João Ladeira attended Instituto Superior Técnico from 2005 to 2009 in Electrical and Computer Engineering. In 2009 started working at Vision Box, being currently a Senior Software Developer. He has been involved in several national and international projects, including countries such as Sweden, Denmark, Netherlands, UK, Qatar and Brasil. His skills are mainly focused in automated biometric border control solutions.
João is also interested in new technologies and always looking to fulfil new projects and ideas. Some of them include a Smart Wireless Irrigation System, Automated Home Systems and Social Media Analytics. He won the Tourism Innovation Competition in 2015, promoted by the Association The Lisbon MBA Católica / Nova and sponsored by Turismo de Portugal with the project “Tourist behavior analysis using social media”. Through Booking, Twitter and TripAdvisor analysis, this project is able to collect not only tourists’ nationality and destination cities but also hotels and restaurants they attend, thus establishing spending patterns. In addition, it also incorporates a sentiment analysis algorithm to quantify tourists’ satisfaction.