Round Table “Industrial Software in the era 4.0”

The Round Table, entitled “Industrial Software in the era 4.0” (Milan, 14 December 2017), is part of the initiatives to promote the WG Industrial Software of ANIE Automazione and of literacy on digitization.
The Industrial Software has today an absolute centrality since it is one the enabling factors of the fourth industrial revolution. As a consequence, it was natural and necessary to set up within ANIE Automazione a working group that could deal specifically with this issue in order to help members and companies in their target markets to better understand the technology, methods of use and advantages.
During the Round Table some of the most important players in the ICT world and industrial automation sector showed the areas of application of industrial software and illustrated the guidelines to gain benefits from the use of advanced software solutions.
The White Paper “Industrial Software 4.0” was also presented and distributed: it was created by WG ANIE with the aim of promoting and supporting the cultural growth of companies on issues 4.0 and on the role of industrial software in this context.
The volume contains cues of considerable interest regarding new digital business models and benefits and opportunities from investments
in a digitalization path towards Industry 4.0.
“The participation in this Round Table is the first step towards the creation of a Forum dedicated to industrial software.” – Fabio Massimo Marchetti, President of WG Industrial Software says -.
The Group that I coordinate is also working, in collaboration with some important Italian Universities, to the definition of ROI calculation models with reference to specific application areas; in addition to activating all the initiatives necessary to support companies, especially Italian SMEs, to understand and use the currently available ROI accelerators (government incentives).”