Marco Nocivelli, Chairman and CEO of the Epta Group, was one of the speakers at the Open to Innovation! Conference, that was organised by Federazione Anima in the exclusive setting of Milan’s "Leonardo da Vinci" National Museum of Science and Technology. The common theme of the event was the present and future developments of Italian technology from a 4.0 perspective.

The event was attended by key political and institutional representatives, including the Minister of Economic Development Carlo Calenda, the Chairman of Confindustria Vincenzo Boccia and the chairman of Anima Alberto Caprari, who were involved in debates with entrepreneurs on the meaning of “new competitiveness” and real instruments to help companies grow. The session also benefited from the experience of specialists and entrepreneurs who offered their own evidence during an engaging and insightful round table and illustrated “their” vision for Industry 4.0, the strategies they have implemented and the guidelines for the coming years to transform plants into smart factories and contribute even more tangibly to Italy’s cultural and economic evolution.

Marco Nocivelli – Chairman and CEO of the Epta Group stated:We started this Revolution back at the start of the new millennium. The process that took us from the installation of the first industrial robot to the automated production lines we have today in all our plants has been long and complex, but time has proven us right and nowadays it is evident that innovation really is the future for a manufacturing industry that wants to win the challenge of international competitiveness.” And he concluded “As entrepreneurs we have to allow ourselves to be driven by curiosity and we must look for new ways and new solutions to continue to improve. Adopting Industry 4.0 does not simply mean buying new machinery, as it must involve changing the way we manage procedures and factories and changing the way we see things.”