The Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, recognized this Monday that public-private collaboration is “essential” to lead the next 5G revolution and move towards social and territorial cohesion. In addition, the president has also registered the need to move towards a “humanistic” digital transformation.
Sánchez has transmitted this message after having held several meetings with executives of technology companies during his Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, where he has appeared at its official inauguration together with the King of Spain Felipe VI and the president of the Generalitat, Pere Aragones.
Sánchez’s round of meetings began with the CEO of Orange, Christel Heydemann, before whom he considered public-private collaboration “essential” to “lead the 5G revolution and social and territorial cohesion”.
The Next Generation Funds
“We are advancing towards universal coverage supported by the Next Generation funds (those for reconstruction of the EU)”, the head of the Executive stated on his Twitter account. Next, he has been seen with the director of Operations of Meta, Javier Oliván, and with who was British deputy prime minister, Nick Clegg, now director of the American company led by Mark Zuckerberg.
Sánchez welcomed the fact that this company has reaffirmed “its investment commitment in Spain”. “We are advancing towards a humanist digital transformation, supporting disruptive technologies thanks to the recovery plan,” he indicated in another tweet.
The third meeting was with the CEO of Cisco, Chuck Robbins, with whom he discussed the US technology project to set up its first next-generation semiconductor design center in the EU in Barcelona, as announced last month November .
“We are working to make Spain a key player in the semiconductor value chain,” Sánchez pointed out on the social network, referring to the European funds allocated to this area, which the Government has decided to commit to this year.