Promote digitalization and equal digital opportunities for all, giving further impetus to the actions necessary to spread knowledge: these are the objectives of the “Digitalization and new skills” forum organized today by TIM Group with the Italian Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.
The forum, as part of the “Travel and connectivity week”, represents the central moment of a rich program of events that the TIM Group is proposing with its companies to tell the central role they play at national and international level in support of technological innovation and the ability to connect people: Sparkle, the global operator of the TIM Group is the first in the world to enable 5G roaming between Europe and the Middle East as early as August 2019; Olivetti, the Group’s Digital Factory for the Internet of Things (IoT) and digital payments; Telsy, a company specializing in Cybersecurity, and Noovle, a center of excellence for Cloud, Edge computing and Artificial Intelligence. Furthermore, the TIM Group, as Official Platinum Sponsor of the Italian Pavilion, has equipped the exhibition space with the best digital technologies and the latest generation of sustainable connectivity.
During the plenary session, the importance of the dissemination of digital skills for the recovery of the country and the global economy was highlighted as an essential element in a context characterized by growing attention to inclusion and sustainability issues. Opening the meeting was Paolo Glisenti, Commissioner General for Italy’s participation in Expo 2020, who introduced the interventions of authoritative representatives of Italian and Emirati institutions and the business world, such as Vittorio Colao, Minister for technological innovation and digital transition, HE Ohood Bint Khalfan Al Roumy, Minister of State for Government Development and the Future (UAE) and Salvatore Rossi, TIM President.
“The TIM Group has always been committed to building network infrastructures and developing new technologies. Therefore, ensuring the dissemination of digital skills is the most important social mission of our Company “, commented Salvatore Rossi, TIM President. “Digital can be an extraordinary tool for economic and social growth that leaves no one behind. Sustainability and digitization are strongly connected in our vision, bringing our contribution and our excellence in a prestigious setting like that of Expo 2020 Dubai is a source of great pride “.
“Italy’s participation in Expo Dubai, dedicated to the connection between countries, cultures and skills as a generative factor of development and sustainability, makes digitalization a decisive factor of innovation, multilateral diplomacy, social equity. The TIM Group has made our Pavilion an extraordinary point of listening and participating in this global challenge, as demonstrated by over 7 million of our followers in the world “, said the Commissioner for Italian Participation at Expo Dubai Paolo Glisenti.
The discussion continued through two panels moderated by Eithne Treanor focused on digitization and connectivity in Italy and abroad.
The round table “Digital Transformation” reviewed the opportunities that digital development represents for companies in terms of efficiency, productivity, qualification of employers and potential growth, through the interventions of Elisabetta Romano, CEO Sparkle, Hatem Dowidar, CEO Etisalat, Quang Ngo Dinh, CEO Olivetti, Giorgio Ventre, Professor at the Federico II University of Naples and Scientific Director of Apple Academy, and Lorenzo Cannavacciuolo, Director Industry Development Middle East Area RINA Consulting.
At the end of the proceedings, during the second panel “Digital Development in Public Administration”, the point was made on the prospects for improvement for the Public Administration thanks to digitalization in terms of quality of services for citizens and structural optimization of government, including through public-private partnerships. Contributions were made by Agostino Santoni, President of Confindustria Digitale, VP Southern Europe Cisco, Carlo d’Asaro Biondo, CEO Noovle, Eugenio Santagata, CEO Telsy, Andrea Faggiano, Head of Arthur D. Little’s Middle East TMT and Enrico Fazio, Marketing & Sales Director CY4Gate – Elettronica Group.