Rodrigo Maia is Chief Technology Officer of Altran Portugal since 2016.
Over the last 3 years at Altran, he has built from scratch a Business Unit on Intelligent Systems focused on SW development for embedded systems. Serving Automotive OEMs and Tier 1, Aeronautics and Electronics clients the unit established it as a reference within Altran Group with reaching more the 130 SW Engineers size in less than 3 years growing >100%YoY.
Simultaneously is has been responsible for establishing the R&D strategy responsible for delivering new innovative solutions for the group. By growing company investment on R&D initiatives by 50% YoY, his team has setup a self-sustained ecosystem capable of delivering new solutions and cutting edge expertize supporting business operation.
More recently, Rodrigo is CEO of VORTEX CoLab, a new center for research and technology transfer, resulting from the joint-venture of Altran, three Portuguese research centers: NOVALincs/UNL; CISTER/ISEP and HASLab/INESCTEC and Beta-i.
Its purposes is to quickly transfer cutting-edge research into tangible products, providing competitive advantage to clients who want the most advanced solutions to the market.
Senior Executive with more than 18 years of experience, Rodrigo is a strong and respected leader in technology and innovation. He has strong record of accomplishment on software systems for Automotive, Aerospace, Energy and Mobility domains where he has held executive leadership roles in Technology Strategy, Engineering Management, R&D Strategy and Management, Software Development, Business Development and Operations.
Reputed for his out-the-box thinking, and strong commitment skills he has successfully led breakthrough initiatives ranging from embedded SW for automotive and space, electric mobility, smart metering, predictive maintenance.
Rodrigo has been an active member of the European R&D community where he has served as Steering Board member in the Artemis-Industry Association, contributing to Strategic Research Agenda of EU on Cyber physical Systems and leading the Portuguese contribution to several EU funded projects.