KEYNOTE - Ecosystem Revolution with Django
2020-09-19, 14:35–15:50 (Europe/Lisbon), Virtual

Over the last few years, Portugal has become a pool of talent with an above-average success rate in tech-driven companies. This results in the fuelling of the country’s technological scene and in the growth of an ecosystem of innovative startups. These tech businesses are increasingly relying on the capabilities of a web framework like Django to power its developments.


As the co-founder of one of Europe’s fastest-growing startups, Luís Roque will talk about the Portuguese tech landscape and how its rapid development has relied on frameworks that allow for efficient developments. Python itself has been one of the backbones of the company's tech solution. In this talk, HUUB's CEO will also shed a light on how the startup will keep on working towards a microservices event-driven architecture in order to develop the simplest yet most intelligent platform for Fashion Supply Chain.

Luís Roque is a tech entrepreneur and the CEO and Co-Founder of HUUB, the startup that is disrupting the supply chain industry and shaping the future of fashion. Since the start of his academic journey, Luís Roque completed a degree in Computer Engineering, a specialization in Web Development and a postgraduate degree in Business Intelligence & Analytics.

Luís began his career at Sonae as a Supply Chain Project Manager, leading the implementation of new logistics hubs across the globe and all the new B2C operations. In 2016, he shifted to Parfois, an international fashion retailer, where he designed and developed all algorithms and data mining models to support decision making for the 700 stores in over 50 countries.

Just before starting his role at Parfois, Luís and the three other co-founders of HUUB began to draw the underpinning concepts and the core business model of the startup. The idea rapidly proved its potential through the company’s swift growth in the early stages and Luís decided to dedicate himself to the evolution and progress of HUUB.

Building upon his experience, Luís is currently doing a PhD in Artificial Intelligence, while leading the company’s growth, bringing innovation to logistics and revolutionizing the fashion supply chain industry.