Program Archive 2020

Speakers' Corner: how to present your research online

Technological innovation and digitisation are at the heart of society and our daily lives. Therefore, the studies and research carried out in these areas are becoming increasingly valuable as opportunities for further study and discovery, both for companies and institutions and for citizens. Speakers' Corner aims to be a platform for presenting, promoting and giving voice to the research of the students of the three universities in Ticino, particularly in Lugano. 

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Technological innovation and digitisation are at the heart of society and our daily lives. Therefore, the studies and research carried out in these areas are becoming increasingly valuable as opportunities for further study and discovery, both for companies and institutions and for citizens. Speakers' Corner aims to be a platform for presenting, promoting and giving voice to the research of the students of the three universities in Ticino, particularly in Lugano. 

Speakers' Corner is a project promoted by the City of Lugano and the urban laboratory Lugano Living Lab, in collaboration with FUS- Franklin University Switzerland, SUPSI- University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Italian-speaking Switzerland, USI- Università della Svizzera italiana and L’Ideatorio-USI.  

The project is the result of the City of Lugano's desire to promote concrete projects to raise awareness of digital issues by enhancing skills in the area. It is also important for the City of Lugano to set up a network of collaborations and exchanges between academics, institutions and individuals acting as facilitator and coordinator. Among the strategic objectives presented in the Lines of Development 2018-2028, in fact, Lugano is committed to promoting digitisation in all areas, with an emphasis on the training of the younger generations.

Andrea Arcidiacono

Journalist, presenter and head of Arcidiacono Consulting Partners

Andrea Arcidiacono, after graduating in business administration from the University of St. Gallen (HSG), he worked as a correspondent from the Federal Palace in Bern for Corriere del Ticino and Television of Italian Switzerland.  
He specialises in the management of complex projects, such as the creation of the Communication and Media Service at the University of Lugano. From 2011 to 2016 he worked in Presence Switzerland at the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs as Head of Communications at the Swiss Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015 and Gottardo 2016 activities program. In 2019 he created the multilingual communication and public relations agency Arcidiacono Consulting Partners, which connects Switzerland with Italy through its network of contacts in politics, business and innovation.

Rina Corti Santini

Head of Institutional Communication Service, SUPSI- Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana

Rina Corti is the head of Institutional Communication Service of SUPSI- Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana

Cristina Elia Ott

Head of Institutional Communication Service, Usi- Università della Svizzera italiana

Cristina Elia Ott is Head of Usi- Università della Svizzera italiana Corporate Communication Service. In 2008, 2011 and 2012 she has been lecturer of the Bachelor course "Introduction to journalism". Born in Lugano in 1978, she obtained a PhD in Journalism in 2007 and an Executive Master of Science in Communications Management in 2010. 

Davide Gai

Director of Marketnig and Strategy, FUS- Franklin University Switzerland

Davide Gai is the director of Marketing and Strategy of FUS- Franklin University Switzerland.

Giada Marsadri

Journalist and presenter

Giada Marsadri studied musicology in Milan and Berlin and graduated from the University of Milan. She worked for the Culture Department of CSR as editor and presenter of the show Paganini; she was also one of the voices of RSI-Rete Due. After having been artistic assistant at LuganoMusica, the music season of the LAC in Lugano, she is currently in charge of the Swiss Music Prize and music promotion at the Federal Office of Culture in Bern. Since 2014 she has been the patroness of the Locarno Film Festival, where she presents every evening on the Piazza Grande.

Giovanni Pellegri

Head of L'ideatorio USI - Università della Svizzera italiana

Giovanni Pellegri worked at USI - Università della Svizzera italiana at the Research Service with the aim of promoting scientific research. In 2005 he created L'ideatorio, a USI service that deals with the dialogue between science and society and the promotion of scientific culture. He was responsible for a science divulgation page of a local daily newspaper and from 2006 to 2018 he collaborated, as presenter and editor, with the CSR programme "Il Giardino di Albert". Today he is a member of the Brain Week Committee and a member of the Foundation Board of the Alpine Biology Centre. Since 2004, he has been the regional coordinator at the University of Southern Switzerland of the "Science et Cité" Foundation, a centre of expertise that promotes dialogue between science and citizens.  

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