Work, the Emilia Romagna Region and managers together to encourage technological development and increase the competitiveness of local businesses

The memorandum of understanding was signed today, on the occasion of the annual meeting of Manageritalia Emilia Romagna

Encourage and accompany the digital transition and technological innovation as well as promote shared paths to improve the competitiveness of businesses, especially SMEs, and at the same time enhance the skills, knowledge, human capital and high management training by bringing together institutions , businesses and managers to relaunch growth in the Emilian territory. These – we read in a note – are some of the objectives of the memorandum of understanding signed today, on the occasion of the annual meeting of Manageritalia Emilia Romagna, which is taking place at the Boom Knowledge Hub spaces in via Piemonte 6/8 in Osteria Grande .

To sign the memorandum of understanding between Emilia Romagna Region and Cida-Italian Confederation of Managers and High Professionals They were: Vincenzo CollaCouncilor for economic development and green economy, work, training and international relations and on behalf of Cida Cristina MezzanottePresident of Manageritalia Emilia Romagna also in the presence of Mario Mantovani, President of Manageritalia. “The Region is investing a quantity of resources on skills never seen before, because we know that heads come before any product”, explains councilor Colla.

“Our economic ecosystem, made up largely of small and medium-sized enterprises capable of producing high-quality niche products, requires adequate professionalism at all levels to compete in a world that is facing great changes. The digital transition and the eco-sustainable are processes that require an acceleration with respect to the adaptation of knowledge and the ability to interpret new lines of development. The agreement intervenes on the high segment of professionalism – adds Colla, – talents to whom training must be offered in line with the needs of businesses and professionals, to guide the turning point of our productive fabric, guaranteeing development and good employment. A further step, therefore, in coherence with the regional law to attract and retain talent approved this year and which also aims to strengthen the relationship skills of manager with the representatives and the entrepreneurial fabric”.

“Thanks to today’s signing – he explains Cristina Mezzanotte – we register the Region’s willingness to share a common project with Cida in order to develop synergies that can put skills at the center of the development of SMEs in our territory. We focus on continuous training and reskills for managers to give new impetus to our economic fabric. Through this protocol – concludes Mezzanotte – we now have a perimeter in which to develop useful content not only for our members but for all the realities of the territory. Managerialism brings added value and managers are the best ambassadors to facilitate the important innovation and digital transformation processes necessary in our companies to be competitive in the markets.”

“Thanks to this signature we have entered into a profitable relationship with the institutions: it allows us to collaborate, making full use of resources, without risking wasting them or overlapping”, he comments. Mario Mantovani, President of Manageritalia. Specifically, the protocol, which will last 36 months, has several objectives. Identify training and professional needs aimed, in particular, at spreading the managerial culture as required by the world of businesses and managers. Promote the inclusion, development of skills and training connected to active labor policies, in relation to the organizational and management needs of small and medium-sized enterprises as well as increasing the competitiveness of the production ecosystem and the regional territory through the attraction of high skills and professionalism. Finally, also the organization of conferences, meetings and opportunities for discussion with stakeholders to promote and transfer good change management practices.

Among the commitments undertaken by the parties, in particular by the Emilia Romagna Region, is that of encouraging investments, growth, sustainability, competitiveness and internationalization of the regional production system, with particular attention to SMEs as well as the commitment to implement specific measures aimed at managerial figures functional to increasing outplacement paths in order to improve the employability of the managerial class also through the tools provided for by the regional programming of the European funds ERDF and ESF+ 2021-2027.

After the signing of the memorandum of understanding, the morning continued in the name of ‘Artificial intelligence. Quo vadis?’, the intense program of meetings and round tables which focused on various reflections on the impacts of new technologies and AI on companies, on organizational formulas, on the new use of production factors and last but not least, on a new definition of offer of goods and services. A new awareness of the transformations underway, of the expected benefits, of the underlying threats, but above all of the necessary paths of change for managers, for the company, for society is useful.

To discuss in the various guest talks such as: Giovanni Emanuele Corazzafull professor Department of Electrical Energy and Information Engineering ‘Guglielmo Marconi’ – Marco Bentivoglicoordinator of Base Italia, Giovanni Emanuele Corazza, full professor Department of Electrical Energy and Information Engineering ‘Guglielmo Marconi’ – Gianluca Giovannettigeneral manager of Amadori – Michela Milanfull professor Department of Computer Science – Science and Engineering, director of the Alma Mater Research Institute Interdepartmental Center for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence – Enrico Clericidigital transformation officer of Montenegro – Pierpaolo Cristaudosenior director Head of Global Data Science – Crif.