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An event supported by ated - Associazione Ticinese Evoluzione Digitale
Un evento con il supporto di Ated - Associazione Ticinese Evoluzione Digitale

Digital Inclusion Ticino

7th November 2023
LAC Lugano
Join us for a discussion on the future of tech and digital work in Ticino
  • Workshop from 16:45 to 17:50
  • Main event from 18:00

Thank you for joining the event!

An event organized by Women in Tech Switzerland and digitalswitzerland

Be a part of this transformative journey, where we embrace change, celebrate innovation, and build a brighter, more inclusive future for all.

Acknowledge the opportunity
The inclusion challenge exists, but it is an opportunity to make things better. Take part in the action and help us build a better future.
Join an optional workshop in partnership with SUPSI to discover how digitalisation can improve our health and everyday life.
Event speeches

Don't miss our guests' presentations to discover practical examples of digital inclusion.

Apéro and Networking

Let's get to know each other better. Who knows, we may find opportunities to collaborate in the future.

Workshop programme

16:45 - 17:00

Registration for the workshop

17:00 - 17:50

Workshop in partnership with SUPSI

"Discover health tech in action: applied digitalisation to improve our health and everyday lives"

Learn more
about the insightful workshop.

Main event programme

17:30 - 18:00


18:00 - 18:15

Welcome Speech

  • Official Welcome from Stefano Rizzi, Direttore della Divisione Economia di Repubblica e Cantone Ticino
  • Bettina Bachmann, Women in Tech Switzerland
  • Simon Schmidli, digitalswitzerland 

18:15 - 19:00

Keynote speakers + Q&A

  • Dr. Laura Castro-Aldrete
  • Dr. Antonella Santuccione Chadha
  • Prof. Andrea E. Rizzoli 
  • Dr. Marija Plodinec

19:00 - 19:45

Panel Discussion: "The future of work: how do we get there?"

Mixed Panel, including representatives from medtech, data ethics, innovation, government and private sector.

  • Andrea Barni
  • Joy Bordini
  • Luca Mauriello
  • Prisca Quadroni-Renella
  • Samantha Paoletti

Moderated by Milena Folletti, Delegata alla trasformazione digitale presso Repubblica e Cantone Ticino.

19:45 - 20:30

Apéro and Networking

Join us for a discussion on the future of tech work in Ticino

Our keynote speakers

Dr. Laura Castro-Aldrete
Dr. Laura Castro-Aldrete

Scientific and Medical Affairs Project Manager at the Woman's Brain Project

Dr. Laura Castro-Aldrete is Scientific and Medical Affairs Project Manager for the Women’s Brain Project (WBP). Since joining WBP in 2020, she has been leading scientific projects and managing global multistakeholder collaborations. Dr. Castro-Aldrete holds a MSc in Biotechnology and Enterprise and PhD in Neuroscience. Her academic journey is a testament to her dedication to advancing the field of neuroscience and improving the lives of those affected by neurological disorders. 

Dr. Antonella Santuccione Chadha
Dr. Antonella Santuccione Chadha

Co-founder and CEO of the Women's Brain Project

Dr. Antonella Santuccione Chadha is a medical doctor with expertise in clinical pathology, neuroscience and psychiatric disorders. She is Chief Medical Officer at Altoida and co-founder and CEO of the non-profit organization "Women's Brain Project”. She is the Vice-president of Euresearch. Since 2018 she is listed among the top 100 Women in Business in Switzerland and in 2019 she has been elected Woman of the Year in Switzerland by the Magazine "Women in Business". In 2020, she received the World Sustainability Award for her involvement in advancing Precision Medicine. Dr. Santuccione Chadha is keenly interested in removing bias when developing solutions for mental and neurological diseases to achieve precision medicines.

Andrea E. Rizzoli
Prof. Andrea E. Rizzoli

Director of IDSIA; Professor at SUPSI 

Prof. Andrea E. Rizzoli is the director of IDSIA and professor at SUPSI (University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland). He holds a M.Sc. in Control Engineering (1989) and a Ph.D. in Control Engineering and Informatics (1993). His research interests are in modeling and simulation of dynamic systems, in the development of environmental decision support systems for natural resources management, and in the application of artificial intelligence and operations research techniques to environmental problems. Dr. Rizzoli has authored more than 150 scientific publications. 

Marija Plodinec
Dr. Marija Plodinec

CEO & Co-Founder ARTIDIS

​​Marija Plodinec Ph.D. studied physics in Zagreb and received her doctorate in 2010 from the University of Basel. She co-founded and CEO of ARTIDIS AG; a clinical-stage medical technology company that developed the first Nanomechanical Signature for cancer diagnosis and treatment optimization, enabling swift and precise oncological diagnostics in under three hours, effectively shifting the paradigm of cancer care from central labs to the patient's bedside.
She is a recognized expert in the field of physical sciences in oncology and has co-authored important scientific papers and patents in this field. Dr. Plodinec is also a member of several international organizations focusing on cancer research and its clinical applications.

Join us for a discussion on the future of tech work in Ticino

Don't just be a bystander, change can start with you.
Workshop in partnership with SUPSI

Discover health tech in action: applied digitalisation to improve our health and everyday lives

In this workshop, let’s delve deeper into the topic of research projects where digitalization is applied to improve our health and our everyday lifestyle followed by showcasing a unique case for change: interactive and collaborative workshop on the AutoPlay project, a methodology for early detection of Autism Spectrum Disorders by using Internet of Things and Data Science based methodologies.

Learn about current research projects in health-tech from Ticino and experience it first-hand.

16:45 - 17:00
Registration workshop open

17:00 - 17:50
Workshop and conclusions

  • Dr. Francesca Faraci
    Head of the Biomedical Signal Processing research area of the MeDiTech Institute, SUPSI-DTI
  • Dr. Michela Papandrea
    Senior Lecturer & Researcher at SUPSI
Free registration; starting from 16:45 at LAC Lugano

Join in

The more the merrier! For the success of the workshop we also need your help, ideas and opinions.

Organising Committee

Change can only happen through ideas sharing and collaboration. Women in Tech Switzerland joins forces with digitalswitzerland #herhack, Women Expert in AI and Women in Digital for our first Ticino event on digital inclusion and the future of work.

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Supported by


ated is an independent association active in the Canton of Ticino since 1971 open to all people, companies, organizations and educational institutions interested in information and communication technologies.

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Ander Group is a Swiss based Brand Performance Consultancy and HubSpot CRM Platform Platinum Partner.
Since 2006 the company serves an international client base, designing brand ecosystems, driving measurable business results and growing long-lasting relationships.

Con il patrocinio del Consiglio di Stato della Repubblica e Cantone Ticino

Repubblica e Cantone Ticino


Questions about the event?

Is it required to attend both the workshop and the event?

No! It is also possible to participate only in the workshop, or only in the event.

The workshop will be practical and interactive; the event will be primarily a conference.
The panel discussion will allow interactions with the speakers.
The apero will provide further opportunities for networking. 

How much does it cost to participate in the event and workshop?

Both participation in the workshop and the event are free of charge

This is possible thanks to our sponsors and supporters, who made this possible: 

  • ATED - Associazione Ticinese Evoluzione Digitale
  • Ander Group
Why should I register if the event is free? In order to better organise the structure and the aperitif, we need to know how many participants to expect. Please respect our work and let us know your presence by registration, or announce your absence if you are unable to attend. Thank you!
What language will the workshop and event be in? The event and workshop will be held in English.

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