November 4th 2022 – IFAB: a bridge between Technopole and society

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Event on the impact and importance of supercomputing and big data for our future

NOVEMBER 4th 2022, 3-6 PM
Palazzo D’Accursio – Cappella Farnese, Bologna
And online streaming on IFAB Youtube Channel

During the latest years, our territory has been able to assume a role of national and European leadership in the field of data analysis. The nerve centre of this constant innovation in the academic, economic and social areas is represented by the Big Data Technopole, the headquarter of the new European hub for supercomputing and of the National Centre for Big Data and Supercomputing, a project that involves about 70 partners including Universities, Research Centers and companies from all over the country.

The event organized by IFAB aims to deepen the opportunities that these places represent for the development of Italy and Europe, thanks to an extraordinary concentration of high supercomputing technologies and to the ecosystem of excellences in the fields of research and knowledge. At the heart of this initiative, there will be two panels of discussion. The first one is dedicated to the investments in new technologies and to the synergies between academia and industry: together, they will produce positive impacts for companies and citizens, by leading the evolution of society towards more sustainable models of production and consumption. The second one is an interesting study on medicine, a field that is constantly growing: thanks to the intelligent use of data and artificial intelligence, it’s making important progresses both in the treatment of diseases and in management.




Vincenzo Colla, Minister for Economic Development and Green Economy, Employment, Education – Regione Emilia-Romagna
Intervention by a representative of the Municipality of Bologna

IFAB: a bridge between Technopole and society

Modera Ilaria Vesentini, Journalist – Il Sole 24 Ore
Antonio Zoccoli, INFN President, ICSC Foundation President
Luciano Floridi, Full Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information – University of Oxford, Full Professor of Sociology of Culture and Communication and Centre for Digital Ethics (CEDE) President – University of Bologna
Renzo Giovanni Avesani, CIO Unipol Group, Chief Executive Officer Leithà (Unipol Group)
Sonia Bonfiglioli, Bonfiglioli S.p.A President
Carlotta Buttaboni, Student – University of Bologna, IFAB 4 Next Generation Talents
Francesco Ubertini, IFAB President, Cineca President

4:45-18 PM – PART TWO

The impact of data on the world of medicine

Medical science and decisions in the Big data era

Alessandro Vespignani, Distinguished Professor and Director of the Network Science Institute – Northeastern University
Pierluigi Viale, Full Professor of Infectious diseases and Director of Department Department for Integrated Infectious Risk Management – University of Bologna
Modera Paola Manes, Full Professor of Private Law and member of Scientific Advisory Board Centre for Digital Ethics (CEDE) – University of Bologna

Presentation of a case
A functional precision medicine platform in adult leukemia

Giovanni Roti, Associate Professor of Hematology – University of Parma

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