In a career spanning more than 25 years, Afonso Ferreira has held European leadership roles in institutional policy and research. As an expert in the areas of Cybersecurity, Futures, and Policy Making, he recently spent six years seconded as an expert to the European Commission. He holds a PhD in Computer Science and is Directeur de Recherche with the French CNRS.
Afonso has a deep understanding of the European landscape in cybersecurity, research, and innovation, thanks to 14 years working in Brussels and in European-related functions. His vision and his talks are greatly appreciated for their clarity, and in 2017 he was invited around the world to explain European policy to audiences in Brussels, Madeira Island, Rome, São Paulo, Singapore, Tokyo, Tenerife, and Toulouse, among others.
Based on his large knowledge of the Digital Revolution and its widespread impacts, Afonso is advising private and public actors, including the European Parliament and the European Commission, how to navigate the nexus of technology, futures and policy. In addition, Afonso worked in the areas of Communication Networks, High Performance Computing and Algorithms, having published more than 100 papers in the forefront of scientific research. For detailed information, see www.linkedin.com/in/cyberfuture.