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 to discover how digitalisation can improve our health and everyday life.
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.
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
Chief Medical Officer Altoida; Co-founder and CEO of the Womens 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.
Prof. Andrea E. Rizzoli
Professor / Director of IDSIA, USI-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.
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.
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 workshops open
17:00 – 17:50
Workshop and conclusions
Women in Tech Switzerland
Bettina Bachmann, Alessandra Cantù, Milena Folletti
We are the Swiss chapter of an international non-profit organization on a mission to close the gender gap and to help women embrace technology. We are a Global Movement with chapters in 6 continents, counting over 170.000 members and focusing on 4 primary areas: Education, Business, Digital Inclusion and Advocacy.
Astrid Mondésert, Kevin Srithar, Simon Schmidli
With #herHACK, we bring together professionals to work on creative and sustainable solutions for some of the most pressing issues we face today. We create a working environment to inspire women to work in tech and allow them to create a network of like-minded professionals.
Women Experts in AI
We increase visibility of female AI experts and provide education to empower women to become AI experts. We focus on three key pillars: engaging with regulators to develop and share best practices in AI, enhancing AI education to empower women, and fostering a community through role models and networking.
Women in Digital TI
Renata Moshkovich, Francesca Sanfilippo
We are a community of modern leaders who want to elevate diversity, advance careers and create equal business opportunities for women working in digital throughout Switzerland.