Rafael Prikladnicki is the diretor of TECNOPUC (PUCRS’ science and technology park) in Brazil since 2013. He i also a professor in the Computer Science School at the same University. He holds a PhD degree in computer science. For three years, he served as the director of the Technology Management Agency (AGT) at PUCRS, managing the interaction between PUCRS and its partners (industry and government) for the development of R&D projects. He also leads one of the main research groups in distributed software development in Brazil (MuNDDoS research group). In 2011, he received the PhD innovation award, promoted by FAPERGS (the state of Rio Grande do Sul funding agency) for his innovative research on global software engineering, conducted in collaboration with companies at Tecnopuc.