Hardware City Session #7: Speakers

We’re back again and with another awesome session! This time, we wanted to do something really special, so we decided to create a panel full of women! Yeah, we know that this kind of area can be dominated by men, but we also know that even though women are not the minority, they can do it better – or at least as well as men do – don’t kick us! We can’t wait to introduce you all our speakers!


Susana Sargento

ssargentoSusana is an Associate Professor with “Habillitation” in the University of Aveiro and in the Institute of Telecommunications, where she is leading the Network Architectures and Protocols (NAP) group. But she got here with a lot of hard work: with more than 15 years of experience in technical leadership in many national and international projects and a close work with telecom operators and OEMs, she has been involved in several projects, such as FP7 projects (4WARD, Euro-NF, C-Cast, WIP, Daidalos, C-Mobile), EU Coordinated Support Action 2012-316296 “FUTURE-CITIES”, national projects, and CMU-Portugal projects (S2MovingCity, DRIVE-IN with the Carnegie Melon University). She also organized several international conferences and workshops (ACM MobiCom, IEEE Globecom and IEEE ICC) and has been a reviewer of numerous international conferences and journals (IEEE Wireless Communications, IEEE Networks, IEEE Communications). Her main research interests are in the areas of self-organized networks, in ad-hoc and vehicular network mechanisms and protocols.

Did you hear about Veniam? Susana has co-founded this awesome vehicular networking company, which builds a seamless low-cost vehicle-based internet infrastructure! Susana was the winner of the 2016 EU Prize for Women Innovators!


Mónica Pedrompedro

Mónica is a natural born innovator: PhD student on New Media and Pervasive Systems, she has a long track as a researcher in Human Computer Interaction and Technology Enhanced Learning. She has been working in technology and business innovation, promoting technology and knowledge transfer from the academia to business and society. Mónica specialized in Knowledge and Operational management of Collaborative projects, involving fundamental and applied research, technology and knowledge transfer, and business design. And as the most of women, Monica has another great interests, as playing with fashion tech, rock climbing and walking with terNURA (her dog)!

Andreia Abreuaabreu

Andreia Abreu is a Hardware Project Manager at Micro I/O. She has been involved with hardware development on multiple projects such as BikeEmotion, a technologically advanced bikesharing product. Her main focus is embedded systems design using 8/16/32 bit microcontrollers. She is also a certified trainer and has been training professionals in the fields of multimedia resources and collaborative/learning platforms. In her free time, Andreia also has a awesome interest: she is a self-taught cake designer! Maybe we can talk about this at the coffee break!

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