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Innovation is a State of Mind
Specialisation is key to this process and is something we continually strive for as a Group. The coordinated integration of different skills and highly specialised technologies allows us to ride the waves of innovation and transformation that are currently revolutionising all fields of human existence. Nurturing specialisation involves actively listening to global changes and needs and promoting the act of sharing.
We envisage a future in which technology improves people’s lives, and we strive to make this future a reality, every single day. By building and providing IT solutions and experiences, we can create new opportunities and reach new milestones in sectors unrelated to the pure IT sector and traditional production cycles.
Combining creative approaches in the digital world stimulates our professional growth. We are cultivating increasingly tangible partnerships between marketing and HR departments, design and 4.0 processes, cultural heritage and technological innovation, business development and its social impact, and of course, between all of the above and software, which sits right at the heart of what we do. Specialisation, creativity and innovation are more than just concepts; they represent a state of mind.
An innovation, research and technology network
2018 to present day
In 2018, the Group decided to pursue ambitious growth in terms of market differentiation and turnover targets. Acquiring new companies (DOOH.IT, AXOT, SYNTEG, FAST, PUNTOIT and ETT) allowed the Group to reach significant economic milestones while also adding highly innovative skills to its repertoire and dedicating more attention to the brand, company culture, and marketing. In 2020, SCAI Partners (drivers of organisational change) joined the Group to offer subsidiaries and customers a professional change management service.
The advent of new web-based technologies and systems saw the Group begin to take shape both organically and via a series of acquisitions between the end of the twentieth century and the beginning of the new millennium. During the 2000s, the company embarked on a growth strategy by acquiring companies to improve its expertise and service portfolio. After incorporating small businesses in the Turin area, the Group made its first real acquisition with the Veneto-based company Euro CS. The period between 2008 and 2015 saw the Group take significant strides in the fields of technological and structural innovation. As part of an internal re-org, the Group founded a holding company in 2010 to provide coordination, representation and centralised support to the Group’s subsidiaries, which are located in several Italian regions. In 2013, SCAI Finance was established and Technosphera, Connect, IT Euro Consulting were acquired.
SCAI Lab’s decision to join the Group marked the beginning of a shift in focus onto funded projects, calls for tenders and European projects, in order to seize on new opportunities for Group companies and customers. The Group’s business solutions arm began to grow during this time and is now home to the legal department and M&A division.
1991 was a milestone year for SCAI thanks to SAI’s entry into the share capital at a time when personal computers were beginning to emerge and new IT systems were rapidly gaining ground. With support from this leading industrial partner, the company was able to acquire a more formal, solid bureaucratic structure. The Group was also able to define its brand image and further develop its commercial value proposition.
The 1970s and ‘80s
SCAI was founded in Turin in 1973 as the brainchild of four young engineers who were passionate about the emerging world of IT, which was taking its first steps into the field of mainframe systems. The original company was named Consulenza Aziendale per l’Informatica SCAI, before officially changing its name to SCAI SpA in 1981. During this time, the very first programming languages and new operating systems were being developed. SCAI was originally founded as a public company with a diverse shareholding before growing steadily in terms of personnel and opportunities thanks to market expansion and the bedding of a new digital civilisation. SCAI SpA’s core business originally concerned the finance sector in Turin, Liguria, Emilia-Romagna, and Lazio.