Mário Campolargo

Mário Campolargo

Secretary of State for Digitalisation and Administrative Modernisation of Portugal

Mário Campolargo is the Secretary of State for Digitalisation and Administrative Modernisation for the Government of Portugal. Previously, he served as the Director-General of DIGIT (Directorate-General for Informatics) in the European Commission. Mário acted as Deputy Director‑General and was responsible for the development of digital services, digital workplace, cloud infrastructures and the implementation of the European Commission Digital Strategy.

He has occupied several positions in the European Commission Directorate General for Information and Communications Technology (DG CONNECT) as the Director for "Future Networks" (5G networks, IoT, Cloud and Next Generation Internet) and for "Emerging Technologies and Infrastructures". Before that, he was Head of Unit for eInfrastructures.

Before joining the European Commission, he worked for 12 years in the R&D Centre of Portugal Telecom as a researcher and a manager.

He holds a Degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Coimbra, a Master of Science in Computing Science from Imperial College London, a Post-graduate in Management from Solvay Business School Brussels and a European Studies Diploma from Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve.