The Ticino region is home to companies and organisations active in information and communications technology (ICT), an increasingly important economic area. They offer key services in today's environment, such as digital data protection, analysis and data mining. Companies such as Moresi.com, BOARD international, B source, and institutions such as the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) and the Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence (IDSIA) have chosen Canton Ticino for their headquarters and collaborate with the Faculty of Informatics (USI) and the Department of Innovative Technologies (SUPSI). The city administration is also sensitive to the issue of new technologies and their integration into daily public life. Lugano now also enjoys the presence of Lugano Living Lab (L*3), the laboratory of the City of Lugano created in partnership with the University of Lugano (USI). L*3 is an urban laboratory of ideas based on the principle of open innovation. A place where the public, businesses, academia and public administration promote, develop and test innovative digital solutions in a real-life context in order to test their public usefulness. L*3 makes a tangible contribution to the development of the city by exploiting the potential of new technologies to boost the attractiveness, competitiveness and quality of life of our region. The new information and communication technologies sector is also promoted by the association Ated-ICT Ticino, through the organisation of public events such as events, conferences and training courses. Lugano represents an ideal place for the organisation of events related to the new information and communications technologies sector, offering numerous possibilities for networking and new partnerships.