Mr. Francisco Ros Perán Ph.D. Secretary of State - Telecommunications, EU Presidency
Plenary - Keynote Speech
The agenda of the Spanish Presidency, the Granada Strategy
The Granada Strategy is the Spanish contribution to the new European strategy for the development of the Information Society in 2010-2015: the new European Digital Agenda (successor of the i2010 initiative), and one of the seven flagships of the Europe 2020 Strategy, intended to prepare Europe for the challenges of the next decade.
Aiming at positioning citizens, companies and the public sector in the centre of the digital revolution, the Spanish Presidency of the European Union has been closely working with the EC and the Member States in order to identify the most important steps the European Union must take to develop such an agenda, in terms of infrastructures, advanced use of Internet, security and trust, rights of users of electronic communications, Digital Single Market, and strengthening the ICT sector and its contribution to a sustainable development.
Energy - Keynote Speech
The contribution of ICTs to sustainable growth. New trends in cloud computing and related initiatives
About Mr. Francisco Ros Perán Ph.D.
Born in Lorca (Murcia), Spain, Francisco Ros holds two PhDs, one from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science) and another from the Technical Engineering University of Madrid (Telecommunications). He also holds an Advanced Management Program degree (PADE) from the IESE Business School in Madrid.
Appointed in May, 2004, Mr. Ros is Spain's Secretary of State for Telecommunications and the Information Society.
In 2003 Francisco Ros joined Qualcomm as Country Manager, responsible for operations of the Company in Spain and Portugal. Prior to that, he was co-founder, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Alúa - BroadBand Optical Access. In 1996, Mr. Ros was appointed President and CEO of Unisource.
From 1988 through 1996, Mr. Ros headed several business areas within the Telefónica Group, of which he was Managing Director as well as member of the Executive Management Board, and responsible for the International Communications area from 1994 to 1996.
Among others, he has been a member of the Board of AT&T Micro-electronics, WorldPartners and Infonet in the U.S., Mannesmann Arcor in Germany, Siris in France and CTC in Chile.