International Winter School in Digital Governance

Educational program

The lessons will take place on the following days:

1st Module: Digital governance and Big Data

Digital governance frameworks, strategies and processes
Big Data for business decisions

Friday, 12 November 2021

  • 02.00 p.m. – 03.00 p.m.: Introduzione all’International School in Digital Governance – Prof. Alessandro Venturi
  • 03.00 p.m. – 06.00 p.m.Machine Learning-Based Approach: Global Trends, Research Directions, and Regulatory Standpoints – Dott. Stefano Regondi – Dott. Raffaele Pugliese
  • 06.00 p.m. – 08.00p.m.: Big data applicati per la gestione del rischio e lo sviluppo del mercato – Dott. Giulio Natale

Saturday, 13 November 2021

  • 10.00 a.m. – 12.00 p.m.: Big Data is game changer for private sector– Dott. Fabrizio Rienzi
  • 12.00 p.m. – 13.00 p.m.: Big Data is game changer for private sector – Dott. Enrico Bagli
  • 02.00 p.m. – 05.00 p.m.: Big Data is game changer for public sector – Dott. Giulio Pasi

2nd Module: Information Security and Digital Transformation

Cybersecurity and risk management

Digital Business Transformation: building a business or organizational data infrastructure

Friday, 19 November 2021

  • 02.00 p.m.06.00 p.m.: Cybersecurity and risk management – Dott. Raoul Chiesa e Dott.ssa Selene Giupponi
  • 06.00 p.m.08.00p.m.: Building a data infrastructure – Dott. Giuliano Tavaroli

Saturday, 20 November 2021

  • 10.00 a.m.12.00 p.m.: Data Protection e Regolamento UE 16/679 – Dott. Agostino Ghiglia – Comitato Autorità Garante della Protezione dei Dati Personali
  • 02.00 p.m.04.00 p.m.: Data is the new Oil: Avv. Mauro Alovisio – Presidente CSIG Ivrea – Torino
  • 04.00 p.m.06.00 p.m.: Valutazione, Analisi e Applicazione del Trattamento dati in contesti aziendali altamente complessi – DPO Humanitas Dott. Simone Paolucci

3rd Module: AI, Machine Learning and Predictive Analysis

AI techniques and applications within companies and public administrations: organizational, technical and legal perspectives

Machine Learning and Predictive Analysis techniques: implementation methods

Friday, 26 November 2021

  • 02.00 p.m.05.00 p.m.: AI techniques and applications within companies and public administrations – Prof.ssa Silvia Figini e dottorandi
  • 05.00 p.m.– 08.00 p.m.: Intelligenza artificiale: applicazioni e risvolti – Prof. Pietro Previtali

Saturday, 27 November 2021

  • 10.00 a.m. – 11.30 a.m.: Il perimetro della sicurezza cibernetica italiana e le sue applicazioni nel contesto pubblico – Avv. Andrea Monti
  • 11.30 a.m – 13.00 p.m.: : Digital Governance e Modello 231 – Avv. Andrea Monti
  • 02.00 p.m. – 05.00 p.m.: L’Intelligenza artificiale nell’inquadramento dell’ordinamento giuridico italiano – Prof. Giovanni Ziccardi – Avv. Giuseppe Ricciardi

The participants who have followed at least 70% of the lessons will receive a certificate, after delivering a project work on one of the topics covered by the course.

Our classrooms


The holding of lectures open to the public, in which the theory was accompanied by experiments (the most interesting) was explicitly provided for in the renewal plan of the University wanted by Maria Theresa. To welcome the large audience that attended the lessons of Volta, Joseph II, in 1785 ordered the construction of a new classroom for Physics to be located on the east side of the Theological Portico. The works were entrusted to the architect Leopoldo Pollack, who completed them in 1787. The classroom repeats the scheme of palladio’s Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, with which it presents both structural and decorative similarities. The motif of the niches with statues also constitutes a clear quotation from Palladio. Having damaged the original flat ceiling, the architect Marchesi replaced it, after 1828, with the current shell roof.

Behind the chair is the bust of Volta, the work of the sculptor Giuseppe Comolli (XIX century). on the pedestal is engraved the epigraph dictated by abbot Pietro Configliacchi. On the wall above the sculpture are depicted the most important scientific instruments invented by Volta. In particular, on the left side, you can see an electrophore, a flammable gas gun, a eudiometer and an apparatus for measuring the isobaric expansion of gases; on the right side, instead, a presentation of some experiments with frogs and a battery connected with a capacitor electroscope.


The Hall was designed by Giuseppe Piermarini in 1775 in the context of the Teresian reform of the University, as a venue for graduation ceremonies and was architecturally inserted, not surprisingly, between the medical and legal courtyards. The room, with a rectangular plan, was later frescoed by Paolo Mescoli with an oval on the ceiling depicting Minerva and Mercury and with mirrors between the windows bearing caryatids to symbolize the different Faculties. On the back wall stand two large oil portraits, painted in Vienna in 1779 by Maurer and arrived in Pavia to celebrate the Empress Maria Theresa of Austria and her son Joseph II.

The dedication of the room to Ugo Foscolo is due to the reading of the Oration that the poet held there on January 22, 1809 to inaugurate his cycle of lectures on Eloquence at the University of Pavia and which was one of the ideological prodromes of the Risorgimento. From this point of view, the classroom dedicated to Foscolo contains politically contradictory symbols, but closely linked to the history of the University.