What happens in Las Vegas, stays in Las Vegas. Unless we are talking about the most important hi-tech trade fair in the world: the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES). For five decades this event has offered a glimpse into the year’s most innovative new technologies that will impact consumers’ homes and have worldwide significance. With 61% of all Fortune Global 500 brands participating, CES 2020 took place with the aim of transforming industries beyond its traditional field, reinforcing the new paradigm where every company must think and act like a tech company, with a strong focus on a more sustainable society.
Enel was one of the major corporations participating in CES with the objective of putting the spotlight on Italian innovation. As a global energy company with sustainability and innovation at the core of everything we do, we were excited to join the conference’s contingent of exhibitors presenting technologies aimed at building a cleaner and more sustainable future for energy.
A place to spark enriching conversations
The Head of Enel Innovation Hubs, Fabio Tentori, led Enel in this innovation expedition at CES 2020: “Enel is the most innovative energy company and we actively seek innovation in everything we do: it is extremely pervasive in all our business. In this journey it is very important to connect with disruptive startups, because co-creating solutions makes innovation more available to us while also giving them the opportunity to scale up to a global level”.
The Head of Innovation Governance, Intelligence and Partnerships at Enel, Angelo Rigillo, also fruitfully attended the event. “It’s the first time we participate in the Consumer Electronics Show and we are ready to show the world what Enel is doing. We are very open and we are clearly communicating our needs, in order to attract as many people as possible who can collaborate with us for innovation and sustainability”.
At CES, Enel met with Paola Pisano, Italy’s Minister for Technological Innovation. “We had the chance to show her new technologies from Enel X, and to discuss how Enel works with Italian and international startups to scale innovative solutions at the global level”, Tentori explains. “We also had the opportunity to present the Enel Group’s crowdsourcing platform, Open Innovability®, and some of the startups we collaborate with”, Rigillo adds.
Carlo Ferro, President of the Italian Trade Agency, and Silvia Chiave, Consul General of Italy in Los Angeles, also attended the event. At our booth, we welcomed startups and organisations who met with our team to talk and share ideas on how to create a greener tomorrow through innovation.