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Linares is elected president of DigitalES without votes against

The consensus candidacy for the presidency of DigitalES, the technology and telecommunications employer association, which involved the appointment of the president of EY, Federico Linarees, as president, has been widely supported in the elections held today by 140 votes in favor and 11 abstentions.

The president of the consulting firm EY, Federico Linares, has today been named president of the technology association DigitalES, following the elections held in the association, as EXPANSIÓN announced today in its print and digital editions . The consensus candidacy led by Linares, and which included thirty representatives of the associates, has been supported with 140 votes in favor and 11 abstentions, while it has not received any votes against.

Linares thus replaces Eduardo Serra, who was the founding president of the association, created in 2017, as president of DigitalES. The birth of DigitalES occurred when a good part of the main partners of the Ametic association, led by the Large telecommunications companies and their suppliers left Ametic due to disagreement with the governance system.

Federico Linares is a lawyer and president of EY Spain since 2019, a professional services firm with more than 5,800 professionals in Spain and 400,000 in the world, and is also the partner responsible for the Talent area for the Western Europe region of EY.

DigitalES will continue to develop various lines of activity and promote new ones, with the support of several members of the Association. The main ones will be:

Regulation : Headed by Antonio Bengoa (Telefónica), Elena Otero-Novas (Vodafone), and Alfonso González (IBM), this area will address the regulatory challenges of digitalization.

Education : Led by Miguel Ángel Turrado (HP), it will promote training in digital skills.

Occupational risk prevention : Iván Rejón (Ericsson) will direct this area, guaranteeing the safety of workers in the digital environment.

Talent and digital employment: Led by Javier Rodríguez Molowny (NTT Data), the aim will be to promote the development of digital talent and employment in the sector.

Digital transformation: José María Ramírez Cárdenas (Huawei) will lead this line of action, supporting the digital transformation of companies and organizations.

European funds : With Andreu Vilamitjana (CISCO) at the helm, it will be one of the new bets to help mobilize European funds for digitalization.

Sustainable digitalization: Juan Leal (Lexmark) and Patricia Urbez (Fujitsu) will lead the push for sustainable digitalization.

CEOE : Luz Usamentiaga (Orange) will be the representative of DigitalES at the CEOE.

Digitales has indicated in a statement that “Linares carries out intense social work linked to various culture, education and entrepreneurship projects. Within the cultural field Linares is vice president of the Board of Protectors of the Teatro Real of Madrid and of the Alalá Foundation, dedicated to the inclusion of the gypsy people through flamenco; and the Paco de Lucía Foundation. In the field of Education, he chairs the Social Council of the University of Cádiz. Finally, in the area of entrepreneurship, his work as patron of the Endeavor Foundation.”

The statement indicates that Linares “has the firm intention of strengthening the positioning of DigitalES as a reference in the technological transformation of Spain, standing out for its public policy proposals on digitalization, its analysis of the latest trends and advances and its ability to mobilize to the actors in the sector. Its focus will include initiatives for social progress, education and training in digital skills, digital inclusion and equality, as well as digital territorial cohesion through public-private initiatives to reduce inequality.”

In the words of Federico Linares: “DigitalES must be the reference in Spain for the positioning of a more competitive Digital Europe, with a humanistic perspective and the drive for transformation that puts people at the center. New technological advances must promote innovation and progress respecting the rights of citizens and generating trust, as well as the democratic values, which are the basis of European and Spanish societies”.

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