11 | 06 | 2019
Comtrade’s Important Role at the Three Seas Inititative Business Forum
Comtrade experts are among the most sought-after speakers at events worldwide and one of the most recent was the Three Seas Initiative Business Forum in Ljubljana. One of the largest political and business summits in the region and certainly the largest in Slovenia, was hosted by Borut Pahor, President of the Republic of Slovenia. The event gathered 12 European Union member states eager to launch new infrastructure projects that would drive energy, infrastructure and digital integration from the Baltics across the Adriatic to the Black Sea.
The discussion centered around energy, transport, and digitalization as the key factors for the improvement of economy and prosperity in a society, with innovation as the interconnecting fabric that drives development and enables the implementation of long-term projects.
Klod Kolaro, General Manager at Comtrade System Integration International, was invited to participate in the digitalization panel that took place as part of the Three Seas Initiative Business Forum. The goal was to emphasize the important role that IT infrastructure plays in the digitalization of society and to address the challenges brought about by modern technology.
“Companies need a stimulating environment and processes that will allow them to upgrade infrastructure easily and adapt to the changes in business models,” said Kolaro. “Government institutions play an important role in this and help create innovative solutions that find their place in international markets.”
Digitalization opens up numerous opportunities by creating the conditions for the Fourth Industrial revolution that closely connects users, processes, and objects. But taking advantage of this enormous potential requires extraordinary investments into IT infrastructure. Increasingly sophisticated data processing and artificial intelligence require focused policy decisions and measures to ensure privacy and dignity for technology users on the other.The panel highlighted the role of security in digitilization concluded the discussion with the key concepts that politics and the industry should focus on: collaboration, integration, specialization, legislation, and ethics.
Presidents from the countries that make up the Three Seas Initiative took the opportunity to call for improved integration in the areas of transport and energy. At the panel, moderated by the host, President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, speakers also prioritized closing the developmental gap with Western European countries, an ambition that is being successfully achieved by Comtrade experts who are not only matching Western Europe’s technology, but also creating solutions for this area.