32º Digital Business Congress

2023 Edition

This was another great Congress! A Congress that focused on reflection, sharing, knowledge, exchange of ideas and building scenarios for the future. There are many challenges, unknowns and uncertainties, but also many opportunities and possibilities. As long as everything is centered on People, who will have to be the focus of all strategies, when the accelerated technological advance is deeply transforming society and the economy, but also giving the necessary tools to face the great disruptions that are happening at a global level, be it at a political, economic or social level.

Portugal has all the conditions to be a winner in this new world, positioning itself in the European and even worldwide panorama as a relevant player. Structural change is underway and gaining speed, so it will be up to everyone, in partnership and in the ecosystem, to work to take advantage of the biggest opportunity the country has ever had.

We thank you all for participating in the 2023 edition of the APDC Congress. Stay with us and help us start preparing right now the next Digital Business Congress!


See the Congress in pictures! We started with a launch dinner, which took place on May 4, with speakers and guests. And we have an album for each of the days of the Congress, in a truly comprehensive photo report of an event that once again took place in the format of a television program, from Lisbon and online. Once again, the ambition was to reach everyone who wanted to participate, in any corner of the world!

Jantar de Lançamento Flickr

09.05.2022 Flickr

10.05.2023 Flickr


This year we invested again in Live Talks, short conversations between technology executives to reflect and exchange ideas on themes that mark the sector. The conversations took place in the Congress venue, an exclusive format for annual sponsors. Thus, several leaders of the most relevant national technology companies exchanged views with guests/clients. Accenture, Altice, Capgemini, Deloitte, DXC, Inetum, Ericsson, Vodafone, Kyndryl, Minsait, NOS, NTT Data and SAS accepted the challenge and recorded conversations in the Congress lounge!

Available on the platforms (YouTube, Spotify and more)


Paulo Portas, president of the 2022 Congress, was honored during the 32nd Digital Business Congress. He is now an Honorary Member of APDC, for his relevant contribution to the dissemination and development of ICT.

Watch the session in portuguese or english.


In this edition, we once again rewarded, through GAMIFICATION , the most active participants in the Congress app. The winners were: Luís Pera, Sofia Santos and Ana Rogeiro. They will receive, respectively, the following prizes: premium wireless keyboard and mouse, Dell Technologies; intensive course on Digital Marketing & Innovation, Lisbon Digital School; one month of office space at LISPOLIS, with access to a community of 130 companies.


At an Award Ceremony held as part of the Congress, the winners of the 2nd edition of the Cities & Territories of the Future Award were announced. The goal is to recognize pioneering projects, based on technological solutions that transform cities into more livable, sustainable and economically viable spaces. By category, the winners were:
– Health and Wellness | Lisboa 65+: Plano de Saúde Gratuito;
– Equality and Inclusion and Qualifications | As Raparigas do Código – sponsored by REN;
– Mobility and Logistics | Kiosk Guerin, with honorable mention for Deepneuronic – sponsored by E-REDES;
– Citizen Relationship and Participation | Mobicab Flexivel – sponsored by INCM;
– Economic Development | Plataforma de Gestão Inteligente de Lisboa, with honorable mention for Observatório do Talento – sponsored by Kyndryl;
– Sustainability, Circular Economy and Decarbonization | Recolha Seletiva de Biorresíduos em Cascais, with honorable mention for COMSOLVE – sponsored by GALP.

Find out more at premiocidades-apdc.pt.

Watch the session in portuguese.


During the APDC Congress, we announced the winners of the 3rd edition of the Best Thesis Award, an initiative created for APDC, with the support of CEE – Consortium of Engineering Schools, which this year covers the Academies adhering to the UPskill Program. The goal, of this initiative, which was once again sponsored by Axians Portugal, is to distinguish the best master’s dissertations in the areas of information technology, telecommunications and media. The winners are, by category
– IT | Vladyslav Mosiichuk, Master in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of Porto (Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto | ISEP), with the dissertation “Deep Learning for Automated Adequacy Assessment of Cervical Cytology Samples;
– Telecommunications | Pedro Miguel Nicolau Escaleira, MSc. in Cybersecurity from the University of Aveiro, with the dissertation “Securing Real World 5G MEC Deployments
– Media | Beatriz Almeida Miranda, MSc in Multimedia, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, with the dissertation “Immersive VR eHealth Strategies: VR games to treat schizophrenia negative symptoms”.

Watch the session in portuguese or english.