Ricardo is a Brazilian researcher, lecturer and consultant on the intersection of innovation and sociopolitical inclusion. He holds 20 years of experience in developing projects on the intersection of digital tools and human rights, in the governmental sector, development cooperation, and academia.
Ricardo holds a MA degree in Local Sustainable Development Management from the Faculty of Management Sciences of Pernambuco – the University of Pernambuco and specialises in Hypermedia Design at Anhembi-Morumbi University (2003). He furthermore holds a certificate in Co-creating Sustainable Cities from the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions and a certificate in Health Effects of Climate Change, from HarvardX. He also works as a researcher at the Productive Infrastructure and Logistics for Sustainable Local Development Studies Group at the University of Pernambuco.
Ricardo sits on the supervisory board of the Global Innovation Gathering, – a vibrant, diverse community of innovation hubs, makerspaces, hackerspaces and other grassroots innovation community initiatives from all around the world. He manages the Latin American portfolio of GIG’s Horizon 2020 project Careables amongst other activities. His experience ranges from a consultant for IBM Corporate Service Corps International Leadership Training / PYXERA Global; co-founding and designing at 3Ecologias, an IT consulting firm for the environment, education and culture; and co-founding Descentro – Institute of Research in Media, Culture and Technology. He has participated in numerous projects for social inclusion through opens source information technology.