Zanasi & Partners (registered brand of “Zanasi Alessandro srl”) is a research and advisory company leader in Europe in the field of security and defence.

Incorporated in Italy and France and active internationally, the company can rely on multiannual know-how in artificial intelligence, cybersecurity/defence, big data analytics (data/text mining and social media analysis), strategic forecasting and border control.

The variegated team of the company, gathering experts with technical (IT engineers, physicist, etc.) and socio-political background, manages to successfully perform a wide range of activities, from formulation of policy recommendations to software design. Over the past fifteen years, Z&P has participated in more than 30 research projects under the European Framework Programme (FP7, H2020, PADR, EDIDP, ISF, CIPS, ISAC). The projects address a variety of disciplines related to the defence and security sectors, from intelligence and cybersecurity to strategic technology foresight, border control and critical infrastructure protection.

As an advisory company, its clients include European Commission DGs and international institutions (e.g. ESA, FRONTEX, ENISA, EDA, etc.), national governments (e.g. Italy, Saudi Arabia, Romania, Algeria, etc.), healthcare (e.g. Holostem Terapie Avanzate) and technology companies (e.g. Siemens AG) and large private organisations (e.g. Gruppo Editoriale L’Espresso). Zanasi & Partners is also a member of ECSO (European Cyber Security Organisation).

Furthermore, due to the appointment of its Founder and President, Ing. Alessandro Zanasi, as member of ESRAB (European Security Research Advisory Board) and ESRIF (European Security Research and Innovation Forum), Zanasi & Partners has over time relevantly contributed to the definition of EU security research strategies.

Key personnel


Alessandro ZANASI


M.Sc.Eng. in Nuclear Engineering and M.Sc. in Economics. Formerly Carabinieri officer at Carabinieri Scientific Investigation Centre. IBM executive in Italy, San Jose (USA) and Paris. Responsible for IBM Intelligence in South Europe, Middle East and Africa. Professor of Data/Text Mining and Artificial Intelligence Techniques at the Universities of Bologna and Paris. META Group (now Gartner) analyst. Co-founder of TEMIS SA (now Expert System) in 2000, in 2006 he founded Z&P. He represented Italy as full member of ESRAB and ESRIF, charged of advising European Commission in security matters.


Giorgio ZANASI

Security Advisor

Carabinieri General. M.Sc. in Political Science. He attended the Italian Military Academy in Modena and the French War School in Paris. Expert in Psychology of Emergency. Professor of Techniques of Criminal Investigations. Other than in Italy, he also served in France, Albania and Kosovo.