Executive Secretary, CISPE (Cloud Infrastructure Services Providers in Europe)
For over 25 years Francisco advises international firms and governments agencies on European and International policy and regulatory matters.
In 1999 he participated in the development of the European Commission policy on the WTO TRIPs and access to patented pharmaceuticals in Africa. Francisco moved back to private sector and developed the representation of the Business Software Alliance (BSA) in Brussels where and managed European regulatory affairs for leading international tech corporations for over 10 years.
As founding partner of Europa Insights, Francisco supports several organizations bringing together leading European corporations, SMEs and research institutions, such as IP Europe (coalition for R&D and IP-intensive European-driven innovators) and CISPE (Cloud Infrastructure Providers). He also advocates for the next European budget (“InvestEU”) to include financing mechanisms to finance the intellectual property of R&D-intensive European start-ups.