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SMOOTHING DIGITALIZATION OF SMEs: THE SECOND COMMITMENT OF CS MARE ANNOUNCED IN VIENNA

Contributed by: CS MARE Foundation

Vienna, 19 April 2018 - "The impact of digitization on transport", this is the leitmotif of TRA2018, the biennial transport innovation event which, inaugurated by Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc on Monday, called over 3500 experts for 4 days to Vienna.
SMOOTHING DIGITALIZATION OF SMEs: THE SECOND COMMITMENT OF CS MARE ANNOUNCED IN VIENNA
Digitization in the next 15 years will radically transform transport as we know it now, the 11 experts called to one of the comparison tables by the Commission pointed out. "Considering the material structure (the motorways for example) and the digital structure or "infostructure" as a whole: this is true progress," stressed Matthew Baldwin, Deputy Director General of DG MOVE. "We need to work today on accessibility, interoperability and sharing of data to get to the real digital revolution tomorrow" - aspects that the third Commission Mobility Package due out in May will highlight.

Using technology to build a climate of trust among the traditionally fragmented supply chain actors: a real "electronic notary" so as not to fear innovation. This is the recipe of Bert de Colvenaer, Executive Director of ECSEL JU, the public private structure that manages the €5 billion allocated by the Commission to electronic innovation.

There was consensus of the table also on CS MARE Foundation's message to keep small and medium-sized enterprises, users of the logistics chain, at the centre, who will have to master the digitization with ease and access information in real time.

The information is the real "oil of the future," as Commissioner Bulc commented, without which the multimodality can not take off.

A positive result is that of TRA2018, which outlines a promising future but to be built day by day: "Today, technology is growing at a pace that makes it impossible to predict where we will be even in ten years," said the President of Fondazione CS SEA Evelin Zubin. "We have to prepare small and medium-sized businesses for the digital revolution. This is the mandate of the CS MARE Foundation, an initiative that requires many stages: it starts from Vienna, the next appointment is Ljubjana at TEN-T days from 25 to 27 April."

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  • Austria, Belgium

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Transport

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digitalisation, disruptive technologies, SME's, infomobility, Transport
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