Wilson Lucas

Wilson Lucas

Cohesion and Development Agency

Head of Digital Transition

Wilson Lucas is Head of Digital Transition at AD&C (Cohesion and Development Agency), the Portuguese public agency responsible for the general coordination of European Structural Funds in Portugal. Wilson is a seasoned professional with 20+ years of experience in IT sector, Wilson was previously coordinator of the information security and personal data protection area and IT Manager at Instituto de Informática I.P. (at Social Security Ministry). For five years, he collaborated with the European Commission as a member of the Portuguese Technical Commission for the project ESSI – Electronic Exchange of Social Security Information. He worked at Oracle Corporation and was a professor of Information Systems for several years at ISEG – Lisbon School of Economics & Management, with a postgraduate degree. He is currently certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) and is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) by ISACA. He has a degree in Computer Science and a master’s degree in Business Administration, Management, and Operations. In 2018 and 2019, Wilson was nominated for CIO of the Year by the professional association CIONET. Previously, he was honored with a Big Data project, among the three world’s highest-scoring nominees for Cloudera’s Data Impact Awards.