ated-ICT Ticino, fifty years of successes and not hearing them…

ated-ICT Ticino, fifty years of successes and not hearing them…

The Swiss association, at the half-century halfway point, announces initiatives for 2022 under the banner of cyber security and solidarity

The round table hosted by Milena Foletti on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the ated-ICT-Ticino association (Photo: Barbara-Pitteloud)
The round table conducted by Milena Foletti on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the ated-ICT-Ticino association
(Photo: Barbara Pitteloud)

Fifty years have passed since the foundation of ated-ICT Ticino, Short for Ticino Association of Data Processing, as stated in the statute signed on 19th November of the 1971.
An organization open to all people, companies and organizations interested in technologies and digital transformation.
From its inception, ated-ICT Ticino it has organized over a thousand events and promoted countless conferences, study days, thematic visits and trips, workshops and training courses.
The partnership, which celebrated its golden wedding with a gala evening on November 19 al CrystalLoft di bissons, also collaborates with the main public and private institutions, institutions and companies of reference, as well as with other associations close to the technological sector and innovation.
Thanks to the constant qualitative growth of the activity carried out in the area, the association based in Torricella-Taverne, in the beautiful river valley I see, is recognized as a reference association in the economic, political and institutional spheres of the Canton Ticino as well as in the rest of the Switzerland, capable of promoting the debate between companies and professionals He is able to involve le younger generations, thanks to the courses promoted by the program "ated4kids".

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Daniele Menotti is the President of ated-ICT Ticino
Daniele Menotti is the President of ated-ICT Ticino

Daniele Menotti: "We are the result of computer pioneers and visionaries"

"On that occasion, half a century ago, a group of pioneering and visionary computer scientists sowed the first seed to create a unique association for our territory"Comments Daniel Menotti, president of the association.
“In the years since then, members, presidents, collaborators, partners and sponsors have followed one another, all united by the founding mission of informing, educating and enthralling Ticino businesses and professionals about digital technology. In doing so, ated-ICT Ticino has always supported companies, individuals and associations, encouraging the creation of innovative projects, to bring concrete added value to the economic and social fabric of our Canton".
And yet: “Many of the people with whom we have gone through our first fifty years, full of continuous changes and opportunities, have shared and still share the value that technology must always be inclusive, at the service of the territory and the people who live there . A vision that, in association, we still know how to translate into projects, initiatives and paths suitable for supporting the digital transformation of the Canton".

Video, the "Swiss Virtual Expo" usable from 15 October 2021

Cristina Giotto, Director of ated-ICT Ticino, on the occasion of the association's fiftieth anniversary celebration at the Crystal Loft in Bissone (Photo: Barbara Pitteloud)
Cristina Giotto, Director of ated-ICT Ticino, on the occasion of the association's fiftieth anniversary celebration at the Crystal Loft in Bissone
(Photo: Barbara Pitteloud)

Cristina Giotto: "An inclusive and enthusiastic mission"

"It is a source of great pride for me to celebrate the first fifty years of the association, which welcomed me twenty-one years ago into its ranks"he added Christine Giotto, much appreciated Manager di ated-ICT Ticino.
“In recent years we have dedicated a great deal of time and all our energies to supporting, training and informing businesses, professionals, ordinary citizens, children, women and the elderly to have a conscious and mature relationship with the digital innovations that have gradually followed one another. But today we are once again pioneers and anticipators of events, as has always been in the DNA of ated-ICT Ticino since its foundation".
“In fact, I am very proud to have strongly supported and launched our Swiss Virtual Expo. This is the first Swiss metaverse, which offers all realities and organizations the opportunity to measure themselves and experience the potential of a disruptive technology in a virtual environment, which we are once again placing at the service of associates and businesses".
Furthermore, "I hope that the enthusiasm and inclusive mission that we have set ourselves since day one will always be our guiding star in supporting the digital transformation that our Canton, Ticino, needs. Our commitment does not end here, of course, because in addition to the Expo we are at the forefront with some projects related to cyber security and the 'ated50special' charity, to help people with cognitive disabilities through technological supports".
The next initiatives on which the association intends to invest are essentially three, all full of great innovations.

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The launch illustration of the "Cyber ​​Survival Game" board game by ated-ICT Ticino
The launch illustration of the board game "Cyber ​​Survival Game" by ated-ICT Ticino

A board game to defend against digital threats and risks

"Cyber ​​survival game” is the first board game created by ated-ICT Ticino for learn how to defend yourself against the main threats and digital risks. To start a game, just be two or up to four players, with no age limit. In “Cyber ​​survival game” you have to face a working week full of risks related to computer security and electronic scam attempts.
Will you be able to face all the dangers, without damaging your identity? To find out, just challenge friends, relatives and colleagues, so as to learn the basics of computer security through the game. To reserve or purchase your copy, you must access the URL https://tickets.ated.ch/event/csg.

The presentation brochure of the "Swiss Virtual Expo" 2021-2022

Maria Grazia Giuffreda, Associate Director & Head of User Engagement and Support of the Swiss National Supercomputing Center in Lugano (Photo: Barbara Pitteloud)
Maria Grazia Giuffreda, Associate Director & Head of User Engagement and Support of the Swiss National Supercomputing Center in Lugano
(Photo: Barbara Pitteloud)

Courses and scholarships to become a "Cyber ​​Security Specialist"

Registrations are open for first preparation course in Ticino for the federal professional exam of "Cyber ​​Security Specialist". It's about a highly sought-after professional figure, Because the CSS costituiscono highly specialized personnel as well as active in field of security in the digital environment. They generally operate within medium or large private companies or public institutions.
The course, which has the duration of two years, is scheduled to depart for on March 2022, with both face-to-face and online lessons. There is an opportunity to access scholarships, i.e. contributions for preparation courses for federal exams equal to 50 percent of the total amount.

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Carlos Garcia, president of the Ticino e-Health Association and ICT Architect at the Cantonal Hospital (Photo: Barbara Pitteloud)
Carlos Garcia, president of the Ticino e-Health Association and ICT Architect at the Cantonal Hospital Authority
(Photo: Barbara Pitteloud)
Ryan Mancino, co-founder of KIN and Business Analytics Lead at Everli (Photo: Barbara Pitteloud)
Ryan Mancino, co-founder of KIN and Business Analytics Lead at Everli
(Photo: Barbara Pitteloud)

“ated50special”, fifty digital devices for autistic people

"ated50special" it's a'joint initiative in the bed of www.solidarietadigitaleated.ch to purchase fifty digital devices with highly purpose beneficial. That is, touch tablets and augmented reality viewers to be offered to local associations (https://ilgermoglio.ch/ e https://www.proinfirmis.ch/it/offerta/ticino.html).
The project aims to support people with autism, especially in their learning and communication processes.
Autism and pervasive developmental disorders have serious repercussions on individual behavior, but also on the autonomy and social participation of children, adolescents and adults.
"ated50special” will put the technology at the service of people to facilitate augmentative communication, the ability to interact and skills in social relationships.

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The aded-ICT Ticino association celebrated its fiftieth anniversary on November 19 at the Crystal Loft in Bissone
The aded-ICT Ticino association celebrated its fiftieth anniversary on November 19 at the Crystal Loft in Bissone