Speakers

  • Eva Kaili, Member of the European Parliament, Chair of the Centre for Artificial Intelligence (C4AI) and STOA, Greece, S&D
  • Maria Manuel Leitão Marques, Member of the European Parliament, Vice–Chair of the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection, Portugal, S&D
  • Alban Schmutz, Chair of the Cloud Infrastructure Services Providers in Europe (CISPE) and Vice President Strategic Development and Public Affairs, OVHCloud
  • Laurent Godfroid, Competition Law expert and Partner, Gide Loyrette Nouel

Due to be published on Tuesday 15th Dec, the Digital Markets Act is the European Commission’s response to the systemic challenges posed by dominant players in the digital sector. The discussion has so far largely focused on online platforms, yet many European businesses are being harmed by the anticompetitive behaviour of some legacy software
providers.

Cloud infrastructure is the backbone of Europe’s digital transformation, yet some legacy software providers with dominant market power are acting as ‘gatekeepers’ and are controlling businesses’ access to IT services as they move online to the cloud. The Digital Markets Act presents a unique opportunity to ensure that European businesses are not limited or unfairly coerced in regard to their ‘right to choose’ the best cloud technology.

The DMA must address the harmful practices of some dominant software providers that risk seriously undermining the European Commission’s goal to foster an innovative and competitive online digital market in Europe.

 

Does the proposed DMA legislation
address this opportunity?

 

Join us online on Thursday 17th Dec at 11h00, as our expert panel assesses the draft DMA and discusses what the European Union can do to ensure dominant software providers do not use their entrenched market power to stifle a dynamic and innovative cloud sector in Europe.

RSVP here to secure your attendance.

Francisco Mingorance
Secretary General, Cloud Infrastructure Service Providers in Europe (CISPE)