Born in Rome on 8 November 1955, she graduated with honours in Mathematics from Rome's La Sapienza University and then collaborated with the Chairs of Electronic Calculators and Mathematical Logic.

In 1980 she joined Olivetti where she was assigned to the Research and Development Division until 1991, working in both the Ivrea (Italy) and Cupertino (USA) centres. She participated in the design of the operating system for a new line of systems, collaborating with the universities of Stanford and Berkeley and later with AT&T. In the same period, she was a member of numerous international standardization committees.

She began working for the Bank of Italy in 1991 and was assigned to the Information Systems and Data Processing Department where, as part of the Automatic Teller project, she was involved in developing information processing and communication systems for the branches. In 2003 she moved to the Systems Development and Support Division, becoming Head of Division in 2006. In 2010 she was appointed Head of the Support Unit of the IT Resources and Statistics Area, obtaining the positions of Central Manager on 9 September 2013. As of 27 January 2014 she is Director General for Information Technology.

Since 1998 she has participated in numerous working groups and project initiatives for the European System of Central Banks. Since 2010 she has been a member of the Information Technology Committee (ITC) at the European Central Bank and of the Computer Experts Group at the Bank for International Settlements.