Exago

Diana Neves de Carvalho takes the lead at Exago

Blending consultancy, management and information technology (IT) expertise, Diana Neves de Carvalho is now Exago’s chief executive officer (CEO). Her problem-solving talents and ‘make it happen’ spirit are focused on one main mission: to provide innovation managers the most efficient idea management software to make innovation the engine for sustainable corporate growth.

‘The importance of managing corporate ideas must not be underestimated. It’s the way your teams reinvent and continuously improve your business together, opening doors in order to grow stronger and remain competitive.’ ‘Every single day and every single idea bring new opportunities, which you must quickly learn to harness, improve and bring to life,’ says Diana.

Since its foundation in 2007, Exago has grown with clients and partners worldwide, reaching four continents and a variety of industries – from major retailers and telecom operators to health organisations and energy suppliers. Exago’s US-patented model and Idea Market software are now available in eight language options. The new CEO asserts that ‘our main challenges are to reinforce Exago’s product-driven strategy focus, accelerate expansion to key geographies, such as Europe, Latin America and the US, and reach new ones, including Asia and the Middle East. We’re highly motivated and fully committed to achieving this.’

Until now Exago’s vice president of business services, Diana Neves de Carvalho joined the company in 2013. Previously, she worked as a consultant and IT advisory expert for KPMG and Deloitte in Lisbon. Having earned a Masters in Computer Engineering and Computer Science from Lisbon’s Instituto Superior Técnico, Diana is passionate about innovation and the way it can translate into reality and change. One additional curious fact: besides being a fan of skiing (‘of moving forward’, she explains), she cannot turn her back on bold enigmas, and she recently launched her own escape game project in the Portuguese capital.

Pedro da Cunha, Exago’s co-founder and former CEO, remains on the board of directors, actively contributing to the company’s strategic decisions and objectives. In the following months, the team will grow and strengthen itself as Exago continues to consolidate its Idea Market brand and expand commercially.