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Italian high-level participation to QITCOM 2019

Italy will attend QITCOM 2019 with a large and high-level government and business delegation headed by H.E. Angelo Tofalo, Italian Undersecretary of State for Defence. Members of the Italian official delegation include the Special Advisor to the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs for security issues, Mr. Carmine America, and the Director of the Italian Cybersecurity Management Board of the Prime Minister’s Office, Prof. Roberto Baldoni.

“We are very proud of this large and qualified Italian institutional and business participation in QITCOM 2019. Italian major companies and start-ups will attend the exhibition, showcasing a full range of Italian cutting-edge technology in smart cities and advanced solutions for cybersecurity and cyberdefense” said Ambassador Salzano.

Italian Pavilion at QITCOM 2016
In terms of business participation and with its 90sqm of surface, the Italian Pavilion at Qitcom 2019 is one of the largest in the international area with 14 exhibitors. The Director of the Italian Trade Commission in Doha, Mr. Giosafat Rigano’ commented “The Pavilion hosts 2 incubators and 12 start-ups, with key competencies spanning from smart building solutions to encryption systems, from water saving and smart agriculture technologies to data protection”. Almost half of the Italian regions are represented at the event with start-ups and incubators from Trentino, Veneto, Campania, Lombardy, Puglia, Emilia Romagna, Sardinia, Marche, Lazio and Tuscany”

Italian workshop “Italian Cyber-Protection of the Defense Sector and of Critical Infrastructures”(October 30th at 2:30 pm, QNCC, room M218-219).
On the occasion of QITCOM Italy will also host a seminar titled “Italian Cyber-Protection of the Defense Sector and of Critical Infrastructures”, which will be open by H.E. the Italian Undersecretary for Defense on October 30th at 2:30 pm (QNCC, room M218-219). During the event Italian major companies – leaders in the field of protection of critical infrastructures, mass transportation, telecommunications and financial transactions, as well as cyber defence – will discuss cybersecurity scenarios and present technology solutions.
Companies include: Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane Group, the industrial holding managing the Italian railway and mobility sector; Terna, one of the main European electricity transmission grid operators and manager of the high voltage Italian transmission grid; Intesa Sanpaolo, one of the top banking groups in the Euro-zone; STMicroelectronics, a world leader in providing the semiconductor solutions; Leonardo, a global high-tech company and one of the top ten players in the world in Aerospace, Defense and Security; Fincantieri, the leading Western shipbuilder; ELETTRONICA Group specialized in “electronic defence” capabilities; Telsy, security partner for ICT solutions and services.

On the occasion of the workshop, Italy will present in Qatar the first national guide “Cybersecurity in Italy: new opportunities for business”. The publication provides an overview of the Italian cybersecurity architecture as well as new cybersecurity strategy/governance and cyber-related economic trends. It has been jointly realized by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the Italian Presidency of the Council of Ministers, the Italian trade Agency, CINI Cybersecurity National Lab and CONFINDUSTRIA, the main association representing manufacturing and service companies in Italy.

Lecture of Prof. Roberto Baldoni, HBKU (October 31, 11:00 AM)
On October 31, Prof. Roberto Baldoni, Deputy Director General of the Department of Information for Security (DIS) with responsibility for national cybersecurity, will hold the lecture “Adapting to the threat within digital devolution: the Italian posture and the role of the scientific community to create a more resilient cyberspace” at 11:00 AM at the Hamad bin Khalifa University.

Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane Group is an industrial holding managing the Italian railway and mobility sector. The parent company Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane S.p.A, owned by the Italian Ministry of Economics and Finance, and its subsidiaries are focused on different operating sectors: transport – passenger and cargo by rail, road or sea (Trenitalia, Mercitalia, Busitalia, etc.); Infrastructure – developing, operating and maintaining rail and road infrastructures (RFI, ANAS, Italferr, Italcertifer, etc.); other services, such as security, ICT.

Terna is one of the main European electricity transmission grid operators. It manages the high voltage Italian transmission grid, one of the most modern and technologically advanced in Europe. It plays a central role in transforming the electricity market towards the use of eco-compatible sources, guaranteeing a secure and efficient supply to households and businesses.

One of the top banking groups in the Euro-zone, Intesa Sanpaolo has a market capitalization of €38.1 billion and is leader in Italy in all banking business areas, servicing 11.9 million customers through a network of over 4.200 branches. The Group has a strategic international presence, with approximately 1.100 branches and 7.5 million customers. Group cybersecurity, IT security and business continuity policies and guidelines are designed, constantly updated and effectively implemented to be at the forefront of the industry.

STMicroelectronics is a world leader in providing the semiconductor solutions that make a positive contribution to people’s lives, today and into the future. Among the world’s largest semiconductor companies, a leading Integrated Device Manufacturer delivering solutions that are key to Smart Driving, Smart Industry, Smart Home & City and Smart Things. A leading technology innovator: 7.400 people working in R&D and product design, 18.000 patents, 9.600 patent families and 550 new patent filings in 2018, as well as an unwavering commitment to sustainability.

Leonardo is a global high-tech company and one of the top ten players in the world in Aerospace, Defense and Security, with revenues of € 12.2 billion, whose 85% is from international markets. Leonardo delivers products and integrated solutions based on cutting-edge technologies with dual-use applications, to strengthen global security; protect people, territories, infrastructures and information networks; contribute to the sustainable management of the environment, urban spaces and climate.

With over 230 years of history and more than 7,000 vessels built, Fincantieri is the leading Western shipbuilder. The Group has 20 shipyards in 4 continents and more than 19,000 employees; its clients include the world’s biggest cruise operators and the Italian, the US and Qatar Navy, as well as numerous foreign navies. Fincantieri is also a partner of some of the main European defence companies within supranational programs.

ELETTRONICA Group is a group of Italian high technology industries specialized in “electronic defence” capabilities. The leader of ELETTRONICA Group is ELETTRONICA S.p.A..CY4GATE is an Italian joint venture based in Rome – Italy controlled by ELETTRONICA S.p.A. and participated by Expert System S.p.A. CY4GATE’s mission is to design, develop and produce technologies and products, systems and services that are able to meet the latest requirements of “cyber defence and electronic intelligence” expressed by the Governments, Critical Infrastructures and Corporates.

Since 1971 Telsy is a solid security partner for ICT solutions and services, providing effective systems for government customers and commercial organizations that require the protection of critical business systems. Recently the company has opened its doors to the civil sector. Telsy is a company of the Tim SpA group and has been invested with Golden Power by the Italian Government. Academic collaborations with the Turin Polytechnic and the University of Trento have led to the creation of a scientific center on the study of algorithms and cryptography, contributing to the development of new schemes and solutions on an international scale.