A time of comparison between operators and institutions: this was the event “Digitization, Growth and New Opportunities for the Country System”, which was organized by the Asp and was held today in the Hall of the Palace of the Parliamentary Groups of Montecitorio.
Important companies and political figures participated in the meeting. At the center of the debate, three topical themes are: The contribution that each operator can make to digitize the country through its services / products; The opportunities and the criticalities of digitalisation in the Italian system also from the normative / regulatory point of view; Ideas and solutions that are needed to advance digitalisation in Italy and the benefits of greater adoption of the proposed solutions.
During the day two important researches were also presented. The first, commissioned by Experian at Forrester Consulting on the issue of digitization and the changes needed to maintain a high level of competitiveness, points out that despite the big data being a reality of increasing importance in a competitive perspective, only 19% of organizations takes advantage of all the information available to consolidate interactions with its customers, thus improving the security of the service offered. Conclusion is also clear: 81% of organizations say they are not sure of their ability to meet the growing regulatory requirements.
The second research presented by Airplus has instead analyzed trends in payment systems for business travel. New opportunities and developments in the field of business travel, including the surge in virtual payments, are emerging from the study: + 10% compared to 2016 globally, + 14% in Europe and + 28% in Italy. The main reasons for success are given by greater control, safety and ease of use. Increase trust, especially among travelers, towards new digital payment providers such as Google and Apple. The adoption of mobile payments in emerging economies is also growing, mainly used for personal purposes: in this context, the corporate world is still lagging far behind that of the consumer.
Maurice Pimpinella, chairman of the Armed Forces, coordinated the work of the day: “Over the last 10 years, we witnessed an unprecedented revolution in the world as we knew it. One of the most obvious factors that characterize this change is technological innovation and globalization but there is no innovation that does not go for digital payment: there is in fact Amazon, Air BnB, Foodora, there is no p2p lending and blockchain without a sound ecosystem of collection and payment of the latest generation. Italy still accounts for 87% of cash transactions, while those with paper do not exceed 43 per capita per year, according to the latest Bank of Italy 2017 report. We must therefore do a great job all together because change it is played on the cultural front: it is necessary to integrate the courses of study of young people with special programs on digitization and technologies. Our country is a huge opportunity for electronic payments, it’s just a matter of time. ”
The event has taken several important institutional names, among which the On. Pino Pisicchio – Parent of the Mixed Parliamentary Group – Chamber of Deputies, Luigi Casero – Deputy Minister of Economy and Finance, Antonio Palmieri – Member of the Parliamentary Intergroup for Technological Innovation – Chamber of Deputies, Elvira Savino – Member of the Mafia Refugees Committee – Chamber of Deputies, Alessio
Villarosa – component VI Finance Commission – Chamber of Deputies and Mr. Nunzia De Girolamo – Component Permanent Committee VII Culture – Chamber of Deputies. The participants met on the role of politics and institutions in promoting digital and business support and on the importance of electronic payment support with Augusto Santori – Treasury Department – Directorate V –
Ministry of Economy and Finance, Domenico Siclari – Head of Legal Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs on Credit and Financial Affairs – Ministry of Economy and Finance, Giovanni Calabrò – General Manager Competition and Market Authority, Gen. Gioacchino Angeloni – Guardian liaison officer Finance with the Treasury Department of the Ministry of Economy and Finance.
There were also banking realities such as Abi, Cbi, CheBanca! Iccrea Banca Ventis, Poste Italiane, Technologists including Pi4Pay, TAS Group, Ingenico, Verifone, Reply, Hitachi, Ntt Data, Crif, Argentea, Lutech, Pwc, Gft, Pax Italia, Payment Service Providers as Lottomatic Group, Sofort ,