Trasformazione digitale

Digital transformation: people and technology

Change is a constant in our everyday work. Our digital strategy drives this change.

by Eni Staff
3 min read
by Eni Staff
3 min read

Digital transformation for greater efficiency and flexibility

Digital transformation is the driver behind greater safety of our people and their activities, simpler operational management and improved asset integrity. It enriches skills and increases flexibility and speed in decision making. Full digitization increases our capacity to predict operational events, and the transparency and traceability of operations.

Technologies and skills

Eni invests in digital technologies and in related skills’ development to make us faster, more efficient and more responsible. Digital transformation is not only about technological upgrade; it also affects the way people interact with technology. Performance is reinforced by technology, the fruit of successful integration between people, their skills and their available technology.


Digital Open Innovation

Innovative digital solutions to meet our targets.

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Synergies with the external innovation ecosystem

Eni has historically been open to collaboration with a variety of entities such as universities, research centres and technology companies, and this approach is also proving to be very important in speeding up digital transformation.  In recent years, Eni has been increasingly open to the outside world in order to identify highly innovative solutions from the most dynamic start-ups at an international level. New talent and ground-breaking projects can thus be combined with the skills of our people and create new business opportunities. Thanks to this process, we now master the various Open Innovation models and have integrated them deeply into our business processes in order to apply them in every field, with a special focus on digitalisation.

More specifically, the entities through which Eni manages Open Innovation processes are:

  • Joule (Italian), Eni’s Business School, supports the growth of innovative and sustainable start-ups (through its Accelerating Programme) to create an entrepreneurial ecosystem in the zero-emission energy chain.
  • Eni Next, a wholly owned Eni subsidiary, is a Corporate Venture Capital company that invests in high-potential start-ups to create game-changer technologies.
  • Eniverse Ventures, a wholly owned Eni subsidiary, is a Corporate Venture Builder company that incubates, builds and scales technologies to launch Eni’s new high-tech ventures.
  • Innovation Match (part of eniSpace) is a platform dedicated to start-ups, SME’s, universities, research centres and large players who want to put their ideas for technological innovation into play.

New roles for digital transformation

Only by involving people are we able to transform technology into a tool for business evolution. That is why the types of roles in Eni are undergoing radical change, including more and more roles relating to digital transformation, like big data solution architects. Training algorithms with data, preventing risks, running simulations, governing plants remotely. This is happening right now, not in the future. It's just part of the work that big data solution architects do to provide solutions to the demands of our company's businesses.