How to run a Digital Transformation

05 May 2018

The development of industry 4.0 is a priority that governments of various countries, including Italy, have pursued in recent years.
Various policies have been adopted, from tax incentives to innovation and investment in the sector to the creation of targeted Competence Centers.
Despite the momentum, a new Cisco study presented at the IoT World Forum on May 23, 2017 shows that over 60% of IoT initiatives stop at the Proof of Concept (PoC) phase and only 26% of companies have had an IoT initiative which considered a complete success.

The reason for these failures is due to various factors, doubts about the return on investment, the difficulty of integrating the solutions, the lack of skills necessary to govern the changes. Despite this, the digital transformation of the industry is still considered unstoppable.

Both ELIS and Cisco Corporate Affairs have decided in recent years to address one of these inhibition factors, the skills gap, creating the first specialization program on IoT Analytics launched in Italy (already tested in San Jose, California).
Furthermore, in 2017, ELIS launched Open Italy, an alliance between large companies and start-ups to realize co-innovation projects in the industrial IoT sector. In this speech I will present and analyze the results of these activities.

Roberto Sorrenti

  • According to a Cisco international research presented last year, IoT World Forum 2017 ONLY 26% OF THE IOT PROJECTS HAVE A COMPLETE SUCCESS. What are the causes that stop many projects in the PoC phase?
  • Ow to remove ONE OF THE INHIBITING FACTORS: THE LACK OF SKILLS Two ELIS experiences: SkillZone-MIDAS with Cisco Corporate Affairs US and Open Italy, the bridge between innovative startups and big companies (focus on IIoT)
  • SOME INDUSTRIAL PROJECTS OF VALUE for large companies (eg Terna, Ferrovie, Anas) and medium-sized companies (eg La Marzocco)

Antonio Pascale

ATM Protection Using Embedded Machine Learning Solutions

Case study and application of edge computing to predict physical attacks to ATMs, in this case of Monte dei Paschi di Siena that has played the role of client.

The innovative technological approach used will be described and numbers and results will be shared.

The courses will be held in Italian with the slides in English, for more information or to receive the material, subscribe to our group on facebook: IoT Xperts Roma or contact us.


Roberto Sorrenti

Roberto Sorrenti is a Director of ELIS College and a longstanding experience in educational processes, needs analysis, course design and management and complex training projects.

Roberto is also a business consultant for startups and innovative companies.


Antonio Pascale

Antonio Pascale is IT Architecture Manager at Neomobile, he has many years of experience in infrastructure, from data management to the world of DevOps, and is a tireless follower of the IoT world and all the new related technologies.

The photos of the event

The conferences are held in Rome at Luiss Enlabs– a beautiful venue kindly sponsored by Codemotion. It’s right outside Termini tube station, the main Train station of the city.




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