From Rome to Istambul

From Rome to Istambul

2nd Digital Entrepreneurship Forum

2nd Digital Entrepreneurship Forum

Digital Economy: Interesting July reports to read this summer

Digital Economy: Interesting July reports to read this summer

B20 recommendations to the G20

B20 recommendations to the G20

As you all know, the Business 20 (B20) Australia Summit was held on the past 17-18 July, in Sydney. Here are some outcomes of this meeting: More than 350 business leaders from G20 nations attended to the summit in Sydney to deliver the main recommendations from the business representatives to the G20 Leaders. The motto [...]

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“Open content for an open Internet”

“Open content for an open Internet”

Jean-Claude Junker, candidate for the presidency of European Commission, presented on July the 15th his political-guidelines agenda for the next 5 year-term of the EC. This could be considered a standard practice, but some of the priorities included were not so standard; they could even be considered disruptive, as would imply a quantum-leap towards a [...]

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The Telecommunications Industry Dialogue agrees on a common position on users’ privacy and government communications surveillance

The Telecommunications Industry Dialogue agrees on a common position on users’ privacy and government communications surveillance

Privacy is, together with cybersecurity, one of the most very sensitive issues in a digitalized world, in particular, after the recent affairs on government mass surveillance. It is easy to understand that privacy is not only a pivotal value in democratic societies but also a right – for the Europeans is a fundamental right indeed. [...]

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ICT sector trends: why did not alternative operators invest in FTTH until 2013?

ICT sector trends: why did not alternative operators invest in FTTH until 2013?

Last week, we knew that Vodafone would add a further 2 million homes to those already in its hands after acquiring ONO. This would be done through a partnership with Orange, which is planning to reach 7 million units by 2017. Reacting to this, Jazztel announced it would aim to connect 7 million homes too and [...]

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Internet of things: The new industrial revolution

Internet of things: The new industrial revolution

The Internet of Things (or IoT) is not a new concept.  For years, experts have been speaking about ubiquitous computing or environmental intelligence, concepts that anticipated the extension of the Internet to the physical world.  The term “Internet of Things” became popular when Kevin Ashton began working at the Auto-ID Center at MIT (Massachusetts Institute [...]

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Digital Venice 2014: Searching the way to boost the economy, jobs and social welfare in Europe

Digital Venice 2014: Searching the way to boost the economy, jobs and social welfare in Europe

Early this month, the Italian Presidency of the European Union organized the Digital Venice Summit to mark the importance of digital innovation for economic development and employment. Along with a high-level morning meeting among the Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, the European Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes, the Spanish State Secretary for Telecommunications Víctor Calvo-Sotelo, [...]

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European Voice online debate: some thoughts on technology

European Voice online debate: some thoughts on technology

Debate: 70% agree that ‘In the era of big data, relying on informed consent for data privacy is illusory.’ An online debate hosted by European Voice this month and sponsored by Telefónica closed after nine days with 70% of the audience supporting the motion. This audience agreed that consent as a basis for processing data [...]

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Nurturing a digital generation

The digital skills agenda is in vogue and much is being done across the UK to encourage young people to realise their potential – something O2 has also built its heritage on. The arrival of computing on the curriculum in schools shows that the importance of digital skills is being recognised. But we’ve still got [...]

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Coding: The Conduit to Going Beyond the Idea

The world doesn’t simply need big ideas. The world needs great vision, powered by creators, engineers, entrepreneurs and change agents with the ability to execute and the ambition to prove its worth in society.  It’s about having the courage to be the first one, to lead others into unfamiliar territory, to transform unproven ideas into [...]

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How are we equipping a digital generation?

How are we equipping a digital generation?

Digital technology is shaping our world in ways previous generations would have found inconceivable. There’s barely a part of our day that hasn’t been affected or enhanced in some way: from swiping through the news over breakfast, to Snapchatting a friend from the pub after work. With our lives made easier by an increasing number [...]

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