Alessandro is a research staff member at IBM Research. His research focuses on system security and blockchain. Prior to joining IBM, he was a member of the Security&Trust research program of SAP Research. He has been engaged in several EU projects including Avantssar (formal validation of security properties in service-oriented infrastructures) and TClouds (security and reliability in cloud computing). He has also been a member of the SAP Product Security Team, acting as an internal security consultant for SAP business units.