Hugo started his professional career in 2000 as analyst/developer in web development area. Later, also as database administrator, contributed to build large scale web applications supporting international portals.
In 2003, Hugo conceived and developed an online stock and invoicing management solution (named pyGest), a concept that was later known as SaaS (Software as a Service). After its Open Source release, Hugo was invited to go to the UK where he worked for 1 year further developing this solution for an English company (adding online purchase and online tracking modules).
In 2010, Hugo designed and lead the team that developed IKEA’s membership card (IKEA FAMILY) solution, now provided in real time in IKEA kiosks all around Europe.
Currently, Hugo is a senior IT Architect, particularly interested in new management methodologies like Agile and Scrum, human-computer interaction, mobile development and Internet/Web 2.0 related social transformations.
Hugo also defended his Master's Degree Thesis in Communication, Culture and Information Technologies in July 2014, titled "Digital Inevitability: Media, Networks and Power", obtaining a final grade of 19 (0-20) and is now a PhD candidate, having already 4 peer-reviewed published papers and 3 more under peer-review for future publishing.
Currently, Hugo is a Blockchain enthusiast, Crypto miner and Crypto trader.