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Jose Gontijo

Director of the Department of Science, Technology and Digital Innovation - Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of Brazil

Working groupCompute & Climate
PositionDirector of the Department of Science, Technology and Digital Innovation

JOSÉ GONTIJO holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Brasília (2002), with specialization in Public Management in Science and Technology (2009). He is a career servant at the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (Senior Science & Technology Analyst). Since 2019 he works at the MINISTRY OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION as the Director of Science, Technology and Digital Innovation and Deputy Secretary at the Secretariat for Entrepreneurship and among his attributions are the Brazilian strategy for digital transformation, the national plan for the internet of things, the Brazilian strategy for artificial intelligence, the national policy on microelectronics and semiconductors, the national policy on R,D&I for the information and communication technology –ICT, sector, policies and projects focused on digital literacy and ICT professional training, policies and projects focused on advanced communications such as OPENRAN, 5G and 6G, among others. Previous positions: (2003-2007) – NATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS AGENCY – Spectrum Management Engineer. / (2007-2010) MINISTRY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY : Secretariat for Informatics Policies and  Secretariat for Development and Technological Innovation – Science & Technology Analyst. / (2010) STEERING COMMITTEE FOR DIGITAL INCLUSION:  Presidential Cabinet – Advisor. / (2011-2012) MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS: Broadband Department at the Secretariat for Telecommunications – Project Manager and Deputy Director. / (2012-2016) MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS : Department of Industry, Science and Technology at the Telecommunications Secretariat – Director. / (2016-2018) MINISTRY OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION AND COMMUNICATIONS: Department of Science, Technology and Digital Innovation – DECTI, at the Secretariat for Informatics Policies and in its succession, Secretariat for Digital Policies – Director.

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