My name is João Bordalo and this is my presence on the Web.
I live in Lisbon, Portugal, and I work with Internet for more than 10 years. I'm not going to write my CV (at least not for now) but you can always take a peek at the next graphic, read the story, and have an idea:
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Back in 1992, while at my Informatics and Systems Engineering course at the Minho University, I had the first contact with Internet. At that time, Internet was nothing else than a few email addresses, some FTP sites, the Usenet and a couple of archaic search engines - the World Wide Web was still to be publicly available. But it was enough to get me hooked.
I started my working experience in 1996 working for Telenet, one of the first ISP in Portugal, which was later bought by IP Global (also an ISP), which later was acquired by Sonae (the biggest non-financial group in Portugal) giving birth to Novis, a telco company. During this period, I developed strong technical knowledges in Internet access technologies and services, learn several open-source programming languages and developed my design, usability and accessibility skills.
In 1999, the SonaeCom group decided to spin off Clix, the portal and future ISP brand for the the group telecommunications arm. In 2002, I accept the invitation to become Clix technical director, where I developed my management and strategic skills, and helped the company to develop the second biggest portal in Portugal, as to search and implement innovative access products, such as wireless broadband and TV over IP technologies.
Early 2006, I decided to exit the Sonae group and formed my own company, Excentric, focusing on digital media and advertising, which became financial healthy in 6 months, with significant growth and development in new business areas.
Come and visit me in 2058.