ERIC ZANGHI is Bachelor of Electrical Industrial Engineering at Centro Federal de Educação Tecnólogica Celso Suckow da Fonseca - CEFET-RJ. Completed M.Sc. and D.Sc degrees in Applied Computer Science in Power Systems, by the Universidade Federal Fluminense - UFF, Niterói, Brazil and recognized in Portugal(UP) as Doctorate in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He was entrepreneur in an Automation company for more than 11 years and has been working in this market since 1996. He has designed, developed and commissioned several SCADA and Protection & Control systems, working on major integrations of the Brazilian Electricity System, Basic Industries and Petroleum Platforms. With a remarkable profile in business prospecting, worked as Regional Sales Manager and Commercial Manager Brazil at GE Digital Energy (2012-2016) in the Energy Automation area. Since 2016, works at INESC TEC Research Center (Portugal) as researcher in Energy Systems(i.e, NexStep, EU-Sysflex e Distribution Management and Training System DMS/DTS) and working on technical-scientifical consulting(i.e., Grid4Water, Telemetry4Water e EPAL Microrredes). Is adjunct professor at Instituto Superior Politécnico Gaya for Renewable Energy Engineering degree. His research interests include Smart Grids, Smart Cities, SCADA Systems, Protection & Control, Power Systems Digitization and Education.