technology Manager | Jerónimo Martins
Jorge Abreu
Data Scientist | Grupo Ageas Portugal
Nadine Côrte-Real
Head of Advanced Analytics and Artificial Intelligence | Banco de Portugal
Ricardo Serafim
Head of Project, Controlling Deputy | Lidl Portugal
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With a Master’s degree in Organizational Psychology and a Post-Graduate course in Digital Enterprise Management at NOVA IMS Information Management School, Paulo Leitão started his professional career in 2014 specializing in Organizational Consulting, focusing on Talent Acquisition & Development topics.
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Cláudia works as a Data Analyst at OutSystems for the Engineering department, providing insights for better decision making and an analytics driven product roadmap.

Cláudia holds a degree in Information Management and a Master’s in the same field with a specialisation in Business Intelligence from NOVA IMS Information Management School.
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António holds degrees in Information Systems and Technology and a master's in Information Management, with a specialization in Business Intelligence at NOVA IMS Information Management School.
During his career he has been working on Business Intelligence projects, having worked at companies such as HP, Deloitte, DXC Technology, BI4ALL, and currently, he's a Senior Data Engineer at Tripadvisor.
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Rodrigo is a Data Technology Manager at Jerónimo Martins. Rodrigo holds a degree in Information Management and is currently finishing a masters degree in the same course at NOVA IMS Information Management School.

His experience allowed him to develop impactful data engineering and analytics projects in the last 5 years, both working with on-prem and cloud infrastructure.
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Jorge Abreu works as a Data Scientist for Grupo Ageas Portugal.
He has a masters degree in Data Science and Advanced Analytics, allowing him to develop impactful analytical projects in the insurance sector 5+ years.
Jorge is an extremely curious person and is always looking for new knowledge sharing experiences!
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Nadine Côrte-Real is Head of Advanced Analytics and Artificial Intelligence in Banco de Portugal.
She holds a Ph.D in Information Management and she is an invited Professor at NOVA IMS, coordinator of the Big Data Analytics for Business course and executive trainings related with data governance and responsible AI.
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Ricardo Isaías Serafim is the Head of Innovation projects and Controlling at Lidl Portugal.
PMP certified, he started his career in IT. With an MBA, a Masters in Management and a Postgraduate Progam in Business Intelligence, he has a great experience in management and projects.
Method, organization and strategy are up to him!

Alumni Mentoring

NOVA IMS' ALUMNI Association has lauched a mentoring program tailored for 3rd year undergraduate students, as well as postgraduate and master students. Applications for the next edition will be announced at the beginning of the next academic year 2024-2025.

About the program:

  • Are you feeling overwhelmed with the amount of choices you will have to face after finishing your degree? Or would you like to chat with experienced people that already work in the data industry?

If so, join the program!

What's Involved:

  • A commitment to meet (virtually or in-person) with your mentor on a regular basis;
  • Sharing your experiences, insights, and questions;
  • Engaging in active listening and providing constructive feedback;
  • Participating in mentor-mentee events.

Stay tuned to the NOVA IMS ALUMNI community to keep up to date with the latest developments and events.

Vision and Mission

The Alumni Association has as its vision to honor former and current students of NOVA IMS. The mission is to collaborate in the growth of NOVA IMS based on three strategic pillars: Networking, Knowledge Sharing, and Mentoring.


  • To encourage the interconnection and participation of current and former students in the life of NOVA IMS;
  • To contribute to the development of the prestige and reputation of NOVA IMS;
  • To collaborate in the initiatives of insertion of current and former students in the labor market ;
  • To develop the improvement of knowledge and technical and professional skills throughout life through meetings, courses, and conferences;
  • To support actions to attract future candidates to become students of NOVA IMS.

Managing Board

The governing bodies of NOVA IMS Alumni were elected on February 2nd, 2023, in the General Constituent Assembly, for a term of four years. The ALUMNI NOVA IMS is registered under the name "Alumni - Association of Former Students of Nova Information School", and was created on September 21, 2018 and has the NIPC with no. 515085502.

The composition of the corporate bodies is as follows:

Board Members

Board of the General Assembly

Fiscal Board

Honorary President

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    José Costa
    First Alumni President in 2003
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# Join us!

NOVA IMS ALUMNI is a collaborative organization open to new members. If you have any ideas you would like to see implemented or want to join the team, contact us at

ALUMNI Ambassador

What does it mean to be a NOVA IMS ALUMNI ambassador? 

Being an Ambassador is being a volunteer who wants to: 
  • Be part of the Alumni community;
  • Offer their availability voluntarily;
  • Share their knowledge and experience;
  • Grow the networking community;
  • Actively contribute with ideas, events, and projects;
  • Bring learning experiences;
  • Strengthen the Alumni community by inviting former students;
  • Reinforce the ties between NOVA IMS and its alumni.

Who can be an ambassador?
All students and graduates from NOVA IMS who have completed at least one enrollment in:  

  • Bachelor's degree;
  • Post-Graduation;
  • Master's degree;
  • Doctoral degree;
  • Executive Education.

What do I need to do to become an Ambassador? 
Send an email to with the following information:

  • Full name;
  • Completed Course;
  • Year of conclusion;
  • LinkedIn Profile (if applicable).

Events and Initiatives

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    NOVA IMS ALUMNI Mentoring

    November 8th, 2023

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    NOVA IMS ALUMNI: Networking Dinner

    October 27th, 2023

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    ALUMNI NOVA IMS Insights: 3cket and the Startup World

    September 21st, 2023

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    R Open Class

    July 20th, 2023

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    Sunset Alumni

    June 30th, 2023

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    NOVA IMS ALUMNI: Networking Dinner

    May 19th, 2023

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    Python Open Class

    May 4th, 2023

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    ALUMNI NOVA IMS Insights: Round Table Data Engineers

    April 18th, 2023

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    NOVA IMS ALUMNI: Round Table Data Scientists + Mentoring Wrap Up

    February 9th, 2023

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    NOVA IMS ALUMNI: Networking Dinner

    January 27th, 2023

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    ALUMNI NOVA IMS Mentoring

    November 10th, 2022

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    After all the polls wrong in Lisbon?

    October 20th, 2021

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    What do a Painter, Athens and Information Management have in common?

    June 23rd, 2021

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    Running, Entrepreneurship and GIS: Experiences and Teachings

    May 19th, 2021

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    Japan - Walking through the Land of Gods and Spirits

    April 14th, 2021

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    B2B and B2C eCommerce strategies

    March 17th, 2021.

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