Former Latam Presidents believe Millennials should fill ‘vacuum of leadership’

Former Latam Presidents believe Millennials should fill ‘vacuum of leadership’

After delivering Telefonica’s recent Global Millennial Survey (GMS) findings to young leaders from across 190 countries, Ronan Dunne, CEO Telefonica UK, welcomed four former Latin American presidents onto the stage at the One Young World Summit in Dublin, Ireland. President Alejandro Toledo (Peru), President Ardito-Barletta (Panama), President Vicente Fox Quesada (Mexico) and President Pastrana (Colombia), […]

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Think Digital! ETNO y la Agenda Digital Europea

Think Digital! ETNO y la Agenda Digital Europea

Hoy termina la reunión de la 46 ª Asamblea General de la Asociación ETNO en Estocolmo, asociación que reúne a los principales operadores de telecomunicaciones de la Unión Europea. Previsiblemente a principios de noviembre, con la nueva Comisión Europea, tendremos un nuevo “momentum” de la Agenda Digital Europea. Nadie discute que Europa necesita ser más […]

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Data: The New Currency?

Data: The New Currency?

On October 15, I had the honor to give the keynote address of a big data event organized by European Voice in Brussels, just after the opening by Neelie Kroes (by video). The participants were a mixture of European Commission, businesses, NGOs, associations, start-ups, regulation and privacy specialists. A “digitally literate” audience, evidenced by the […]

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Telefónica Plans Week of Digital Skills Activities for Europe Code Week

Telefónica Plans Week of Digital Skills Activities for Europe Code Week

Europe Code Week is taking place place for the second time between Saturday, October 11th and Friday, October 17th, 2014 and aims to celebrate coding, the art and science of talking to computers as well as digital skills development. Telefónica alongside the European Commission is part of this movement with activities for young people in […]

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The Anxiously Optimistic Generation

The Anxiously Optimistic Generation

The world is increasingly a young person’s game. As the Millennial generation comes of age, everyone – from politicians to employers to advertisers – wants to figure out what Millennials want and what drives them. Now a new, remarkable piece of research sheds some light. This survey shows three major trends likely to shape our […]

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Millennials are optimistic, focused on their careers, and ready to take control of their own future

Millennials are optimistic, focused on their careers, and ready to take control of their own future

A survey by Telefónica of more than 6,700 Millennials across Latin America, the United States and Western Europe found that today’s 18-30 year-olds – the Millennial generation – are largely satisfied with their lives and decidedly optimistic about their prospects for the future. Nowhere is that optimism more evident than in Latin America.    The survey, […]

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Survey to be discussed at largest gathering of Millennials on the planet

Survey to be discussed at largest gathering of Millennials on the planet

Ronan Dunne (@ronandunneo2), Chief Executive Officer of Telefónica UK (O2) and member of the Telefónica SA Executive Committee, will discuss this year’s Global Millennial Survey at One Young World in Dublin, Ireland in front of 1,300 Millennial leaders from 190 countries. The session itself will be streamed LIVE via the GMS homepage on Thursday, 16th […]

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About the OTT services (II): Views of Korea in ITU

About the OTT services (II): Views of Korea in ITU

What is Korea’s view on Net Neutrality? During the last ITU-D SG1 meeting on OTT services the Korean representatives expressed their vision on Net Neutrality. First of all, they believe that operators are struggling to ensure the quality of services through investment on infrastructure. However, they do not find any incentive to invest due to […]

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ICTs and employment: a debate with lights and shadows

ICTs and employment: a debate with lights and shadows

The influence of ICTs in terms of employment is, perhaps, one of the most relevant ones as it has human face. A common and shared vision among experts underlines that ICTs and the digital economy are spreading great economic opportunities all over the world, particularly in developing economies, but at the same time, their net […]

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Europe discusses its priorities in the Internet Governance debate

Europe discusses its priorities in the Internet Governance debate

One of our central ideas regarding Internet Governance is the fact that, due to the huge economic and social impact of the Internet, its governance is becoming more and more an issue of international politics. A good example of this is the emergence of Internet Governance very high in the EU agenda. In fact, as […]

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Net Neutrality takeaways from IGF 2014 (I): The Dynamic Coalition session

Net Neutrality takeaways from IGF 2014 (I): The Dynamic Coalition session

It’s been a while since IGF 2014 came to an end. We have had now time to step aside, recap and try to get the readings from all Net Neutrality (NN) meetings. And from my personal point of view there were a few. The first session on Net Neutrality was the one by the Dynamic […]

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