Porto Tech Week

On June 1st from 09h00-17h30 GMT we are going to be sharing the event online. If you wish to attend please request a password to portotechweek@cbtalents.com informing your name and contact details.
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01 Speakers

Ricardo Nobre

Cross Border Talents Founder

Marco Barata

Cross Border Talents - Head of Recruitment ICT

Rui Cohen

Head of IT Office @ BIT

Guilherme Ramos Pereira

Head of International Business Development @ HCCM-Outsourcing Investment

Sandra Neto dos Santos

Corporate IT Manager @ IT Center of Excellence, Panalpina

Carlos Melo Brito

Pró-Reitor da Universidade do Porto para a Inovação e Empreendedorismo

Carla Silvestre

Cross Border Talents - Head of Recruitment BPO/ICT

Rita Ramos

Cross Border Talents - Head of CBT relocation

Linda Pereira

President of the Global Council for Women in Leadership

Susana Gonçalves

Sitel - Talent Acquisition Manager

Ana Teresa Lehmann

Professora Associada da Faculdade de Economia da Universidade do Porto

Nuno Vinagre

Human Resources Director - Critical Software

Manuel Bento

Technology Center Director - EURONEXT Technologies

Vanessa Ricci

European Commission - Horizon 2020 SME Instrument

Ricardo Machado

HR Director - ALTRAN Portugal

Hans-Jürgen Müller

ATEC - Executive Director

Maria Costa

HR Manager - Webhelp Portugal

02 About

• Are you interested to know why more and more companies are choosing Porto as a preferred destination for near shoring ICT and BPO delivery centers?
• Are you curious to know why thousands of students, graduates and skilled professionals are moving to study and work in the awarded Best European Destination?

Join us – live or online - on June 1st, 2017 and get to know in advance the great job and investment opportunities available in beautiful Oporto.


Heading the Agenda: Employment, Europe and Capital

“Porto Tech Week” works on the conditions that are paramount for a top innovation region. The program 2017 – 2020 contains three priorities: an innovative approach to the employment market, extended European cooperation and more accessible capital for innovative companies

The Employment theme

There is no innovation and international competitiveness without sufficient well-qualified personnel. In that respect, Europe is confronted by relevant challenges. There is still more demand than supply when it comes to engineering and technology talent, especially in view of the rapid emergence of many new ICT- driven jobs. How to overcome such challenge?
CBT Academy (awarded with the Seal of Excellence by the European Commission) and InvestPorto have the solution.

The European Cooperation Theme

Today when the foundations in Europe seem to be tested on a daily basis it is time for Europeans to be even prouder of what their ancestors have created and work together to contribute to solve the skills´ shortage drama imposed by the digitalization of the labor market. By 2020 millions of Europeans are not going to fit the labor market because their skills will become obsolete due to industry 4.0. Are the Europeans going to overcome such challenge? Yes. Let’s work together on the solution.

The Capital theme

Access to capital for innovative SMEs that strive to grow is crucial for economic growth and employment. Also for skilled talent that wishes to relocate and work in Porto is important to be aware of attractive job opportunities at employers supported by a professional network of public and private organizations.The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) will attend as keynote speaker in the event to highlight how are supporting the most innovative SMEs in Europe.



Join us live in Oporto or online.
For join the webinar please request a password to portotechweek@cbtalents.com

03 Schedule

09:00-17:45 Thursday


8:30 | Registration

9:00 | Welcome and opening session

Subdiretor Faculdade Ciências da Universidade do Porto, Professor Doutor José Santos
Camara Municipal do Porto, Dra. Ana Teresa Lehmann
Sr. Reitor da Universidade do Porto, Professor Sebastião Feyo



09:20 | How to Contribute to solve the digital Skills Shortage in Europe

Keynote speaker – Ricardo Nobre, Cross Border Talents Group, Founder
Keynote speaker – Hans-Jürgen Müller, C.F.O. ATEC, (project conceived by the promoters Volkswagen Autoeuropa, Siemens,Bosch and the German-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry)


09:45 | How to Attract Talent and Investment to Porto

Keynote speaker – Ana Teresa Lehmann - Diretora da InvestPorto


10:00 | How innovation-driven competitiveness is changing Portugal: The role of universities

Keynote speaker – Carlos Melo Brito - Pró-Reitor (Gabinete do Reitor), Universidade do Porto


10:15 | How EASME is Supporting European SMEs

Keynote speaker – Vanessa Ricci - European Commission, Horizon 2020 SME Instrument


10: 30 | How to Inspire Talent to Access the ICT Labour Market

Speaker - Sandra Santos (Corporate IT Manager and VP) COE PANALPINA
Speaker - Rui Cohen (Head of IT Office), SONAE BIT
Speaker – Manuel Bento (Technology Center Director), EURONEXT Porto;
Speaker – Ricardo Machado (Human Resources), ALTRAN Portugal
Speaker - Paula Gomes da Costa (Head of Sports Channel), BLIP;
Speaker - Nuno Vinagre (HR Director), CRITICAL SOFTWARE
Speaker - Jorge Magalhães (Senior VP Engineering & Innovation), Vestas


12:00 - 12:30 | Debate

Moderator: Linda Pereira; President of the Global Council for Women in Leadership
Sandra Santos (Country Manager), Center of Excellence PANALPINA;
Rui Cohen (Head of IT Office), SONAE BIT
Manuel Bento (Technology Center Director), EURONEXT Porto;
Ricardo Machado (HR Director), ALTRAN Portugal
Paula Gomes da Costa (Head of Sports Channel), BLIP;
Nuno Vinagre (HR Director), CRITICAL SOFTWARE
Professor Luís Filipe Coelho Antunes, Computer Science Department at Faculdade Ciencias da UP
Ricardo Nobre, (Founder and COO), CROSS BORDER TALENTS GROUP



12:30 | Concluding remarks

12:45 | End of the hearing


LUNCH (Free time)


14:00 | The Role of Women in the Digital Labor Market

Speaker - Linda Pereira, President of the Global Council for Women in Leadership (GCWL)


14:30 | Global Market Trends in the BPO Sector

Speaker - Ricardo Nobre, CROSS BORDER TALENTS Group, Founder - Introducing the CBT BPO-ICT Career Plan trade mark methodology.
Speaker - Guilherme Pereira (Head of Business Development at HCCM - Outsourcing Investment S.A.)


15:00 | How to Attract Multilingual Talent to Porto and Portugal + Q&A

Speaker – Maria Costa, ( HR Manager ), WEBHELP
Speaker – Susana Gonçalves, (HR Director), SITEL
Speaker – Nadia Duarte (Talent Search Coordinator) TELEPERFORMANCE
Speaker – Rita Ramos (Head of CBT Relocation) CBT Global


16:00 - 16:30 | Debate

Moderator: Linda Pereira; President of the Global Council for Women in Leadership
Maria Costa, ( HR Manager ), WEBHELP
Susana Gonçalves, SITEL
Nadia Duarte ( Talent Search Coordinator), TELEPERFORMANCE
Speaker – Carla Silvestre (Group Head of Recruitment BPO) CBT Global



16:30 | Concluding remarks

Ricardo Valente - Vereador Pelouro Economia at Câmara Municipal do Porto


17:00 - 17:45 | Meet and Greet Candidates attending CBT ACADEMY´s workshops


17:45 | End of the event – Closure – City Councillor




WORKSHOPS IN PARALEL (For students invited by IPDJ)



14:00 - 17:00 | CB TALENTS ACADEMY

Programming classes for students from 5th to 12th Grades "LEARN TO CODE TODAY CLAIM YOUR JOB TOMORROW” WORKSHOPS (in partnership with IPDJ) Trainers: Business Developers from CB Talents Academy and Tech training Partner from CBT (ATEC)



14:00 - 17:00 | Programing in Scratch (students from 3rd and 4rd classes)

14:00 - 17:00 | Programing in Minecraft (students from 5th and 6th classes)

14:00 - 17:00 | Programing in Phyton (students from 7th, 8th and 9th classes)

14:00 - 17:00 | Programing in C++ with students from 10th, 11th and 12th

14:00 - 17:00 | Programing in Java (students from 12th class and IEFP)



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