Francesca has an International Law and Human Rights background and 15+ years' experience in working for international organizations (United Nations and World Economic Forum) on action-oriented research, capacity building and technical assistance in international justice, crime, peace and security. She has developed her expertise on countering and preventing cybercrime (from hackers profiling to protection of critical infrastructure), crime-tech convergence and misuse of technology, focusing on opportunities, systemic risks and threats created by new technologies (e.g. artificial intelligence, robotics, immersive technologies). She has a long standing expertise on leading programs to foster cybersecurity and increase cyber resilience, including cyber capacity building, and diversity and inclusion initiatives. More recently she has been working on securing digital transformation of contextually vulnerable organizations, in developing countries and in fragile contexts, to foster the achievement of the SDGs. At the Institute, she is leading the strategic engagement in programs and initiatives leveraging multistakeholder cooperation with civil society, academia, corporates, philanthropy and public institutions, to reduce the harms from cyberattack and to promote sustainable cyberpeace.