Ricardo is a researcher, lecturer and consultant on the intersection of innovation and sociopolitical inclusion. He has 20 years of experience developing projects on digital tools and human rights in the governmental sector, development cooperation, and academia.
Ricardo holds an MA in Local Sustainable Development Management from the Faculty of Management Sciences of Pernambuco – the University of Pernambuco. He specialises in Hypermedia Design at Anhembi-Morumbi University (2003). He has a certificate in Co-creating Sustainable Cities from the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions and Health Effects of Climate Change from HarvardX. He also works as a researcher at the Productive Infrastructure and Logistics for Sustainable Local Development Studies Group at the University of Pernambuco.
Ricardo is the Executive Director of the Global Innovation Gathering - a vibrant, diverse community of innovation hubs, makerspaces, hackerspaces and other grassroots innovation community initiatives worldwide. His experience ranges from being a consultant for IBM Corporate Service Corps International Leadership Training / PYXERA Global; to co-founding and designing at 3Ecologias, an IT consulting firm for the environment, education and culture. He has participated in numerous projects for social inclusion through opens source information technology.