Big Data: Where Does Europe Stand?


Friday 12.07.13
13:00 to 14:00


4th Floor
Madariaga – College of Europe Foundation
Avenue de la Joyeuse Entrée 14
B-1040 Brussels

The information society is experiencing an asymmetric growth of physical infrastructures, data centres, telecommunications systems and online services, leaning towards increasing market concentration. The unchallenged American primacy in data control is increasingly accompanied by the appearance of new players in emerging economies, whilst Europe lags behind. Is it a matter of the economic model and its attractiveness for talents, or rather a lack of integration and government support? What are the economic and strategic consequences of Europe’s weakness in the area of global data control? Should Europe aim to compete globally for data control, or rather try to limit the negative consequences of concentration through multilateral regulation at the global level?


A Citizen's Controverversy with Mr Stéphane GRUMBACH, Research Director at INRIA, the French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control, and Mr Roberto VIOLA, Deputy Director General at DG Communication, European Commission.

The debate will be moderated by Pierre Defraigne, Executive Director, Madariaga-College of Europe Foundation.

The debate will be held in English.


To register, please send your name, title and the name of your organisation to info [at] (subject: REGISTRATION%2012%20JULY%202013)  or by fax to: +32 (0) 2 209 62 11.
For more information, do not hesitate to contact us on: +32 (0) 2 209 62 10.
Participation fee: € 10 / Students: € 3.Sandwiches and drinks will be provided from 12:30 onwards.