“Telefónica has enabled and led new forms of communication”, José Ángel Remesal

Meet José Ángel Remesal, head of Project and coordination of LAN's Specialised Engineering. Discover his career.

Meet José Ángel Remensal, head of Project and coordination of LAN's Specialised Engineering. Discover his career.

José Ángel Remesal Follow

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How long have you been with Telefónica and what is your assessment of your time here?

My first contact with Telefónica was at Telefónica Sistemas, on 1st February 2000, with a one-year scholarship from the Complutense University where I was studying Business Administration and Business Management.

After the scholarship ended, I continued working for Telefónica in different projects and departments, which has given me the great opportunity to get to know the business from different points of view.

On 2 July 2018 I joined Telefónica Móviles España, a moment I remember with special affection; the day I received the call from HR I was in a meeting at the Complutense University, it was like closing a circle to start again.

Is there any project at Telefónica that you feel particularly satisfied with or proud of?

There are many projects, I remember the HCI (Home Connected to the Internet) projects in which connectivity was offered in the homes of employees of large companies, with computer equipment, which was tax deductible in the IRPF; we organised a great team between many areas that seemed separate.

Of course the Connected Schools, another great multitasking deployment with hundreds of people working and collaborating, designing and inventing new ways of doing and achieving common goals.

What do you think Telefónica has contributed to society?

There was a slogan years ago that sums it up very well, Better Connected; Telefónica has enabled and led new forms of communication, whether it was bringing the telephone line to the remotest villages, or supporting multiple video conferences in the long months of confinement, through to those New Year’s Eves when we went crazy sending SMS to all our loved ones.

We need to be connected and Telefónica has made it possible.

Although I have to admit that there was one thing I didn’t like, when you were with friends in the village pub and your parents could call you on the payphone to remind you that food was on the table.

Where do you see Telefónica in the future?

As the main hub of personal, business and government communications, in a continuous search for new products and services that are question marks today and will end up being the star of the future.

Could you live without a mobile phone?

Not at the moment. I admit that I abuse my mobile phone; it gives us a lot, such as the flexibility and time savings it has given me in my travels to be able to choose the best means of transport or the address of a restaurant, but it also induces you to spend time on trivial things.

Maybe it sounds radical, 16 years ago I quit smoking, I loved smoking, but the best thing about smoking was quitting smoking, will one day the best thing about the mobile phone be quitting?

Help us solve one of the great enigmas of humanity: the potato omelette… With onion or without onion?

Great debate. At my parents’ house it was made without onion because my father doesn’t like it and that’s how I got used to eating it, to make it juicier my mother adds a little milk and it’s great. My mother-in-law used to make it with chorizo and that’s another 10.

I prefer concebollista, but I am Tortillo-curious, there is a world of possibilities in this pillar of our gastronomy; good things always happen around an omelette.

Propose a crazy idea that you would like Telefónica to do for its centenary

Just as it allows us to be connected, on its centenary I would like it to give us the possibility of being closer together.

The idea of the concert and the event in the District has been very good, but I would go for something bigger: a festival in a big outdoor venue where we can enjoy concerts, activities and sharing with all our colleagues from any province.

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