Mário Campolargo
Secretary of State for Digitalisation and Administrative ModernisationGovernment of Portugal
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OCTOBER 08, 2022 | 9:00 am
Mário Campolargo holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Coimbra (1978), a Masters in Computer Science from Imperial College London (1983), a postgraduate degree in Management from École Solvay of the Free University of Brussels (1992) and a Diploma in European Studies from Catholic University of Louvain-a-Nova (1995).
He was a researcher at the Center for Telecommunications Studies (Aveiro) for 12 years, having been head of the Software Engineering division, Portuguese representative at the International Telecommunications Union and led several European projects.
In 1990, he joined the European Commission as a senior manager, performing the duties of manager and scientific officer in the RACE telecommunications research programme.
In 1999, he assumed the responsibility of head of the GÉANT and e-Infrastructure Unit at the Directorate-General for the Information Society (DG INFSO), responsible for various portfolios in the field of R&D, with a special focus on the implementation of global infrastructures for e-Science.
In 2008, as director of Emerging Technologies and Infrastructures (at the Directorate-General for Communication, Content and Technology Networks - DG CONNECT) he was responsible for the area of ​​Future and Emerging Technologies, ICT-based Infrastructures for Science, Cyber ​​security and experimental research for the Internet of the Future.
In 2012, he became head of DG CONNECT's Net Futures Directorate, with special responsibilities in the field of the Internet of the Future, including 5G, Cloud Computing (Cloud), Internet of Things IoT, Smart Cities and business innovation initiatives such as Startup Europe .
From 2016 to 2022, he was Deputy Director-General and Director-General of the Directorate-General for Informatics (DIGIT) of the European Commission, responsible for the overall strategic and operational coordination of the Directorate-General, for the definition and implementation of the Digital Strategy of the European Commission and for the transition of the Commission services to teleworking during the pandemic, with particular attention to creating a digital culture and cybersecurity issues.
He also led European initiatives in the area of ​​Interoperability (including the Covid digital certificate) and Modernization of European Public Administrations.
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