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Portugal, Lisbon, 16 may 2019, from 09:00 to 17:00 (WEST)
Reboleira - Amadora, Portugal 

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Portugal, Lisbon, 16 may 2019, from 09:00 to 17:00 (WEST)
Reboleira - Amadora, Portugal 


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Conference Organised by
The Ministry of Defence of Portugal (MDN)
in coordination with the Military Academy


Conference Agenda

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Ana Santos Pinto

Ana Santos Pinto

Ana Santos Pinto, Secretary of State for National Defense, was born in Lisbon in December 1978. She holds a PhD in International Relations from NOVA University in Lisbon, where she is Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Studies , a Master's Degree in History of International Relations from ISCTE- IUL and a Degree in Political Science and International
Relations also from the NOVA University.

Her main areas of research are Identity in International Politics and Security issues, mainly regarding the European Union, Middle East and North Africa (MENA). She authored various academic publications on European Union Security and Defense Policy and MENA Geopolitics.

Ana Santos Pinto served as Research Consultant for the United Nations Organization in the Alliance of Civilizations Project (2008-2010), she was also Advisor for International Relations of the Minister of National Defence of the XVII Constitutional Government (2006-2009) and Research Assistant at the Institute for Strategic and International Studies (2001-2003).


1Almeida Sampaio Moderador

Luís de Almeida Sampaio

Born in Porto, Portugal, 1957;
Law Degree from the University of Coimbra, Portugal, 1982;
Diplomatic Service in 1983;
Portuguese Mission to NATO, Brussels, August 1987;
Deputy Director of the Private Office of the NATO’s Secretary General (Manfred Wörner), 1990-1993;
Diplomatic Adviser to the portuguese EC Commissioner (João de Deus Pinheiro), 1995-1997;
Political Adviser to the COMSFOR (Commander of the Stabilization Force, US General Eric Shinseki and US General Montgomery Meigs) in Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1998-1999;
Embassy in Luanda, Angola, 1999-2002;
President of the Portuguese Institute for Development Cooperation, 2003-2004;
Ambassador in Algiers, September 2004;
MEPP (Middle East Peace Process) Coordinator for the Portuguese Presidency of the European Union, 2007;
Ambassador in Belgrade, 2008;
Ambassador in Berlin, April 2012;
Ambassador, Permanent Representative to North Atlantic Treaty Organization, September 2015.

2MR. CHRISTIAN MARC LIFLӒNDERChristian-Marc Lifländer  

Christian-Marc Lifländer serves as the senior cyber policy official of NATO’s International Staff. As head of the Cyber Defence Section, he is responsible for leading the development and implementation of cyber defence policy across NATO.
Before joining NATO, Mr. Lifländer held executive and senior advisory level positions within the Estonian Ministry of Defence, including Acting Deputy Undersecretary for Defence Policy, Director of Policy Planning, and Adviser to the Minister of Defence. Mr. Lifländer also served as a Defence Counselor at the Embassy of the Republic of Estonia in the United States and as a Defence Counselor at the Delegation of the Republic of Estonia to NATO.
Mr. Lifländer received a direct commission in the Estonian Defense Forces (Infantry) and has been awarded the Estonian Defence Forces Distinguished Service Decoration as well as Distinguished Service Decorations of the Estonian Ministry of Defence.
Mr. Lifländer received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from the United States Military Academy, West Point. He received his Master of Arts in Security Studies from Georgetown University’s Center for Security Studies (CSS) in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service.

3Jaak Tarien

Jaak Tarien

Colonel Jaak Tarien is the Director of the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of xcellence (CCDCOE) based in Estonia since September 2018. CCDCOE is a NATO accredited cyber defence hub focusing on research, training and exercises. The international military organisation based is a community of currently 21 nations providing a 360-degree look at cyber defence, with expertise in the areas of technology, strategy, operations and law. Prior to joining CCDCOE Colonel Tarien served as Commander of Estonian Air Force from August 2012 to July 2018. Among other assignments he has also served as Staff Officer with NATO's Supreme Allied Command Transformation (ACT), as Deputy Director of the Regional Airspace Surveillance Coordination Centre and as Commander of the Estonian team at the BALTNET Regional Airspace Surveillance Coordination Centre in Lithuania.
Colonel Tarien, a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, earned his Master’s degree from the Air Command and Staff College of the USAF Air University. He recently also acquired Master of Science degree in National Resource Strategy at the U.S. National Defence University.


Lieutenant Colonel Filip Gillet

Filip Gillet

Colonel Filip Gillet, Signal Corps Army Officer, graduated in 1994 from the Belgian Royal Military Academy with a Master of Science in Engineering degree, specialization telecommunications. Following Signals School, he served as a technical officer in various functions and domains. Since October 2015, Colonel Gillet is commanding the Cyber Directorate of the Military Intelligence and Security Service.
Since NATO accepted the Malware Information Sharing Platform (MISP) as a Multinational Smart Defense Project in 2013, Belgium has been presiding the Steering Board of this project. As the chair of the Steering Board, Colonel Filip Gillet continues to promote overall governance, to enlarge the trusted community and of course to enhance the information sharing.

Lt Col Luis Salomão de Carvalho

Luis Salomão de Carvalho

Signal Corps Army Officer, qualified with the Staff Officer’s Course. Lt Col Luis Salomão Carvalho has a degree in Electronics and Computer Science and a Master in Military Electronics Engineering.  He has been involved in several research projects and Cyber related working groups namely as Staff Officer at Army Staff HQ, in Lisbon, and as Staff Officer and Military Assistant of the Portuguese Military Representative to NATO and EU, in Brussels. Lt Col Luis Salomão Carvalho is an expert on Military Operations and on Techniques and Military Technologies. In 2017 he was appointed Project Manager of the NATO Smart Defence “Multinational Project on Cyber Defence Education and Training (MNCDE&T)” and the National Co-Leader at the European Union Military Training Group - Cyber Defence Discipline.
He is now working, as advisor, for the Defence Resources Directorate.

René Treur

René Treur

Lt Col René Treur, Signal Corps Army Officer, graduated Officers School in 1994, specialization EW and Analytics. Following various (inter-)national functions within multiple domains, he graduated in 2015 from the Bundeswehr General Staff Officers Course in Hamburg. Since October 2018, Lt Col Treur is commanding the Dutch Defence Cyber Centre of Expertise.
With this position he also took over the position as Dutch representative in the MNCD2 Steering Board. Being new to this community, his overall focus is on strengthening interaction and building more effective networks.

4Pilleriin Lillemets

Pilleriin Lillemets

Pilleriin Lillemets joined the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence in October 2018. As the Department Head Project Lead for Cyberspace Operations Discipline, she is responsible for identifying and coordinating cyberspace education and training solutions for all NATO bodies across the Alliance.
Her prior professional career includes several positions at the Estonian Ministry of Defence since 2013, both in the International Co-operation and NATO and European Union Department. Prior to joining the NATO CCD CoE, she was working as the lecturer in Defence and Cyber Studies at the Baltic Defence College in Tartu, Estonia.
Pilleriin Lillemets holds a Master of Social Sciences Degree from the University of Helsinki, where she graduated from the Master’s Degree Programme in European Studies, majoring in Political History. In addition she holds a B.A. from University of Tartu, both on Contemporary History as well as Journalism and Communication.

5Gregor Schaffrath

Gregor Schaffrath, Civil Servant (DEU MoD)

Dr. Gregor Schaffrath graduated in Computer Science at Saarland University. His academic work at the University of Zurich and the TU Berlin covered topics in Cyber Security and Network Management. 
Since his entry into the service of the German Ministry of Defence, he has been working as project lead in communication system procurement and as technical expert in standardization and interoperability testing efforts. 
He was involved both as an expert and as national representative in several related EU and NATO workgroups. 
He worked together with the European Commission on concepts for the design of a Health Research and Innovation Cloud, and is currently seconded as national expert to the European Security and Defence College.


Ralf Fornefeld

Born on 22 February 1963 in Paderborn (Germany), DE NAVY Commander Ralf Fornefeld joined the German Federal Armed Forces (Bundeswehr) in 1983. After 7 years in the NAVY Signal Intelligence (SIGINT) area, he applied to the officer’s career and earned a degree in IT business engineering. From 1991 to 2002, he continued to work in the SIGINT area as IBM mainframe systems programmer before he attended the German Armed Force Staff college in 2003. As Staff officer he served at the German Armed Forces IT Office as DE national lead for NATO Coalition Warrior Interoperability Demonstration (CWID) and Combined Endeavour (CE). 
Between 2009 and 2012, he served at the NATO Headquarters International Military Staff (IMS) as Staff Officer Tactical Data Links, co-chairing the NATO Tactical Data Link Capability Team before he turned back to Germany and took over the position as DE PoC to the NATO Cyber Defence Capability Team and the EDA Project Team Cyber Defence until 2014. 
From 2014 until beginning 2018, he led the German Armed Forces Cyber Awareness Campaign, conducted several Cyber Awareness Events and Symposia for the German Armed Forces and acted as Chairman of the German Armed Forces Cyber Awareness Working Group.
In parallel, he acted as German Cyber PoC to the Multinational Capability Development Campaign (MCDC) Cyber projects.
In February 2018, he took over the position as EDA Project Officer Cyber Education, Training & Exercises and furthermore continued, now as EDA PoC, in the MCDC project.
He is married and has got two children.

7Jean Paul Massart

Jean-Paul Massart

Chief, Education and Training Service Line
NATO Communication and Information Agency
Mr Jean-Paul Massart assumed his position as Chief of the Education and Training Service Line (E&T SL) on 01 November 2014. The E&T Service Line is responsible for the management and delivery of all IT and C4ISR-related training for both NATO and the Nations. This includes individual training, and also support to collective training and exercises through dedicated simulation support.
Prior to this function, Mr Massart was the Programme Manager Bi Strategic Command Automated Information Systems from June 2013 until his appointment as the Chief of Education and Training Service Line. In this capacity he oversaw and provided coherence to the implementation and execution of 60+ projects funded by NATO Security Investment Programme, Mainly in the area of C4ISR applications and supporting service.
Mr Massart has worked for NATO for over 15 years in various technical and management positions. Before the creation of the NCI Agency, he held positions at the NC3A and SHAPE Technical Centre.
Mr Massart earned a Master’s degree in Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of Leuven, Belgium in 1989. He is also graduated, in 2010, from the prestigious NATO Executive Development Programme at the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP Europe) Business School. He was a reserve-officer of the Belgian Armed Forces.
Jean-Paul Massart is born in Belgium, but currently resides in The Hague, Netherlands, with his family.

Ross Riddell

Ross Riddell

Mr. R. Ross Riddell, Strategic Advisor Multinational Programs, Defence Planning Integration, NATO HQ SACT. Ross has worked at NATO HQ SACT as a strategic advisor and program manager through the last five Supreme Commanders. He is currently a NATO Civilian responsible for developing Multinational Approaches including Smart Defence aimed at facilitating collaborative solutions to address emerging and longstanding capability shortfall areas across the Alliance.

Mr Riddell retired from the Canadian Air Force in 2008 following 28 years of service, is a graduate of Royal Military College and has also completed post-graduate level Aerospace Systems and Command and Staff College Courses. He has a breadth of operational experience as a Navigator and Tactical Officer in the Long Range Patrol community, was a qualified Aerospace Systems Flight Test Engineer.


1António Gameiro Marques

António Gameiro Marques 

Rear Admiral António Gameiro Marques joined the Naval Academy in 1976 and completed a degree in Naval Military Sciences, Seaman Branch, in 1981. He has a Master of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, USA. He was deeply involved in the Vasco da Gama Class frigates program, namely in the development, acceptance test and maintenance of the frigate’s combat system. Later, he was responsible for the training and international certification of those frigates in Royal Navy’s Flag Office Sea Training (FOST) in the UK. After attending the NATO Defense College Senior Course in Rome in 2003/2004, from October 2004 to October 2007, he was the navy military advisor to the Portuguese Ambassador to NATO in the Alliance HQ in Brussels. He was promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral on 27 November 2008. As Flag Officer, he was CTO of the PT Navy and as of March 19, 2010 he became the PT Navy CIO. In 2012 he represented MOD in the committee that led to the creation of the National Cybersecurity Center. From July, 2013 to the August 2016 he was the Deputy Secretary General of MOD Portugal. From the 1st of September 2016 he is the DG of the National Information Security Authority, which includes de National Cybersecurity Center. 
In academic year 2013/2014, he attended the Executive MBA Program of the AESE/IESE Business School. He is a member of Portuguese Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronic Association (AFCEA) and the Competitive Intelligence and Information Warfare
Association (CIIWA).

2Sandor VASS

Sandor VASS

Brigadier General Sandor VASS was born in 1962, in Budapest, Hungary.
BG VASS entered the Hungarian Army in 1980 and studied at the Military University in Ulyanovsk. He graduated in 1986 as a radio engineer, signal first lieutenant. He was promoted to captain in 1990, major (1995), lieutenant colonel (2001), colonel (2007), and brigadier general (2012).
BG VASS has held a number of command and staff appointments in signal units and other formations of the Hungarian Defence Forces. He served at tactical level as CIS unit commander and CIS centre deputy commander. At the operational level, he was a CIS logistics staff officer. At the strategic level he was both a CIS/IT staff officer and deputy branch chief at the J6 of the HUN General Staff. In 2007, he became Chief of the Communications Branch of the J6 Directorate at HUN GS. In 2012, BG VASS became the Chief of the CIS and Information Security Directorate (J6) at the HUN GS.
His international service includes appointment as National C3 Representative in the Office of the HUN Military Representative to NATO in Brussels in 2004.
Brigadier General Sandor Vass’ military education accomplishments includes designation as a Joint Operations Officer from the Defence University of Budapest. In 2011, he completed the National Security Strategy course at the National War College of the National Defence University in Washington D.C. He also has attended several courses at the NATO School in Oberammergau, Germany. Moreover, he has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) for Information Technology from the Metropolitan University of Budapest.
In November 2017, Brigadier General Vass assumed his new appointment as the Assistant Chief Of Staff for Cyberspace at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE), and subsequently the first director of the NATO Cyberspace Operations Centre upon its activation in August 2018.



Air Brigadier General Didier TISSEYRE was born on September 14th, 1966. He joined the air force as a member of the class of 1987 of the French Air Force Academy where he graduated as an engineering officer. Air Brigadier General Didier TISSEYRE is also an engineer from the École Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées. He was graduated from the French advanced command and staff course – “École de Guerre” in 2002.
During his career, he served in several commanding position, in the fields of information and communication systems, operational simulation, capacity building and training. He held positions in various air force entities and major commands, Joint structures, such as the Joint staff or the Joint direction for infrastructure networks and defense information systems. He was also posted in the French military representation within the NATO Military Committee. 
He was deployed in foreign operations in Chad in 2006 as head of the Operation Epervier information systems and participated in numerous Air Force, Joint or Multinational (NATO, EU) exercises.
In 2015, he was appointed commanding officer of the 721st air force base and noncommissioned officer academy in Rochefort and was promoted Air commodore on March 1st, 2017. 
By decree signed by the President of the French Republic, dated July 12th, 2017, Air Brigadier General TISSEYRE was appointed as French deputy Cyber commander within the French joint HQ.
Air Brigadier General TISSEYRE is officer of the Legion of Honor, officer of the National Order of Merit and received the aeronautical medal.

4Fialho de Jesus

Helder Fialho de Jesus

Captain Helder Fialho de Jesus has a degree in naval military science. He specialized in Communications and Electronic Warfare, holds a Post-graduate degree in Information Systems (POSI) from the Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering (INESC) and is National Defense Auditor by the National Defense Institute (IDN).
Regarding the Communications and Information Systems environment he held positions at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE-NATO, Belgium) where he was the secretary of the NATO Exercises CIS Support Coordination Meeting (NECSM), in the General Staff of the Portuguese Armed Forces (EMGFA) being the national representative to the Frequency Management Subcommittee (NATO FMSC) and in the Navy Staff (EMA) as information security officer. In 2015 and he became the director of the Cypher, Data and Communications Centre of the Navy (CCDCM). He is currently the head of the Portuguese Armed Forces Cyber Defence Centre (CCD).

5Gonçalo Sousa

Gonçalo Sousa

Gonçalo Sousa, Lieutenant-Commander from the Portuguese Navy, now working as a consultant in the National Cybersecurity Center, responsible for the Center External relations and national and international representation.
Bachelor in Mechanical engineering, Master's of Science in Computer Science and PHD Student in CyberLaw, with thesis delivered in June 2017.
Areas of interest, emotional intelligence and cyber strategic policies.

Antonio Calderon

Mr Antonio Calderon

Chief, Network Services & IT infrastructure (NSII) Service Line Mr Antonio Calderon of Spain, has served NATO for over a decade, and is the Chief of the NSII Service Line within the NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency). 
His mission is to enable secure and resilient voice, data and video communication services worldwide. His team supports deployed operations and exercises for NATO Joint Forces, as well as political consultations between NATO Headquarters and Nations. 
In his current post, he is accountable for the strategy, planning and execution of all lifecycle management activities enabling the NATO NSII Services world-wide. 
He is Executive for the NSII Portfolio of programmes, projects and services with an investment volume of over EUR 2Billion for the next decade, covering service areas such as SATCOM, Wireless & Maritime communications, NATO Static Networks as well as Deployable Communications related to NATO Operations and Exercises. 
He leads a team of 300+ highly skilled and motivated professionals geographically distributed over 15 locations world-wide, a multicultural diverse team including NATO civilians, military and contractors. 
Prior to Mr Calderon’s appointment as Chief NSII, he served also in NCI Agency as the acting Chief for NCIA Core Enterprise Service Line, a similar post leading a team of 200 people and managing a business portfolio of EUR 200M, covering capability areas such as NATO Data Centres, PrivatePublic Cloud services, Managed End-user devices and Information Exchange Gateways.
In NC3A he was the Principal Project Manager to deliver the NATO Computer Incident Response Capability (NCIRC FOC) and successfully established the first Cyber Security Services in NATO, enhancing the security posture of NATO networks worldwide.
Mr Calderon began his career after University within a Spanish telecommunications service provider, engineering the initial roll-out of Mobile networks in Spain. After a short period in London UK, he moved to Orange in 2002, based in The Hague, leading the introduction of 3G services in Europe, same day as the Euro currency was established in Europe.
In 2006 Mr Calderon moved from industry to NATO, when he was then engaged as Principal Project Management Officer, leading major NATO secure communications projects of over 500M EUR, based in NATO HQ Brussels.
Mr Calderon is married with two children, and has enjoyed playing football in the national amateur leagues in The Netherlands and Belgium.

Francisco MARÍN

Francisco Marín

Francisco MARÍN is Lieutenant-Colonel of the Spanish Army. In the early years of his career as Cavalry officer, he filled several positions in armoured units and was involved in the Spanish Leopard-2 Main Battle Tank Program. During the last 18 years has occupied several national and NATO positions related to the Intelligence and Security areas. Currently he is in charge of the Cyber Threat Intelligence Group at the Spanish Joint Cyber Defence Command.


1Gilberto Jerónimo

Gilberto Jerónimo

Gilberto Jerónimo. Deputy Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Portugal since November 2018. Previously he was Permanent Representative to the Political and Security Committee, in Brussels (2017-2018), Director-General for Administration of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2016-2017), Chief of Cabinet of the Prime Minister (2014-2015), Diplomatic Advisor to the Prime Minister (2013-2014) and Chief of Cabinet of the Secretary of State for European Affairs (2012-2013). He served also at the Portuguese Delegation to NATO, in Brussels (2008-2012) and he was Advisor to the Secretary of State of Defence and the Sea (2006-2008), Advisor to the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2005-2006 and 1998-2000), Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs (2004-2005) and he served at the Embassy in Paris (2000-2004). Born in 1972, Gilberto Jerónimo joined the Portuguese diplomatic service in 1996.


Wolfgang Röhrig

Wolfgang Röhrig is the Head of Unit Information Superiority in the Capability, Armament and Planning Directorate of the European Defence Agency (EDA). He was born 1966 in Germany and entered the German Navy in 1985. After completing his studies at the University of the Federal Armed Forces in Hamburg with the degree of MBA in 1990, he served in several officer’s positions in the German Navy and the German Joint Services including several operational deployments and service in NATO. March 2012 he joined EDA as Project Officer and became Programme Manager Cyber Defence beginning of 2014. In this position he developed and shaped the EDA Cyber Defence Programme, being inter alia responsible for the identification of capability gaps with respect to cyber defence in EU-led military operations, and the development and implementation of solutions for closing these gaps through cooperative projects with EU Member States. In February 2018 he returned to the German Armed Forces becoming a staff member of the new Cyber and Information Domain Services Headquarters dealing with International Cooperation in Cyber Defence. Since November 2018 he is leading the EDA Information Superiority Team in EDA. The EDA Information Superiority Team pools the EDA expertise on Capability Development in the Cyber Domain and the Space Domain as well as on ISR, Information Management and general CIS.

3Ian West

Ian West 

Ian West is the Chief of Cyber Security within the NATO Communications and Information Agency - the primary provider of ICT solutions and services for the Alliance.
He leads an integrated team of experts which provides a broad range of wholelifecycle, cyber security services: from service design, through to implementation and operation of NATO’s cyber security defences. 
From 2004 until his current appointment in January 2014, Mr West was the Director of the NATO Computer Incident Response Capability (NCIRC) Technical Centre. From the initial declaration of the NCIRC’s operational status in 2004, he led the development of operational cyber defence within the Alliance, helping to transform the NATO Nations’ strategic vision for improved cyber defence into an effective capability.
Mr West’s appointments with the NCI Agency follow around 30 years’ experience in the military security arena. He was formerly a law enforcement and security officer in the Royal Air Force of the United Kingdom and later responsible for INFOSEC policy, inspections and security accreditation for NATO’s Allied Command Operations.
In the SC Magazine (Europe)’s awards for 2016, the NCI Agency cyber security team was awarded a Highly Commended in the Best Security Team of the Year category and Ian was honoured with the cyber security industry’s highest award of ‘Chief Information Security Officer of the Year’.

4Bobbie H. Sanders

Bobbie H. Sanders

Chief Cyber Workforce Management Directorate 
Office of the Department of Defense Chief Information Officer.
Ms. Sanders oversees the development and management of strategic cyber workforce initiatives for the Department of Defense. In this role, she is responsible for management of the DoD Cyber Workforce Framework (DCWF), development of a cohesive set of policies and governance structures for cyber workforce management, and the development of recruitment and retention programs. This includes developing the DoD Cyber Workforce Qualification and Management Program, which will establish enterprise requirements for the entire cyber workforce to ensure cyber personnel are able to meet evolving mission needs. Ms. Sanders also serves as the IT/Cyber Functional Community Manager, providing analyses on workforce trends, projected manpower needs, and competency gaps to develop gap closure strategies. Finally, Ms. Sanders serves as the IT Functional Leader for the IT/Acquisition workforce, in which she has a number of responsibilities to include coordinating IT and cybersecurity curriculum content for the Defense Acquisition University and the College of Information and Cyberspace at the National Defense University.
Ms. Sanders previously served as the strategic human resources manager for the Principal Cyber Advisor (PCA), Office of the Secretary of Defense. She also served at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) in a number of roles focuses on human resources and management. Ms. Sanders is a graduate of Central Michigan University with a Master of Arts Degree in General Administration. She is also a graduate of the Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Combined Armed Services Staff School, and the Command and General Staff College.

Michael Sela

Michael Sela

Retired Commander in the Israeli Navy, DB engineer, Specialist the fields of Command & Control, Communication, Cyber protection for fighting ships, and Intelligence systems - mainly Commint DF. 
Certified Director – Israeli management center Owner and CEO of Sela Projects Europe LTD, focusing in BD and marketing services, Military consultancy, and AML& Anti-Fraud Solutions BD and Marketing Manager for the Israeli Aerospace Industry in Europe.
Bringing Military experience of 27 years, in various role, among them:
R&D department in the Israeli Navy as Head of C5I (Command&Control, Computers, Communications, Cyber, Intelligence) Branch.
Main Activity was generating future plans and projects, focusing on Sat communication and C&C systems, leading fighting doctrines, integration of systems, Multiyear plans for CMS systems, Cyber protection, and maritime data analysis. 
On the operational side, Missile Ship Commander, patrol Boat Commander, and 3 years as a senior instructor in the Naval academy of Israeli Navy – developing training methodologies.


André de Aragão Azevedo

André de Aragão Azevedo






José Borges

José Borges 

José Borges is a mechanical engineer with specialization in the field of systems, automation, control and robotics. He got his PhD from Instituto Superior Técnico / Lisbon University, in the field of nonlinear system identification. He has specializations studies in management, by Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão, and innovation, entrepreneurship and commercialization of technologies by COTEC Portugal, FLAD and ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa. He has been actively engaged in several projects funded by the Portuguese Science Foundation in the fields of modelling and control. He is the co-inventor of a Portuguese patent and has co-authored several peer-reviewed papers. His current R&D projects are in the fields of cyber security, decision support systems, materials and ballistics and Unmanned Autonomous Systems. In the past he spent 15 years working for Instituto Superior Técnico as professor and researcher, and two years as invited researcher with the Delft Centre for Systems and Control, Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands. Currently, he holds a teaching and research position with the Portuguese Military Academy and the Military Academy Research Center (CINAMIL). He is the Director of CINAMIL, Scientific Coordinator of the Military Mechanical Engineering MSc at the Military Academy and manager / researcher of several projects in Defense and Security.

Ricardo Ferreira Reis

Ricardo Ferreira Reis

Ricardo Ferreira Reis, Professor at Universidade Catolica Portuguesa, is the Director of the Center for Applied Research and Consulting. Holds a PhD in Business Science and Applied Economics, Wharton School, U. Pennsylvania, USA and a Licenciatura in Economics, University of Porto.
Prof. Reis teaches Financial Accounting at the MBA, Undergraduate and Executive Education levels. His areas of interest in research are based on informational economics, ranging from agency theory to corporate governance. He previously taught both Cost and Financial Accounting at The Wharton School. Before that, he was attending the Doctorate and Masters Degree in Economics at Universidade Nova in Lisbon, where he also taught a wide range of courses in Economics and Business. Prof. Reis was a consultant for the then Lisbon Stock Exchange and the Porto Derivatives Exchange and he worked as a credit risk analysts for investment banking earlier in his career.
He is a member on the OECD Advisory Panel on Budgeting and Public Expenditure, and he was a member of the 2017 Group of Senior Experts on NATO Governance and Delivery of Commonly Funded Capabilities. He is a non executive independent member of the board of Caixagest, Grupo CGD.

Satoshi Shimizu

Satoshi Shimizu

Board Member, Cybercrime Investigation Knowledge Forum
Corporate Officer, Public Business Enablement Office, Trend Micro Inc.
Director of Japan Cybercrime Control Center (JC3)
Member of Interpol Cyber Security Specialist Group
Satoshi Shimizu joined Trend Micro 2002 as a head of product development division. He continued his career in Trend Micro for enhancing quality management of core technology services as well as its business continuity management, he formed integrated risk management organization with professional skill and experience in risk management, cyber security and capability building.

photo Laurent Porrachia

Laurent Porrachia

Since spring 2018, Laurent is leading the Sales unit for Airbus Cybersecurity, mainly established in the following home countries France, United Kingdom and Germany.
He joined previously Airbus in July 2017 as a Pre Sales Engineer for the European Institutions customers.
Before joining Airbus, Laurent spent 7 years in Morpho, the security branch of Safran Group, where he has occupied several positions from Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), to Chief Information officer (CIO) and General Manager of a Business Unit on Digital Security.
At this time, he was involved in dealing with cybersecurity topics, especially with customers from public sector, government and also some big manufacturing industry players. He has also attended, as an expert, many events for Aviation Cybersecurity topics (Maintenance Repair and Overhaul, Product Security, Industrial Control Systems…)
From 1994 to 2010, he spent 16 years as an engineering officer in the French Air Force, first doing several operational missions with his fighter aircraft squadron and then, since 2005, evaluating cybersecurity in classified networks for the French Ministry of Defense and also for the NATO networks.
Laurent holds a Master of Science and engineering in aeronautics (1997) and a PhD in IT Security (2003).
He passed the following certifications: COBIT 5 Assessor, Lean IT Foundation and Certified Ethical Hacker.
He is also graduated from the NATO Communication and Information System School and has more than 15 years of best of breed experience in operational cybersecurity and aviation.



Eman El-Sheikh

Director, Center for Cybersecurity
University of West Florida

Dr. Eman El-Sheikh is Director of the Center for Cybersecurity and Professor of Computer Science at the University of West Florida. Eman has extensive expertise in cybersecurity education, research and workforce development and received several awards related to cybersecurity education and diversity. She leads UWF’s efforts as the NSA/DHS National Center of Academic Excellence Regional Resource Center for the Southeast U.S. and received several grants to enhance cybersecurity education and training. She teaches and conducts research related to the development and evaluation of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for cybersecurity. She has published several books, including most recently, Computer and Network Security Essentials by Springer Publishing, over 70 peerreviewed articles and given over 100 presentations and invited talks. Eman holds a Computer Science from Michigan State University.


Marcelo Rebelo de SousaMarcelo Rebelo de Sousa
President of the Portuguese Republic

Presidente Marcelo Rebelo de SousaMarcelo Nuno Duarte Rebelo de Sousa nasceu em 12 de dezembro de 1948.
É católico, participou em vários movimentos da Igreja.
Licenciado em Direito pela Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Lisboa com a classificação de dezanove valores.
Doutorado em Ciências Jurídico-Políticas em 1985, com Distinção e Louvor por unanimidade.
Professor Catedrático de nomeação definitiva em 1992, por unanimidade.
Depois de ter iniciado a sua carreira docente na área das Ciências Jurídico-Económicas, regeu todas as principais disciplinas do Grupo de Ciências Jurídico-Políticas.
Presidiu aos Conselhos Científico e Pedagógico e ao Instituto de Ciências Jurídico-Políticas da Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Lisboa.
Pertenceu, por inerência, a diversos órgãos, como o Senado Universitário e integrou o júri do Prémio da Universidade de Lisboa.
Em representação da Faculdade de Direito da U.L., presidiu à delegação que celebrou o primeiro acordo para a Faculdade de Direito de Bissau, e lecionou nas Universidades Agostinho Neto, Eduardo Mondlane e da Ásia Oriental.
Foi Professor da Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas e da Faculdade de Direito da Universidade Católica Portuguesa.
Pertenceu à Comissão de Instalação e ao Conselho Científico da Faculdade de Direito da Universidade do Porto, por onde é doutor honoris causa.
Foi Secretário de Estado da Presidência do Conselho de Ministros e Ministro dos Assuntos Parlamentares e membro do Conselho de Estado (2000-2001 e 2006-16).
Foi Presidente da Assembleia Municipal de Cascais, vereador e líder da oposição na Câmara Municipal de Lisboa e Presidente da Assembleia Municipal de Celorico de Basto.
Foi um dos fundadores do Partido Popular Democrático, depois Partido Social –Democrata, tendo assumido a sua liderança de 1996 a 1999.
Foi Vice-Presidente do Partido Popular Europeu, no qual integrou o PSD.
Esteve na fundação dos jornais “Expresso” e “ Semanário”, onde exerceu funções de direção e gestão.
Fez análise política com caráter regular desde os anos 60 na imprensa escrita primeiro, e na rádio e televisão depois.
Foi membro da comissão que elaborou a primeira Lei de Imprensa.
Presidiu ou integrou órgãos de diversas associações, IPSS e da Santa Casa da Misericórdia de S. Bento de Arnóia.
Foi membro da Junta e Presidente do Conselho Administrativo da Fundação da Casa de Bragança, curador do Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga e das Fundações Vieira da Silva-Arpad Szenes e António Quadros.
É mecenas da Biblioteca Pública de Celorico de Basto.
Foi condecorado pelo Senhor Presidente Mário Soares com a Comenda da Ordem de Santiago da Espada e pelo Senhor Presidente Jorge Sampaio com a Grã-Cruz da Ordem do Infante D. Henrique.

João Gomes CravinhoJoão Gomes Cravinho
Portuguese Minister of Defence

João Gomes Cravinho was born in Lisbon on 16 June 1964.
He holds a doctorate in Politics by the University of Oxford (1996) and a Master’s degree in Politics of the World Economy by the London School of Economics (1987). On April 2017 he attended the Harvard Business School’s Leadership for Senior Executives Programme.
He was a lecturer on International Relations at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra, and was also a guest teacher at ISCTE (Lisbon) and at the Faculty of Law of the New (“Nova”) University of Lisbon. He also worked as a consultant for the Institute for National Defence (Portugal), the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon), the European Commission and the World Bank.
João Gomes Cravinho was Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the XVII and XVIII Constitutional Governments, between March 2005 and June 2011, and was the European Union’s ambassador to India from December 2011 to July 2015, and to Brazil from August 2015 to October 2018.
He authored a book, Visões do Mundo, in 2002, as well as numerous articles in specialized academic publications and newspapers.


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During the last decades modern societies became more and more networked, generating a worldwide dependence to Internet and Cyberspace. This growing dependency is influencing the international security environment and the Alliance strategic vision, highlighting the need of setting-up a cooperative Cyber Defence Capability.

In the area of Cyber Defence, there are already three Smart Defence Projects: Multinational Cyber Defence Capability Development (MNCD2), Malware Information Sharing Platform (MISP) and Multinational Cyber Defence Education and Training (MNCDE&T). NATO’s Smart Defence calls for a renewed cooperation culture and requires an innovative approach in order to better enhance the Alliance’s Cyber Defence.

At the Warsaw Summit, in July 2016, Allies formally assumed their commitment to strengthen their own Cyber Defence, and recognized cyberspace as a new operational domain. NATO leaders designated cyberspace as a ‘domain’, alongside land, sea and air. In order to better integrate cyber into planning and operations, NATO is also setting up a Cyber Operations Centre, as part of the new NATO Command Structure.

The joint declaration, signed in Warsaw, gave a new impetus and substance to NATO-EU cooperation, highlighting the need to adopt a multidimensional framework (NATO-EU) and a synergetic approach in order to reinforce the NATO-EU complementarity of efforts on the field of Cyber Security and Cyber Defence.

Cyber threats require a "all of state" response at both civilian and military arena, calling for the development of a highly skillful workforce, the reason why NATO and EU recognizes Cyber Defense Education and Training Cyber as one of the top level strategic priorities. The illiterates of the 21st Century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.

Cyber resilience and preparedness are major tasks for NATO and EU operations and missions, where Cyber Security and Cyber Defence are closely connected as they address the same threats, requiring life-long learning, following the same basic principles and requiring similar measures and procedures.



Building upon the encouraging results of the latest NATO CD SDP Conference, the 5th edition will represent an unusual opportunity to explore new ideas: from harmonising requirements to delivering operational capabilities; from research and innovation to transformation; from education, training and exercises to maintenance and support for operations, and reinforcing the NATO-EU complementarity of efforts on the field of Cyber Security and Cyber Defence.

In line with this idea, Cyber Defence related Projects (MNCD2, MISP and MNCDE&T) are strongly committed to join efforts and work together with industry and academia, building the necessary bridges between international and national initiatives.

This 5th NATO CD Smart Defence Projects’ Conference has the following main objectives:

- Endorse a NATO-UE roadmap to energize and promote a robust network for an ecosystem of Education, Training and Exercises, and a Savvy Cyber workforce development;

- In line with the NATO-EU Joint Declaration, reinforce the NATO-EU complementarity of efforts and enhance the implementation of the common set of proposals by promoting a Synergetic Approach, namely on the areas of Cyber Defence Education, Training and Exercises;

- Develop synergies and stimulate the cooperation between all the NATO’s CD Projects in order to foster new initiatives within this Project’s cluster as well as with the wider CD community (e.g. national, international, academia and industry);

- Promote an active engagement and participation of industry and academia at NATO’s and National CD Capability Development Processes towards Innovation and Transformation of Cyber Defence E&T;

- The “Cyber Academia and Innovation Hub” possible contribution to NATO and EU.

This event intends to offer a free, open and wide discussion forum, providing industry and academia a unique opportunity to present and discuss new ideas, solutions and technical capabilities.

Event Details

Event Details

According to NATO's strategic vision, Smart Defence seeks to stimulate synergies and foster Allied Nations cooperative efforts, in order to ensure the development, acquisition and maintenance of the necessary military capabilities. Smart Defence is thus assumed by NATO as a way of non-duplication and integration of national capability development initiatives (just like Pooling & Sharing), capable of allowing a better prioritization and coordination of efforts between NATO and Allied Nations.

Cyber resilience and preparedness are major tasks for NATO and EU operations and missions, where Cyber Security and Cyber Defence are closely connected as they address the same threats, requiring life-long learning, following the same basic principles and requiring similar measures and procedures.The illiterate of the 21st Century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. 

Building upon the encouraging results of the latest NATO CD SDP Conference, the 5th edition will represent an unusual opportunity to explore new ideas: from harmonising requirements to delivering operational capabilities; from research and innovation to transformation; from education, training and exercises to maintenance and support for operations, and reinforcing the NATO-EU complementarity of efforts on the field of Cyber Security and Cyber Defence.

The conference themes and highlights will be discussed by an audience of policy-makers, decision-makers from military, academia and industry, senior officials coming from Nations and from International Organizations as well as other interested parties. Participation of Industry and Academia is envisaged.

The conference starts on 16 May 2019 at 09:00 and it ends at 17:00.

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Last Events:

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Information Package

Information Package

Meeting Venue
The Conference will be held at the Portuguese Military Academy, located at Amadora, near Lisbon.
The Military Academy is a Military University that provides Education and Training to the Army and National Guard future Officers. It also develops Research and Development activities as well as community support.
Although the founding act of the current Military Academy reports back to the Army School (1837), we can trace its origins back to the year of 1640.

Hotels and Accommodation
Participants are free to choose the accommodation upon their convenience. However, a list of recommended Hotels is herewith enclosed. Please be informed that there is a group of hotels in the surrounding area of the bus pick up zone.

Fenix Urban Hotel
Avenida Antonio Augusto de Aguiar 14, 1050-016 Lisboa Phone: +351 213 716 660 (Ext 308 296)

Dom Pedro Palace Hotel
Avenida Antonio Augusto de Aguiar 14, 1070-109 Lisboa, Phone: +351 213 896 660 (Ext: 440 262)

Fenix Lisboa Hotel
Praca Marques de Pombal, 8, Coracao de Jesus, 1269-133 Lisboa
Phone/Mobile: +351 213 716 660 (Ext: 440 262) / +351 927 960 262

SANA Lisboa Hotel
Av. Fontes Pereira de Melo, n°8 1069-310 Lisboa - Portugal Phone/Mobile: + 351 210 064 300 / +351 939 761 017

Hotel Marques de Pombal
Av. da Liberdade, 243 1250-143. Lisboa-Portugal. Phone/Mobile: +351 213 197 900

Participants are kindly requested to complete the pre-registration process by filling in the information form bellow (including attendance of the Hosted Dinner - YES/NO - restricted, only with invitation):

Transportation to the Workshops/Meetings and to the Conference will be provided by Portuguese military authorities.

The service will be guaranteed from the place marked in the map above to the meeting venue (and back) and also to the hosted dinner.

Hosted dinner
There will be a hosted dinner at Pavilhao das Galeotas for all the speakers and others invited participants at the Conference and at MNCDE&T Workshop #20. The dinner will take place on the 15th May 2018, at 20h00, Praca do Imperio, 1400-206 Lisboa. Transportation will be provided.

(Participants interested to attend the dinner are kindly requested to pre-register until 06 May 2019).

Dress code
Conference and dinner: Jacket and tie, equivalent for ladies;

General Information
- Currency: Euro (EUR)

- Time Zone: GMT+O
- Language: Portuguese
- Dial code: +351
- Weather: mostly sunny not very hot in Spring, with average temperatures between 11 °C and 21 °C
- Electricity: the electric current in Portugal is 230/400 volts at a frequency of 50 hertz and sockets comply with European standards. The use of blade profiles (american standard) must be combined with a transformer to 230 volts, and also an adapter plug.

City of Lisbon
- National Emergency Number:112

- Health:
- Airports: ANA-Aeroportos de Portugal: Airport: 218 413 500 / 218 413 700
- Lisbon Taxis: 217 932 756 / 218 119 000 (RadioTaxi) / 218 111 100 (Tele Taxi)




More information about 5th NATO Cyber Defence Smart Defence Projects’ (CD SDP) Conference, here.

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Become a Sponsor

There is a chance to become a sponsor of the 5th NATO Cyber Defence Project's Conference that will take place in Lisbon, Portugal. We have different levels of sponsorship cooperation available and we aim to offer a good visibility at our events for our partners.

Sponsorship Levels

"PLATINUM" (5,000 Euros) 
First Priority choice on the location of the Exhibitors' Stand at the Auditorium Hall;
Explicit reference to the Sponsor's Logo at the Events' Programs;
A place on the honor table during the official dinner;
Free up to 10 employees.

"GOLD+" (4,000 Euros) 
First Priority choice on the location of the Exhibitors' Stand;
Explicit reference to the Sponsor's Logo at the Events' Programs;
Free up to 5 employees.

"SILVER" (2,500 Euros) 
Second Priority choice on the location of the Exhibitors' Stand (Hall of the Auditorium and Exterior Areas);
Explicit reference to the Sponsor's Logo at the Events' Programs;
Free up to 5 employees.

"BRONZE" (1,500 Euros)
Location of the Exhibitors' Stand at the Exterior Areas (outside the Hall of the Auditorium);
Explicit reference to the Sponsor's Logo at the Events' Programs;
Free up to 2 employees.

If you are interested in more detailed overview on how to become a sponsor for CD SOP Conference, please contact us.
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Honour Committee

President of the Portuguese Republic
PhD Marcelo Nuno Duarte Rebelo de Sousa

Prime Minister
Dr. António Luís Santos da Costa

Minister of the Presidency and Administrative Modernisation
PhD Mariana Vieira da Silva

Minister of Defence
PhD João Gomes Cravinho

Minister of Internal Affairs
PhD Eduardo Cabrita

Joint Chief of Staff
Admiral António Manuel F. da Silva Ribeiro

Navy Chief of Staff
Admiral Antonio Maria Mendes Calado

Army Chief of Staff
General José Nunes da Fonseca

National Security Authority
Rear-Admiral António Gameiro Marques

Military Academy Commander
Major-General João Jorge Botelho Vieira Borges


CD SDP Conference is organized by the Portuguese Ministry of Defence with support from the NATO Allied Command Transformation (ACT), CIIWA, AFCEA and EuroDefense Portugal, idD, CINAMIL together with other NATO, EU and national partners from academia, private sector and government.

Become a Sponsor

There is a chance to become a sponsor of the conference. We have different levels of sponsorship cooperation available aiming to offer a good visibility at our event for our partners. If you are interested in more detailed overview on how to become a sponsor for the 5th CD SDP Conference, please contact us (Este endereço de email está protegido contra piratas. Necessita ativar o JavaScript para o visualizar.).


Academia Militar
Paço da Rainha, 29 - 1169-203 Lisboa
Tel. 213 186 936
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