GSI - Silicon Valley

Digital Innovation Program



The Digital Innovation Program will be held in partnership with AICEP, the International Association of Portuguese Speaking Communications, with a tailored program to AICEP member companies, and open to other companies in the telecoms, media and e-commerce sector that wish to join.


The Program in 1 minute

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2 days with international experts and champions

(Reference companies) by the end of the day in Portugal

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4-5 sessions per day

Starting with a guest speaker, and another session with a presentation by an innovative company in the industry

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Program focused
in 3 areas:

Day 1, 14h30-18h00 (GMT +01)
Day 2, 13h00-17h15 (GMT +01)

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Opening session

Industry challenges by AICEP and LBC, and dynamic involvement of participants

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Closing session

Conclusions and implications by AICEP and LBC, and with dynamic involvement of the participants

Pilars of the Program




 is a Chinese multinational technology corporation headquartered in Shenzhen, China. It designs, develops and sells telecommunications equipment, consumer electronics and various smart devices.

David Smith Website


SK Telecom

SK Telecom is a South Korean wireless telecommunications operator and is part of the SK Group, one of the country's largest chaebols. It leads the local market with 50.5 percent share as of 2008.

Shesh Amathnadu




T-Mobile is the brand name used by some of the mobile communications subsidiaries of the German telecommunications company Deutsche Telekom AG.

Christina Claure | Website

E-commerce & Media


Japan Post

Japan Post is a Japanese post, logistics  and courier headquartered in Tokyo. It is part of the Japan Post Holdings group.

Yuichi Ando Website




Minerva Networks provides IPTV service management software that allows telcoms to deliver TV services over their managed IP network.

Fabrizio Capobianco




It is Sonae's electronics retail area. Specialized in the areas of home appliances, consumer electronics and entertainment.

Miguel Gonçalves | Website


We Global Studios

WE Global is a full-stack, startup Innovation Studio and digital platform for women entrepreneurs around the world.

Fernanda Carapinha | Website

Structure of the program


Monday, 18th July 2022 14:30 – 18:00

14h30 - 15h00
(GMT +01)



Opening session



  • Presentation of the program and objectives

  • Brief overview of Silicon Valley's Innovation Ecosystem


João Caboz Santana, President of AICEP
Torben Rankine, Partner LBC in San Francisco 


15h00 - 15h55
(GMT +01)




Presentation of Huawei

  • Presentation of the Service Provider Operations Lab.

  • Presentation of case studies of Huawei projects in the areas of Healthcare, AR/VR, Video Analytics, and Artificial Intelligence

David Smith, Head of Ecosystems Development - service Provider Operations Lab, Huawei


16h00 - 16h55
(GMT +01)




Presentation of SK Telecom in Silicon Valley


  • Discussion about the role of SK Telecom's venture capital investments about the business

  • SK Telecom's performance model in Silicon Valley and innovation processes that the company follows to integrate investments and new business areas.


Shesh Amathnadu, Sr. Director of Technology & Biz Dev – CVC


17h00 - 17h55
(GMT +01)



Presentation with Christina Claure,
Innovation & Partnerships Manager at T-Mobile


  • Presentation of the main solutions and innovations in connectivity and internet access
    access to the Internet.

  • Discussion of business models and partnerships used by T-Mobile to increase global connectivity

Christina Claure, Manager, Innovation & PartnershipsManager, Innovation & PartnershipsT-Mobile



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