Leonardo will be the technological partner of the Alpine Ski World Championships scheduled in Cortina D'Ampezzo, Belluno, in February 2021. The partnership, signed with the Cortina 2021 Foundation, represents further significant confirmation of Leonardo's role in guaranteeing the safety of major events. .
Leonardo, a world leader in security as well as in aerospace and defense, will provide a complete video surveillance and advanced video analysis solution for all the event sites, with data collection in the field, analysis and classification of information in real time. In addition, systems for safe and reliable radio communications will be made available for the effective coordination of safety activities and interventions in the event of an emergency. The project also includes training, operational support and technical assistance.
Alessandro Profumo, Leonardo's CEO, commented: “Technological and sporting excellence will meet in this important event. Leonardo's solutions will contribute to the safe management of the entire event, ensuring the highest level of protection and improving the quality of the experience for athletes, the public and the local community. Cortina 2021 will represent a global showcase to show, once again, the resilience and the ability to react of the country, also providing a stimulus for future projects that will see us ever more united, aware and determined ".
Valerio Giacobbi, CEO of Fondazione Cortina 2021 declared: “Leonardo is the ideal and natural partner for Fondazione Cortina 2021, and will allow us to effectively face the great appointment that awaits us next year. We have decided to rely on a very high level reality that will be able to guarantee the most stringent requirements of reliability and protection. We will work together with Leonardo to achieve an important goal: to build a unique event where technological security will be at the center. "
In addition to Cortina 2021, Leonardo has been a technological partner for the safety of major events including the G7 in Taormina in 2017, Expo 2015, the G8 in L'Aquila in 2009, and in particular in major sporting events such as the 2018 Commonwealth Games and 2014, the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, the 2013 World Cycling Championships, the 2006 Turin Winter Olympics.