Andrea Saltarello


Andrea Saltarello

Andrea is solution architect and CTO @ Managed Designs, focusing on architecture and methodology topics. As a trainer and speaker, he had several speaking engagements for events and conferences both in Italy and abroad: he is co-author of “Architecting Applications for the Enterprise” by Microsoft Press and contract professor for Politecnico di Milano. 
Community-wise, in 2001 he co-founded UGIdotNET, the first Italian .NET User Group, of which he's the President and leader and he's board member of Accessibility Days, the longest-established Italian conference pertaining to the development of accessibile software. 
Andrea is passionate about sport and music, being devoted to Depeche Mode, which he fell in love with since listening to Everything Counts for the first time.

Talk - October 1st

Technology as a means for inclusion

The son of a deaf person, I soon became well-aware of how disabilities make for a harder living.

Forty years on, I’m amazed by the technology we have and how effective it might be when it comes to tackle this kind of issues: bots, for example, make software accessible to people who simply can’t “just” point’n’click. Furthermore, services such as Azure Immersive Reader are key to addressing a variety of reading-impairing conditions.