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Adriano Albertazzi

Team Head Corporate Banking & Entrepreneurs, PKB Private Bank

Born in 1977, he earned a BA in International Relations at The Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva and an MSc in International Banking & Finance at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. Following his postgraduate studies he began his professional career at PKB Private Bank SA, Lugano where he has been working for the last 18 years in the corporate banking department. During his career he matured in-depth expertise in the field of SME financing, mortgage financing and complex loans. He is currently the Head of the Corporate Banking & Entrepreneurs department as FVP.

Agnese D'Ascanio

Social Media Manager, LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura

Born in 1994, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communication with a thesis focused on content marketing in the cultural sector. She continued her education journey with a Master in Economics and Management for Cultural Heritage and Performing Arts, and with a research on the economic and social impact of digital storytelling projects. While still a student, she collaborated with various cultural institutions, such as La Triennale Milano. After completing her studies, she pursued her interest for digital innovation by working for a prominent global consultancy firm as an application development analyst and digital business analyst for nearly three years. Since 2021, she is the social media editor at LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura. She loves Florentine renaissance art and Italian opera singing.

Aleksandra Pavlovic

Trade Finance Specialist, PKB Private Bank

I born in Belgrade, where I graduated from the Faculty of Economics, majoring in finance and banking, and gained an extensive work experience in the field of banking by working for over 10 years at the National Bank of Serbia. I hold a Master’s degree in Economics and Communication from the University of Lugano (USI) in 2007. From the last year, I am becoming part of Trade Finance team in PKB Private Bank SA in Lugano.

Alessandro Chiruzzi

Chief, Competence Center for Artificial Intelligence, cross-ING

I obtained my degree in Electronic Engineering at the Politecnico di Torino, with a focus on Statistical Signal Processing and Control Systems. After graduation, I worked for 3 years at Intel Corp. in Finland as a Drone Systems R&D Engineer. I specialised in Semantic Segmentation and Domain Adaptation on synthetic data and later, I worked in Italy at as Applied Machine Learning Reseracher working on Industrial Automation, in particular applying Reinforcement Learning and Graph Machine Learning for process control and quality inspection in the hollow glass industry Currently, I serve as Chief Competence Center for Artificial Intelligence at cross-ING, leading AI-based projects applied to various domains such as Embedded Systems, Wearable Devices for Human Activity Recognition, Smart Cities, Industrial Automation, Quality Control, MedTech, and SportTech. I also lead the Competence Centre for Innovation, where I assist companies, investors and start-ups on the path to innovation. Alongside my professional commitments, I am further specialising with two master's degrees, one in Artificial Intelligence Management and the other in Financial Engineering.

Alida Carcano, CFA

General Manager – BG Valeur SA, Associazione Svizzera di Gestori patrimoniali | ASG

I graduated at Università Bocconi in Milan and I completed my studies in the United States, where I became a CFA Charterholder in 1994. Since 1996 I have held numerous positions within the CFA Institute. I was co-founder of the CFA Society Switzerland and the CFA Society Italy; I was then appointed Governor from 2005 to 2008. I have gained more than 30 years of experience in the banking sector and in the Private Banking at a global level for several Swiss banks such as UBS, Lombard Odier and Credit Suisse, as Managing Director, Global Head Investment Products Strategy. In 2009, I founded Valeur Fiduciaria. In October 2019 the company was acquired by Banca Generali and renamed BG Valeur. Today I still hold the position of General Manager. Over the years, I have founded other companies operating in the financial and fintech sectors. In addition to my professional activities, I am also a member of the advisory board "Asset Management" of Centro Studi Villa Negroni. I have a passion for foreign languages.

Andrew Kane

ESA & Entry level Career Coordinator, ESA - European Space Agency

Andrew Kane is the Entry-Level Programmes Coordinator at the European Space Agency. He is responsible for overseeing the Young Graduate Traineeships (YGTs), Junior Professional Programme, Internal Research Fellowships, Internships and National Traineeships at ESA. He is based at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, The Netherlands.

Beatrice Folladori

Assistant Audit Banking Sector, EY

I have started my studies with a bachelor’s in business administration at SUPSI. I have then continued with a master’s in management at USI. In this period, I had the opportunity to participate at a program of Swiss Mobility, which enabled me to study for a semester at the university of St. Gallen (HSG). Right after my conclusion of the Master I have started working at EY Lugano, initially with an internship and then continuing as an assistant. I am currently studying to become a Certified Accountant (ACCA)

Beatrice Iosub

Team Lead and BA, Accenture

Beatrice Iosub is the Team Lead for Drupal CMS. She is responsible for the configuration team and new product launches, and also plays a business analyst role to support and collaborate with the customer. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Management and a Master's degree in Management & Informatics from USI, and has two years of industry experience. In her free time, Beatrice enjoys traveling. She is excited to represent Accenture at this event to expand her networking and share her experience both at USI and at Accenture with students.

Claire Ciron

Global Service Delivery Manager, Avaloq

Claire is currently Head of Service Delivery Management at Avaloq, making sure that services related to Securities Operations meet client expectations in terms of quality, timelines, and performance. With over 10 years of experience in the banking industry, working all around Europe, she is involved in proactive management of projects, resources, and client relationships. When she's not working, Claire can be found riding her bicycle and chauffeuring her toddler around the Lugano Lake area.

Aleksandar Jeremic

Head of Application Maintenance & Service CH&FL - Transactional areas, Avaloq

I was born in 1987 and grew up in Caslano. After primary and secondary school, I went to Liceo Lugano 1 in Lugano Center. Once completed the high school, I decided to stay in Lugano and enrolled at USI, where I graduated with a Bachelor in Economics first and then with a Master in Banking and Finance. After completing my Master studies in 2011, I joined Avaloq (B-Source) as Business Analyst in the FX & Money Market (FX&MM) team, within the Application Maintenance Services (AMS) division. My job was to analyse issues and improvements Banks found in FX&MM area using Avaloq Banking Suite and to address them to the development teams for corrections, maintenance and enhancement of the Banking software and solution. After a couple of years, I changed team and took over Payments, Cash Operations, Cards and Settlement (COP) team, where I started to organize my job and the one of my teammates. In 2016 I was designed as SME (Subject Matter Expert) and then area manager of the COP team. This is the time when I started my managerial career path in the company. In 2019 I took over the role of Area Manager for the whole transactional area in Avaloq AMS, covering FX&MM, COP, Securities&Trading and Credits teams. From 2021 to 2022 I also experienced the role of Product Owner (PO) for Crypto products&trading in Avaloq, supporting the go-live of Crypto Asset Platform for trading developed by Avaloq. Currently I’m the Middle Manager of the AMS Transactional team for CH&FL Region. My team is made of 16 Business Analysts which take care about the services related to Treasury, Payments, Securities&Trading, Credits and Lending.

Daniele Ballinari

Data Scientist, Banca nazionale svizzera

Daniele Ballinari è data scientist presso la Banca nazionale svizzera, dove è responsabile dello sviluppo di modelli quantitativi per il mercato monetario e le operazioni di cambio. Con un dottorato in Economia e Finanza conseguito presso l'Università di San Gallo, la sua esperienza si colloca nel campo dell'econometria finanziaria e machine learning. Oltre alle sue responsabilità professionali, Daniele è docente presso l'Università di San Gallo.

Davide Albergati

Head of accounting, Banca dello Stato del Cantone Ticino

After completing my studies at USI Lugano, bachelor's degree in economics and master's degree in banking & finance, I started working as an auditor in financial services for PwC for about 10 years. During these years I reached the rank of manager and obtained the diploma of expert in accounting and finance (Swiss CPA). Since 2022, I have been working at Banca dello Stato del Cantone Ticino with the rank of Director as the chief of accounting as well as support function (project management) for the Finance departement

Elisa Scotto

Cultural Mediation Manager, LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura

Elisa Scotto is currently a collaborator at LAC edu. She graduated in Languages and Foreign Literature at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan in 2017. Prior to working at LAC, she employed in various roles concerning event organization and teaching, particularly as a substitute teacher for English and Spanish in middle and high schools. In 2018, she was hired by the Learning and Public Engagement Department at MASI Lugano, where she held various positions. In particular, she conducted guided tours at the two venues of the Museum and supported in managing creative workshops. In 2022, she started working at LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura. Since 2021, she has also been enrolled in the Master's program in Art History and Architecture at USI.

Fabio Bossi

The Delegate for Regional Economic Relations, Banca nazionale svizzera

Appointed in 2011, Fabio Bossi is the Swiss National Bank delegate for regional economic relations, responsible for the Italian-speaking region. The delegates represent the SNB in the various regions of Switzerland. Their task is twofold: to keep the Governing Board informed of economic developments in their individual regions through their contacts to companies in those regions, and, as ambassadors of the SNB, to explain its policies to their contacts in industry, local officials, associations and the general public.

Federica Papa

Lead UX and Interaction Designer, Sketchin

Federica Papa has a degree in Communication Design at Politecnico di Milano and a Master in User Experience Design. She works in Sketchin since 2017 with the role of Lead UX and Interaction Designer. As an interaction designer, Federica has an hybrid profile made up of visual background and a strong interest in service design, she works on the design of digital services and products with a strong focus on defining and improving the user experience by researching, exploring, designing and prototyping.

Alice Brovelli

UX e Service Designer, Sketchin

Alice Brovelli has a Master Degree in Interaction Design at SUPSI and Communication Design at Politecnico di Milano. After working for years as art director and visual designer she now focuses on service and user experience design. She is UX and Service Designer at Sketchin since 2022.

Federica Tedeschi

Innovation Lead Footwear, On - Running on clouds

Marco Rathlef

Material Footwear Specialist, On - Running on clouds

Material Scientist currently discovering the very intricate world of Footwear. My biggest strength is my curiosity, which pushes me to pursue solutions for any kind of problem and never settle for the status quo. On's vision to challenge it allows me to do exactly that.

Filip Kocovski

Head of Sales and Operations, immopac

Master of Science UZH in Business Informatics Main duties: Global roll-out of cutting-edge cloud-based collaboration platform, Definition of executive long-term product strategy, Management of international and multicultural teams, Harmonisation within existing company’s cloud product landscape, Overseeing cross-cultural hiring process, Presenting at international renown real estate fairs, Interdisciplinary strategic decisions across multiple product lines, Overseeing strategic marketing and legal product line decisions, Make-or-buy decisions.

Filippo Recalcati

SAM Board Member, Associazione Svizzera di Gestori patrimoniali | ASG

My name is Filippo Recalcati, and I am a legal professional with extensive experience in the fields of legal training and compliance. For several years, I have worked at prominent banking institutions, operating in complex and regulated environments to ensure compliance with regulations and the promotion of commercial practices in line with legal provisions and regulations. Since 2020, I have decided to leverage my skills and experience to benefit wealth managers affiliated with ASG. This new chapter in my career has allowed me to continue cultivating my passion for teaching and training, supporting professionals in the industry in navigating the complex regulatory landscape.

Frederikke Roborg s. Jakobsen

Apparel Designer, On - Running on clouds

Enthusiastic about functional apparel. Working on the On Apparel Design team with a focus on the outdoors and running. I am a continuous optimist and team player with a technical approach to design.

Giacomo Lombardi

Delegate for Italian Speaking Switzerland, Medecins Sans Frontieres

Giacomo Francesco Lombardi (1986) began his career as a journalist between Italy and Spain, years during which he covered social and economic issues, especially the effects of the Arab Spring, the social consequences of the financial crisis in Europe, and migration. He later held positions in communications and sales in both non-profit and corporate organizations. Since 2022 he has been Delegate for Italian Switzerland at Médecins sans Frontières.

Giacomo Pianta

Consulting Manager, Accenture

Giacomo Pianta is consulting manager within the CFO&EV practice group of Accenture, specialized in particular in Asset & Wealth Management with more than nine years experience in the financial services sector. He graduated from ETH Zurich with a Master’s degree in Mathematics and obtained the CFA charterholder certification. Besides work, he loves travelling, reading and following his favorite football team. Giacomo has been participating for several years to university events where he can share his points of view and experiences with students to help them find their way towards the professional future.

Giovanni Rozza

Team Leader Brand Management Footwear Men, Hugo Boss

Riccardo Rossinelli

Brand Manager Footwear Men Specialist, Hugo Boss

Giulia Crippa

Marketing, Strategic Communication and Corporate Relations, Banca Credinvest

She graduated in Economics of Financial Intermediaries, at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) in Milan and in European Studies in Investor Relations and Financial Communication, at Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) in Lugano. Giulia has successfully developed Credinvest's communication strategy thanks to her specialisation in investor relations strategies and persuasion and communication techniques in the financial sector.

Debora Svanella

Relationship Manager Private Banking, Banca Credinvest

She graduated in Business Languages from the Faculty of Linguistic Sciences at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) in Milan and in European Studies in Investor Relations and Financial Communication at the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) in Lugano. Debora wrote a paper focusing on the digitisation of private banking, an analysis that allowed her to identify the right balance between the human and digital dimensions in order to guarantee a high quality innovative service and establish a solid relationship with the client.

Giuseppe Mendola

Software Engineer, La Posta Svizzera - Settore IT

Currently at Swiss Post, my main responsibility is to develop a packet tracking web application tailored for business users. My work primarily involves using Angular with TypeScript and Springboot with Java. I studied at USI, where I gained a strong foundation in computer science and software engineering. Since then, I have been actively developing my skills and staying up-to-date with the latest technologies in the field. I am passionate about creating user-friendly software solutions that meet the needs of businesses and users alike. In my free time, I enjoy exploring new programming languages and frameworks and experimenting with new ideas.

Thomas Topuz

Software Engineer, La Posta Svizzera - Settore IT

Starting as a software development apprentice at Swiss Post, I've grown into a Software Engineer role, focusing on full-stack development. My work impacts our core customer-facing application, which serves over 2 million monthly active users, leveraging Angular and Java with Spring in a service-oriented architecture. Passionate about software craftsmanship, I am dedicated to delivering quality and well thought solutions. I stay ahead of technology trends by frequently reading big tech engineering blogs, reflecting my commitment to continuous learning and excellence in my field. Outside of work, I explore new programming languages and frameworks, continually expanding my technical horizon.

Lorenzo Ramella

Meteorologist, DXT Commodities

Lorenzo Ramella Pralungo is a seasoned meteorologist with over a decade of experience in weather analysis for power trading. Holding a PhD in Meteorology from the University of Vienna, Lorenzo closely collaborated on projects with the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, the world's leading centre for weather forecasting. Presently, he leads the Weather Analysis team at DXT Commodities, focusing on weather impacts on energy generation, particularly in renewables power plants, and energy consumption. Outside of work, Lorenzo finds joy in the beauty of nature.

Luca Fabietti

Head of Quantitative Analytics, DXT Commodities

Luca Fabietti holds a Ph.D. in Automatic Control Engineering from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), following a Master's degree earned at both the University of Padova, Italy and Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden. Since 2019, Luca has been a member of the analytics team at DXT Commodities, focusing on developing quantitative models to support decision-makers.

Luca Salvi

Assistant Audit Service, EY

Hi, I'm Luca Salvi, currently an assistant at EY Lugano. I graduated from Bocconi with a degree in Accounting and Finance. At EY, I work on the audit of medium and large size companies based in Ticino. I will be pleased to share with you my journey and our life at EY.

Marco Bottani

Marketing Manager, LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura

Since October 2018 Marco Bottani has been working as Marketing Analyst at LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura, the cultural center of the City of Lugano. In his role he mainly deals with the analysis and drafting of statistical reports thanks to Business Intelligence tools. In the past he worked in the university field as a marketing assistant at SUPSI and in sport as Digital Marketing & Communication Manager at Hockey Club Lugano.

Maria Grazia Giuffreda

Associate Director, Head of User program and roadmaps, Centro Svizzero di Calcolo Scientifico - ETH ZH

After her Postdoc in Chemistry at ETH Zurich, Maria Grazia Giuffreda started working at CSCS in 2006 as a support specialist in the group responsible for User Support. In 2010 she was promoted to Group Leader of the User Support team, and then she became Associate Director and head of the User Engagement and Support Unit in 2013.

Maria Wildi

Head of Human Resources, Confinale

Maria Wildi è Responsabile delle Risorse Umane di Confinale. Ha completato con successo il Master of Business Administration con specializzazione in Risorse umane e sviluppo dei dipendenti. Nel 2019 ha concluso il Bachelor e il Master of Science in Sport, Exercise and Health presso l'Università di Basilea.

Roberto Selli

Senior Avaloq Consultan, Confinale

Roberto Selli lavora come Senior Consultant Avaloq presso Confinale. Laureato al Politecnico di Milano in ingegneria informatica, ha 16 anni di esperienza nel settore bancario e finanziario. Roberto ha lavorato come esperto esterno nell'area del reporting legale.

Massimo Borghesi

Executive Board Member LFG+ZEST, Associazione Svizzera di Gestori patrimoniali | ASG

Massimo has 30 years of experience in asset management, having started as a fund manager for one of Italy’s largest banks, specializing in US equities. In Switzerland, he has worked with UBS and Julius Baer, Lugano, as head of equity analysis and as head of advisory and portfolio management. He has recently been CIO at a leading financial company in Lugano. He graduated in financial and banking economics and completed his qualifications as a CFA and a financial risk manager. Today, he holds the CEO position of LFG Holding and is a member of the Executive Board of LFG+ZEST.

Massimo Cerutti

Titolare Massimo Cerutti, Cerutti -il Caffè-

Massimo Cerutti trained as a chef, graduating with distinction in 1982 in Lausanne (Palace Hotel). He then furthered his training in the best Swiss hotels, such as the "Dolder Hotel" in Zurich and the "Schweizerhof" in Bern, as well as in Germany and England, where he attended the "Business School" in Cambridge. Thanks to a thorough professional training, Massimo Cerutti devoted himself to the development of the family business. At the beginning of 1985, he created his own company, Massimo Cerutti SA. in order to continue to offer coffee connoisseurs balanced and aromatic coffee blends made from real Italian roasting, which enhances the aroma of Italian espresso coffee. In 1996, Massimo Cerutti attended the single course of coffee taster at the International Institute of Coffee Tasters in Brescia, obtaining his licence as a taster. Also in Brescia, in 2008 he participated as a commissioner at the International Coffee Tasting.

Matteo Bertussi

Innovation Specialist, Lifestyle Tech Competence Center

Graduate with double degree in International Project Management at MIP Graduate Business School of Politecnico di Milano & Strathclyde Business School always looking for new challenges. My international experiences, including two exchange semesters in Washington DC (2016), and Glasgow, UK (2022), shaped me into a highly resilient and open-minded person who thrives in multi-cultural, challenging, and diversified environments. Proactivity, together with humour and humility, is a natural aspect of my persona. I am constantly in search of new challenges and opportunities to put myself out there and strive toward continuous improvement.

Eleonora De Canio

Innovation Manager, Lifestyle Tech Competence Center

As Innovation Manager, I bring a contagious passion for driving growth and change through innovation and technology. I approach every task with a positive and optimistic outlook and a deep commitment to achieving the best possible outcomes for myself and those around me. Whether managing complex end-to-end startup competitions or liaising with stakeholders to drive innovation initiatives, I bring energy, enthusiasm, and a relentless pursuit of excellence to everything I do.

Matteo Frosi

Consultant Technology Risk, EY

I am Matteo Frosi and I currently hold the position of Technology Risk at EY Lugano, where I mainly interface with banking clients and capital management. A career that allows me to be constantly in touch with customers while at the same time enriching my technological skills. During my academic career, I pursued a Level I Master's degree at the Sole 24 Ore Business School in Milan. Last year, I completed my educational journey with a Level II Master's in "Management and Informatics" at the "Università della svizzera Italiana"

Matthias Kraushaar

Senior Hpc Application Engineeri & Service Manager, Centro Svizzero di Calcolo Scientifico - ETH ZH

The service manager's main responsibility consists in ensuring that the services internal to CSCS (e.g. compute, storage, network, software environment, CI/CD, etc.), which ultimately compose a user-facing platform, are working as expected and are well supported. Started as a Computational Scientist in 2017 at CSCS and moved into the role of service manager for the HPC platform in 2022. Background: 2001 – 2008 Diplom-Ingenieur Luft- und Raumfahrttechnik at Universität Stuttgart, Stuttgart (Germany) 2008 – 2011 PhD (Dynamique de fluides) at Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse, Toulouse (France) 2011 – 2012 Post-Doctoral fellow at CERFACS, Toulouse (France) 2013 – 2017 Technical Specialist (CFD), MECAL B.V., Eindhoven (Netherlands)

Mattia Vivanti

Software Engineer, Lifeware

Mattia joined Lifeware in 2016 just after finishing his PhD in informatics at USI. At Lifeware, Mattia writes software, leads projects and talks to clients between Switzerland and Luxembourg. In the last years he spent most of its time migrating legacy systems of life insurance companies to new shiny platforms. He lives in Lugano and is the father of two wonderful kids.

Fabiana Canipa

Software Engineer, Lifeware

I have a very diverse background, with a bachelor in Electromechanical Engineering obtained in Bolivia, I came to Lugano to pursue a master’s degree focused on machine learning. I've worked as a research assistant and have been a fellow in many international programs, both academic and entrepreneurial. I joined Lifeware in October 2021 and thus my software development journey began. Everyday at work, I face a mix of struggling, lots of learning and thriving at tasks involving writing software and life insurance affairs. My days at Lifeware are for sure exciting.

Michele Croci

Software Developer / software engineering, immopac

Master of Science ETH in Computer Science, Software developer at immopac ag, Team Leader for the Lugano office

Monica Curti

Vice President - Senior Credit Officer, Moody’s Ratings

Since joining Moody’s in March 2006, Monica has been lead analyst for structured finance transactions covering mainly corporate debt backed transactions (e.g. ABCP and ABS), including non-performing loan transactions and innovative transactions, as well as consumer transactions in various EMEA jurisdictions. She is also the author of Moody’s Global Approach to Rating SME Balance Sheet Securitizations and she has also been involved in methodology developments for non-performing transactions. She acts also as research coordinator for the EMEA corporate structure finance team and is regular speaker at conferences. Prior to joining Moody’s, Monica has been a senior credit analyst at UBS (Zurich), where she mainly focused on development and validation of credit rating/scoring systems and Basel II. Before that, Monica worked as Economist and Research Manager in the Swiss Economic and Labour Ministry (Bern) and at the European Commission (DGV). Monica holds a PhD degree in Economics from the University of Fribourg (Switzerland), completed at the UCL (London), and she is a certified Financial Risk Manager from the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP).

Nicola Andreetta

Responsabile Linea diretta e supporto attivo, Banca dello Stato del Cantone Ticino

My name is Nicola Andreetta, I have been working for BancaStato for a good 30 years and it was here that I did my commercial apprenticeship and my entire career path. I have worked in a variety of areas; as an operator from 1998 to 2004 at the then Electronic Centre, from 2004 to 2014 as a Support Center employee, and from 2014 to 2020 as an e-banking support employee, where I also performed administrative and control activities in the area of social security. For the past 5 years, I have held a leadership role within BancaStato's Customer Service Centre for telephone services, in the areas of "e-banking support and 1st level IT support" supportoATTIVO and "Contact Center" lineaDIRETTA; services which are constantly evolving in view of the imminent introduction of AI, a project which I am personally following. Currently, the teams consist of about 23 people, including some young people in training. I am constantly oriented towards continuous professional growth and the acquisition of new skills. Since the beginning of my professional experience I have always worked in and for the Team and I am strongly convinced that motivation combined with balance are solid foundations on which to build one's future. I was born and raised in the Bellinzona area, husband of Priscilla and father of Manuel and Isahel. I have always been passionate about music and photography.

Paolo Bortone

Regional Marketing Manager Ticino, Swisscom

In 2017 I obtained a Bachelor's degree in Communication Sciences at USI, followed by a Master's degree in Marketing with a specialisation in digital marketing, which I successfully completed in 2020. Parallel to the completion of the Master's I did an internship in the marketing division of Pirelli Switzerland. Since 2021 I have been working as Regional Marketing Manager at Swisscom, taking care of B2B marketing activities in Ticino, including events, campaigns, sponsoring, media, market analysis and sales support.

Peter Häusermann

CEO, Knowledge Lab

Peter Häusermann, CEO e Fondatore di Knowledge Lab, vanta oltre 25 anni nel settore bancario. La sua vasta esperienza arricchisce il suo ruolo, unendo la padronanza dei processi alle soluzioni tecniche. Visionario pragmatico, Peter guida la trasformazione con competenza e un approccio concreto all'innovazione e alla crescita.

Raffaele Nardo

Chief Digital Officer, DSQUARED2

Samuele Moscatelli

Senior Software Engineer in Test, Accenture

Samuele Moscatelli is a Software Engineer in Test at Accenture, responsible for full stack software testing through code-level automation and client-facing activities. He holds both a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, and has three years of industry experience. Besides client activities, Samuele is also involved in many internal topics, from new assets development to recruiting and GenAI related activities. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball and organize original activities with friends. Also, he likes participating to university related events and give guest lectures.

Sara Regales

Senior Manager | Indirect Tax and Regulatory, PwC

Born in Spain in 1986, Sara has more than 14 years experience working as an Indirect Tax consultant in Big4 companies After concluding a university degree in Business Administration & Management, Sara obtained a LL.M in Spanish Taxation and joined PwC Spain in 2009 for 6 months internship in the tax department. After this, Sara continued its tax specialization by enrolling in a tax specialization education at Concordia University (Canada). In 2010, Sara moved to Italy to be part of the Indirect Tax department of consulting firm EY where she spent 5 years and meanwhile obtained a Diploma on EU Customs Law. In June 2015, Sara joined PwC Lugano as a VAT & customs specialist, where she advices national and multinational companies in different industries with a particular focus on supply chain aspects and cash flow optimization. In addition, Sara has collaborated as author/co-author of professional articles regarding international VAT in Italy and more recently in Ticino where she is currently helping to shape the VAT & Customs Consulting practice of PwC Switzerland. Sara speaks native Spanish and is fluent in Italian and English.

Serena Tonus

Design Director, Sketchin

Serena is a design director with a decade of experience in the field, specializing in service design and future studies, user research, and product innovation. Her expertise encompasses the development of versatile service models grounded in user-centered methodologies and design thinking. She manages workshops and co-creation sessions, conducting field research and data analysis to generate strategic insights. Her experience in AI and business design allows her to blend design excellence with commercial acumen, transforming innovative visions into tangible solutions that meet the evolving needs of clients and the market.

Sergio Catenaro

Head of Retail, DSQUARED2

Simona Frisoli

Head Communication & Marketing, PKB Private Bank

Holding a master of science degree in Economics, Simona Frisoli has been active for over 20 years in marketing and communication with a unique combination of competences that range from corporate investment banking to specialized insurance services and private banking. Having lived and worked abroad in several countries, she has extensive experience in international, and multicultural organisations driving change.

Simone Malnati

Strategy & Sustainability Manager, Banca del Sempione

Corporate Strategy Manager at Banca del Sempione, leading cross-functional teams to develop new sustainable products, services, and internal practices. Area of expertise includes ESG Investing, Thematic Investments, Client Advisory, and Digital Banking Services . Former consultant at Oliver Wyman, mainly working with Tier 1 and Tier 2 European Banks and Asset Managers focusing on Industrial Plans, Product Development, and Business Restructuring

Chiara Rezzonico

Strategy & Sustainability Analyst, Banca del Sempione

Passionate about CSR, Sustainable and Climate Finance and latest trends in Corporate Digital Responsibilities. Currently pursuing a career in Private Banking as a Strategy & Sustainability Analyst. I have a perseverant and go-getter attitude, doing whatever it takes to succeed and surpass expectations.

Simone Mariconda

Senior Consultant, SRI Management Consulting

Simone Mariconda works as a management consultant in the areas of strategy, corporate communication, and marketing. He works with medium to large organizations in different industries supporting them in all phases of the mandate (analysis, solution, planning and execution). Alongside his consulting work, he is involved in research and teaching at the academic level. Before joining the SRI team, he worked at USI, where he specialized in research on corporate reputation. He holds bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees from USI.

Tanja Milosevic

Event manager, Città di Lugano - Amministrazione comunale

After completing a Bachelor degree in Communication Sciences with specialisation in business at the Università della Svizzera italiana in Lugano, Tanja began her professional career at a communication agency headquartered in Milan. As a junior project manager, she handled client relations, actively participating in the creation of advertising campaigns, the production of promotional materials, and the coordination of web projects. Her passion for project and event management led her to obtain a diploma in Project Management and subsequently work for ten years with Compagnia Finzi Pasca, one of the world's leading independent artistic companies. During this time, she contributed to numerous productions and participated in internationally significant projects, including the Olympic Ceremonies in Sochi in 2014 and the Fête des Vignerons in 2019. These projects provided her with extensive experience in various areas, from production to international booking, from tour management to coordinating the company's activities. In 2021, seeking new challenges and growth opportunities, she embarked on a new professional adventure as the head of the events sector at the Events and Congress Division of the City of Lugano, overseeing planning, management, and coordination activities

Valeria Donnarumma

Cultural development specialist, Città di Lugano - Amministrazione comunale

After completing a Bachelor in History of Art at the University of Lausanne and Paris, she went on to obtain a Master in Museum Studies at the University of Neuchâtel. She is specialised in cultural projects development, museology and cultural mediation. She collaborated in numerous projects in the field of event organisation and exhibition management focused on making contemporary art more accessible to the public. From 2010 to 2012, she worked for the City of Lugano and gave birth to the Urban Art Lugano project. From 2012 to 2015 she co-founded and co-direct in Lugano the ego gallery. From 2015 and 2018 she developed, in collaboration with the Laboratory of Visual Culture (LCV-SUPSI), the Mediation Culture Inclusion research project which focused on instructing art museums on how to improve accessibility for people who are blind and visually impaired. For SUPSI she also carried out teaching activities including courses for the Visual Communication and Interior Architecture degree programs. From 2019 to 2021, she has also collaborated with the Department of Training and Learning (DFA-SUPSI), where she mainly focused on the project Network for an Inclusive Culture in Ticino. Since 2022, she works for the City of Lugano, where she is involved in the Urban Art Lugano project, in cultural development and event organization.

Victor Holanda Rusu

Senior HPC Application Engineer, Centro Svizzero di Calcolo Scientifico - ETH ZH

After completing his Postdoctoral research in Chemistry at ETH Zurich, Victor Holanda Rusu joined CSCS in 2016 as a member of the User Support Unit, providing assistance to users and developing scientific codes. Transitioning in 2021 to the role of Collaboration Manager for various Scientific Projects, he subsequently joined the Information Security team in late 2022. Presently, he adeptly navigates both realms, leveraging his background in Cybersecurity while serving as a Collaboration Manager.