Como, 1-st November, 2017. Nomisma, a company that carries out economic research for businesses and public administrations at national and international level, and Ontonix, the first company to develop technology and methodologies for Quantitative Complexity Management, organize jointly an event dedicated to complexity and critical infrastructures and networks.
The event shall be held in Bologna at Nomisma headquarters, Palazzo Davila Bargellini, on November 23-rd, 2017. Dr. Francesco Antonioli from il Sole 24 Ore will moderate the event with speakers from IBM, CISCO, Banca Popolare di Sondrio, Universita' di Roma La Sapienza, Ministry of Economic Development, Euro IB Investment Bank, Nomisma and Ontonix.
"Critical infrastructures are large, interconnected and complex networks of networks, on which depends the functioning of a modern state. Their hallmark is high complexity", said Dr. J. Marczyk, the founder and President of Ontonix. "However, this complexity has never actually been measured. We know these systems are complex but we don't know how complex that is. Today, with our technology, we are able to measure the complexity of very large-scale systems, including millions of variables. The reason why it is important to measure and monitor the complexity of critical infrastructures is due to one fundamental fact: excessive complexity is a formidable source of fragility. Fragile systems are vulnerable which, in turn, implies increased exposure" he added. "Our dependence on energy, IT, telecommunication networks, or the intenet, increases quickly and on a daily basis. Real-time monitoring of their complexity provides, in addition to a measure of their resilience, an efficient early-warning capability, pinpointing concentrations of fragility and anticipating potential systemic collapses before they arise. The old 'Too Big To Fail' paradigm is giving way to a new one: 'Too Complex To Survive'" said Mr. D. Noventa, VP at Ontonix and promoter of the event.
Nomisma, economic research company, was founded in Bologna in 1981 as a limited company, upon the initiative of Nerio Nesi and Francesco Bignardi, then president and general manager of BNL. The two founders gained the support of the major Italian banks and several international banks and entrusted the coordination of the research to Romano Prodi, then Professor of Economics and Industrial Policy at the University of Bologna.
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