“In 2016”, said Reply President Mario Rizzante, “we have seen the definitive emergence of the digital revolution: there is no longer any industrial, processing or service sector that hasn’t rethought their processes, redesigning them on the basis of technology and digital components. This paradigm shift has affected not only end customers, but also consultancies that have had to radically renew and extend their portfolio of products and services, readjusting to new, more complex demands.”
Rizzante continued: “Reply has always invested to position itself on the technological frontier, and topics that many are only now beginning to discuss, such as Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Machine Learning, Mixed Reality, Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things are for us already structured proposals on which we have been working together with our customers for some time.”
“This competitive advantage, as reflected in the positive results of 2016, combined with our Group’s financial strength, allows us to continue investing to make Reply’s offering portfolio of products and services increasingly aligned with the demands of a new world, where the barrier between the physical and digital vanishes and the innovation component linked to technology changes from an enabling factor to a successful strategic lever for the companies,”
Source : Reply SpA Press Release, Turin (Italy), March 15, 2017
Reply Chairman Mario Rizzante commented: "Reply has established itself in 2015, not only in terms of technological innovation, but also in the main areas of transformation that all companies are introducing to compete on the markets, characterised by continuous interactions and exchanges between the physical and virtual worlds. This transformation is no longer confined to the digital domain, but its effects are also radically changing processes, production systems, logistics chains, services and material products."
"Reply is now considered, to all intents and purposes, one of the leaders in Europe, having a unique mix of skills, ranging from Strategic to the Design of digital technologies (Cloud Computing, Big Data, eCommerce, Digital Experience)."
Mario Rizzante concluded: "However, it is important – now more than ever – that we do not become complacent. We need to grasp and understand the daily evolution and expansion of technology for processing algorithms and data, their transformation into relevant business information and their use in the automation of processes and decisions, as well as making "smart" products. For this reason, in the coming months we will continue to invest in order to strengthen ourselves further in the areas of Immersive Reality, the Internet of Things, Industry 4.0 and Machine Learning."
Source : Reply SpA Press Release, Turin (Italy), March 15, 2016