Cernobbio: 49th edition of the Forum of The European House-Ambrosetti. The present and future scenario for competitive strategies.
Antonio Amati, Almaviva’s Director of IT, interviewed by Class CNBC regarding the water crisis, telemedicine, the Agenda for Europe, and opportunities for digital innovation.
“The water emergency has existed for a long time due to the aging of the networks and related issues with management. The innovative element is that the new networks are ‘smart’. We’re digitalizing 20,000 kilometers of the national water network, thanks to government and European funds. This transformation will prevent leaks, optimize the integrated cycle thus enabling water recovery, and even transform companies due to the volume of data they’ll receive. AI will allow us to predict risks and hazards, rather than intervene only when losses are already occurring.”
“Regarding the issue of water scarcity, we’re collaborating with the Veneto Region and other Italian regions.”
“Thanks to digital technology, floods and landslides are predictable. Data, including satellite data, can be combined with meteorological forecasts, making it possible to take early action.”
In the field of telemedicine, “an ambitious program has been launched by Italy, a program that’s one of the cornerstones of the NRRP. We’re committed to delivering the National Telemedicine Platform in November, which is critical to improving patients’ access to treatment and healthcare.”
The European Agenda and the NRRP. What point are we at? “Regarding the mission dedicated to digital technology, there are both bright spots and challenges, but there is also an effort to complete the European plans, with significant expectations. Progress has been made, and the next year will be crucial. This is a great opportunity and we’re up to the challenge.”