About me

I’ve been working in the software industry for the last 18 years delivering software to solve problems in a number of domains. I’ve also taught grad/undergrad students for 10 years and conducted research on software reuse, semi-automatic code classification and retrieval, innovation, organizational structures, team productivity, team dynamics, motivation, and trust. Building my skills on both industry and academia, my life is being definitely challenging and fun.

I am currently Adjunct Professor at University of Brasília, Department of Computer Science, conducting research on Gendered innovations, Digital transformation & Analytics, and End-user development. In 2016, I joined the Advisory board of Mulheres na Tecnologia.

Previously, I was ThoughtWorks’ Global Head of Learning and Development and, before that, their CTO for Latin America, supporting consultants in 5 different offices to deliver excellent software, to consult large organizations on agile transformation, and to build a strong agile community in Brazil. I was also a member of the Technology Advisory Board, co-authoring twice a year the Technology Radar. During the almost 4 years at TW, I could join a transversal work related to the gender and technology strategy of  TW Brazil.

I’ve also worked with companies as Unisys, Diebold, C.E.S.A.R, Banco Central do Brasil, Banco Regional de Brasília, Open Communications Security.

I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Institute of Mathematics and StatisticsUniversity of São Paulo (the largest university in Latin America), in collaboration with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. My research topic was agile team productivity definition, factors, and monitoring. If you are curious about this research work, check my thesis here.

I’ve also contributed to scientific publications, books, and industry reports, sharing this knowledge in LATAM, US, Europe, Scandinavia, and Middle East. In 2015, I received the USP Outstanding Thesis Award.



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