Luisa Franchina

Organismo di Certificazione della Sicurezza Informatica, Italy

- Professional experience -

2004 November - present
Ministry for Communications
General Director of the High Institute for Communications and Technologies
Ordinary Member of the Superior Council of the Communications.
President of the observatory for the safety of the nets and the safeguard of the communications (interministerial national organism for the safety of the public nets of interconnection and the nets of critical infrastructures);
Member of the board of directors of the European Agency for Network and Information Security.
Coordinator of numerous interministerial committees of regulation negotiation for the TLC sector (quality of the service, anti-spam, surcharge services, standardization of the safety parameters of the nets, etc.);
Italian Delegate to:

• International Committees (among which plenary OCSE, OCSE products TLCs, OCSE services TLC, G8, UIT, UNESCO, UPU, WSIS, ILETS);
•  European committees (among which TCAM, ADCO, EMC, COCOM, IAP, IDA security, ENISA, .eu);
•  Telecommunications Council of the European Community.
•  GAC ICANN

2003 January - present
Ministry for Communications
General Director for Regulation and Quality of Service
Responsible of the start up of the new general direction for the acquisitions, the safety and the computerization of the Ministry for Communications (to regime within 2005).
Ordinary Member of the Superior Council of the Communications.
Responsible of the SIA (automatized informative system) of the Office, I manage acquisitions for computerization, wiring and safety nets (300 Euro mlns).
Responsible of the regulation of the telecommunications and postal sectors;
Authority of control and vigilance of the service universal TLC and postal;
Responsible of the vigilance and of the control of the introduction of TLC equipments on the market;
Responsible of the national regulation for the safety of the nets;
President of the observatory for the safety of the nets and the safeguard of the communications (interministerial national organism for the safety of the public nets of interconnection and the nets of critical infrastructures);
Member of the board of directors of the European Agency for Network and Information Security.
Member of the CIPE (Italian Committee of Finance Ministry for governative funds) and the NARS (subcommittee of CIPE);
Coordinator of numerous interministerial committees of regulation negotiation for the TLC sector (quality of the service, anti-spam, surcharge services, standardization of the safety parameters of the nets, etc.);
Italian Delegate to:

• International Committees (among which plenary OCSE, OCSE products TLCs, OCSE services TLC, G8, UIT, UNESCO, UPU, WSIS, ILETS);
•  European committees (among which TCAM, ADCO, EMC, COCOM, IAP, IDA security, ENISA, .eu);
•  Telecommunications Council of the European Community.
•  GAC ICANN

2000 November 1st - 2003 January
Solving International – I am a manager for Telecommunications Strategy and Purchasing.
Rome, since Oct 1st 2001, I am involved in the following projects:

•  Alpitour: make-or-buy analysis for the new information system (nov – dec 2002, project leader)
•  Winterthur: IT, HW and TLC network purchasing (jul – dec 2002, project leader)
•  Banca Popolare di novara: service company organization for IT (jul – dec 2002, project leader)
•  Banca Mediolanum: IT, HW and TLC network purchasing (may 2002 – sep 2002, project leader)
•  Ministry of Interiors: management organization and purchasing for the centers for immigrated people (nov 2002, project leader)
•  Banco Desio: IT purchasing (apr 2002 – jun 2002, project leader)
•  METEOR: design to cost of an avionic device for military application (feb 2002 – apr 2002)
•  Banca Intesa: IT, HW and TLC network purchasing (dec 2001 – dec 2002, project leader) for 10 banks and 8 companies of BCI Group
•  Information Society DG of the European Community: evaluator for projects on UMTS (5th frame program) (mar 2002)
•  Wind – ENEL distribuzione: GSM network for data transmission (oct 2001 – dec 2001)
•  FINMEK: design to cost of an electronic power meter (oct 2001 – dec 2001)
•  H3G: supervision of QoS specifications for UMTS network provisioning (jun 2001 - oct 2001)
•  H3G: supervision of the frame contract for UMTS network provisioning between H3G and the provider (oct 2001)
•  Wind: cost effectiveness diagnosis (oct 2001)
•  IPSE: cost effectiveness diagnosis (oct 2001)

Madrid, Nov 1st 2000 – Sept 30th 2001, I was involved in the following projects:

•  Xfera (Spanish TLC operator for UMTS):
 
definition of QoS specifications for UMTS network provisioning (nov 2000 - sep 2001, project leader)
supervision of the turn-key frame contract for UMTS network provisioning among Xfera, Nortel and Ericsson (jun 2000 - sep 2001)
purchasing area organization and training (nov 2000 - sep 2001)
definition of QoS specifications for value added service (SIM cards, platforms) provisioning (jan 2001 - sep 2001, project leader)
technical supervision and negotiation of all the frame contracts for: technical assistance, measurement equipments, maintenance tools, radio and transmission design tools, OTA platform, SIM cards, SIM applications, SMS and USSD gateways and value added service provisioning (jun 2000 - sep 2001, project leader)

1999 (April 1st) – 2000 October
Deloitte Consulting – Consultant on strategy and process reengineering areas.
Main projects I followed:

•  Internal trainer on BPR and change management
•  WIND: portal contents and strategy
•  TIM (Telecom Italia Mobile): customer care strategy; training for salepersons
•  Telecom: customer care strategy; training for help desk personnel
•  UNIVERSITÀ CATTOLICA SACRO CUORE: process re-engineering of HR, purchasing and logistics areas
•  IFAD (International Fund for Agriculture Development): process re-engineering of HR, purchasing and logistics areas
•  ENASARCO (National Company for Commerce Insurance): process re-engineering, design and implementation of the help desk; training for help desk personnel

1992-present
University of Rome "La Sapienza": I have followed 70 graduation dissertations submitted to the Electronic Engineering Department. I published 2 books on electronics and 58 papers on international reviews and conference proceedings. I participated in 18 International Congresses with the submission of papers and tutorials. I participated in 22 research projects concerning:
- Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) systems
- Integrated circuit design
- Digital signal processing
I am a lecturer for the Applied Electronics and Electronic Measurements and Instrumentation courses.

1993-present
Nexus srl: I revise technical translations from Italian into English and vice versa and from Italian into Spanish and vice versa.

1999
Larimart SpA: HW/SW updating under Y2K. Make or buy strategy for HW and SW upgrading.

1996-1999
Sistra SpA. Technical consultant. Make or buy strategy for HW and SW upgrading.

1995-1999
Secofin Group providing services for SMIs. I was the technical coordinator of outsourcing activities and the coordinator of the group commercial activities. I was also consultant for technological innovation in small and medium enterprises, European Community regulations, ISO9000 standards and electronic design.

1997-1999
3rd University of Rome: I had a grant for research activities on LAN and telecommunications

1997-1999
University of Kyoto: I spent six months in the far-east. I participated in a program for wireless TLC system research in China, Korea, Australia, Taiwan and Japan

1993-1998
Space Engineering: I was a consultant for wireless system modeling in a realistic environment and sub-optimal receivers for CDMA systems.

1993-1998
Technosystem SpA: I was a consultant for the design of UHF- and VHF-band hybrid power amplifiers in thin-film and thick-film technologies, and the design of audio and video signal digital modulators.

1992-1997
Elettronica SpA. I was a consultant on ASIC design.

1992-1996
Universidad Central de Venezuela and Universidad San Salvador de Buenos Aires: I worked for the RULE (Red de Universidades Latino-americanas y Europeas) spending fourteen months in Caracas and ten months in Buenos Aires. I was involved in a project about LANs for real time applications and participated in the organization of three International Congresses on "Energy, Environment and Technological Innovation".

1996
Universidad Central de Venezuela: I worked two months in Caracas, L’Havana and Buenos Aires on the project "Energizing Isolated Communities" regarding the use of renewable energy.

- Education -

1999
Post Ph.D. Grant in Electronic Engineering at the Third University of Rome.

1996
Electronic Engineering Ph.D. received at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" by defending a thesis entitled "Design Methodology for Real-time Wireless LANs".

1994, 1995, 1996
National School for Ph.D. Students: Adaptive Systems, Electronics for Personal Communications, Noise in Electronic Systems.

1992
State Examination to qualify as engineering practitioner.

1992 (February)
Degree in Electronic Engineering received at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" with the mark of 110/110. I defended a thesis on "Design of two Front-ends for Heterodyne Coherent Optical Systems"

- Foreign languages -

Italian: mother tongue
English: fluent (written and spoken)
Spanish: fluent (written and spoken)
French: average (comprehension)


Rome, May 11th 2002