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Experts highlight the important role of standards in promoting a competitive and innovative digital society

14/12/2022

??????????On 12 December, the headquarters of the Secretary of State for Telecommunications and Digital Infrastructures hosted the 2nd Meeting on Information and Telecommunications Technology Laws and Standards, which was organised by UNE and SETELECO.

The event showcased the relevant contribution that standards make to ensure the interoperability, security and accessibility of Telecommunications and Information Technologies (IT), and thus the promotion of the digital society.

Telecommunications infrastructures and services are supported by a multitude of European standards, many of them from the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). They are fundamental for compliance with the relevant legislation.

The meeting was opened with the welcome address, participated by Pedro Alonso, deputy general manager of Telecommunications and Digital Infrastructure Operators at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation, and Javier Garc�a, UNE's CEO and vice president-elect of ISO.  "Today, we live in a hyper-connected world where our society is increasingly digital. Because of this, we believe that in order to maintain a series of telecommunications infrastructures and services, it is especially necessary to have standard-based guidelines to guarantee people full accessibility and security", said Javier Garc�a.

Next the first panel was held, "Standardization Scenarios in Telecommunications and IT", participated in by Emilio D�vila, head of the ICT Standardization Sector at the European Commission; Luis Jorge Romero, CEO of ETSI; Paloma Garc�a, Director of Standardization Programmes and Stakeholder Engagement at UNE; Eusebio Felguera, Head of Digital Public Policy at Telef�nica; and Ismael Arribas, CEO of KUNFUD CERO SEIS, S.L. Bridging the digital divide and making it possible for all organizations, especially SMEs, to get on board with the digital transformation demanded by the market were just two of the main conclusions drawn from the panel.

Next on the agenda was the panel "Contribution of Standardization to Telecommunications and IT" which was participated in by Marta Serrano, deputy director general of Telecommunications and Digital Infrastructures at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation;  Carmen Mart�n, head of electrotechnical business and ICT at UNE; Borja Larrumbide, Security Assurance Manager at Amazon Web Services for Spain and Portugal; and Emilio Herrera, vice-president of the Smart Cities Commission at AMETIC. Among other topics, they addressed the new General Telecommunications Law, Digital Enabling Technologies, cloud interoperability and the IoT node.

Arturo Azcorra, Director General for Telecommunications and Audiovisual Services at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation. 

Programme

09:30 Welcome address and opening of the session 

  • Pedro Alonso Deputy director general for Telecommunications Operators and Digital Infrastructures. Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation
  • Javier Garc�a CEO at UNE and vice president-elect of ISO.

09:50 Standardization Scenarios in Telecommunications and IT

European Standardization Strategy. High-level Forum

  • Emilio D�vila, Head of the ICT Standardization Sector. European Commission (DG CONNECT)    

ETSI scenario, European Telecommunication Standards Institute

  • Luis Jorge Romero Director General. ETSI

The role of UNE - Spanish Association for Standardization

  • Paloma Garc�a Director of Standardization Programmes and Stakeholder Engagement UNE

Experiences of participation in the standardization system

  • Eusebio Felguera
    ?Head of Digital Public Policy.
     Telef�nica
  • Ismael Arribas CEO. ?KUNFUD CERO SEIS, S.L.

11:00 Contribution of Standardization to Telecommunications and IT

The importance of standardization in the New General Telecommunications Law

  • Marta Serrano, deputy director general of Telecommunications and Digital Infrastructures Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation

Digital Enabling Technologies - State of the art of standards

  • Carmen Mart�n Head of Electrotechnical Business and ICT at UNE. UNE

Cloud interoperability

  • Borja Larrumbide
    Security Assurance Manager at Iberia.
     Amazon Web Services

The IoT node

  • and Emilio Herrera, Vice-President of the Smart Cities Commission at AMETIC.

12:00 Conclusions and closing of the meeting

  • Arturo Azcorra, Director general for Telecommunications and Audiovisual Services Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation

12:15 Cocktail networking    

Speakers

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Pedro Alonso

Deputy director general for Telecommunications Operators and Digital Infrastructures Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation

 
Javier Garc�a

CEO of UNE ?Vice-President-elect ISO

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Emilio D�vila?

Head of the ICT Standardization Sector European Commission (DG CONNECT)

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Luis Jorge Romero?

Director General ETSI ?


 
Palom?a Garc�a

Director of Standardization Programmes and Stakeholder Engagement UNE

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Eusebio Felguera?

Head of Digital Public Policy
Telef�nica

 
? Ismael Arribas?

CEO.
KUNFUD CERO SEIS, S.L.

 
Marta Serrano ?

Deputy director general of Telecommunications and Digital Infrastructures Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation

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Carmen Mart�n?

Head of Electrotechnical Business and ICT.
UNE

 
Borja Larrumbide?

Security Assurance Manager de Iberia.
Amazon Web Services

 
Emilio Herrera?

Vice-president of the Smart Cities Commission.
AMETIC?

 
Arturo Azcorra

Director general for Telecommunications and Audiovisual Services Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation

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