Digital transformation disrupts sectors and organisations all over the world, as technology and business are progressively integrating a common road. The movement is real, and it is here to change the world. But how can the Portuguese business sector prepare itself to shape a successful digital future? The answer was at the heart of Building the Future, a major tech event powered by Microsoft where InnoWave was present.  

The Microsoft event brought to Lisbon (29-30 January) the main stakeholders from the business and tech scenes: companies, startups, incubators, investors, researchers and students. Over 100 speakers and 60 sessions filled the agenda during the two-day event, with themes ranging from Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Computing to Security.

The stage was shared by worldwide leaders and tech innovators who are creating new possibilities for businesses within the digital transformation, like Gerd Leonhard (The Futures Agency), Jim Stolze (Singularity University) and Rohit Bhargava (Georgetown University). Building the Future is integrated in Microsoft’s national initiative Ativar Portugal (Activate Portugal).

Shaping a successful digital story for Portugal

The purpose of the event was clear: to empower national players in activating the country and help building a more competitive Portuguese business future. Thus, a perfect arena to showcase InnoWave vision, in which technology improves lives and societies.

Being part of Building the Future allowed us to emphasise technological trends and products. We were able to present our innovative solutions – InnGageInnLink and yubuy – at the event’s intelligent area. Moreover, it was a valuable occasion to address Applications built in Blockchain, the main theme of a presentation held by InnoWave’s CTO Pedro Pinto and our Head of Technology Gabriele Freitas. 

From a strategic point of view, our attendance was an exceptional opportunity to network with the most relevant Portuguese players, as well as an acknowledgment of our value in shaping the Portuguese digital transformation. The presence of InnoWave in Building the Future was clearly aligned with our new strategy for the next four years: to LEAD.