Several articles and reports from the Digital Economy Forum in Milan covered key topics from the event, including the ICTs for Inclusive, Resilient and Sustainable Societies initiative, Shared Guiding Principles for Digital Health Inclusion, and Sky Italia’s broadcast department. Here we’ll briefly examine each of these topics, as well as a few of the speakers’ personal opinions. For more information, check out these articles on impresacity:
ICTs for Inclusive, Resilient and Sustainable Societies
With the rapid advancement of ICTs and global pandemics, the need to harness ICTs for inclusive, resilient and sustainable societies is at an all-time high. To accelerate this transformation, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development calls for strengthening linkages between WSIS Action Lines and SDGs. The roundtable brings together high-level officials from around the world to discuss global challenges and opportunities and create an enabling environment for progress.
The article notes the role of ICTs in knowledge sharing, openness and transparency. It also calls for government action to expand access to diverse knowledge and diverse methods for sustainable agricultural production. The article highlights the role of ICTs in supporting sustainable development and calls for government action to foster greater access to knowledge and technical resources. It also argues that ICTs can help improve agricultural productivity and ensure food security.
Shared Guiding Principles for Digital Health Inclusion
The creation of HERA, or the High-level Experts Assembly on the Digital Economy and Society, is welcome news for European citizens. With the involvement of the EU, this initiative will help create a legally binding instrument of shared responsibilities and principles. This means that Europe can better prepare for the future of health and its implications. The Observatory will be one of the most important instruments for ensuring that the digital economy meets the needs of citizens.
The European Commission has acknowledged the importance of ensuring that Europe remains competitive in an age of increasing digitisation. This is why it has launched its European Data Strategy with the aim of creating a single market for data and ensuring its safe, secure and accessible use. One of its priorities for 2019-2025 is to build a multi-sectoral European Data Space, and health is one of the sectors that will be affected.
Global data and digital governance
The G20 has begun to address the issue of global data and digital governance. However, there is a lack of global consensus on data governance. While countries have diverse approaches to data governance, it is possible to achieve consensus on certain issues. This Policy Brief outlines a multilateral framework for data governance, a path to promoting interoperability and developing global rules and norms. The Policy Brief outlines specific policy recommendations in each of these three pillars. The authors acknowledge the important role that the G20 plays as a strong multilateral forum.
The United States needs to adopt more robust domestic regulation of the digital economy. Federal privacy regulation would help to address concerns among U.S. allies. This progress would help the United States to better align with its allies on data governance priorities. The traditional reliance on industry self-regulation in the U.S. has left the United States lacking robust regulatory models to serve as a model for other countries.
Sky Italia’s broadcast department
During the Digital Economy Forum in Milan, the broadcast department of Sky Italia hosted a delegation of investors from around the world. They learned about the various technologies used in broadcasting, including augmented reality and satellite television. The delegation also had the opportunity to see some of the studios. The broadcast department oversees the airing of Sky channels’ programming and coordinates different media and content broadcasting areas.
Sky’s pay television service is rebranded. The Sky brand is revamped, and the company lands broadcast rights to the 2006 FIFA World Cup. The company also introduces its first high-definition channels, including Sky Cinema HD, Sky Sport HD, and Sky Movies. Subscriptions reach 4.8 million. In addition, Sky launches its own satellite television service, Sky Go, which lets subscribers view the Sky channels on their smartphones and tablets.
FacilityLive’s CEO Gianpiero Lotito
In Milan, FacilityLive’s CEO Gianpierolotito presented his company’s latest developments to MEPs. The company works to connect companies with skilled workers, improve digital skills and create new employment opportunities for local residents. In addition to being an innovative start-up, FacilityLive is also a member of the Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs. Here are some of the highlights of the Digital Pavia initiative.
The European Search Platform Company FacilityLive has been developing since its inception has received international attention. Its technologies are patented in forty-four countries, including the USA and EU. The company has been supported by blue chip companies, research centers, and major events in Italy and abroad. It is also the only non-british company to be admitted into the ELITE Program in London, where it is working with leading European companies.
Polo Tecnologico’s founder Tommaso Mazzocchi
Italian start-up incubator Polo Tecnologico is transforming a former industrial area in Pavia, near the University, into a digital hub. Founder Tommaso Mazzocchi spoke at the event, which is a chance for Italian entrepreneurs to pitch their innovations to policymakers and promote innovative solutions in a variety of sectors. After raising a total of 12 million Euros from private investors, FacilityLive has decided to remain in Europe and is the most staffed startup at the incubator.