1Digital skills: for Industry 4.0 you need a sprint on this.
The Italian Government has provided a tax credit of 50% for the expenses for actvities and training in the field of digital transformation (to which, for example, the creation or optimization of e-commerce for companies has been merged).
This credit is aimed at facilitating technological integration within traditional production processes: not only investments, but adequate skills to manage and support transformation too.
The ‘Digital Competence Observatory 2017‘ report produced by Aica, Assinform, Assintel and Assinter in collaboration with Agid and the Ministry of Education underlines the need to foster a new digital culture.
The report highlights how the Italian supply chains are still subject to many constraints related to the development of digital skills and knowledge that count.
Italy can not satisfy the company’s offer of training or updating towards digital skills, spreading a heterogeneous digital culture.
There are two areas of action identified: the horizontal one for all professions and the vertical one to increase the number of graduates and ICT specialists.
The problem is to be on time and not be definitively overcome by the fourth industrial revolution.
Some big hi-tech players are already preparing the ground. Think of the recent Cisco and IBM initiatives
Cisco, with the ‘Digitaliani’ plan, has activated a three-year initiative on a $ 100 million investment offering courses dedicated to the Internet of Things, cybersecurity and other hot topics related to new digital skills.
Ibm presents Digitale Per Fare, a journey that takes advantage of the experience of professionals who are experts in single topics (Watson, Cognitive, Big Data and Coding) and will be enabled by new technologies that stimulate collaboration and teamwork.
Unthinkable not to win the challenge of digital skills.
The price to pay for bankruptcy would be too high not only for those who are connecting the factory (given that in one year the digital transformation has led to come out of the manufacturing borders, expanding to all economic areas), but for everyone.