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  • AVMSD – Take two please

    In some ways, Europe’s policy making industry is not far removed from Hollywood’s film studios: the long gestation period; the power play between the big cheeses; and for all the talk of block-busters, the conveyor belt often churns out a lower common denominator product which people wished had never seen the light of day. Many…

  • Brexit’s impact on the TMT sector

    While Silicon Valley stands alone, it could be fairly argued that the UK generally – and London specifically – represented an EU version of its more renowned US counterpart.  The amount of tech firms – large and small – that had made the UK their home, thanks to access to skilled employees drawn to the…

  • The (un)certain future of transatlantic data flows

    The EU-US economic relationship is the largest bilateral trade relationship in the world, with trade flows valued at over $1 trillion per year. Personal data transfers constitute an essential element of the transatlantic relationship. The legal invalidation of the so-called Safe Harbour arrangement, which provided a framework for transatlantic data transfers, caused major turmoil in…

  • Get Digital With… Pauline Gounaud. An interview about our digital future.

    In the next couple of months we will be following-up with a series of unexpected interviews with policy makers, government officials, industry representatives, interest groups, entrepreneurs and lobbyists who are somehow involved in forging the rules of our digital lives. But for once we don’t want to discuss policy. Let’s discuss a couple of ideas…

  • Filling the Gender Gap In STEM, a view from Ladies Who Code in Europe and Asia

    On a sunny Thursday afternoon, FTI Consulting hosted a panel of women in various fields to discuss obstacles, possibilties and importance of filling the gender gap in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Together at the FTI Consulting Brussels office, the group moderated by Cheryl Miller is Founder and Executive Director of the Digital Leadership Institute, talked about what it…

  • Coding for the 21st Century Workplace

      Coding is the new literacy standard of the 21st century. Learning your ABCs was enough to compete in the market in 20th century, but today you also need Java, Ruby, C# or C++. Unfortunately, this statement doesn’t make sense to many corporates and their personnel as they don’t see the relevance of coding for…

  • Public Consultation on the Audiovisual Media Service Directive launched

    The European Commission has just launched its public consultation on the Audiovisual Media Service Directive as part of its Digital Single Market Strategy, which was announced on 6 May. The results of the consultation will feed into the REFIT exercise, where the Commission seeks to evaluate whether the directive is working as intended by its…

  • Brussels’ Women in Tech and Prosecco

    On Wednesday evening FTI Consulting hosted for the first time a pioneering group of women in technology. Gathered under the hot summer sun, the group was cooled by some refreshing prosecco. It was a great, informal, get-together: no speakers, no agenda, simply an enjoyable evening to (re)connect. Working the room, one of the key recurring…

  • Investing in the future: the digital economy and disruptive technologies

    Last week, the UK capital played host to London Tech Week, a week-long technology convention with over 210 events and 40,000 delegates. In this snapshot FTI Consulting’s London team  looks at the growth of the UK’s digital and technological industry and what opportunities lie ahead. 

  • The e-commerce ‘hard data’ sector inquiry by the more ‘open-minded’ DG COMP

    If you had been in Brussels over the last few weeks, you will have witnessed an unusual phenomenon. Special envoys from the heart of competition enforcement in Brussels have been sallying out, rather like an evangelising force, carrying the good news of open engagement on a sector inquiry. Witness therefore a number of events in…

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