Big Tech and the Internet: What’s next for Europe?

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The fact that a few corporations dominate large parts of the Internet is not news. Today, a handful of actors play a significant role in our increasingly-connected societies. In this context, there is a growing concern about the dominance of a small number of corporations – typically Internet platforms – shaping the online world and its use.

The Internet Society’s European Bureau invites you to join us for an evening of networking and lively discussion in Brussels.

Come meet others as you ‘speed date’ people from different communities and share thoughts on what consolidation of the Internet Economy means for regulation and a centralisation of power in the near future for Europe, and its potential impact on the Internet architecture, cybersecurity and all of us as Internet users.

You will hear from speakers representing civil society, EU institutions, business and technical community and take part of the discussions in a fun, casual and highly informative format.

  • Jasmin Battista, Head of Sector for E-Commerce and Platforms, European Commission DG-CONNECT
  • Jens-Henrik Jeppesen, Director General for Europe, Center for Democracy & Technology
  • Klaus Landefeld, Vice Chair of the Board & Director Infrastructure & Networks, eco – Association of the Internet Industry
  • Carl Gahnberg, Policy Advisor, Internet Society

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How will consolidation impact the Internet’s technical evolution and use? Explore our 2019 Global Internet Report: Consolidation in the Internet Economy.

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Date and Time

18:00 – 21:00 CET

Tuesday 17 December 2019


Radisson Red Brussels

Rue d'Idalie 35, 1050 Brussels, Belgium