- Alessandro Profumo, CEO of Leonardo: "Combining the skills of two leading companies allows us to develop joint solutions in the field of Digital Transformation able to create value for the country"
- Maximo Ibarra, CEO of Engineering: "Proud of the partnership that engages two Italian excellences with strong human capital in the growth of our country to speed up the digital transition processes"
Leonardo and Engineering have signed a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding), starting a strategic collaboration to identify projects and business opportunities to be developed jointly in the field of Digital Transformation and Cybersecurity. Under the agreement, the Defense, Health, Finance, Public Administration and Infrastructure sectors are the main areas in which to implement the partnership with the aim of accelerating the country’s digital transition and growth.
The MoU activates a highly collaborative relationship that will lead the two companies, whenever they identify common areas of collaboration, to design and implement solutions that meet the increasingly challenging needs of the market as they are based on the most innovative and strategic frontier technologies, including AI, Big Data, Digital Twin, Cloud, Quantum computing and IoT.
Leonardo, a global leader in the Aerospace, Defence & Security (AD&S) sector, and Engineering, a leader in digital transformation processes for companies and PA, are in fact sharing technological and business expertise to accompany, speed up and secure digitization processes in the market sectors in which the two companies operate, so as to make available to the country their consolidated technological know-how also in terms of economic and environmental sustainability.
Alessandro Profumo, CEO of Leonardo, highlights: "With the signing of the agreement, the distinctive excellences of two leading players in their respective business sectors are brought together. The combination of Leonardo and Engineering's know-how will allow the development of joint solutions in the field of sustainable Digital Transformation, capable of creating value for the country. The partnership is part of Leonardo's commitment to promote an innovative ecosystem on transversal technological strands, one of the guidelines on which the Be Tomorrow 2030 strategic plan is based. The commitment with Engineering takes on particular value in light of the rapid evolution of the technological context of the country which requires the search for cutting-edge solutions".
Maximo Ibarra, CEO of Engineering, comments: "The challenges we are experiencing must be faced by creating synergies and innovative partnerships for the market and for people. The MoU signed with Leonardo makes us particularly proud because it was designed to put the commitment of two Italian excellences with strong human capital at the service of the country. As a Digital Transformation company that has the ambition to be a strategic asset for companies and PAs, we sign this partnership, sharing technological skills and cross-cutting knowledge, to support players from all markets in digitization processes in which Cybersecurity strategies are also an integral part of a sustainable and inclusive Digital Transformation".
The collaboration between Leonardo and Engineering on the Research & Development front will also be central, to encourage the use of cutting-edge technologies in digital solutions capable of anticipating the rapid changes in the market through the launch of the collaboration between the Leonardo Labs network and the Engineering’s Research Centers. At the same time, the commitment of Leonardo and Engineering, companies with a high rate of human capital, will be equally crucial in pooling their respective excellences to create training paths on highly innovative issues.