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Manuel Dias

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Manuel Dias

Manuel Dias is Visiting Professor at NOVA Information Management School (NOVA IMS) since 2015. In academic terms, he has a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) and a Master in Information Systems Management from Instituto Superior de Gestão e Economia (ISEG) and certified in Business Strategy from INSEAD.

With over 25 years’ experience in technology, Manuel Dias started his career at EFACEC as a Software Engineer in a R&D team developing real-time systems. In 2004 moved to OutSystems, a startup at the time, where he has held several roles across engineering, pre-sales and product management. He joined Microsoft in 2011, starting as a Data and AI Lead covering all Data & Artificial Intelligence initiatives and working with the largest customers in Portugal.

In 2018 he took the Director of Technical Sales position, managing a high specialized pre-sales team, while also being an AI Ambassador. In October 2020 Manuel has been appointed as the National Technology Officer (NTO) and member of the Executive Leadership of Microsoft Portugal, driving the Microsoft technology vision and innovation for Portugal. In 2018 Manuel co-founded and is currently Vice-President of the Data Science Portuguese Association (DSPA), in 2019 founded the Power BI Portugal, a tech community with more than 4.000 members promoting analytics skills and knowledge share