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Ricardo Santos
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Ricardo Santos

CEO at Heptasense | Investor | Europe's 100 Hottest Startups by Wired

Lisbon Area, Portugal

  • Focus: Contributions are valued by peers
  • Accountability: Thoroughly contributes in all areas
  • Sense of Urgency: Consistently responds in a timely fashion
  • Team: Frequently supports and responds to peers
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Awards earned:

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Rating: 4.92/5 stars (812 ratings)

Level: LEVEL 04

12 month points: 1953 ptsView details

Lifetime points: 9353 pts

skills
Security 900
Artificial Intelligence 771
Strategy 750
Retail 626
Machine Learning 508
Manufacturing 472
Big Data 468
Consulting 261
Cloud Computing 188
Data Analysis 90
Project Management 83
Start-up 83
Business Strategy 65
Executive Management 18
Machine Vision 12
Sensor Fusion 10
SmartHome 10
B2B
SaaS ( Software as a Service )
PROFILE

Summary

Serial entrepreneur, investor and CEO of Heptasense. Several years experience in Artificial Intelligence, security and business development/strategy. Previous researcher in biomedical engineering and biophysics with 2 nominations by the MIT Technology Review's Innovators Under 35 Awards.

Experience

Co-founder and CEO

Heptasense

January 2017 - Present

SaaS platform for surveillance cameras to do people and object behavior analysis, for security, operations and business intelligence. Heptasense is being applied by retail stores to detect theft, factories to optimize processes and airports to improve security.

Sales Representative

NoBully

October 2017 - Present

Our mission is to end bullying in Portuguese schools through Emotional Intelligence.

Research Fellow

Bioengineering Research Group of the University of Nottingham

June 2013 - September 2013

Orthotic hand exoskeleton for people with motor impairments

Research Fellow

Institute of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering of the University of Lisbon

September 2012 - September 2013

Muscle Computer-Interface for people with motor impairments

Research Fellow

iMed.UL

March 2013 - May 2013

Polymeric nanoparticles for drug delivery in cancer treatment

Research Fellow

Unilabs

September 2009 - June 2010

Effects of the bacteria Streptococcus agalactiae during pregnancy

Founder and investor

Rocha Capital

November 2018 - Present

Private fund managed by one of the founders of Heptasense, Ricardo Santos, with the goal to invest and help promising startups.

ACTIVITY
  • Dec 2018 - Feb 2019

    Participated in a Map: "The Future of Commercial Real Estate Market "

    Commercial Real Estate
    Commercial Real Estate Analysis
    Commercial Real Estate Research
    Commercial Real estate Development
    Commercial Real Estate Financing
    Commercial Real Estate Development, Sales, Leasing
  • Dec 2018 - Jan 2019

    Participated in a KnowledgeStream™: "5G Technology: The Next Generation of Mobile Communications"

    5G
    LTE
    Wireless
    Telecommunications
    Mobile Communications
    Mobile Technology
    Mobile Applications
    4G
    GSM
  • Oct 2018 - Jan 2019

    Participated in a KnowledgeStream™: "Deep Diving into DevSecOps"

    DevOps
    DevSecOps
    Agile Methodologies
    ALM
    Software Development
    Static Application Security Testing (SAST)
    DAST
    Vulnerability Scanning
  • Oct 2018

    Participated in a Sprint: "Disruptions Impacting The Future of Health Plans"

  • Jun 2018 - Oct 2018

    Participated in a KnowledgeStream™: "Multi-Modal Tools and Artificial Intelligence for Capturing Consumer Interaction"

    Consumer Products
    Customer Insight
    Consumer Behaviour
    Ethnographic Research
    Audio Processing
    Video Analytics
    Consumer Privacy
  • Aug 2018 - Oct 2018

    Participated in a KnowledgeStream™: "Exploring Packaging Solutions to Reduce In-store Shrinkage and Theft"

    Shrinkage
    Shrink Reduction
    Loss Prevention
    Store Management
    Packaging Design
    Package Design
    Product Protection
  • Dec 2017 - Sep 2018

    Participated in a KnowledgeStream™: "The Future of Superfluid Markets"

    Future Market
    Artificial Intelligence
    Augemented Reality
    Market Innovation
    Future Technology
    Blockchain
    Virtual Reality
  • Jul 2018 - Aug 2018

    Participated in a KnowledgeStream™: "Exploring Technical Trends & Innovations in the Development of Online Experiences"

    Web Development
    Website Building
    Website Creation
    Web Applications
    Online Experience
    Technical Web Site Development
    Web Interface Design
    Web Integration
  • May 2018 - Aug 2018

    Participated in a KnowledgeStream™: "Exploring the Commercialization of Capsulation Technologies"

    Capsules
    Microencapsulation
    Encapsulation
    Formulation
    R&D
    Microencapsulation Technology
  • Jun 2018 - Jul 2018

    Participated in a KnowledgeStream™: "Exploring How Sensory Cues Enhance Product Experiences"

    Sensorial Test
    Tactile Sensing
    Smell
    Malodor air sampling
    Touch sensing
    Visual Merchandising
    Sensorial Design
    Sensory Evaluation
    Sensory Processing
  • Mar 2018 - Jul 2018

    Participated in a KnowledgeStream™: "Exploring the Future of Orthotic Design and Testing"

    Orthopedic
    Orthotics & Prosthetics
    Orthotics
    Insole Design
    Podiatry
    Footwear
    Orthotic design and manufacture
  • Apr 2018 - Jul 2018

    Participated in a KnowledgeStream™: "Exploring Transepidermal Neuro-stimulation for the Elderly"

    Neurology
    Neurostimulation
    TENS Therapy
    Incontinence Care
    incontinence
  • Feb 2018 - Jun 2018

    Participated in a KnowledgeStream™: "Exploring Next Gen Care of Fibers & Textiles for Athleisure & Athletic Wear"

    Athletic Apparel
    Athleisure
    Textiles
    Fabrics
    Sportswear
    Sportswear Design
    Smart Clothing
    Texile industry
    Apparel Manufacturing
  • Feb 2018 - Jun 2018

    Participated in a KnowledgeStream™: "Exploring the Ideal Home of the Future (2030)"

  • Jun 2018

    Participated in a Sprint: "Improving the Design and Utilization of TENS Waveforms "

  • 06 Jun 2018

    Answered a question on OpenForum: "TOP 3 Future Trends of Influencer Marketing"

  • Feb 2018 - Jun 2018

    Participated in a KnowledgeStream™: "Exploring the Strategies for Selling Intellectual Property"

    Intellectual Property Strategy
    Monetization
    Competency Management
    Licensing
    Innovation Development
    Innovation Management
    Patent Strategy
    Research Management
    Innovation
    Ideation & Innovation
  • Feb 2018 - May 2018

    Participated in a KnowledgeStream™: "Exploring the Future of Conversational AI"

    Conversational AI
    chatbots
    ChatBot Development
    Virtual Assistant
    Avatars
    Virtual Administrative Support
  • May 2018

    Participated in a Sprint: "Exploring IoT Video Intelligence Solutions"

  • Feb 2018 - Apr 2018

    Participated in a KnowledgeStream™: "The Future of Department Store Retailers"

    Department Stores
    Retail Design
    Shopping Centers
    Customer Experience
    eCommerce
    Omnichannel Retail
    Store Format and Concept Development
    Retail innovations
    Retail Technology
    Retail Strategy
    New Store Planning
    Multi-channel Retail
    Department store design, format planning & branding
    Department Store Retail
  • Dec 2017 - Mar 2018

    Participated in a KnowledgeStream™: "Exploring the Use Cases of IoT Edge Computing"

  • Mar 2018

    Participated in a Sprint: "Exploring Best Practices in Accelerating Consumer Tests for OTC Drugs"

  • Mar 2018

    Participated in a Sprint: "The Future of Epigenetic Medicine in Healthcare"

  • Mar 2018

    Participated in a Sprint: "The Future of Automated Tech-Driven Healthcare "

  • Mar 2018

    Participated in a Sprint: "The Future of Personalized Healthcare Enabled by Digital Technologies "

  • Feb 2018

    Participated in a Sprint: "Developing a Business on Personalized Beauty and Custom Fit Products"

  • 20 Dec 2017

    Answered a question on OpenForum: "2018 main digital trends"

  • 19 Dec 2017

    Asked a question on OpenForum: "Influences of the end of net neutrality"

  • 18 Dec 2017

    Answered a question on OpenForum: "Will Bitcoin hit $1M by the end of 2020?"

  • 16 Dec 2017

    Asked a question on OpenForum: "Can banks survive to the decentralization caused by fintech startups?"

  • 16 Dec 2017

    Answered a question on OpenForum: "Technology - replacing humans or augmenting humans?"

  • 16 Dec 2017

    Answered a question on OpenForum: "How will artificial intelligence disrupt the health insurance business over the next 3-5 years?"

  • 06 Nov 2017

    Answered a question on OpenForum: "Is Bitcoin going to change the world"

  • 05 Nov 2017

    Asked a question on OpenForum: "Artificial Intelligence for cameras on Industry"