About

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” ~Albert Einstein

 

I enjoy organizing and bringing people together around technology, entrepreneurial, cultural, and social media events; creating and leading industry associations; and helping businesses and non-profit organizations develop their own communities.

Following Einstein’s advice in the quote above, I like to keep moving by creating new things, by traveling, and by:

I am the co-author of “Securing The Clicks: Network Security in the Age of Social Media“, published by McGraw-Hill. An Insead MBA, I speak English, French, Portuguese, Spanish and Finnish.

A few more things about me:

  • My father is Brazilian, my mother is Finnish and I was born in France.
  • My father was a diplomat, so we moved every two or three years. Among the places I’ve lived are Ghana, Russia, Brazil, the UK, France, Portugal, and different cities in the US. My only regret is that social media didn’t exist in my youth, so it was harder to keep in touch with friends after each move!
  • On a more personal note, somehow I managed to gain a lot of weight after moving to the US, so some years ago I intentionally lost 57 lbs in just a few months by observing long fasts; that transformational story is here.
  • Photography is a passion.
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