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‘We’ve got to do it our own way!’ The Duke of York tells UK startups

‘Vital, it’s absolutely vital!’ said HRH The Duke of York when asked in an interview with Wayra UK how important it is for the UK to tread its own path in establishing itself as a global entrepreneurial hub. ‘Looking at entrepreneurs, looking at the venture capitalist business, looking at how business in different countries are supported; the biggest thing I’ve learnt, and the most important, is do it so it fits the …Read more

Global Millennial Survey reveals useful insights on topic of influence

By Claire Rampen, Telefonica Millennial leader When ‘influence’ is discussed in the media, talk often turns to its negative impacts; the focus is on children who are growing up too quickly, or an epidemic of violence and sexualisation in young people. And what about the root of these influences? More often than not, we are quick to identify key reasons, in the form of products or media channels, and vilify …Read more

Politicians Need to Stand for Something

By Charlie Oliver (@rlieoliver), Telefonica millennial leader Following the Scottish referendum, where 16 and 17 year olds were given the opportunity to vote for the first time, the question of getting young people more engaged and active in government is very timely. Why was the turnout at the Scottish referendum 85% and then only 50% at the Clacton-on-Sea by-election a month later (this was considered high for a by-election!)? In …Read more

European healthcare needs a dose of technology

By Emily Stott (@MillieStott), Telefonica millennial leader, UK Technology has the power to transform industries and improve lives, and nowhere is the potential for transformation greater than in our health systems. Healthcare places an ever-increasing strain on national resources and is one of the biggest public expenditures in developed countries. On average, total healthcare spending in OECD countries represented about 9.5% of GDP in 2010, up from 5% in 1970 …Read more

The Impact of One Young World

Charlie is a Telefoncia One Young World Ambassador from the United Kingdom. In this blog, (first published on oneyoungworld.com) Charlie reflects on his latest One Young World experience at the 2014 Summit in Dublin. Follow Charlie on Twitter @rlieoliver. The One Young World Summit is an inimitable opportunity. I have been fortunate to attend twice with the company I work for – Telefónica. If your interests lie in culture, art, …Read more

Why don’t we value our personal data online?

By Rosa Sánchez Guerrero, Telefonica Millennial Leader, Spain It’s an important moment in history for privacy on the Internet. Social networks and modern web platforms are increasing human interactions online and more traditional information streams are handling huge amounts of our personal data. Due to volume, information is stored locally and/or fetched from third parties using cross domain services. With more platforms managing these types of data transactions, privacy has …Read more

Telefonica Millennials evoke ‘Intrapreneurship’ during Global Summit

Delegates from five continents gathered for Telefónica’s internal breakout session during One Young World 2014 (OYW), the largest gathering of millennial leaders on earth, to address how a young workforce can reform the corporate environment using the principles of intrapreneurship. The session welcomed as panelists Chema Alonso, CEO Eleven Paths; Pedro Padierna, President of PepsiCo, (Mexico); and Dennis Bree, Head of Sales for Twitter UKI. Ronan Dunne, Telefonica UK CEO, …Read more

Wayra Startup Awarded £20k Seed Capital during Millennial Summit

Lucia Valencia-Dongo Quintanilla, founder of Duhem, a Wayra Peru accelerated startup, was one of three social entrepreneurs awarded $20,000 during the closing ceremony of the largest gathering of nations on earth – One Young World (OYW). Lucia formed part of a 50-strong Telefonica delegation representing nine countries across the business as well as millennial leaders from Pronino, Think Big and Talentum. Their attendance was part of Telefonica’s commitment in activating …Read more

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), took their seats for what was an intimate look inside a continent from those who …Read more

The Digital Ripple Effect

First published on Neelie Kroes (Vice-President of the European Commission) blog (15/10/2014) Can improving digital literacy increase positive interactions we have with the Web? During @CodeWeekEU, Telefonica’s Global Director for Public Engagement, Frederic Michel, discusses the merits of increased online/offline digital participation as changing perceptions of the Web Like in society, we want our web to be open, inclusive and accessible. However, upholding these democratic values online is easier said …Read more

Telefonica Millennial Leader Speaks during Global Summit on Sustainability

José María Ortega Hernández, an award-winning Think Big project leader from Spain, roused global leaders, including Dame Ellen MacArthur and Lord Bilimoria, when he delivered his speech during the Sustainable Development plenary at this year’s One Young World Summit – the second largest gathering of nations on earth. On the day that saw Ronan Dunne, Chief Executive of Telefonica UK, deliver the findings from the second Global Millennial Survey, the …Read more

Global Survey: Today’s Millennials are Tech-Savvy, Footloose, Confident and Practical

First published via Coca Cola Journey’s platform (13/10/2014) A new global study of Millennials and technology released this week by Telefonica reveals some interesting insights about the tech-savvy, globetrotting and culturally diverse generation. The study, which interviewed 6,700 men and women age 18 to 30 in the Americas and Western Europe, uncovered cultural and geographical differences in attitudes. It also revealed some common denominators. For example, mobile technology is important …Read more

Optimism: A Millennial Trait Overlooked?

Ahead of One Young World, Ronan Dunne, Telefonica UK’s CEO, discusses an attitude defining a generation As a Dublin boy born and raised, I’ll find myself heading home this week for the largest gathering of nations second only to the Olympic Games, One Young World (OYW). The Summit welcomes over 1,300 millennial leaders from 190 countries to debate and agree on actions they believe are necessary for the good of …Read more

Survey reveals how technology can combat political apathy in the UK

As the UK’s political parties’ battle for the hearts and minds of voters ahead of the May 2015 election, a new opinion poll for Telefónica lifts the lid on the views of an often ignored voter demographic – young people. The UK findings from Telefónica’s global survey of Millennials suggests that Westminster is still failing to inspire young people. According to the survey, an overwhelming majority (71%) of the Millennial generation …Read more

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 October at 13:45pm (IST). The annual Millennial summit, which takes place between 15-18 October, is …Read more