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Data Analytics & WikiLeaks, Snowden, and Cambridge Analytics

Lugano, Piazza Riforma, 6900 Lugano

03.09.2019, 12:00 - 13:00

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Lugano Living Lab, City of Lugano

Brown bag with experts* (in English)

12.00-12.30 (20 minutes talk + 10 Q&A): Data Analytics and the Importance of Experience (on dating)
With such a focus on data analytics these days it is important to understand what some of those figures mean and how to gauge if the result is good or not. Ms George, MBA Marketing, will take you on a personal journey to help connect the abstract to your everyday or every weekend.
SpeakerAndrea George. Originally born and raised in the northeastern United States, Andrea moved to Switzerland to start her family and learn the beautiful Italian language. Prior to making the grand move across the pond Andrea, a Bentley undergrad, worked for the largest company in the world in marketing and consumer goods where she dabbled a bit in the technology and investment banking sectors. In her spare time Andrea earned her MBA from Fordham University and established two businesses based out of Lugano Switzerland. Now that her Italian is at a conversational level Andrea looks forward to pursuing her other passion of networking and getting to know as many local and interesting people as possible. Since May 2019, she is the Audience Curator of TEDxLugano, it will take place on the 28th of September 2019.
In collaboration withTEDxLugano

12.30-13.00: (20 minutes talk + 10 Q&A): WikiLeaks, Snowden, Cambridge Analytics: how whistleblowing helps us understand the connected society
Speaker: dr. Philip Di Salvo. Philip Di Salvo is a post-doctoral researcher based at Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)'s Insitute of Media and Journalism. Here, Philip does research about whistleblowing, investigative journalism, Internet surveillance and the relationship between journalism and hacking. At USI, he teaches journalism both at the Master and Bachelor levels. Philip received his PhD in Communication Sciences from USI with a dissertation about the adoption of encrypted whistleblowing platforms in journalism in summer 2018. Since 2018, Philip is also a lecturer at NABA - New Academy of Fine Arts in Milan, Italy. As a freelance journalists, he writes for WiredMotherboard/ViceEsquire and other publications covering the social impacts of technology. At USI, Philip also works as the European Journalism Observatory (EJO) Italian editor. Philip obtained a Master degree in Media Management from USI in 2012 and a Bachelor degree in Literature from Università degli Studi di Milano in 2010.

*this event is closed

Promoter:
Franklin University Switzerland

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