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Carlos E. Souza
Technical Director, ABREN - Associação Brasileira de Recuperação Energética de Resíduos
Graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the "Faculdade de Engenharia Industrial (FEI)" of São Bernardo do Campo - SP in 1985. More than 30 years of experience in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) sector in Brazil and abroad, especially Project Controls. EPC Contracts in the areas of Power Generation, Defense, Petrochemical, Oil & Gas, among others. Expert and consultant in Cost Planning and Control systems, having developed, taught and applied proprietary and third party systems for over 10 years. Experience with national and international construction companies in major infrastructure projects, especially: Odebrecht (Brazil), Tecnimont (Italy) and Bechtel (USA). In recent years, business developer in the renewable energy area with special attention to the projects of Waste to Energy Plants (MSW). Enthusiast, supporter and researcher of BIM (Building Information Model) and Twin Model methodologies applied to AEC's business embracing Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (RA), Artificial Intelligence (IA), “Internet of Things” technologies IoT) and the like. Passionate about new challenges offered by the new technologies of the so-called Industry 4.0, particularly with the LEAN principles for business management. Languages: Portuguese, English and Spanish.
My background is in technology, professional services and digital media. I co-founded Zapnito due to a number of related observations from my time in these sectors: 1) the social web is creating a huge amount of noise 2) expertise that brands have built up over decades is being drowned out and hidden from those that need it 3) these brands are therefore losing their audience to often undeserving and unhelpful sources, and 4) people are finding it harder to access the expertise that they truly value. I therefore decided to create Zapnito, a white-label platform to help trusted brands reclaim their audiences via expert-driven knowledge networks.