Mr Pedro Franca, Business Manager
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Speaker Biography (Pedro Franca)
Mr Franca is 34 years old. He has a BSc (Hons) Chemistry from Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, and an Industrial Chemistry degree and Master in Science, Technology and Innovation from Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal. The professional path was started in 2000 at CIFIAL, a Portuguese industrial group. From 2000 to 2006 he worked in product development, logistic and industrial engineering departments progressing from staff to senior level. Working with RFID technology since 2006 he has worked for two years as a consultant and project manager at Creativesystems, in Portugal. From 2008 onwards he was an innovation manager and sales manager also at Creativesystems. Surfaceslab business manager since January 2010 being responsible for planning and managing Surfaceslab innovation, production and sales operations including new product development and new market/business development.
Company Profile (Surfaceslab)
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Surfaceslab is a technology company focused on developing and manufacturing state of the art smart surfaces that enable object communication via RFID to ensure high performance in confined spaces. It builds on many years of experience in research, IT and production to create the world's most competitive high performance smart surfaces, opening new possibilities in stock monitoring and assets management alike. Surfaceslab is the result of several years of research and development between industry and academia, resulting in a patent pending concept and technology. Structured to develop and produce any object meant to read an RFID tag in a highly controlled manner, something very difficult to achieve in the Ultra High Frequency (UHF) band, it provides a broad range of products and services from smart furniture to turnkey solutions adding real value to business.