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We are experiencing a transformation of atoms into bits Atoms are not disappearing at all but a huge amount of bits is flanking them and more and more insights and actions depends on them. Bits can provide a mirror image of systems, like cars, water ducts, and… people This mirror image can be used to generate information on what is going on, what needs are experienced and can be the starting point to satisfy them.
The connections between atoms and bits is becoming ever easier: smartphones can provide, as an example, accurate representations of ourselves in specific domains
This talk will address both the technology underpinning in the creation of digital twins and the economic incentives to have and use them. How will a city get smarter and how can we enjoy such a city will be the closing topic of the talk bringing examples and laying ideas to discuss
BIO: Roberto Saracco fell in love with technology and its implications long time ago. His background is in math and computer science Until April 2017 he led the EIT Digital Italian Node; currently he is the Head of the Industrial Doctoral School of the EIT Digital Academy. Previously, up to December 2011 he was the Director of the TIM Future Centre in Venice, looking at the interplay of technology evolution, economics and society At the turn of the century he led a World Bank-Infodev project to stimulate entrepreneurship in Latin America He is a senior member of IEEE where he leads the Industry Advisory Board within the Future Directions Committee and co-chairs the Symbiotic Autonomous Systems Initiative. He teaches a Master course on Technology Forecasting and Market impact at Università degli Studi di Trento
He has published over 100 papers in journals and magazines and 14 books. He writes a daily blog, with commentary on innovation in various technology and market areas. He was also one of our first speakers