¿Cómo ha terminado la Cumbre de las Américas?

¿Cómo ha terminado la Cumbre de las Américas?

La semana pasada ya hicimos un avance sobre la VII Cumbre de las Américas en Panamá porque efectivamente nos encontrábamos ante un hito histórico. De hecho en ella se produjo la escenificación del acercamiento diplomático entre Cuba y EEUU. Se cumplieron todos los vaticinios incluyendo el apretón de manos cuya foto se ha convertido en […]

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What if we apply Neutrality rules to the supermarket sector?

What if we apply Neutrality rules to the supermarket sector?

Today, we publish the second research and findings elaborated by Solchaga Recio & Associates on how Net Neutrality provisions could change our lives if applied in other industries providing services that touch every consumer and are used daily by everyone. The first case study focused on retailers and airlines. Now we are doing the same […]

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Global Conference on CyberSpace 2015 (GCCS 2015)

Global Conference on CyberSpace 2015 (GCCS 2015)

Tomorrow will start the Global Conference on Cyberspace 2015 (GCCS2015) following the Conferences held in London (2011), Budapest (2012) and Seoul (2013). It’s taking place almost exactly one year after NETmundial initiative and in the middle of the WSIS+10 process. The conference will address the current and future challenges and opportunities presented by the digitization […]

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Sooner or later we will all need accessibility and inclusion features from our digital devices

Sooner or later we will all need accessibility and inclusion features from our digital devices

15 April 2015: The World Health Organisation and the World Bank estimate there are one billion people with a disability on the planet today. The truth is this number is misleading because in fact it refers mainly to people either with a “traditional” or a severe disability. Today we need to re-look at the figure […]

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From diversity to consensus:  The outcomes of NETmundial Initiative´s 1st Coordination Council working Meeting

From diversity to consensus: The outcomes of NETmundial Initiative´s 1st Coordination Council working Meeting

The first working meeting of the NETmundial Initiative (NMI) took place on March 31st at Stanford University in Palo Alto/California and served to discuss the Initiative’s organization, role and activities. I was honored to attend it as the European private sector representative in this cross-regional group consisting of 23 global stakeholders from civil society, government, […]

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VII Cumbre de las Américas

VII Cumbre de las Américas

Durante los días 10 y 11 de abril se está celebrando en Panamá la VII Cumbre de las Américas. Una cita de Jefes de Estado y de Gobierno que va a reunir a 35 Presidentes del hemisferio Americano. El tema central de la Cumbre es “Prosperidad con Equidad: El Desafío de Cooperación en las Américas”. […]

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Nace la alianza para la Innovación en Internet de las Cosas

Nace la alianza para la Innovación en Internet de las Cosas

El Internet de las Cosas (IoT) se ha convertido en una fuerza clave para la transformación de los negocios y la sociedad en la actualidad. Según Gartner, casi 5.000 millones de dispositivos estarán conectados en 2015, llegando a 25.000 millones en 2020. Ahorrar energía, reducir los atascos en carretera o mejorar la calidad de la […]

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David del Val: “Disponer de estándares abiertos para las Smart Cities, clave para la innovación en Europa”

David del Val: “Disponer de estándares abiertos para las Smart Cities, clave para la innovación en Europa”

David del Val, CEO de Telefónica I+D y director de Product Innovation de CCDO, ha participado en NET FUTURES 2015 como  uno de los Plenary Speakers del congreso, junto a Günther Oettinger, comisario europeo para la Sociedad y la economía digitales (Digital Economy & Society). Net Futures 2015 es un congreso organizado y auspiciado por […]

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U.S. National Strategy for the IoT: will light-touch regulation be the preferred approach?

U.S. National Strategy for the IoT: will light-touch regulation be the preferred approach?

As the year goes by, new developments are starting to emerge in the realm of the IoT here in D.C. After the February hearing on IoT held by the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation a bipartisan group of Senators cosponsored a resolution to expresses, among other things, the need for the U.S. to […]

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Germanwings Flight 4U 9525: A message of condolence

Germanwings Flight 4U 9525: A message of condolence

Everyone at Telefónica is deeply shocked by the terrible accident suffered by Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 over the French Alps. Although no words can really help to ease the loss, we all want to convey a message of condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of the victims of this horrible event. As a company […]

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A consumer centric approach to reap benefits of Digital Economy

A consumer centric approach to reap benefits of Digital Economy

The Group of the European People’s Party has taken a consumer centric approach in their position paper on the Digital Economy. The first assumption of their recently agreed strategy is that the Digital Economy is the cornerstone of growth and employment in the EU.   The EPP articulates their strategy for delivering the maximum benefit […]

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