Rui Cohen

Head of IT Office @ BIT

Since 2015, Rui is responsible for the IT Strategy area in Sonae Retail.
From 2012 to 2015, Rui was the IT Director responsible for Sonae’s Online Tech Unit, whose mission was to work closely with all business areas in order to deliver a strong, innovative and sustainable online presence for all Sonae’s brands.
He has over 25 years IT experience working mostly in Internet, Media and Telco Business.
Back in 1995 he was one of the founders of the most successful portuguese ISP that on 1999 was bought by Sonaecom - the telco branch of Sonae Group. Later that year, already working at Sonae and as Internet Services Director, he led the implementation of the first internet Portal to give free internet access in Portugal - Clix -, which soon became the market leader.
Since then, he has been involved in several managing roles and contributing to the delivery of innovative internet based solutions.
Rui graduated in Computer Science and Information Systems at the School of Engineering of Lisbon University (IST) where he has also finished, in 1993, his degree of Master of Science in Computer Science and Information Systems leveraging his R&D work in teleworking area.

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