– All the other infrastructures managed by the central and local PAs that manage the vast majority of services, provided to citizens or internal to entities that allow the operation of common services (for example the e-mail of employees, the control of a limited traffic area in a municipality, a press review, etc).
From these descriptions it is evident that the strategy is exclusively oriented towards the so-called “services”, without considering that a digital infrastructure of the entire Public Administration must be considered for its ability to generate data: a real gold mine for the so-called digital economy.
Everyone can perfectly understand the importance of digital management of services related to sectors such as: health, energy, training, telecommunications, mobility, etc. however, what the data these services process have is not always considered.
These data, of course, will be of fundamental importance for economic use only on condition that there is an appropriate capacity for transformation into public data, the open data that no one talks about anymore.
It is precisely in this sense that we must work to encourage robust regulatory regulation, which should make it clear that we simply cannot even think of having to start off on the wrong foot to impose “a robust and careful contractual framework” on Americans.
A country oriented to the digital future is a country that has a clear vision of the absolute need to hold full and complete ownership and inviolability of open data and for this reason the hope is that this government wants to reverse the course and review its position.
Open data, a proposal on the steps to be taken
The steps to take are simple, it would be enough to start by proceeding in reverse: recruiting skills through a public tender by dividing between those who will take care of the infrastructure and those who will operate the applications;publish the list of people, their curriculum vitae and their remuneration in a completely open format;
to recruit a number to be defined of newly graduated IT experts, who can support “skills” and at the same time for generations of new IT experts who start high school;publish the list of these people, their curriculum vitae and their remuneration in a completely open format;
select companies for the construction of data centers (do you need tenders? We are not really sure, given that for proportionally less strategic things, such as the reconstruction of the Morandi Bridge, it was possible to derogate from all Italian and European procurement rules).
publish the list of companies, their economic and financial data and their remuneration in a completely open format;start the transition phase towards the new infrastructure to be completed, as is known, in 2026;
publish in a fully open format the list of entities that have passed through the new infrastructure, together with their services and data sets available to citizens and economic and social communities.