TIM launches Operation Digital Renaissance

TIM launches Operation Digital Renaissance

31 October 2019 | Natalie Bannerman

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Operation Digital Renaissance is TIM’s digital education project that will provide 1 million Italian citizens with training courses throughout all 107 Italian provinces in an effort to encourage the adoption of new technologies.

Launched by TIM CEO, Luigi Gubitosi he was also supported by the Minister of Innovation Paola Pisano, the Minister for Public Administration Fabiana Dadone, the Minister for Regional Affairs and Autonomies Francesco Boccia and the Special Commissioner for the implementation of the Digital Agenda Luca Attias, at an event in Rome announcing the event earlier this week.

Today is the eve of the World Internet Day, a significant date to launch this great project through which we will meet people on the ground and teach them to take advantage of the Internet and other new technologies,” said Gubitosi (pictured). “We are proposing a great path of digital inclusion, so that no one is left behind when it comes to having the knowledge and the skills necessary to take advantage of the numerous opportunities that the ongoing digital transformation presents us in our everyday life.”

TIM Academy will lead a training program involving more than 400 TIM coaches who will deliver over 20 thousand hours of teaching by the end of 2020. All while engaging associations, local social and meeting centres, sports clubs and senior centres. The aim is to focus this new training on those have been left out of the digital economy and are in greater need of support in learning how to surf the web, communicate and access useful digital PA services such as sending certified emails, changing general practitioner, or paying bills online. Although classes designed specifically for SMEs will also be hosted at the TIM Academies.

The project is aligned with the Manifesto for the Digital Republic launched by the Italian government through its Special Commissioner to meet the Digital Agenda and has the support of the European Commission Representation in Italy and National Association of Italian municipalities (ANCI). It is open to other companies, institutions, public and private operators and aims to foster the creation of an ecosystem for networking and maximising the opportunities for its citizens.