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Personal Information: 
Lisbon, Portugal

Current mission:

Contribute to fuel Digital Entrepreneurship in Europe

About Hugo:

He does his passion (work in the IT industry with an intrapreneurship and entrepreneurship mindset) since 1998.

He did almost everything, going up the stairs, in IT, starting by help-desk/field-support, systems and network administration, infrastructures architect, major infrastructure roll-outs, software developer, software analyst, project manager, consulting, IT Manager and IS/IT Director (Turismo de Portugal, I.P, having won international prizes like the Agility Award and a nomination to the CIO Ones to Watch from CIO.com). He is also an invited teacher in a Portuguese University (ISEG/UTL).

Regarding entrepreneurship, he coCreated a small "IT infrastructures services"​ startup in 2001, with 21 years old. The company still exists today.

From 2011 to 2013 he embraced a challenge as Sales Manager / Partnership Manager / Business Unit Manager of Gfi in Portugal where he was responsible for the Cloud and Microsoft practice. Gfi was the #1 partner of Microsoft regarding Azure in the FY13.

Hugo Sousa was also the founder of MrCloudAdviser » http://mrcloudadviser.pt/ » a blog created to create brand awareness for the Gfi (Micosoft) Cloud offer.

In 2014 he created the startup ALPHAPPL www.alphappl.com) aiming to reduce unemployment by creating new junior software developers in a short period of time. The startup employed over 150 people in less than two years and it had a successful exit in the end of 2015!

By the end of 2014, Hugo also joined Jademy (Romania) as Board Advisor in order to replicate ALPHAPPL's best practices in Eastern Europe.

Loves: music, dogs, cars, gadgets, travel, food, meet new people and... cinema!

"Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly" - John F Kennedy

Your Interests and Preferences: 
Personal headline: 
#Innovation. #Business. #Technology. #Startups. #Travel. Unconventional #THINKer and #DOer. Life #entreprenerd with intoxicating #energy (watch out!).
I am: 
Seeking to be (co)-founder, Mentor/Advisor, Startup enthusiast
Field of activity: 
Business Development, Community Manager, Education / Training, Management / Leadership, Project Management
Desired location(s): 
Germany, United Kingdom, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, The Netherlands
Additional notes: 
O offer the role of CEO / COO / CIO / CTO / CSO.
Work experience: 
12/2015Present
Community Ambassador
StartUs (www.startus.cc) is the fastest growing career network connecting you with the European startup community.

Let's build the biggest European startup community together!
12/2015Present
Community Ambassador
StartUs (www.startus.cc) is the fastest growing career network connecting you with the European startup community.

Let's build the biggest European startup community together!
09/2015Present
Cofounder
TagJam is a music collaboration app where you and your friends create jams
on-the-go. You just whip out phone, sing your heart out, tag your friends
as they pitch in the song grows and grows. It's the application where music
and social media converge.
08/2015Present
Responsible for managing the process of innovation as well as being in some cases the person who "originates new ideas but also recognizes innovative ideas generated by other people."

Focused on business innovation through technology aiming to create new startups.
01/2014Present
Board Member
IT Jobs Academy (Jademy) is one of the very few, if not the only coding bootcamp out of Eastern Europe. We are dedicated to solving the programming skills-shortage by delivering a 13-weeks intensive full time onsite programming training which is designed to get graduates job-ready by the end of the program. Upon graduation, we match our highly qualified, yet affordable programmers with companies in need of (mobile) software developers. - See more at: www.jademy.ro
01/2014Present
Founder and CEO
Alphappl is a startup who have created an innovative new programme to retrain and create new IT professionals and help them land new roles in the IT industry in Portugal.

Alphappl main focus is on skilled unemployed people or people that want to change their careers.

Alphappl works in partnership with Microsoft namely in the national programme www.ativarportugal.pt that aims to reduce unemployment in the Country.

The business model of Alphappl is focused on results and not on effort. People only pay if they have the new job in the IT industry.

More info: www.alphappl.com / www.facebook.com/alphappl / www.youtube.com/user/alphappl
03/201101/2014
Sales Manager
Since July 2013 to January 2014 - Coordination of the Technology Sales Team - Account planning; - Account
Management; From January 2013 to June 2013 » Strategic Partnership Manager - Cloud, Microsoft, HP
and ISV partnership strategic management; - Presales team management; - Account planning; - Account
Management; - Market prospection; - Marketing planning; From 2011 to 2012 » Business Unit Manager -
Full P&L Management (Sales+Delivery) of a ~5Million Euro Business Unit
12/200912/2012
Teacher at Pos-Graduation in Management and Economics of Tourism (Information Systems) ISEG/IDEFE -
Instituto para o Desenvolvimento e Estudos Económicos, Financeiros e Empresasriais
02/200802/2011
Undertaken more than 60 projects of organizational change (with IT) to help the Tourism of Portugal being
one of the best organizations in the world. Created a high performance IT team and even helped them
improve their academic qualifications and professional certifications. Won international and national awards
including the prize of the World Tourism Organization Several case studies were done In Portugal, he





pioneered the creation of the area of IT Marketing within the IT Department He was nominated for the IDC
award "CIO Award 2011" He was nominated for the www.CIO.com award "CIO Ones to Watch 2011"
09/200612/2008
Trainer
Microsoft Certified Trainer - Microsoft Official Curriculum (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer MOCs)
01/200612/2006
IT Trainer
01/200512/2010
Trainer
Trainer of: - IT Project Management - Systems & Network Administration (Server 2003, Exchange Server
2003, Security, etc)
01/200501/2008
Systems Engineer & IT Architect Team Leader
11/200401/2008
IT Manager
IT Director at Escola Nacional de Saúde Pùblica / UNL Systems Engineer & IT Architect Team Leader
11/200401/2008
CTO
Technical Director - Systems Engineering - ITIL practicioner - Team management - Business development -
Participates on Trendis corporate strategy
01/200412/2007
01/200412/2005
TRAINER Data Communications; InterConnecting LANs; Unix; Internetworking bridges, switches &
Routers; VPNs; VLANs; Wireless Networking; MS Server 2003; MS Exchange Server 2003
07/199910/2003
IT Manager
Responsible for IT Management and Systems/Network Administration
Education: 
06/199907/2003
Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão
MSc IT Management, 
Master
Location term: 
Lisbon
PT Portugal
Language: 
Native:
English, Portuguese
Intermediate:
Spanish
Basic:
French
Skills : 
Expert:
Leadership, Business development, Project management, Management, Business Strategy, IT Infrastructures
Basic:
Software Engineering, Lean Startup, Digital Marketing

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