Mauro Arruda is the CEO of Smartia Ltd. and responsible for the operations of the company. With over 15 years working at the cutting edge of technology development, Mauro has worked at companies such as QineticQ and Airbus Innovations. He has also been the founder of a number of digital transformation companies that worked with organisations such as the National Grid, Bloomberg and Rolls-Royce, helping them drive value from data and AI technologies. Smartia are on a mission to democratise the use of big data and analytics in the industrial sectors by developing "AI for Industry" platform for SME's. Mauro holds a PhD in engineering modelling from the Royal Military College of Science (Cranfield University) and a Master's degree in Aeronautical Engineering from UBI, Portugal.