Antonio Vidigal has a diversified professional experience having as driving lines Innovation, Telecommunications, Computer Science and Power Systems. He is presently General Director at EDP Group, with responsibility over Innovation.
He is the CEO of EDP Inovação, and Executive Board Member of EDP Ventures. Both companies are deeply involved in the selection and fostering of new technologies in the Clean Tech domain, for usage within EDP.
António Vidigal loves to work in start-ups of Technology Companies and has had the opportunity to have key roles in several start-ups (Edinfor which became at the time the largest IT company in Portugal, Optimus, OniWay).
At the mobile operator Optimus he was ExCom Member with responsibility over IT, Regulatory Affairs, Human Resources and Customer Care.
At the 3G mobile start-up OniWay, he was the CEO.
He has been the first EDP´s Chief Information Officer, and as part of that role has consolidated six data centers and launched the first generation of corporation ERPs within EDP Group (Billing, HR, Financial ...).
Before that his first large project was the Implementation of the first computerized National Control System for the Portuguese Transmission System Operator (at the time EDP, and now REN), a project where he had technical responsibility.
He started his professional live teaching Power System Transients at Lisbon Instituto Superior Técnico.
António Vidigal has been Executive Board Member of EDP Group and is a Member of the Portuguese Academy of Engineering.
He has published more than a 100 articles on technology and innovation.