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The father of the mobile phone comes to Portugal

on 14-09-2017

... Martin Cooper, the father of mobile phones, will be in Portugal, joining us at IT´s 25 years commemorative session this coming October 12 on Techdays in Aveiro.

Considered a legend from the digital industry and Motorola, he will share its history of the past and the future of mobile phones, in what will be a mind-blowing journey into the past and future of the device that changed the world.

Martin Cooper, known as the "Father of the portable cell phone" conceived the first mobile phone and led the team that created it in 1973. As an inventor, entrepreneur and executive, he has contributed to wireless technology for more than 60 years.

During his 29-year tenure at Motorola, Cooper was a division manager and R&D Corporate Director. Later he became a successful entrepreneur and established several companies, including Cellular Business Systems, which was a leader in the US mobile billing industry in the 1980s, as well as ArrayComm, which became the world leader in smart antenna technology. His wife, Arlene Harris and Cooper, co-founded GreatCall, Inc., manufacturer of the Jitterbug phone and service.

Currently, Cooper is the president and co-founder of Dyna LLC, a business incubator. He is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering and was one of the laureates of the Marconi Prize (2013) and the Prince of Asturias Award (2009). In 2007 Time Magazine named him one of the 100 greatest inventors in history.

Martin Cooper will be attending the 25th anniversary of IT, integrating a panel of unparalleled international recognition speakers in Portugal. Join us in this technological adventure!

IT comemorates its 25th anniversary on Techdays 2017

on 30-08-2017

... Celebrating this year its 25th anniversary, IT has decided to associate this emblematic date with one of the largest national technology forums – Techdays – that brings together the best of the R&D done in national centers, companies and public institutions.

With Techdays 2017 taking place this comming October 12-14 in Parque de Exposições de Aveiro, the comemorative session “IT 25 anos” will be held on October 12. The session will feature some highly recognized speakers from the fields of quantum communications to technological development, namely Martin Cooper, considered the "father" of the mobile phone, Arlene Harris - an entrepreneur with a history in the telecommunications world - and Upkar Dhaliwal, an entrepreneur and consultant in the area of wireless communications of the future. The forum will also be attended by Manuel Heitor, the Portuguese Minister of Science and Technology.

On the photo: IT stand during Techdays 2016