Raul das Neves joined Impresa Executive Board in August 2012. He has been leading the technical teams in the digital transformation of one of the largest media groups in Portugal, with 8 TV channels, 1 newspaper and 14 magazines. During the last 2 years Impresa launched digital editions of all its publishing brands and revamped their presence online. For Expresso, the weekly newspaper that was the first title of the group, launched a digital only edition every evening.
Changes happened also at the backend, with a new newsroom systems in the publishing area, with a multiplatform delivery approach, integrated with a new Media Asset Management system, standardizing and optimizing processes across all publishing titles. Also a new Content Management System was developed in-house using open source systems and a state-of-the-art architecture, supporting all the brands of the group in the digital space.
In the Broadcasting business, fundamental change is underway starting from the change to full digital automated workflows at the backend, creating a tape-less environment including a new Digital Media Asset Management system. This is the back-end support for a multiplatform delivery (Mobile, Tablet, Desktop, TV). In the news area a network across the country was built providing breaking news coverage, taking the advantaged of the IP and 4G/3G mobile networks, with 20 equipments for mobile live transmission, fully integrated in the newsroom technical delivery to broadcast.
Raul das Neves started is career as a consultant for Mckinsey & Company and ATKearney where he became a principal, working for the telecom and high tech practices. He served in the board of telecom operators, technology and startup companies. He also worked for 10 years in the payment processing industry.
He has an MBA from Manchester Business School, a Management Degree from the Technical University of Lisbon and post graduation studies in Information Systems and in Design Thinking for Innovation.
Raul das Neves is the CIO of the Year by CIONET in Portugal in the processes category.