Greetings 2020 / 2021
In sending you my best wishes for 2021, I am pleased, on behalf of the AOSTeam, to share a summary of what we have done in 2020, despite this terrible period of pandemic and what we plan for 2021. (see here)
It is clear that Covid-19 has changed our lives, and the way most of us work, leading to an incredible daily average of conference calls, which very often don’t give us time to even reflect or process the results.
AOSTeam consultancy requires a lot of interpersonal work, and this situation has completely changed the paradigm of our activities and obliged us to review our approach, certainly with a different mix of in-person and virtual meetings.
In 2020 we received blogs, invitations to workshops, seminars … many interesting, many repeating what we have already heard … We believe that “the most important thing is not the transmission, collection and storage of information, but how information is shared” and indeed our motto is: “Knowledge rather than just data sharing”. The network transmits information, data and facts, but there is operational knowledge, not always available through the network, which arises from the practice and the way of doing things in the field that is Experience, and I am proud to say that this is the main attribute of the AOSTeam .
In 2020 we continued to support NATO (NIAG / Sustainment & Logistic CoI / TIDE …) EU/EDA/OCCAR, EOS, AFCEA SME, NDIA, AAA, MDA, and we dedicated ourselves to tutoring and helping Small and Medium Enterprises by relaunching the Small Defense Industrial Alliance of which AOS provides the Operational Secretariat. Among the members of the SDIA we want to quote the Pepeeta company, finalist of the Innovation Challenge 2020, competition organized by NATO ACT to reward innovative solutions that address how trust in autonomous systems can be strengthened.
As in 2019, AOS will also support the non-profit organization “Amici della Selenia” (www.amiciselenia.it) (Selenia was the first Italian company operating in the defence electronics after WWII). Donations can be done at: ONLUS Amici Selenia IBAN: IT 24W 02008 03284 000104057706.
“Ad meliora et ad maiora semper”!
This is our hope and our best wishes to you all.
Happy New Year, Godt Nytår, Новим Роком, Ein Glückliches Neues Jahr, An Nou Fericit, Feliz Ano Novo, Próspero Año Nuevo, Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku, Een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar, Godt Nytt År, Laimingų Naujųjų Metų, Ευτυχισμένο Το Νέο Έτος, Bonne Année, Head Uut Aastat, Godt Nytår, Šťastný Nový Rok, Felice Anno Nuovo,
Gustavo Scotti di Uccio
AOS President & General Manager