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About Passio consulting


We are an IT company specialised in decision support systems and focused on Business Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence, Data Platforms and Data Virtualisation solutions, which support organisations in transforming data into valuable insights to achieve real business value

We aim to provide a service of excellence and value to our customers and partners and to attract, retain and develop talent.

The standards of quality and excellence that we have accustomed our clients and partners result from the combination of values, skills, ambition and professionalism of our most important asset: PEOPLE.

And since 2023, we are an areto group company.

We are PASSIOnate about data.

We are Passio Consulting.


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areto is a fast-growing business intelligence consulting group, specialising in the areas of: Data Strategy, Data Analytics, Data Platforms, Data Automation, Data Warehousing, Data Governance, Data Science, Data Engineering. In short: we live business intelligence and analytics – and we do it holistically.

We are united by our passion for exciting, innovative projects and future-proof solutions. What sets us apart from other consultancies? We pride ourselves on being very open-minded, agile and team-oriented – we live for our clients and their projects.

The areto group is a respected partner of leading and innovative vendors such as Snowflake, Microsoft, AWS, SAP, IBM, WhereScape, Tableau, Data Virtuality, ThoughtSpot, Matillion, DataVault Builder, dbt, Databricks, Big Eval, Pyramid Analytics, Exasol, Zebra BI, graphomate, Theobald Software. In this way, we always offer our clients the best and most reliable solution to achieve their goals.

areto – the big bang of business intelligence!

Paula de Oliveira Passio Co-founder and Managing Parner


Co-founder and Managing Director

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Graduated in Statistics and Information Management from the Universidade Nova de Lisboa and specialised in Business Intelligence, through an MSC degree by ISCTE.  Master in Decision Support Systems by ISCTE, her research area is "Data Warehouse Automation".

With more than 25 years of experience, has international experience in coordinating teams, managing and directing Projects in the Business Intelligence area.

Throughout her professional career, she has participated as a speaker in several Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing events.

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We are committed to working towards the implementation of the 10 Principles, concerning human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, in our strategy and operations.

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PME LÍDER 2019 & 2020

The PME Líder status is a corporate reputation seal created by IAPMEI to distinguish the top-performing national SMEs and is awarded in partnership with Turismo de Portugal, a set of partner banks and Mutual Guarantee Societies,
based on best rating ratings and economic and financial indicators.

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CHRISTOPHER BRADLEY President of DAMA UK and DMA, Data Management specialist

President of DAMA UK and DMA

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An international specialist in Data Management, for more than 30 years. This partnership has supported our clients defining and implementing a Data Governance and Data Management Strategy that Works!

MIKE FERGUSON Managing Director of Intelligent Business Strategies Limited

Managing Director of Intelligent Business Strategies Limited

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 As an analyst and consultant, he specialises in Business Intelligence / Analytics, Data Management, Big Data and Enterprise Architecture.

He has over 35 years of IT experience and has consulted for dozens of companies.

RICK VAN DER LANS Founder of R20/Consultancy


Founder of R20/Consultancy

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Is a highly-respected independent analyst, consultant, author, and internationally acclaimed lecturer specialising in Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, Big Data, Data Virtualisation and Database technology. In 2018, he was selected the 6th most influential BI analyst worldwide by

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