Vidal Zapparoli Melo
Vidal Zapparoli Melo is an entrepreneur in Brazil. He is also a professor in the MBA of Internet of things at PECE and a post-doc researcher at GAESI, both at the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo (USP). In his PhD, he proposed an open an integrated approach to automate and control processes in smart cities, called SAT. The proposal was officially adopted by the government and is now generating more than 5 billion electronic invoices per year. During his career, he also faced other technological challenges, three examples were the risk analysis concept with machine learning to control importation and exportation by the Ministry of Agriculture, the integration of traffic and transportation data based on open standards to promote urban mobility for the city of Sao Paulo and the track and trace system for Anvisa, the Brazilian agency for food and drugs.