With the Italian Information Technology market which recorded a contraction of 3.8% in the first half of 2012 (after the loss of 1.7% in 2011), the 49th edition of Smau on the calendar from 17 to 19 October in pavilions 1 and 2 of Fieramilanocity.
We hope then that the most important Italian fair of ICT sector help to pass the idea that Information & Communication Technology may be an enabling factor for the recovery, while a little confidence comes from a second half that seems less negative than the previous one (the Assinform report in recent days announces a credible overall decline of 4.4% at the end of the year), and since the launch ofDigital Agenda.
A little more than ten days after the approval of the Growth Law Decree 2.0, Smau opens a window on the theme ofDigital Agenda giving life to a discussion on the main issues that make up the decree, from startup ai financing at SMEs, from digitization of the PA to the e-commerce until to network infrastructure.
Special guest is the Minister of Economic Development Corrado Passera which, on these issues will focus his speech at the inaugural conference entitledDigital technologies and innovation for the revival of the economy scheduled for Wednesday 17 October at 11 am Smau will open its doors an hour earlier, at 10.00 in the Lombardy Region Arena, where Antonio Palmieri of the PDL and Paolo Gentiloni of the Democratic Party will present the issues of the parliamentary digital agenda by identifying points of convergence with the government initiative,
We report Thursday 18, at 10.30, the conference on Smart Cities "The Italian Way to Smart Cities", one of the strong arguments of Smau Milano 2012. In the afternoon, at 15.30, it will be Mario Calderini, councilor of Minister Francesco Profumo and coordinator of the Smart City working group in the control room of the Digital Agenda, to illustrate the ways in which funds are disbursed, for a total amount of one billion euros, which the Miur is making available on the subject of Smart City and to analyze opportunities for Italian companies.
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