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Innovation Report 2018

Innovazione, innovation or nuálaíocht?

Analysis based on Twitter conversations

1
Main Topics
Italy

The
conversation
around innovation

Blockchain and Made in Italy Italy has recently entered the European Blockchain Partnership together with 26 other European countries. The blockchain technology represents a strong opportunity for the “Made in Italy” system, a diverse sector that includes many small companies whose products are very susceptible to counterfeiting. Blockchain technologies can certify product provenance and protect the exchange of proprietary technical information. Interesting applications to industrial and agricultural sectors guaranteeing traceability and quality of textiles and foods. Industry 4.0 as a brand Robotics, predictive analytics, IOT, and big data are some of the technological building bricks behind the intelligent factory. Companies are trying to modernise by implementing these technologies but are facing increasing difficulties in the search for employees with the necessary skills for rapid onboarding. Factories are not attracting the new generation that is entering the workforce. There is a need for policies, specific training programs and work to be done on factories as a brand to be revitalised. Fintech and Open Innovation Digital transformation is revolutionising the Italian financial ecosystem by encouraging the emergence of innovative players by bringing out new customer needs and new forms of relationships between users and financial institutions. The Italian fintech startup ecosystem is growing but is still lagging behind other geographical contexts such as the US and China. Blockchain technology and open innovation initiatives are the two levers through which financial institutions predispose themselves to digital transformation.

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Statistic
Italy

Who is talking about innovation

117.578 tweets about innovation were posted in the last year from 13.803 unique users (68% men and 32% women) featuring hundreds of hashtags.

#ai

7.233

#IOT

7.151

#digitaltransformation

6.383

#bigdata

4.562

#blockchain

4.352

#business

2.936

#industry40

2.349

#analytics

1.990

#cloud

1.962

#connectedfuture

1.728

10.226

#startup

3.762

#fintech

1.766

#smau

1.742

#cybersecurity

1.549

#robotics

1.439

#insurtech

1.038

#iiot

941

#europa

926

#SMARTCITY

851

#PMI

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geographics
Italy

Where innovation
lives in Italy

Milan is the central hub for discussions on innovation with 48% of tweets coming from this city. But the conversation is widespread including smaller cities and coastal towns. Because issues like using the blockchain for “Made in Italy” certification is a topic that includes many small artisan companies that are found across the country.

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influencers network
Italy

Introducing
the innovation influencers

This is the Twitter community that magnified the conversation around innovation in 2018. These are the users that are the first to tweet when it comes to innovation, artificial intelligence, emerging technology and digital transformation. Here are the influencers of 2018.

The size of the nodes is proportional to the number of retweets and mention received. Two nodes are connected to each other if they have interacted with mention or retweet.

Click on each node to view the details!

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Top hashtags
Italy

And
the winner is...

Here are the top ten hashtags used when tweeting about innovation.

Hashtag

Frequency

#ai

40.125

#startup

40.013

#iot

25.732

#digitaltransformation

17.223

#blockchain

16.189

#bigdata

13.774

#fintech

11.467

#cloud

5.079

#cybersecurity

4.851

#analytics

4.700

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