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What are the challenges for the Internet and Digital Economy? Presentation of Telefónica’s Digital Manifesto

The Digital revolution is changing all our lives and societies. But, what are today´s challenges for the Internet and Digital World? What needs to be done to provide every user of Digital services with a safe and open experience? How can we keep the Internet open and innovative? How can users trust and be confident […]

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Wayra seeks new startups for its academies in Europe and Latin America

Wayra seeks new startups for its academies in Europe and Latin America

Wayra, Telefónica’s international accelerator for startups, announced last week the opening of a new global call for projects in order to seek new business proposals. Up until 5th October, entrepreneurs with projects in early stages of development and a major technological component may apply here. to gain a place at one of the academies offering […]

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Spanish economy recovering but youth migration increases

Spanish economy recovering but youth migration increases

Can evoking entrepreneurialism in Spain hold the key in retaining young talent? For nearly a decade, Spain’s people have suffered and nowhere has this been more prevalent than in the jobs market. Crippling unemployment rates have scarred those of all ages but the economic hardship felt by Spain’s youth has bloodied a generation. Spain’s rather […]

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Millennials identify technology as most important field of study for personal future success

Millennials identify technology as most important field of study for personal future success

Its 2014, entrepreneur is the new buzzword and many claim, through LinkedIn at least, to have reached success through some type of digital innovation. What constitutes a successful digital entrepreneur, however, is still open for debate. The fact is that in a recent Ofsted report, those who claim to have mastered the digital world are […]

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What do Spanish Millennials identify as ‘life accomplishments’

What do Spanish Millennials identify as ‘life accomplishments’

The largest and most comprehensive study of millennials – the Global Millennial Survey – reveals fascinating insights into ‘Generation Y’ “The meaning of life is to give life meaning”, Ken Hudgins. This quote seems somewhat contrived but nevertheless, it carries with it a certain amount of gravitas and had been in the back of my […]

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IGF 2014: a bridge into the future

IGF 2014: a bridge into the future

The ninth Internet Governance Forum (IGF) took place from 1-5 September in Istanbul under the overarching theme of ‘Connecting Continents for Enhanced Multistakeholder Internet Governance’. With 2,374 onsite participants and 1163 remote, this IGF can be considered as the most attended ever.   The community submitted more than 200 workshop proposals, which were distributed according […]

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25 years building the backbone of a Digital Union

25 years building the backbone of a Digital Union

This month Telefónica celebrates 25 years of presence in Brussels. In 1989 we opened our office in the capital of Europe. Since then, many things have changed for Telefónica but also for the European Union: From housing more than 350 million European citizens to 507, from having 12 member States to 28 and from founding […]

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Celebrating 25 years in Brussels

Celebrating 25 years in Brussels

Telefónica celebrated yesterday evening the 25th Anniversary of its presence in Brussels. In 1989 Telefónica set up a Permanent Representation Office in Brussels, only three years after Spain joined the European Community. Telefónica Chairman César Alierta, during the reception, stressed the urgency of having a level-playing field across the whole value chain and the importance […]

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What ‘digital revolution’? Tech isn’t as accessible as you thought

What ‘digital revolution’? Tech isn’t as accessible as you thought

The benefits of technology are still not open to every young person despite UK’s growing tech-savvy millennial generation Although it’s great to see children as young as 6 rivalling the digital expertise of a 45-year-old, the latest Ofcom insights into techie teens – part of Ofcom’s Communications Market Report – doesn’t address the huge numbers […]

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Learning; a Practical Passion

Learning; a Practical Passion

Every once in a while, you will read or experience something that puts into words what you have struggled to articulate all your life. For me, that moment came as I read Gretchen Rubin’s take on happiness. This formula is not magic, nor is it secret, but it might be surprising: Happiness is thinking about feeling good, feeling […]

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Think Big and Talentum to send 50-strong Millennial delegation to Dublin in October

Think Big and Talentum to send 50-strong Millennial delegation to Dublin in October

One Young World (OYW), commonly described by previous Telefonica Ambassadors as a ‘life-changing experience’, is a three-day, annual summit where young leaders meet, debate and agree on actions they believe are necessary for the good of society. The event is a springboard for innovative and creative thinking, which is helping to shape young Telefonica employees […]

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