Francisco Almada Lobo
Francisco Almada Lobo holds an MBA and an Electrical Engineering Degree from University of Porto, having started his career in a CIM R&D institute.
He joined Siemens Semiconductor in 1997 and led the first migration of an MES system in a running high-volume facility in 2004. Between 2005 and 2009, he managed the Porto Development Center for Infineon and Qimonda, with implementation of automation projects in the group plants worldwide.
In 2009, he co-founded Critical Manufacturing and acted as Chief Operating Officer, being the company CEO since 2010.
Francisco is a recognized industry 4.0 educator and evangelist, having spoken at more than 50 Industry 4.0 events.