President Angelo Bozza attended the Italy-China friendship and cooperation day at Brescia, here you have his speech.
“ I am very honored to speak at this meeting and to represent The Smart City Association Italy, a non-profit association that was born just over a year ago from the will of 4 people, long engaged in developing innovation projects in our communities. TSCAII wants to combine companies, public administrations and individual professionals into a neutral party.
More than 40 organization have joined the association, most of them national and international companies operating in the ICT and TLC sectors, including HUAWEI, ZTE, CISCO, LINKEM , ENGIE, CITELUM etc ..
The main goals we set up for our association are
- help to build a common vision of the smart community, capable of being inclusive of all the stakeholders of a local community and of promoting individual growth and collective well-being;
- favoring the spread of digital culture in the administrators, managers and officials of the Public Administration, promoting the dissemination of new knowledge, facilitating and spreading the knowledge of international experiences of building smart communities in terms of quality of services, sustainable development, application of new technologies, digital transformation of processes and development of new models of economic growth;
- enhancing the transition of the typical skills and abilities of our culture, creativity, precision, reliability, commitment, in the new digital world in order to support a new model for the diffusion of digital Made In Italy in European and global networks.
We strongly believe that opportunities and benefits that can arise from the construction of consolidated and lasting national and international relations. And it is precisely for this reason that, during the first year of activity, we have signed important agreements with Universities, national and international institutions and we have participated in the Technical Table for international cooperation for the strategic development of the territory.
TSCAI, thanks to Italy China Link Association, has had the privilege of being included in the group of founding members of BRLC (Belt and Road Local Cooperation) because of the centrality in the development of the cooperation, of the topics we are dealing with and in December 2018 we participated in the First BRLC General Assembly in Hangzhou.
Still on the international cooperation front, we have participated in important events both in Europe, in the Middle East and in China. Furthermore, in May 2019 we were guests at the interesting “Smart City Forum With International Friendship Cities” in Shenzhen. It was an important opportunity to meet with city representatives, global experts and scholars with smart city experience and to see, again once, what are the opportunities that the smart city can offer to our communities.
I conclude this brief intervention by emphasizing, once again, how training, collaboration and sharing are very important for us and it is precisely on these issues that we are concentrating on organizing training initiatives, in collaboration with our associates in the organization of dissemination events and sharing of experiences and international models.
The world and society are changing much faster than we imagine: 5G, IOT, artificial intelligence, 3D printing, blockchain, automation are some of the technologies that are revolutionizing the way we live. We study, we work, we consume, we have fun, we learn with the help of new technologies that only a few decades ago would have been unthinkable.
Dear friends, this is the scenario in which we move, there are two ways: do nothing and let others make decisions for us; or inquire, learn, build networks and take action.
We have chosen the second option.”