Salotto del Mix, over 400 companies gathered to discuss the digital future of the country

On 14 and 15 November, over 1000 operators in the telecommunications sector discussed some current issues such as infrastructure and the cloud with an important focus on education

A moment of discussion between institutions and industry on issues related to the country’s digital development. This was the main focus of the seventeenth edition of the Salotto, the annual MIX – Milan Internet eXchange event, which took place on 14 and 15 November at the Allianz MiCo in Milan.

The event

During what was the most attended edition ever, over 1000 operators in the telecommunications sector (Telco), representing more than 400 companies in the sector, discussed some current issues such as infrastructure and the cloud with a focus important on education. Those present at the Salotto had the opportunity to visit the stands of the sponsoring companies and participate in a rich session of hundreds of one-to-one meetings. Among the new features of the 2023 edition, the education section, aimed at IT secondary school students, to encourage the meeting between the world of school and work, and the one dedicated to the reference associations for the Telco world, to offer participating companies an opportunity for direct contact. Furthermore, a central theme is that of sustainability, which Telco operators have been paying attention to for some time. From reducing energy consumption to create sustainable data centers, to the use of renewable energy and careful waste disposal, these are the good practices of a sustainable data center.

Talotta: “Unique moment to talk about innovation and the future”

The two days were inaugurated by Alessandro Talotta, Executive President & Chairman of MIX, outlining the objectives and central themes of the discussion, with a particular emphasis on the importance of connectivity, digital transformation and projects linked to the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR). “The 2023 edition of the Salotto was a unique moment to talk about innovation and the future – said Talotta -. As MIX we are very happy with the result both in terms of participation and content. The participants were able to discuss technology and sustainability It was an important moment to face the next few months with greater awareness and commitment.”

The panels

Two comparison panels between institutions and the Telco industry. The first, entitled “Broadband Everywhere”, was moderated by Enrico Pagliarini of Radio 24/Il Sole 24 Ore. Participating were Giorgio Bergesio, vice president of the ninth Industry Commission of the Senate, Maria Teresa Ferrigno, head of TIM Wholesale Market, Guido Garrone, CEO of Eolo, Stefano Mazzitelli, director of the Open Fiber Business Market, Giulia Pastorella, vice president of Azione and digital expert, Daniele Peli, CEO of Intred and Giovanni Zorzoni, president of AIIP. The other panel, entitled “Sustainability”, was moderated by Layla Pavone, entrepreneur, expert in digital and technological innovation, university professor and honorary president of IAB Italia. Taking part were Jorge Álvarez, CEO of Retelit, Federico Mollicone, president of the Culture Commission of the Chamber and member of the Innovation Intergroup, Alessandro Morelli, undersecretary of the DIPE, Francesca Petriacci, Head of TIM Operations Center Area and Sherif Rizkalla, CEO of Italy & Switzerland Stack Emea .

Technical discussions took place in the afternoon of both days.