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Ricardo Barbosa Alves
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STRATEGY WITHOUT TACTICS IS THE SLOWEST ROUTE TO VICTORY. TACTICS WITHOUT STRATEGY IS THE NOISE BEFORE DEFEAT (SUN TZU)

A data scientist with over 10 years of experience and proven ability to develop and implement a strategic approach in different sectors.

He began his career implementing Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in several financial markets. At Sonae MC (e-commerce), he started his first Big Data project, combining different data sources to help the group get to know the company's customers better and improve its products and services. He is currently spearheading and developing Grupo Porto Editora's first Data Science team.

Ricardo firmly believes that 'just doing it' is not the best way to achieve goals and consistency; passion and perseverance are the qualities that separate winners from losers.

Besides playing chess, he also does his best to spend quality time with family and friends, read a good book and engage in meaningful conversation.
Nationality: Portuguese
Languages: Portuguese, English
+351 91 909 38 35

Academic Background

Executive MBA | Porto Business School

Master Degree in Data Analysis and Decision Support Systems | University of Porto

Mathematics Degree Specialization in Statistics and Models | University of Porto

Future Professional Interests

Data Science

Strategy

Innovation

Top Strengths

 
Collaborative
Empathy
Perseverant
Strategic Thinking
Adaptability

Likes & Curiosities

Reading

Exercise

Playing Chess

Family & Friends

Timeline

2019 - (...)
Head of Data Science - Grupo Porto Editora
2015 - 2019
Lead Data Scientist - Grupo Porto Editora
2013 - 2017
Co-founder & Data Scientist - Lotus SA - Sociedade Consultoria Investimento SA
2014 - 2015
Data Analytics - Sonae MC, E-Commerce Continente
2011 - 2013
Quantitative Analyst - Sartorial SA