IBM is the Main Partner of State of the Net 2018 (Trieste, June 14-15)

Today we are proud to announce that IBM will be the main partner of the 2018 edition of State of the Net, the international conference which tries to capture the state of art of the internet. State of the Net 2018 will take place in Trieste (Italy), on June 14th and 15th, and this year will mark the conference’s 10th anniversary.

State of the Net has always been investigating the impacts of the Internet on our society, and “Consequences” is the main theme of the 2018 edition: what are the consequences of our development choices, of knowledge distribution, the launch of a global social network?

On June 14th, State of the Net will paint a picture of today’s interactions between the digital world and public administration in Italy. It will do it thanks to the leading industry stakeholders, focusing on cloud services, artificial intelligence and augmented intelligence, blockchain, new expertise and jobs. The following day, June 15th, the conference will shift its focus on the digital-era challenges: what are the consequences for our society of a social networking platform that reaches 2 billion people? How will we sustain growth within a digitalized world? How should we handle an infrastructure that becomes every day more articulated and expensive?

«On the national scale, we want to continue the fundamental dialogue about digital innovation in the public administration and facilitate a debate about the future of procurement innovation and public-private collaboration in the context of the digital transformation of Italy», said Simone Puksic, chairman of the board of Insiel, who co-organised the event.

«We are happy to announce the partnership with IBM. It confirms State of the Net’s commitment to researching quality subjects for a conference that puts on the spotlight an in-depth comprehension of contemporary issues and the dissemination of a digital culture», said State of the Net’s founders Beniamino Pagliaro, Paolo Valdemarin and Sergio Maistrello.

State of the Net 2018 is a free conference, but registration is required. The conference is organised by Associazione culturale State of the Net, and co-organised by Regione Autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia and Insiel.