Dominic Foundation is a Swiss Foundation with the purpose of actively and directly promote, support and finance Technological Research Projects and promote ICT (Information Communication Technology) in order to improve the quality of life and independency of people in particular for people with disabilities or those most in need all around the world. Identify, directly support and coordinate specific and selected projects with the purpose of improving the standard of living and create a living, educational and social environment able to guarantee a better future for people living in particular in emerging countries. We believe in better education, better work, better life and therefore focus on promoting a personal independent living and professional development of future generations. The aim of our projects is to achieve immediate, tangible results in the live of individuals, while at the same time affecting long-term changes in their communities. Science and technology have the great challenge of improving quality of life, freedom and independency all around the world. Our aim is also to guarantee that any donation or budget assigned to a specific project will be solely used (100%) for the project itself and avoiding diluting the available funds for internal and administrative costs. Dominic foundation is managed by people with a proven and very strong ethical background, believes and behavior.
Mr Claudio Giugliemma Claudio Giugliemma is an internationally recognized expert in Information and Communication Technology and Accessibility, with an extensive and international working experience in the IT and AT (Assistive Technology) Industry. With over 20 years of cross-sector experience on ICT, e-Health, e-Education and Assistive Technologies, in the past 14 years he has focused with great success on Accessibility and Usability of ICT and e-Services, in particular on Digital Inclusion. Founder of QualiLife Inc., a Swiss company specialized in the development and distribution of award-winning software solutions for the Health Care and Accessibility market; he covered the CEO and CTO position for over 10 years taking the company to an international leading position. Claudio is a member of various civil society organizations; e.g. Steering Committee member of G3ICT (the Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs) as well as member of the European Voices For Innovation organization. He was also Steering Committee member of AIA (Assistive Interoperability Alliance) which is now part of ATIA (Assistive Technology Industry Association). In addition, Claudio was the promoter and Steering Committee member of the EU funded project called TOBI which is developing the first BCI (Brain Computer Interface) for people with disability. In 2005, Claudio founded and he is the president of Dominic Foundation, a Non-profit Swiss Foundation with the goal of promoting fully accessible and sustainable ICT for people in the Digital Divide group. In this position he has conceived a new technology concept and solution for the Digital Inclusion, named LUCY®.In 2009, Dominic Foundation joined as active member the ITU (International Telecommunication Union), in particular the ITU-D sector (Development), and in 2010 the ITU-T sector (Standardization) and the DCAD (Dynamic Coalition on Accessibility and Disability). Dominic Foundation works also very closely with several important Universities and Research Centers around the world. In 2010, Claudio founded LucyTech Inc., a Swiss company specialized in developing Digital Inclusion solutions based on Cloud Computing, Next Generation Technology and e-Services and he is directly involved in several International Digital-Inclusion projects around the world. Claudio is collaborating with several governments’ initiatives for ICT Accessibility, Interoperability and Digital Inclusion (e-Inclusion); he is regularly invited to Workshops and Conferences as a speaker all around the world. Claudio has had cross-sector experience in different areas involving not only industry and civil society aspects but also policy and standards setting activities. This new approach and vision have measurably increased the use of ICT in the Digital Divide area. Claudio believes that technology should serve the people, not the opposite.