THINKING THE FUTURE OF EUROPEAN INDUSTRY. Digitalization, Industry 4.0 and the role of EU and national policies
Conference, Wednesday, September 6th September
mercoledì 06 settembre 2017 ore 18:00 – 20:00
On Wednesday, September 6th, I-Com will host a public conference on “THINKING THE FUTURE OF EUROPEAN INDUSTRY. Digitalization, Industry 4.0 and the role of EU and national policies”. The event will take place from 18:00 to 20:00 at the European Parliament, Room ASP 3G3 and it will be hosted by MEP Patrizia TOIA, Vice-Chair of the ITRE Committee.
For the occasion I-Com will present a new Paper that will investigate the context of Connectivity and Industry, the key drivers and the level of readiness for Industry 4.0 and the policies related to it.
The conference aims at fostering the debate on how the ongoing digital transformation radically changes the way companies can compete, by not only modifying the existing internal processes but also by allowing the development of completely different and innovative business models.
The Paper will be presented and discussed with some of the most relevant stakeholders invited to participate in the discussion, as industry representatives, European Commission officials and MEPs.
Stefano DA EMPOLI
Stefano has served in key advisory or expert positions on a number of taskforces or scientific boards, including:
- Director at the Observatory on Energy Policy of the Einaudi Foundation;
- Expert Member of the Technical Secretariat for the Protection of Nature in the Italian Ministry of the Environment;
- Expert Member of the Eurelectric Task Force on Investment;
- Scientific Director of the La Scossa Association;
- Board member of the European Foundation EYPROM;
- Vice President of the Health City Institute.
He has authored numerous publications on economic themes, particularly with regard to policy and regulation of the energy market and infrastructural services and the governance of the institutions, and his opinions and analysis has featured in major Italian newspapers including Il Foglio, il Sole24 Ore, Huffington Post Italia and more. Stefano has also undertaken study and consultancy assignments for Italian and international public institutions, including the Senate of the Republic, the Department for EU policies, the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and the OECD, leading Italian and foreign companies and non-profit organizations.
Director-General for Industrial policy, Competitiveness and Small and Medium Enterprises Ministry of Economic Development
Head of Digital Innovation Hub, Confindustria
Head of Digitalisation, Innovation and Healthcare Department, BDI
H.E. Giovanni PUGLIESE
Ambassador, Deputy Permanent Representative of Italy to the Council of the EU, Permanent Representatives Committee I
MEP Group of the European People’s Party, IMCO Committee
MEP Group of the Progressive alliance of Socialist and Democrats, Vice-Chair ITRE Committee
Director General, Communication Network, Content and Technologies, DG CNET, European Commission