María José Cantarino joined Telefonica in 1997, developing her career in areas directly related and focused on the international projection and expansion of Telefonica.
In 2005, she joint Telefónica Móviles España, where she was in charge of projects aimed to reduce the digital divide in least favoured groups such as battered women and immigration and to promote the safer use of ICTs among children and younger users.
Since 2008, she is Corporate Responsibility Manager at Telefonica, S.A., with special focus on social innovation and new technologies and youth’s online behaviour.
She is currently involved in international projects to foster the better use of the digital services by children and to promote the social inclusion of people at risk of exclusion through innovation. She is in charge of developing projects dedicated to educate and empower children, young people and adults with the tools, knowledge and digital skills.
She is also Director of Special Projects at the Interactive Generation Forum and Member of the International Advisor Panel at the EU Kids Online.
She took a degree at the University Lille III (France), and a postgraduate degree in Management and Administration at the University of Valenciennes (France) and in Telecommunication Business at the University of Catalonia (Spain).