Joel Curado Silveirinha

Joel Curado Silveirinha

Innovation Business Lead at Cisco Systems

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Joel Curado is an Innovation Program Lead for Cisco’s Corporate Strategy and Innovation Group, based in Switzerland. Joel leads external innovation programs in Cisco and is focused on developing new go to market models and joint solution development between startups and Cisco, to build the next generation of products that create positive impact in the world.

Previously, he was the Head of PMO, IoE for Cities, in the Smart+Connected Communities Organization, where Joel led the company’s worldwide deployment of smart city solutions in key lighthouse accounts and in creating the PMO framework for smart city deployments. Before that he was a Solutions Product Manager, responsible for launching smart city solutions, such as Remote Expert for Government Services, City Wi-Fi and prototyping key city platforms such as City Infrastructure Management. Joel was a key team member in the deployment of first smart city projects around the world in cities such as Nice, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Chicago and Hamburg. Joel holds a degree and a postgraduate degree in Economics with an International Business concentration from the Technical University of Lisbon – ISEG and the Lisbon University Institute – ISCTE. He is also specialized in Product and Project Management.