Enel hosts the first Italian Innovation Roundtable
Francesco Venturini, CEO of Enel X, opened proceedings at the important international innovation network with a contribution examining new business models in the context of “disruptive innovation”
Published on 5 June 2018
“The digital world is extremely complex, and we’re dealing with a totally different way of designing services. It’s now possible to generate electricity at home and use the energy that is produced.” This, in short, describes the success of the Innovation Roundtable, the most important international workshop: it involves 2,500 innovation executives from over 130 companies from around the world. Talks and panels alternated with face-to-face discussions in the shape of informal round tables for exchanging ideas and insights. Enel hosted the first workshop to be organised by this network in Italy. It consisted of two days of productive, open discussion on disruptive innovation, which is now the real core of the tech sector.
The first day, which was dedicated to new disruptive business models, focused on:
- BMI (Business Model Innovation);
- Ecosystems subverting the rules of the game;
- startup accelerators;
- sharing and crowdsourcing platforms, the founding principle of the sharing economy.
We’re in the middle of the perfect storm. Technology is transforming the entire energy sector, and we at Enel X are a key part of this change. Technology has always been used to generate, distribute and sell energy. Today, though, the way people interact with electricity is undergoing radical changes and we must adapt business models to this new situation
We at Enel X are very aware at what is ‘out there.’ As a result we monitor the startups displaying the greatest agility and most intense focus on specific innovations, without losing sight of regulation in the sector. We play with technology, seeking to adapt it to new business models to avoid being taken by surprise by a growing market
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