I am an experienced professional on cybersecurity and digital innovation strategy with a PhD in Engineering & CISSP, bridging a strong technical background with business strate
Currently I am a Project Lead Industry Solutions at the Platform for Shaping the Future of Cybersecurity and Digital Trust at the World Economic Forum.
Previously I have worked as a consultant at Digital BCG focusing on Digital and Cybersecurity strategy & innovation, IT Due Diligence and Agile transformations for multiple clients in diverse locations, and at PwC Belgium focusing on digital identity, electronic trust Services and where I championed the Blockchain chapter.
Prior to consulting, Filipe was a Security & Privacy Researcher (post-doc & PhD) at COSIC (COmputer Security and Industrial Cryptography) research group in KU Leuven (Belgium), with main focus on Applied cryptography, Security, and Privacy. I completed a PhD in Engineering Science at KU Leuven supervised by Prof. Bart Preneel, with a dissertation entitled “Private Information Sharing in Online Communities” (here), and funded by the FCT Grant SFRH/BD/70311/2010. During my PhD I visited the Sprout research group lead by Prof. Gene Tsudik at UC Irvine, CA (May-Sept 2012), and Prof. Mauro Conti at University of Padua, Italy (May 2013, 2014, and 2015).
Prior to my PhD I received a MSc in Computer Science from the University of Bristol (UK) with a major in cryptography (supervised by Prof. Nigel Smart), and a Electrical and Computer Engineering degree from the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal).
Within COSIC, I was part of the Privacy Technologies and Public Key groups, and involved in several different projects.