“Telefónica is building the future”, José Antonio Gutiérrez

Meet Jose Antonio Gutiérrez, communications leader at Fundación Telefónica Peru. Discover his professional career.

Meet Jose Antonio Gutiérrez, communications leader at Fundación Telefónica Peru. Discover his professional career.

Jose Antonio Gutiérrez

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

I have been with Telefónica for more than 15 years. It has been a long period in which I have seen the growth and transformation of Peru hand in hand with the company’s technology and telecommunications. And I am sure that all this enormous work has been done with a lot of passion and commitment to creating better opportunities for progress for the country.

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

I am especially proud of the work and deployment of the Telefónica Foundation in the areas of education and inclusion: I have been able to meet teachers from schools in rural areas who have learned and grown professionally through training and digital resources from our foundation; young people, who are given free digital training so that they are prepared for the labour demand in today’s market; schoolchildren who learn in a more dynamic way and handle digital tools, despite being in remote areas or in vulnerable environments. That is where our Foundation is present.

And we are also proud of the wonderful group of Telefónica volunteers who dedicate their time, effort and knowledge to change the lives of those who need it most. All of this makes me very proud of the company: of its people and their contribution to progress and inclusive digital development.

What are you looking forward to the company’s Centenary in 2024? Come up with some crazy ideas

  • Bring all the winners of the Shark tank together with Chairman José María Álvarez Pallete (from the #PowerOfConnections programme) for a special talk and celebration to discuss how their vision and action has changed post-event.
  • Create an “exquisite corpse” with the best phrases of what Telefónica means to the people who make up this great company.

What do you think Telefónica has contributed to society in these almost 100 years?

I remember that before Telefónica arrived in Peru (back in 1994), it was very complicated to have a telephone line. So much so that when a person got a telephone, there was a party at home (at least, in my home there was a special lunch for the event). Therefore, it was a transcendental moment in the life of the country when Telefónica arrived in Peru: it transformed society on an economic and social level. Telecommunications opened many doors and paved the way for progress: first with the massification of telephones in the home, telephone booths throughout the cities, mobile telephony, cable television, fibre optics. All this makes me feel satisfied and proud to belong to this great company. For its contribution to the modernisation of the country and for laying the foundations for a better future. Connectivity has generated more development.

Where do you see Telefónica in the next 100 years?

I believe that Telefónica is currently building the future. I see it as a company that will continue to carry the banner of innovation, digital inclusion and the progress of societies for another hundred years. Offering and creating solutions and tools that help connect people.

Could you live without a mobile phone?

In this day and age, I consider living without a phone to be blocking multiple opportunities in life. I could even say that if I am shipwrecked one day (I hope it doesn’t happen), instead of having a book, I would rather have my phone with access to the cloud (where I have many books) and an external solar battery (And, well, alert to be rescued soon).

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

I like the potato omelette with onion. And I’d still add crema a la huancaína or rocoto (sorry if you consider it sacrilege, but I like it spicy).

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