G. Chelini

“In the next two years, almost 50% of European GDP will be digitized, and data is already the new oil! How are you extracting, refining and generating value from data?”


With more than 20 years’ experience in ICT and Digital markets, G. Chelini is EMEA Vice President and Country Manager of a major IT multinational company, a major global provider of market intelligence and advisory services for the information technology, telecommunications, and digital markets.

In addition to his management duties, G. Chelini is personally involved in planning and coordinating market intelligence and advisory services in Portugal. He oversees research projects to ensure that quality standards are always met, and contributes to consulting projects in Portugal.

G. Chelini is frequently quoted in the business and IT media, and he is also a frequent speaker at major digital transformation and ICT events in Portugal. He engages with academia and cooperates with the postgraduate programs in information systems and digital transformation at some of the most influential universities in Portugal, such as Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics, NOVA Information Management School, ISEG – Lisbon School of Economics & Management, IST and Porto Business School.

G. Chelini has a master’s degree in statistics and information management from NOVA Information Management School, and a postgraduate degree in advanced management from the Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics.


1. Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation (DX) means applying new technologies to radically change processes, customer experience, and value, and it is at the center of modern organizational strategies. IDC estimates the economic value of DX to almost $19 trillion or more than 20% of global GDP. Advances in 3rd Platform technologies and associated accelerators are transforming whole industries and represent the largest driver of technology investment for the foreseeable future. This presentation provides structured guidance on how industries and government verticals are creating and enabling digital transformation success in the digital economy through a four-tiered model including 16 digital missions, 70 strategic priorities, over 190 programs, and over 600 specific use cases.

2. Digital commerce

The Digital Commerce presentation examines the competitive landscape, key trends, and differentiating factors of digital commerce and CPQ application vendors, digital marketplaces, and business commerce networks. This includes the buying behavior of end users while purchasing products and services on digital commerce platforms. The service provides a worldwide perspective by looking at all forms of digital commerce transactions — including B2B, B2C, C2C, G2B, and B2B2C — across all vertical industries and regional markets.

3. Cloud Computing

This presentation provides guidance to CIOs and their teams on developing a successful strategy in the design phase of the cloud transition strategy for taking full advantage of a diverse set of cloud options for existing and next-generation workloads. Enterprises are engaged in a continuous digital transformation process as they adapt to or drive disruptive changes in their customers and markets. Success in these digital transformation efforts depends upon the adoption of a “cloud first” mantra for enterprise IT. Cloud first isn’t just about picking among a specific set of product or service delivery models such as public, private, or hybrid cloud, however. Organizations must realign their cloud selection and operations strategies based upon the use of three classes of cloud options (steady state, elastic, and local).

4. Big Data & Artificial intelligence

This presentation assesses the state of enterprise big data and artificial intelligence (AI) efforts, identifies organizational impact, provides guidance on building new capabilities, and prioritizes investment options. The presentation puts AI and big data in the context of digital transformation and addresses topics of growing importance to C-level executives, key decision makers, and influencers. These topics include build versus buy, AI data readiness, embedded and configurable AI, deployment and consumption models, end-to-end optimized solutions, ethics, bias, organizational structure, KPIs, regulation, and scope of AI-based automation.

The presentation also addresses the needs of AI and big data technology vendors that are incorporating AI into their next-generation offerings.

5. IoT (Internet of Things)

Internet of Things have the potential to disrupt the all markets, thereby an innovation accelerator and a driver of new business models. The implementation of Internet of things technologies in all sectors are growing rapidly and the maturity of different use cases will increase faster than traditional technologies.

This presentation offers a holistic view on the opportunity presented by the Internet of Things, including use cases, sensors, gateways, connectivity, purpose-built platforms, analytics, security, and professional services. The presentation is complemented by end-user and vertical market perspectives.

6. Innovation

This presentation focuses on practices that enable leaders and organization to execute the digital innovation strategy. The challenge for executives and their organizations is twofold: First, to continue to operate IT’s existing systems of record at extraordinary levels of reliability; and second, to support business units with new innovation initiatives as they respond to insistent threats and opportunities in the marketplace. This presentations focuses on the second part of IT’s challenge. Drawing on interviews with CxOs and recent survey data, it shares specific practices that enable leaders and their organization to execute on their company’s digital innovation strategy.

The conferences can be given in the following languages: English and Portuguese.