On November 15, 2023, in Rome, during the Digital Italy Summit 2023, Luca Rubaga, Managing Director of Sirti Digital Solutions, presented in the opening Plenary Session titled "Businesses for Digital Italy." During the presentation, he outlined the role of innovation in the digitalization of the country and the process of digital transformation, starting with the network with an integrated vision. He highlighted technologies such as edge computing, IoT, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cybersecurity as supporting the digital transformation. During his presentation, Rubaga described some case studies developed in a co-creation logic with clients and startups. In particular, he mentioned an IoT project developed for Terna as an example of intelligently managed electrical infrastructure. He also emphasized the role of Sirti Digital Solutions as a system integrator in the design, implementation, and support for the new network automation infrastructure of the client's Data Centers.
Sirti Digital Solutions: Luca Rubaga joins the Strategic Committee of the National Observatory for the Protection of the Sea (ONTM).
14 November 2023
Sirti Digital Solutions: Luca Rubaga joins the Strategic Committee of the National Observatory for the Protection of the Sea (ONTM). Luca Rubaga, Managing Director of Sirti Digital Solutions, will provide valuable contributions to the technological activities of the Committee, ONTM's advisory board tasked with contributing to the Observatory's activities as a permanent forum that brings together individuals of recognized national and international value. Milan, November 15, 2023 – Luca Rubaga, Managing Director of Sirti Digital Solutions, has been appointed as a Full Member of the Strategic Committee of the National Observatory for the Protection of the Sea (ONTM). The ONTM aims to enhance marine resources as a strategic asset in the country's socio-economic architecture, striving to create a virtuous model for the dissemination and representation of environmental issues throughout the national, European, and international territories. Luca Rubaga, Managing Director of Sirti Digital Solutions, an innovation hub in the development of network infrastructure, digital services, and cybersecurity, will bring his extensive experience and recognized expertise in the tech sector to the ONTM Innovation Hub. This hub is focused on research in the field of digital innovation to develop new technological solutions and economic models useful in achieving a sustainable balance between the development needs of society and environmental protection, with particular reference to the marine ecosystem. "Alongside a wide range of sustainability activities, Sirti Digital Solutions is entering the blue economy with its 'doing' approach, providing concrete support to all Committee activities focused on innovation and technological research," commented Luca Rubaga, Managing Director of Sirti Digital Solutions. "Our path will be centered on open innovation, strong synergy with other strategic partners, and the sharing of best practices, with the aim of making a real contribution to the progress of research and the growth of collective knowledge for the protection of the environment and the marine ecosystem." "For our Observatory, it is a pleasure to count Luca Rubaga among our members, a manager who, with his competence, experience, and sensitivity, can contribute concretely and actively to the activities of ONTM and, in particular, our Strategic Committee. Within it, we have gathered personalities from the economic and institutional worlds, inviting them to contribute to a permanent working table for discussion and in-depth analysis of the Observatory's projects and activities," said Roberto Minerdo, President of ONTM. He continued, "With Luca and Sirti Digital Solutions S.p.A., a Corporate Partner of the Observatory, we are confident that we have welcomed an entity that can provide a decisive contribution to some of the issues that make us actively involved today: from green ports to port energy communities, passing through the fundamental theme of the digitization of the entire maritime sector, a cluster that our Observatory aims to enhance, synthesizing the needs of environmental protection with the demands coming from the economic, institutional, and social spheres." Sirti Digital Solutions is the new company of the Sirti Group that enables digital transformation through networking services, software and system integration, cybersecurity, IoT, Cloud, and Technological Plants. It is an innovation hub with 1700 certifications issued by the most important global technology players. The company has a Digital Lab dedicated to the development and realization, in co-creation logic with vendors, clients, and startups, of new digital solutions. ONTM – National Observatory for the Protection of the Sea is a non-profit organization with the goal of enhancing the sea as a strategic asset in the socio-economic architecture of the country. It aims to create a virtuous model for the dissemination and representation of environmental issues throughout the national, European, and international territories, which also seeks the highest level of attention from the public, institutions, and stakeholders in general.
Sirti Group joins the United Nations Global Compact.
13 November 2023
Milan, November 14, 2023. We are proud to join the United Nations Global Compact as part of our commitment to being a responsible company. This commitment involves operating responsibly, in accordance with universal sustainability principles, taking actions to support society, and annually reporting our ongoing efforts to the United Nations Global Compact. To this end, the UN Global Compact requires companies and organizations that join to share, support, and implement a set of fundamental principles within their sphere of influence. These principles encompass human rights, labor standards, environmental protection, and the fight against corruption. Sirti Group has integrated Ten Principles (https://lnkd.in/dViKrnuz) into its strategy and policies to actively contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals outlined in the Agenda 2030. A new challenge for Sirti Group!
Sirti Digital Solutions sponsor of the exercise "Lira - Cyber Fox 2023"
26 October 2023
"Sirti Digital Solutions, the ICT company of the Sirti Group, alongside the Italian Army and the Ministry of Defense in the implementation and management of digital and cybersecurity systems for the Italian Defense." Milan, October 26, 2023 - Sirti Digital Solutions, the ICT company within the Sirti Group, an innovation hub in the field of network infrastructure development, digital services, and cybersecurity, participated as a sponsor and acted as a System Integrator in the "Lira - Cyber Fox 2023" Exercise, which took place in recent days at the Perotti Barracks in Rome. The exercise, led by the Communications Command and conducted across the national territory from Caldaro (Bolzano) to Palermo, served as a training and readiness assessment opportunity for the personnel of the Command units in the planning, implementation, and management of the C5 system (networks, data centers, Cyber Defense, radio, and tactical links) in support of the maneuvers of a large combat unit. The training activity also aimed to test and strengthen the capabilities of the Army's Cyber Security Unit in detecting and managing cyber threats, allowing the assessment of the robustness and resilience of the network system in place. With a strong presence in the field of digital transformation and innovative skills developed in its Digital Lab, Sirti Digital Solutions has been supporting the Defense sector for several years with operations aimed at improving institutional technological infrastructure, thanks to its extensive experience in digital system integration. "It is with great pride that we continue to stand by the Army and the Ministry of Defense, having the opportunity to contribute to projects related to such a critical aspect for our country, such as cybersecurity," says Luca Rubaga, Managing Director of Sirti Digital Solutions. "Projects like the technological upgrade of the Data Center at the General Secretariat of Defense and the executive design and implementation of security systems within the military airport of Ghedi, home to the 6th Wing of the Italian Air Force, allow us to strengthen our position as a reference point in the country's digital transformation journey." Sirti Digital Solutions S.p.A. is the new company within the Sirti Group that enables digital transformation through networking services, software, and system integration, cybersecurity, IoT, Cloud, and technological plants. The company holds 1,700 certifications from the world's leading technology players. It boasts a Digital Lab dedicated to the development and implementation, in a co-creation approach with vendors, clients, and startups, of new digital solutions.
Sirti Telco Infrastructures at #DronesBeyond23
25 October 2023
Sirti Telco Infrastructures, part of Sirti Group, participated in #DronesBeyond23 held at the Fiera del Levante in Bari. During the event, our project "4G-5G BTS Mobile Stations - UAS" was presented. This project involves the use of drones for the detection and subsequent post-production of images of base stations. The aim is to carry out activities related to evolutionary and/or predictive maintenance, design upgrades for equipment and site infrastructure, asset analysis, and e-learning using augmented reality.
"Sirti Digital Solutions at SMAU 2023: cleaner air in the railway maintanance facility thanks to biotechnology at the Trenord facility in Milan Fiorenza, the largest in Europe, an innovative solution has been adopted to make the air as pure as in a forest - the project receives the SMAU innovation award"
19 October 2023
A project that integrates digital and sustainability, developed by the Sirti Digital Solutions team in co-creation with Trenord, leverages an innovative biotechnology-based air purification solution capable of capturing impurities through a completely natural process. The installation at the Trenord Fiorenza maintenance facility, the largest in Europe, will improve air quality in offices and common areas, such as the cafeteria and changing rooms, to enhance the well-being of workers, all within the framework of sustainable development and open innovation. Milan, October 19, 2023 - Sirti Digital Solutions, an innovation hub in the field of network infrastructure development, digital services, and cybersecurity, has embarked on an innovative project with Trenord, a Lombard railway company and one of the most important local public transportation companies in Europe. This project integrates digital and sustainability to improve air quality for the benefit of employees in offices and other non-industrial buildings. "A project that integrates digital and sustainability, developed by the Sirti Digital Solutions team in co-creation with Trenord, leverages an innovative biotechnology-based air purification solution capable of capturing impurities through a completely natural process. The installation at the Trenord Fiorenza maintenance facility, the largest in Europe, will improve air quality in offices and common areas, such as the cafeteria and changing rooms, to enhance the well-being of workers, all within the framework of sustainable development and open innovation. At the Trenord Fiorenza maintenance facility, covering an area of 450,000 square meters, of which approximately 10,000 square meters are dedicated to non-industrial buildings, an experimental air purification solution called Pure Air Zones has been installed to improve air quality in the working environments. The trial focuses on areas with higher population density, including offices, cafeteria, training rooms, infirmary, and changing rooms. In these spaces, a total of 13 bioreactors based on AIRcel, an innovative and unique biotechnology developed by the start-up U-Earth Biotechnologies, have been installed. AIRcel purifies the air through a completely natural biotechnological process of electrostatic attraction and bio-oxidation, which transforms the absorbed impurities into water, carbon dioxide, and a non-toxic base. It operates with a specific blend of certified biotechnological additives, which must be integrated into the purifier on a monthly basis. The device, with negligible energy consumption, purifies the air from bacteria and fine dust particles. In the areas where the Pure Air Zones devices are installed, they are connected to monitoring stations that measure key air quality parameters in real-time, such as CO2, temperature, humidity, VOC, and PM2.5 (fine dust particles). The data collected by individual sensors are gathered on a management and monitoring platform developed by Sirti Digital Solutions in the form of a digital dashboard. Specifically, the platform will be responsible for the digital representation of the status and performance of the devices deployed in the field (in IoT terminology, a digital twin), not only collecting air quality measurements and visually representing them through dedicated dashboards but also managing maintenance activities. Sirti Digital Solutions will also support the railway company in the maintenance and assistance activities envisaged in the project. With its capacity, the small AIRcel bioreactor purifies the air as much as 276 trees would. The Pure Air Zone project is part of the broader Sustainability journey that Sirti and Trenord have undertaken for years, particularly addressing two of the Sustainable Development Goals defined by the United Nations (SDGs), namely those related to Health and Well-being (3) and Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure (9). "We are particularly pleased to be a partner of Trenord and to collaborate with the start-up U-Earth Biotechnologies in this innovative project, awarded by SMAU 2023, aimed at improving working conditions and creating well-being for the people at the Trenord Fiorenza Maintenance facility," said Carmine Scalzi, Sales Director of Sirti Digital Solutions Spa. "Investing in and developing technologies like this, which significantly enhance the well-being of people in their workplace and, at the same time, contribute to digital innovation without impacting the environment, allows us to concretely contribute to the path of sustainable development in our region. The project is a virtuous example of how through the collaboration between innovative companies and start-ups, innovation can become an enabling factor for the digital transformation of entire industrial value chains. The project received the SMAU Innovation Award, a recognition of the strong innovation propensity of Italian companies. An award presented to companies and public administrations that have introduced innovative solutions, obtaining significant benefits for their business through collaboration with startups and innovative companies, following a logic of Co-Innovation and/or Open Innovation." Please note that some technical terms related to the project have been left in their original Italian form to maintain clarity and accuracy.
"The Sirti Group ranks 6th in the Internet IT Telecommunications category among the best workplaces in Italy."
2 October 2023
"The 'Italy's Best Employer 2024' ranking has been published, which awards the best employers in Italy. Sirti S.p.A. Group has ranked 6th in the Internet and Telecommunications category and 41st overall. This is an important result that solidifies the Group's presence, for the fourth consecutive year, among the best workplaces in Italy. This was revealed by the survey conducted by the digital platform Statista in collaboration with Corriere della Sera, which identifies the companies where it is best to work in Italy based on evaluations provided by over 20,000 surveyed employees and over 250,000 independent judgments. The survey examined a total of 450 companies, divided into 20 categories based on the sector of activity (the complete list is available on the website: www.statista.com). We are proud that the survey has recognized the value of the programs designed to strengthen the alignment with our values, sharing this commitment with all the people who embark on a career path in our companies."
Sirti Digital Solutions: IoT, Public Safety, and Smart Cities
13 September 2023
Luca Rubaga, Managing Director of Sirti Digital Solutions, tells us about the upcoming trends in the IoT field: they will focus on public safety, highway networks, and smart cities. At the heart of the very current debate on digital transition, there is no event where the Internet of Things (IoT) is not discussed. The concept of the Internet of Things has been in the public debate since the beginning of the century to describe a system where common digital devices and cloud computing platforms, connected via the Internet, could communicate with each other, exchanging data. These data are primarily used for statistical purposes to monitor and optimize activities and processes typical of daily life and business productivity. Key elements of this process are the platforms, mainly cloud-based, which are the technological frameworks that acquire, store, and process data from IoT devices typically located at the edge. Indeed, edge computing allows for data processing and analysis near the sources of data generation, improving the overall efficiency of the system and significantly reducing the need, compared to traditional models, to process data in a remote data center. The use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in the above-described technological chain allows for more precise analysis along with better predictive capabilities, resulting in better real-time awareness. This is particularly important for applications like predictive maintenance. Internet of Things In a world where data has become the new oil powering businesses, IoT is one of the paradigms that becomes a driving force behind digital and industrial transition. In this sense, considering the myriad of specialized markets, the areas of application for the Internet of Things are limitless, as are the potential changes that such a solution can bring about. An important trend in IoT development is already evident in the field of public safety, mobility, and transportation. Here, the Internet of Things becomes crucial, especially in the context of road infrastructure, to monitor the structural behavior of civil infrastructure over time. The monitoring system has the significant advantage of signaling potential anomalies in real-time and communicating them promptly for necessary evaluations. The change in the approach to managing these critical civil works for the country, including bridges and viaducts, lies in the ability to update the risk assessment associated with the work in a timely manner to effectively plan maintenance interventions and define new strategies to extend the useful life of the structure. Digital Transformation It is in this scenario that Sirti Digital Solutions, a company of the Sirti Group that enables digital transformation, has developed solutions through a dedicated team of experts who design, develop, and implement advanced IoT architectures to offer to highway concessionaires. Specifically, we have already prepared solutions for both static and dynamic monitoring of the structural behavior of bridges, viaducts, and tunnels located along highway segments. From highway infrastructure to city infrastructure, the Internet of Things plays a leading role in the game of smart cities, from mobility to security, and contributes to transforming our cities into a smarter perspective. Cities can use IoT to plan and optimize resource utilization and improve the operational efficiency of the "city system." Through dynamic knowledge of mobility flows within the city, it is possible to plan and implement public transportation interventions that better meet mobility demand. Similarly, it is possible to monitor energy consumption in buildings and optimize it, reducing costs and environmental impact, as well as monitor air and water quality, helping cities identify and address pollution issues. Considering that in the near future, the majority of the world's population will reside in cities, it is natural that infrastructure and city administration processes will come under even more pressure. Our commitment is focused on the development of IoT services in urban areas to contribute to the automation of critical data collection for urban management, such as traffic, parking availability, waste collection, and the management of water and energy networks. This is aimed at achieving more efficient operations in these services and, consequently, improving aspects related to the quality of life for citizens and ensuring greater sustainability. Public Safety and Smart Cities Another important trend in IoT application in terms of public utility and safety is definitely related to the energy transport of utilities. There are dedicated projects aimed at improving connectivity between the various data centers of large companies involved in the distribution of electrical energy. In this context, we have just developed and delivered a solution for the automation of Terna's Data Center telecommunication network through Software Defined Networking (SDN) technologies. The aim, in this case, is to increase communication between data collection and analysis centers of Terna to optimize internal workload management and the telecontrol and teleoperation processes of the electrical network. In terms of monitoring, digital devices applied to strategic electrical infrastructure are essential to verify the real-time and remote state of conservation of structures that are often located in hard-to-reach areas and subject to extreme environmental conditions. Furthermore, intelligent control systems, equipped with sensors, edge computing modules, and data transmission to a central cloud-based platform, allow for verification and measurement of voltage loads on electrical transmission lines to detect any anomalous behaviors in real-time. Sirti Digital Solutions Spa is the Sirti Group company specialized in system integration and digital transformation. Thanks to our extensive portfolio of solutions and specialized technological expertise and operational capabilities, we enable the public and private sectors to embrace digitalization. With a team of 450 professionals and over 1,700 personal technological certifications, we generate revenues of approximately 226 million euros (in 2022) in the digital solutions sector alone. The company designs, implements, and maintains innovative solutions in IoT, cybersecurity, networking, cloud, data center, and technological facilities and provides support through a consolidated structure of Managed Services operating in 24/7 mode. A vast network of partnerships with the most influential global technology players such as Cisco, Nokia, Juniper, HpeAruba, Fortinet, and the systematic adoption of the open innovation paradigm complete a value proposition that makes Sirti Digital Solutions one of the most qualified reference partners in the Italian market for the development of digital transformation in the country.
Sirti Digital Solutions and Cisco for the automation of Terna's data centers with the new Software Defined Networking (SDN).
30 August 2023
The new infrastructure of Terna's Data Centers will be designed and implemented in collaboration between CISCO and Sirti Digital Solutions: a "software-defined" model that enhances resilience, agility, and sustainability. Milan, August 30, 2023 – Sirti Digital Solutions, an ICT company within the Sirti Group – an innovation hub in the field of network infrastructure development, digital services, and cybersecurity – and CISCO – a global leader in networking solutions – will collaborate on a digital transformation project aimed at developing a software-based solution for automating Terna's Data Center telecommunications network, using Software Defined Networking (SDN) technologies. For Terna, the company responsible for the national transmission network, this initiative is part of the strategic Data Center operations for telecontrol and teleconduction processes. The project involves the introduction of an architecture that will orchestrate the delivery of connectivity services to the data centers based on pre-defined policies, with automated workload management and observability features to ensure the necessary performance for business processes. The network becomes programmable and serves applications through machine learning and artificial intelligence logic, and is intrinsically secure as it is designed from the ground up with security in mind (Security by Design). Sirti Digital Solutions, leveraging its distinctive position in the digital transformation field and innovative capabilities from its Digital Lab, will act as a system integrator in the design, implementation, and support of the new Terna Data Center network automation infrastructure. "We are particularly proud to collaborate with CISCO on an innovative project to evolve digital infrastructure for Terna," said Luca Rubaga, Managing Director of Sirti Digital Solutions S.p.A. "Thanks to our ongoing investments in Software Defined Networking technologies, Sirti Digital Solutions continues to be chosen by companies for strategic projects, further confirming our position as a key player in the country's digital transformation journey." CISCO will contribute to the detailed network design with Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) technology, helping accelerate digital transformation and energy transition processes. "To ensure a truly sustainable future," commented Gianmatteo Manghi, CEO of Cisco Italy, "it is essential to accelerate the digital transformation process in the energy sector. Building highly automated networks is essential to make our country's critical infrastructure not only safer and more efficient but also capable of accommodating increasingly clean and renewable energy." [Reproduction Reserved]
Sirti: the Group's growth path continues in the first half of 2023.
28 July 2023
Revenue +18%, reaching 410 million euros EBITDA +34% at 27.1 million euros Backlog of orders and assigned contracts exceeding 2.25 billion euros. Milan, July 28, 2023 - Sirti, Group an innovative player in the field of network infrastructure development and digital services and cybersecurity, closed the first half of 2023 with continued growth, building on its excellent performance in 2022.In the first half of 2023, Sirti reported revenues of 410 million euros, representing an increase of 18% compared to 348 million euros in the same period in 2022 (a growth of 62 million euros). Furthermore, the company achieved a significant increase in EBITDA, rising by 34% compared to the previous year's first semester, reaching 27.1 million euros, up from 20.2 million euros in 2022.Sirti's backlog of assigned contracts and orders continues to expand significantly, reaching approximately 2.25 billion euros as of June 30, 2023 (compared to 1.4 billion euros in December 2022). This growth is due to the acquisition of important contracts in the Telco-PNRR sector and, in the Sirti Digital Solutions division, in the areas of Edge Computing, Cybersecurity, and IoT.Both major companies within the Group performed equally well in the first half of 2023. Sirti Telco Infrastructures reported revenues of 285 million euros, an increase of 15% compared to the first half of 2022, with an EBITDA of 15.7 million euros (up 23% compared to the same period in the previous year). On the other hand, Sirti Digital Solutions closed the first half of 2023 with revenues of 124.5 million euros, a growth of 24% compared to the previous year, and an EBITDA of 11.4 million euros, representing a 55% increase compared to the first six months of 2022.These results reinforce the development path undertaken by the Sirti Group in recent years, characterized by a strong focus on distinctive competencies and technological innovation. This competitive evolution is positioning the Sirti Group at the forefront of the digital transformation of networks and the entire country.About Sirti S.p.A.: Sirti is an innovative player in the field of network infrastructure development and digital services and cybersecurity. Founded in 1921, the company operates in the telecommunications and digital transformation sectors through its two subsidiaries, Sirti TelcoInfrastructures and Sirti Digital Solutions. The Group employs approximately 3,500 people ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.