RGI back to school at the XIX Italian Olympiad in Informatics

  • 17/09/2019  |
RGI back to school at the XIX Italian Olympiad in Informatics

RGI, the software vendor leader in the digital transformation of the European insurance market, supports the young IT talents in the XIX Olympiad in Informatics, from 17 to 19 September in Matera, 2019 European Capital of Culture.

The Olympiad in Informatics is promoted by the Italian Ministry of Public Education and by AICA – the Italian Informatics and Automatic Calculation Association – and it involves 500 Italian high schools each year.

This year, more than 13,000 participants attended to the early phase of this thrilling initiative. After a selection, only 95 boys and girls have access to the final competition at the Pentasuglia Institute in Matera. They will be asked to solve some algorithmic problems and the winners, up to 20 talents, will continue the selection process to access the international challenge in Singapore in 2020.

The partnership between RGI and AICA for this mind-blowing experience comes along with other initiatives recently launched by RGI with the most prestigious universities in Italy.

During the award ceremony, RGI will also assign a special reward to the young talents who will reach the gold medal.

“In RGI we strongly believe in the complementarity between the academic and business worlds – states Elena Pistone, Corporate Services Director of RGI – Hence, we have been committed for years to reduce the gap, through masters and partnerships with the most important Italian universities. With the Italian Olympiad in informatics, we want to approach also high school students fostering their passion for STEM disciplines that are crucial for us and for the insurance market. Supporting their talent and building relationships for future professional opportunities is the winning strategy to make them grow in Italy”.

RGI’s support is also a way to keep the focus on the growing need for STEM resources in the Italian business world.

The Italian Olympiad in Informatics is an important step to promote the study of such subjects even among the youngest and consequently to train new talents.

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