Paulo Amaral has a PhD in Information Systems (Université Piere et Mair Curie). He holds an undergraduate degree in Computer Systems and Telecommunications Engineering (IST) and a MBA in International Management (CATÓLICA-LISBON). Adjunct Assistant professor at CATÓLICA-LISBON since 1996, where he is Coordinator of the Executive Master in Management with a specialization in Digital Innovation and teaches in Undergraduate Programs, MSc Programs, and The LisbonMBA. He is also Visiting Professor in the MBA of Tsinghua University in Beijing, Tongji in Shanghai and Solvay in Brussels. He was CIO in Portugal Telecom and CGD Group, Sinfic Group administrator. He is currently an entrepreneur and business manager in tourism and hospitality areas.