Marco Barros Lourenco is a technologist and researcher in the field of digital policy. He has had a career spanning nearly 30 years, 20 of which were spent in international organisations and multinational corporations such as the World Bank, the EU Council, the United Nations, Microsoft, and the EU Cybersecurity Agency. For nearly two decades, Marco served as an advisor to several governments in Africa, Europe and the Middle East, particularly in the area of digital policy. He helped define national digital and cybersecurity strategies for more than 17 countries. Since 2018, Marco has been responsible for the research and innovation programme for the European Union Cybersecurity Agency (ENISA).