Researcher, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, FESTA Project Partner, Italy.
Mario Conci holds a Master Degree in Cognitive Science. He is currently project officer at TrentoRISE – Societal Innovation Center, Trento, Italy. Since 2012 he has collaborated as researcher with Fondazione Bruno Kessler (Trento, Italy) in Female Empowerment in Science and Technology Academia (FESTA), an EU FP7 Project, creating gendered institutional change to increase the participation of women at senior levels in academia. For Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Mario is the Task Leader on Work Package 7 (Resistance), monitoring resistance during the implementation phases of the project. He has previously worked as user centred designer and researcher in the field of Ambient Assisted Living. He has collaborated with interdisciplinary teams to develop assistive devices and to assess the effectiveness of ICT-services being used by older people. Specifically, he has participated as researcher and activity coordinator in studies on handwriting deficits rehabilitation, telecare service and older people social inclusion. His work has been inspired by an inclusive approach aimed at the design of technology solutions and services respectful of individual differences. His interests are: Inclusive Design, Gender and Diversity Management, Assistive Technology, Cognitive Psychology, E-learning, Computer Mediated Communication.
Mr Conci spoke on FESTA : Challenges in Creating Gendered Organisation Change during the Knowledge Exchange Forum on Day 2 of the Gender Summit 4 EU 2014.