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Wed, 10 Apr



Real Perspectives: a deep dive into Diversity, Tech Careers, and educational changes.

Explore crucial topics surrounding diversity in the tech industry

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Real Perspectives: a deep dive into Diversity, Tech Careers, and educational changes.
Real Perspectives: a deep dive into Diversity, Tech Careers, and educational changes.

Time and location

10 Apr 2024, 19:00 – 21:00

Lugano, Bloomberg, Via Sorengo 1, 6900 Lugano, Switzerland

About the event

Real Perspectives: a deep dive into Diversity, Tech Careers, and educational changes

WDS and Bloomberg are co-organizing this event where the panel will delve into crucial topics surrounding diversity in the tech industry, navigating careers in male-dominated environments, and the evolving landscape of education in high schools. The event will commence at 19:00, with a one-hour panel discussion followed by a Q&A session. Join us for engaging conversations, networking opportunities, and a post-panel pizza and apero session. The venue for this insightful discussion will be Bloomberg, and the language of the panel will be English.


19:30 - 19:40: Welcome Speech  Francesco Scalori, Bloomberg 

19:40 - 20:30: Panel Discussion + Q&A  *  Mixed Panel

                             Moderated by Francesca Sanfilippo                    

                             Speakers:  Angelica Morrone, Tatjana Ibraimovic, Giulia Di Lallo , Rebecca Pelacà, Diana Elisa Chiari   

20:30 - 21:00: Apero and Networking       

                            Special Networking Session  Event Highlights:          

                            -Gain insights from industry leaders on navigating diverse careers in tech.         

                            -Participate in an engaging Q&A session with our panelists.       

Network with professionals and enthusiasts during the post-panel Apero.  Don't miss this opportunity to be part of an enriching discussion that can shape the future of tech diversity! Reserve your spot now and join us on April 10th for TechInclusivity 2024.   🚀 #TechDiversity #CareerNavigation #EducationInTech #InclusionInTech

Moderated by Francesca Sanfilippo, UX Program Manager

A synesthetic creator merging art and technology since 2001, is an advocate for positive social change. Her journey showcases a rich tapestry of creativity, from art direction, graphic and UX/UI design to exhibitions like “Essenza Coreutica” (2007), “Dry Water” (2013) and “The Sound of Recycling” (2023) She empowers women in technology through “Women in Digital Switzerland” and encourages civic engagement, notably in the 2019 “Chance” crossmedia campaign promoting women’s voting. Her art and design expertise, combined with her dedication to social impact, define her dual role as an artist and advocate.


Angelica Morrone, Business Angel

Angelica’s career includes tenure at Fiat USA as Director of Investor relations, sales and trading at Morgan Stanley, followed by her co-founding her own asset management company which to date has invested and managed a compounded usd 2 billion. Angelica has been an Angel Investor for the past 20 years.  Her vision of creating positive legacy that transcends generations by accelerating impactful capital is evident in her investments to date. While managing these venture, she built a private real estate portfolio worth usd 90 million. Angelica became an Olympian in 2014, is a published author, speaks 5 languages and has lived in 9 countries. She is now based in Switzerland.

Tatjana Ibraimovic, PhD in Economics, Sustainability Project Coordinator at the City of Lugano

As a researcher at the Institute of Economic Research, University of Lugano, Switzerland I have worked on Swiss National Science Foundation projects in the field of Urban Economics, focusing in particular on Residential Markets and Households' Location Choice decisions.  In 2004 I obtained the degree of Master of Science in Economics (lic.oec.publ.) and in 2007 the degree of Master of Science in Finance from the University of Lugano, Switzerland. From 2008 to 2013 I redacted a PhD thesis on “The impact of neighbourhood choice on housing markets”, obtaining a PhD degree with mention Summa Cum Laude in May 2013. In 2011-2012 I was a visiting fellow  at the Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds, UK, where I have developed models of residential location choice applied to the City of Lugano, Switzerland. Prior to my academic positions, I worked in the field of Finance and Management in corporation and banking area.  After working as a postdoc research fellow at the Institute for Transport Studies at the University of Leeds, I embarked a new challenge working on sustainable development for the City of Lugano. The future of our cities has to be built now as sustainability and wellbeing are becoming our top priorities. For more than fifteen years part of committees in various associations promoting the equal opportunities and women rights in Switzerland (Faft plus, Rete Donna, ecc), and especially women representation in politics. From 2019 member and delegate for Lugano of the PLR party - partito liberale radicale.

Giulia di Lallo,  Inclusion Lead and Grade 5 Teacher at the International School of Ticino

Passionate about teaching and learning, I have been working in education since 2009. I have always sought to improve my practice and broaden my knowledge of different cultures, and over the last fifteen years my professional development has included teaching languages in Italy, Australia and the Middle East, leading educational projects for Iraqi refugees in Jordan and Syria and collaborating with the Permanent Mission of Italy to the UN, Geneva, and the International Organisation for Migration. I graduated with a Master’s degree in Foreign Languages, and qualified as a teacher in London, where I worked in an outstanding school in one of the most diverse boroughs of the city before relocating to Switzerland with my family in 2019.  In my role as Inclusion Lead at the International School of Ticino, I work to raise the standards of inclusion for all pupils in our setting, including those with additional needs, and help build a coherent, diverse school community. By collaborating with local and international agencies I help provide our students with an engaging learning environment that caters for both their collective and individual needs.

Diana Elisa Chiari, Software Engineer

Hello! My name is Diana, and I am a Software Engineer at Bloomberg Lugano since June 2023. I earned a Master's degree in Physics from the University of Bologna and continued with a Ph.D. in Physics of the Complex Systems at the University of Trento. After my extensive academic experience, I decided to transition from research to the industrial sector. I have worked as both a Software Developer and a Project Manager Tech at the Digital Division of Max Mara Fashion Group before moving into the financial domain as a Software Developer at Bloomberg. In summary, I have spent the vast majority of my academic and professional career in predominantly male environments, learning their dynamics and work communication methods. However, I have also witnessed a significant growth in female representation over time.

Rebecca Pelacà, Software Engineer

I am Rebecca Pelacà, Software Engineer in Bloomberg Lugano for almost two years by now. Originally from Abruzzo, I studied Science at High School and then moved to Turin to attend a bachelor in Management Engineering and Informatics at the Polytechnic university. After the graduation, I changed my mind about the job I wanted to study for and enrolled in a Computer Engineering master's degree, completed in April 2021. In my first year of profession, I worked as a developer for a 3D modeling desktop application in a small company in Bologna. Since May 2022, I have been working in the Bloomberg Reporting team at the development of services for the generation of financial reports.

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