John Lemos Forman

Partner at J.Forman Consulting

"I will help to bring more small and medium enterprises to the meeting fostering new partnerships among entrepreneurs and researchers"

Senior Consultant, since 1984 has worked as an entrepreneur, systems analyst, businessman, manager, auditor, teacher and mentor. Computer Engineer, MSc in Software Engineering and Postgraduate in Business Administration. Long experience in managing innovative technology-based projects in private companies, government and not for-profit organizations, leading negotiations with customers, suppliers and partners in Brazil and abroad.
Successfully conducted numerous tailor-made software development projects as well as the implementation of new Technologies, reaching and surpassing pre-set goals, for Brazilian and multinational companies of different economic sectors, highlighting Healthcare, Government, Education and Digital Media. Knowledge of the proposal and execution cycle of projects using Brazilian public funds and incentive laws, having successfully coordinated and concluded projects with funding from BNDES, CNPq, Faperj, FINEP, MCTI and Sebrae.
Active participation in various business and scientific entities in the IT industry, being a member of organizing committees of national and international events. Institutional representation of these entities before government authorities, politicians, civil society and journalists. Formulation of documents proposing the creation / enhancement of policies for supporting the development of the ICT sector.
Fluent in Portuguese and English, with Spanish and French notions, has spoken in public several times, participating in panels or giving lectures in national and international events.