Graduated in Electronic Engineering from the Pontifical Catholic University (PUC) of Rio de Janeiro, Agostinho Villela is Scala Data Centers’ VP of Engineering, the leading Latin American platform of sustainable data centers in the Hyperscale market. Agostinho is part of a select group of professionals in Latin America and around the world to hold the position of Distinguished Engineer (DE) at IBM, one of the highest recognitions in the company’s technical career.
Villela has over 34 years of experience in the technology industry worldwide, known for his ability to create state-of-the-art in innovation in different segments such as Software Defined Networks (SDN), Internet of Things (IoT), Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Quantum Computing and 5G. The executive has a massive contribution to put innovation permeating the entire company in a deep and transversal way leading automation and innovation initiatives, working on 5 main pillars: risk mitigation, quality improvement, delivery time reduction, greater efficiency, and extensive use of technology.
Founder of the IBM Brazil innovation garage in 2017 and the Brazil 5G Telecommunications Solutions Lab in 2020, Villela is the co-author of a patent on cybersecurity (digital printing of devices) and is responsible for a patent submission on caching for assistants based on voice. Entrepreneur and mentor at Endeavor, Cross-systems IT Specialist, and co-author of a Redbook on distributed computing programming, Villela is also a visiting professor in Rapid Innovation at Fundação Dom Cabral, having been IBM’s worldwide representative in the Telecom Infra Project (TIP), member senior at IBM Academy of Technology worldwide and IBM Quantum Ambassador.