Aon plc (NYSE:AON) is a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions. Our 50,000 colleagues in 120 countries empower results for clients by using proprietary data and analytics to deliver insights that reduce volatility and improve performance.
In Italy, Aon has offices in over 20 cities and with over 1.300 colleagues offers services to companies operating in different markets. Aon supports industrial and financial groups, SMEs and Public Authorities developing taylor made solutions for an appropriate risk management, offering plans for social security and solutions for talent management and managing healthcare plans.
In 2016, Aon Italy had a total revenue of €208millions and insurance premiums for almost €3billions.

WELCOME ON BOARD: Ansaldo Energia

In the framework of its involvement in digitisation projects linked to the Industry 4.0 Plan, this year Ansaldo Energia is Silver Sponsor of Genoa Smart Week.

For Ansaldo Energia, the digital transformation isn’t exactly a revolution, but an accelerated evolution of the process of investing in digital technology, which began ten or so years ago to support the improvement of product development capabilities and the competitiveness of corporate processes.
Regarded as one of the company’s strategic drivers, the Digital Transformation is closely integrated in the development plans drawn up by Ansaldo Energia, which has been selected by the Italian Economic Development Ministry (MISE) as a leading edge player in the development of innovative applications in manufacturing.
In Ansaldo Energia, new technologies and applications platforms to support corporate technical and management processes have been introduced in parallel with the cross-industry development of digital competences, by planning and implementing Change Management activities designed to create the best possible conditions in terms of processes, organisation and competences.
In 2016, for the very purpose of encouraging the dialogue between business and innovation, the role of Chief Digital Officer was introduced, with the task of promoting the process of digital transformation in Ansaldo Energia.
Associated with this is the strategic decision to involve all the group’s business units and main operating structures (R&D and manufacturing in particular) both in the process of defining the goals of Digital Transformation, as well as in implementation work, making them feel part of the entire process in this way.
In addition, Ansaldo Energia has favoured an incremental approach, in which it identifies a series of pilot cases, for subsequent extension to the entire value chain, and always with the involvement of the managers of the business lines and processes involved

GREEN SOLUTIONS for urban regeneration


Duferco Energia SpA is a company of the Duferco Group which operates in the Italian energy market abiding by the set of values ​​that have always characterized the activity of the entire Duferco Group at an international level. Innovation, efficiency and sustainability are the guiding principles behind the Group’s success in all markets in which it operates and which guide Duferco Energia’s business.


Support and co-responsibility: these are the key words for the collaboration between Municipia and Local Governments. We at Municipia well know that every municipal administration has goals and responsibilities which are crucial for the well-being, security and coexistence of the communities living and working on the territory, and we are aware of the importance of sharing the results, but also the risks that innovations and changes involve, with the Local Authority. This is the reason why we work according to the innovative formulas provided by the Procurement Code, such as project financing, public-private partnerships and service assignment, participating in the management risks by contributing with economic, professional and technological resources.
Thanks to our belonging to Gruppo Engineering, a leader in Italy for Digital Transformation, we provide outsourcing process services in the critical and strategic fields of activity for Local Authorities and their subsidiaries. Thanks to our great technological wealth and process expertise, we are able to re-engineer the activities of the Municipality according to the principle of digital first, placing digital technologies at the heart of the relationship between the Public Administration and citizens or businesses.
Municipia considers being a partner of the Municipality to mean facing difficulties by providing practical solutions: starting from ideas to implement a change or an improvement, up to finding the necessary economic and professional resources. We therefore take charge of local authorities’ activities, redesigning, building and managing the services efficiently in order to meet their strategic objectives.
Municipia: the partner for building a Smart City, the operational arm of many Municipalities for implementing crucial activities for territorial governance, in a flexible and modern manner.


Smart City Control Room, Industry 4.0 and the Future of E- Mobility, these are some of the topics that will be discussed by ABB experts during the 2017 Genova Smart Week edition. This year ABB will participate to almost all the thematic sessions of the event and it will be the official promoter of the Electrical Mobility session, where the European Unit-e project will be presented. The opening of Genoa Smart Week will also be the occasion to award graduates for thesis on smart grids and smart cities and digitization through the Internet of Things in the power generation industry, set up in memory of GB Ferrari, an historic member of ABB, visionary leader and prominent representative of local civil society and industrial scenary.

ABB is a leading provider of integrated power and automation solutions with unparalleled experience in partnering with the energy and water industries, bringing them improved operations and sustainable progress. We deliver integrated and secure digital systems, services and solutions to automate and optimize the performance of conventional and renewable power plants and water facilities.

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader that works closely with utility, industry, transport and infrastructure customers in roughly 100 countries with 136.000 employees. With more than four decades at the forefront of digital technologies, we are a leader in digitally connected and enabled industrial equipment and systems with an installed base of more than 70,000 control systems connecting 70 million devices.

BUSINESS MODELS & SOLUTIONS for the development of the Smart City

BUSINESS MODELS & SOLUTIONS for the development of the Smart City
New models of Economic

Monday  November 20 – 2.00 p.m. –  6.00 pm.
Salone di RappresentanzaPalazzo Tursi


Monday the 20th, following up the opening conference, Genova Smart Week 3rd edition will straight focus on the first thematic session – BUSINESS MODELS & SOLUTIONS for the development of the Smart City deepening the new economical models and tools for a sustainable urban development. Technology alone is not enough to turn a city into a smart city. The combination of shared regulatory frameworks, a funding system and incentives, new technologies and innovative devices plus a leading local municipality keen on networking and on project managing is the key to reach a smart urban model.

This session will approach several main topics like:

  • Business models adopted in Italian and European cities
  • Models and solutions of public and private partnership
  • Project financing and incentives for the development of smart cities
  • ESCO’s role
  • Access to credit and financing instruments  for smart city projects
  • Civic Crowfunding
  • Business strategies for tomorrow’s cities
  • Investment opportunities in the City of Genoa

Welcome greetings and opening works will be held by Giancarlo Vinacci, Councilor for the Economic Development, Municipality of Genoa

Already confirmed speakers: 

Edoardo Rixi, Councilor of Economic development, Liguria Region
Frank Van Steenwinkel, Connecting European Cities, FIDECITY Ecosystems and Cities
Edoardo Croci, Green Economy Observatory Coordinator IEFE at Bocconi University in Milan and Scientific Director of Smart City & MobilityLab
Clara Callegaris, Head of the Smart City Unit, Municipality of Milan
Giuseppe Sorgente, Expert Architect in bio-building and EnerSHIFT Project Coordinator, Regione Liguria – Complex Urban Development Sector
Roberto Gatti, Chief Executive Officer, Orefici Finance
Ruggero RecchioniHead of Industry Innovation, Banca Intesa Sanpaolo

Other planned speeches: EUROCITIES, Green Building Council Italia, Municipia, ABB, Ansaldo STS, Investitionsbank Sachsen-Anhalt.


Iren. Innovation is crucial to improve and make business and work processes more efficient, to ensure environmental and economic sustainability and  to facilitate the growth of the territories in which Iren Group operates.
Innovation processes are managed through a model of open innovation, through the involvement in the idea or product development of all stakeholders (both internal and external) so that this idea is actually the best, since it has been analyzed and developed with a multidisciplinary approach, gaining the knowledge and skills of an ecosystem of companies, universities, research centers, innovation poles and start-ups.
In July 2017, in cooperation with Intesa Sanpaolo, Iren launched the first edition of the Iren Start-up Award, a competition for young European companies that have developed innovative solutions in the fields of energy, environment and water cycle.
Iren is very active in co-funded research projects at European, national and regional levels: these projects allow to test innovative solutions with the contribution and the comparison of international realities

A distributed intelligence on the Net at customer’s service.

WELCOME ON BOARD: E-Distribuzione

E-Distribution will attend Genoa Smart Week. It will be an opportunity to present Open Meter, the new meter inspired by the concept of open, accessible and technologically advanced energy. The installation of new E-Distribution meters will allow Italian customers, without any rate increase, to improve their awareness of their consumption, to access new services and in the future to actively participate in the new energy market. E-Distribution S.p.A. is the utility company for the distribution of electricity. The first and most important step towards intelligent networks has been the introduction of the first Electronic meter  since 2001, before the provisions of Directive 2009/72 / EC (Common Market Rules for the Internal Electricity Market) E-Distribution, formerly Enel Distribuzione, opened the way for the massive replacement of all the electromechanical meters, with electronic counters that can be read and managed remotely, becoming the world leader in smart metering systems. Today, after 16 years, E-Distribution has begun replacing meters with second-generation meters (CE 2G) in more than 7,500 municipalities, involving 32 million customers. Genoa Smart Week will also be the right  opportunity  to present also the SFS Project, the new MT Distribution System based on Always-On communication between the Secondary and Primary Cabins. It’s an example of “internet of things” on the systems that exploits information coming from the field that makes our networks “self healing”, capable of acting indipendently in order to limit disruption in case of failure.
A distributed intelligence on the Net at customer’s service.

Focus on European meetings and workshop

The upcoming Genova Smart Week agenda will involve many European partners and it foresees a focus on several international projects carried out by Genoa Municipality with local authorities and companies