22 January 2024 News

Save the Date! Exploring the Gender Gap in ICT and AI: state of the art and future prospects

Greetings, dear readers!

We’re excited to share some news with you. An upcoming workshop is on the horizon, and we want to make sure it’s on your radar. ITARSA and ICORSA are teaming up with CPO (Comitato Pari Opportunità), InnovaPuglia, and other key stakeholders for an event that promises to be both insightful and impactful.

Location & Date: InnovaPuglia Spa – SP Casamassima Km.3, Valenzano (Bari) Monday, January 29, 2024, 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Mark your calendars! InnovaPuglia Spa is hosting a workshop at SP Casamassima Km.3, Valenzano (Bari) on Monday, January 29, 2024, from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM.

Join us for a morning of collaboration, innovation, and insightful discussions. The workshop aims to bring together like-minded individuals and key stakeholders to explore new opportunities and foster positive change.


9:00 – 9:05 A room all to ourselves
Reading by Monica Messa, CPO InnovaPuglia Member

9:05 – 9:20 Institutional greetings
Loredana Capone, President of the Regional Council of the Puglia Region Anna Piccinni, President of InnovaPuglia SpA
Anna Floriello, President of CPO InnovaPuglia
Maria Cammarota, Director of Assinter Italy

9.20 – 9.40 An anthropological leap: are we ready to welcome the challenge?
Introduction by Francesco Surico, General Director of InnovaPuglia SpA and Vice President of Assinter Italia with responsibility for Artificial Intelligence and citizen services

9.40 – 10.00 Keynote speech: The Computer is Woman: The Gender Gap through the lenses of the history of Science
Carla Petrocelli, Professor at the University of Bari, Teacher of the History of the Digital Revolution Course

10:00 – 11.20 The Gender Gap with particular reference to the ICT sector in Italy and through the lenses of the history of Science

10:00 – 10:20 Serenella Molendini, Deputy National Councilor of the Ministry of Labor and Social Policies, expert in social policies on work, gender and anti-discrimination law, current CREIS President

10.20 – 10.40 Lucia Martinelli, Senior Researcher of MUSE – Trento Science Museum and President of EPWS

10.40 – 11.00 Rosarii Griffin, Prof. University of Cork, Ireland, board member ICoRSA 11.00 – 11.20 Linda Laura Sabbadini, former Director of ISTAT and Women 20 Delegate
Moderated by Gianna Avellis, CPO InnovaPuglia Member and President of ItalianRSA and ICoRSA

11.20 – 11.40 Coffee Break

11.40 – 13.00: Gender Gap and the new discriminations of Machine Learning in AI

11.40 – 12.00 Francesca Lisi, Associate Professor Department of Computer Science UNIBA, director of AIxIA and has long been involved in gender issues in Artificial Intelligence

12:00 – 12:20 Marco de Gemmis, Associate Professor Department of Computer Science UNIBA, for years engaged in research on topics related to AI, Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing

12.20 – 12.40 Sabina Sonia Tangaro, Associate Professor of Applied Physics at the University of Bari, has long been involved in research on complex networks, artificial intelligence and explainable machine learning models for healthcare data and images

12.40 – 13.00 Cosimo Elefante, Puglia Region Manager, Responsible for the Digital Transition of the Puglia Region and coordinator of the Regional Competence Center on Artificial Intelligence in Public Administration
Moderated by Marianna Cavone, CPO InnovaPuglia Member

1.00 pm – 1.30 pm: Round table and conclusion of the work – Inequalities in the AI and ICT sector
Gigia Bucci, General Secretary of CGIL Puglia
Valentina Donno, CISL Puglia Secretary with responsibility for gender policies
Annarita Gianniello, UIL Puglia Secretary with responsibility for equal opportunities and gender policies
Moderated and concluded by Pasqua Ruccia, Regional Councilor for Equal Opportunities of the Puglia Region