To celebrate its 120th anniversary, CPL CONCORDIA brings together Public Institutions and Companies in Rome on the themes of Work 4.0

The Conference "Work 4.0: the evolution of the economic context in the energy sector" organized by CPL CONCORDIA to celebrate its 120th anniversary has just ended.

The event was the first of many initiatives that CPL CONCORDIA will bring to the attention of stakeholders in this celebratory year, to enhance the history and achievements of the company, the work of people and territories.

CPL CONCORDIA, born in 1899 by a group of unemployed fathers, today it operates throughout the Italy and Abroad: Provides Energy Services at important realities of the country, both (Auditorium of Rome, ATER, Trenitalia, etc.) who private (Ducati, Lamborghini, Aruba, Aquarium of Genoa), with over 1500 employees and a turnover of 286 million Euros.

In particular, today's event was an opportunity to discuss together with representatives of the institutions and the industrial world the changes that are affecting the world of work in the energy sector in the light of the digital revolution.

Here is a summary of the speeches of the speakers, moderated by the journalist of the La7 news Andrea Molino.

Hon. Claudio Cominardi, Undersecretary at the Ministry of Labour and Social Policies:

Despite the fact that we have moved from the era of industrial society to the era of digital society, in Italy we have an impressive digital illiteracy. We need to take the technology train so as not to fall behind international competitors. To do this, it is necessary to focus on training and make technical institutes more attractive. I would like to mention the fund of one billion euros allocated to invest in training and support companies to overcome the digital divide and invest in innovation. To give them the opportunity to evolve, we have thought of the digital transition manager who is able to accompany them in this process. Job centres will play a very important role. I want to emphasize the importance of Blockchains , which represent a great opportunity, and not only in the financial field.

Sen. Gianni Girotto, Chairman of the 10th Industry Commission. Commerce and Tourism:

The revolution taking place in the energy sector, like all revolutions, brings with it risks and opportunities. I believe that the risks are well known to all, I am focusing on the opportunities, which are linked to the fact that new supply chains will arise, especially related to the service department, deriving from the new technological solutions offered by storage, aggregators, Demand Response, Energy Communities and, in general, self-consumption and efficiency. It is therefore likely that the transformation process of the sector's utilities, which have already begun to offer a whole series of services to users, both industrial and civil, will continue. Since we are talking about electricity-related services, it is implicit that the role of ICT will be central, and therefore the definition of "Work 4.0" is well suited to this specific sector.

Paolo Barbieri, President of CPL CONCORDIA:

At the milestone of 120 years of our cooperative enterprise, we want to accompany the digital revolution taking place in the world of energy with the support of big data and blockchain. We are able to develop the green economy through energy efficiency, technological networks, and the development of biogas and cogeneration. We also focus decisively on corporate training policies for our 1600 members and employees and on investments in welfare and environmental sustainability.

Paolo Bacchetta, CEO of Italgas Reti:

Italgas has long been committed to the promote and anticipate the evolution of Industry 4.0 by operating on five main guidelines: digitalisation of processes and physical assets, through the adoption of new software, hardware and Methods of work, the insertion of Professionals with native digital skills and the evolution of operational figures, supplier involvement and growth. The driving force behind this digital transformation is the Digital Factory, inaugurated in 2018 with the aim of developing new systems and applications at home that optimize and make the company's operations more efficient. At the same time, the search for IT professionals able to support and speed up these processes has also evolved, with a significant training commitment also in the re-skilling of company personnel. As far as suppliers are concerned, the activities underway are inevitably also having an effect on the supply chain , promoting their growth and development to keep up with the new needs.

Prof Mattia Granata, President of the Legacoop Study Centre:

The epochal changes underway certainly have their origin in the technological revolution and repercussions on the markets, but they have direct consequences first and foremost on work, and therefore on people and communities. For this reason, organized cooperation, which was created precisely to ensure work and citizenship for people, is directly engaged in the challenge of promoting good work and social security. Of course, today, this task involves on the one hand supporting the acquisition of technological knowledge and skills, and on the other hand monitoring the legality and dignity of work. For this reason, Legacoop has set up a continuous training strategy at all levels, aimed at members, workers and administrators, to support the technological transition towards cooperative 4.0.