Ana Cristina Barros, PhD, MBA, is a senior researcher at INESC TEC in the field of operations, supply chain and technology management. She has been visiting researcher at Carnegie Mellon University, CMU (2014/2015; 2012), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT (2008-2011), and Cornell University (2002). Ana Barros obtained a PhD in Engineering and Management (Technical University of Lisbon, 2011), a MBA in Logistics and Entrepreneurship (Technical University of Munich, 2004), and a M.S. and B.S. in Chemical Engineering (University of Porto, 2000). Before joining INESC TEC, Ana Barros worked several years in the procurement and production planning departments of German and Portuguese companies. She was lecturer at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa (2010-2012) and Porto Business School (2013-2017). At INESC TEC, Ana Barros has participated in several European projects (BEinCPPS, NEXT-NET, AI REGIO). At national level, she participated in projects in collaboration with other Portuguese universities, CMU and MIT, and in consultancy services in the area of technology management and Industry 4.0. Currently, Ana Barros is the EIT Manufacturing Program Manager @ INESC TEC and member of the management team of the iMan Norte Hub - Digital Innovation Hub for Customer-Driven Manufacturing @ NORTE.