29 jun 2017
University Menéndez Pelayo – Santander

Julio Linares: "A structured digitalization plan would create 250,000 net jobs per year"

In his speech at the meeting 'The Spanish digital agenda', which is being held this week during the summer courses of the International University Menéndez Pelayo (UIMP), the president of CEOE’s Commission on the Digital Society, Julio Linares, explained the need for Spain to be one of the leading European countries in the digitalization process because, although it is its currently within the EU average, this position is not entirely satisfactory.

Julio Linares, president of CEOE’s Commission on the Digital Society
Julio Linares, president of CEOE’s Commission on the Digital Society — ©CEOE

In his speech at the meeting 'The Spanish digital agenda', which is being held this week during the summer courses of the International University Menéndez Pelayo (UIMP), Julio Linares explained the 'Digital Plan 2020: digitalization of Spanish society’, prepared by CEOE, in which the Spanish employers recommend a State Pact for the digitalization of Spain, and propose measures that would increase the GDP by 3.2% in 2020.

According to him, for CEOE a "very transversal and vertebrate" plan is necessary, one that allows to "achieve great ambitions" because digitalization has “an enormous impact from any point of view”, not only economic, but also from a social or from a consumer’s stance.