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Francesca Lazzeri, PhD

Microsoft
AI & Machine Learning Cloud Developer Advocate
Francesca Lazzeri, PhD is AI & Machine Learning Cloud Developer Advocate at Microsoft. Francesca has 8 years of experience as data scientist and data-driven business strategy expert; she is passionate about innovations in big data technologies and the applications of machine learning-based solutions to real-world problems. Her work on these issues covers a wide range of industries including energy, oil and gas, retail, aerospace, health care, and professional services.

Before joining Microsoft, she was Research Fellow in Business Economics at Harvard Business School, where she performed statistical and econometric analysis within the Technology and Operations Management Unit. At Harvard Business School, she worked on multiple patent data-driven projects to investigate and measure the impact of external knowledge networks on companies’ competitiveness and innovation.

Francesca is a mentor for PhD and Postdoc students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and enjoys speaking at academic and industry conferences to share her knowledge and passion about AI, machine learning and coding.