Paulo works on EDP’s smart grids projects since 2007, where he currently is director of Technology and Innovation. During the last years he has led the solution development of the Inovgrid project, involving architecture definition, device specification, functionality and interoperability testing and qualification of the main components of the solution. Previously, as a consultant, he managed several projects in the utilities, transport and telecommunication sectors. He also created the reference entity for telephone number portability in Portugal, where he served as a board member. Paulo started his career as a researcher at INESC – a telecommunications and computer science research institute. Paulo holds a master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering and a Business Management Program.