Luminary Speakers

Miguel Teixeira
Trust by Design – Blockchain: A Modular Decentralized Approach

Miguel Luís Soares Teixeira graduated in Electrical Engineering at the University of Trás-os-Montes-e-Alto-Douro, has a post-graduation in Information Management obtained at Engineering Faculty of University of Porto and advanced training in Business Intelligence at University Portucalense. He started his professional career in 1995 following several IT and management roles at different companies and several industry sectors e.g. consultancy, textile, food, metals and automotive in Portugal and France. He is actually the Digital Transformation Leader for Portugal, Spain and Slovenia at Groupe Renault and a PhD student at University of Aveiro working under blockchain and IoT subjects for industrial environments. He was recently awarded CIO of the year Portugal 2019 – B2B category and Most Inspirational European Digital Leader of the Year 2020.

Ricardo Arroja
Pandemics, Economy & Future Challenges

Ricardo Arroja is an economist. He authored one book on the Portuguese Economy and wrote hundreds of opinion articles in the Portuguese media in the last decade and a half. He graduated from the Economy Faculty of the University of Porto, is top manager of different companies, public policy consultant, higher-education professor and member of the board of the Professional Order of Economists in Portugal.

Panagiotis Andrikopoulos
Empowering CSR via modelling stakeholders’ relationships: a scientific approach.

Panagiotis Andrikopoulos is the Executive Director of the Centre for Financial and Corporate Integrity (CFCI) at Coventry Business School and a Professor of Finance. He holds a PhD in Finance from the University of Portsmouth (2002) for studying the profitability of contrarian investments strategies in the UK setting. His main research interests lie in the areas of corporate finance, market efficiency and behavioural finance, subjects on which he has widely published in various academic journals of international standing. Panagiotis serves as a panel member of various editorial and scientific advisory boards. He has also been a frequent contributor to a wide range of international conferences and research symposia. He is a member of the Chartered Institute for Security and Investment (MCSI) and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA).

Paulo Alexandre Pimenta Alves
Financial reporting: Going beyond the numbers

Paulo Alves is a Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Management, Universidade Católica Portuguesa and a Visiting Research Associate and a guest lecturer at Lancaster University. He holds a PhD and a Post-Doctorate in Accounting and Finance awarded by Lancaster University (United Kingdom). Paulo’s primary areas of research involve the impact of information on capital markets, with a particular focus on the role of financial narratives. He has published several papers in reputable international accounting and finance journals. Current projects include analysis of preliminary earnings announcements made by London Stock Exchange companies and structured retrieval of text from annual reports published as PDF files. Paulo is a project member of The Corporate Financial Information Environment (