Out of Bounds: The Rise of A-National Companies
Sunday, March 15
9:30AM - 10:30AM
Hilton Austin Downtown
500 E 4th St
From tax evasion to privacy breaches, large digital companies have a tendency to challenge the traditional limits of business operation. But despite their questionable integrity, the shiny façade continues to seduce us. Consciously or unconsciously, we use their services every day, we want to work at their cool offices, and we see them as representations of the future.
And although public decision makers are often outraged at the behavior of these companies, governments, too, enlist the help of these digital giants to communicate, develop massive surveillance tools, or perform many other services.
This inconsistency presses us to ask: how are we to reconcile the public interests of citizens with the private interests of consumers and a-national companies in this new digital age?
Conseil National du Numérique
Benoît Thieulin is the founder and managing director of the industry-leading Digital and Social Media Agency La Netscouade (www.lanetscouade.com). In 2013, he was appointed chairman of the official...Show the rest
Benoît Thieulin is the founder and managing director of the industry-leading Digital and Social Media Agency La Netscouade (www.lanetscouade.com). In 2013, he was appointed chairman of the official Conseil National du Numérique / French Digital Council.
As a social web expert, Benoît Thieulin has been an active witness of the deep changes introduced by the digital revolution in communications and society since the beginning of the 2000s.
As managing director of La Netscouade, Benoît Thieulin takes part in designing innovative communications platforms making a creative use of social media for Government, Media and corporate communications. He recently contributed to the design of the the French Government open-innovation platform. Benoît was one of the creators of Mediapart.fr, a leading collaborative independent online media, and now focuses on the interactions between social media and TV. He also advises private companies on their digital transformation strategy.Hide the rest
Toulouse School of Economics
Jacques Cremer is the Director of Research CNRS, GREMAQ, at the University of Toulouse I, and a Fellow of the Council of the Econometric Society. He has also served as a Professor at the École ...Show the rest
Jacques Cremer is the Director of Research CNRS, GREMAQ, at the University of Toulouse I, and a Fellow of the Council of the Econometric Society. He has also served as a Professor at the École Polytechnique, and as Director of the École Doctorale de Sciences Économiques at the University of Toulouse I.
His research interests include the Theory of Organizations, Political Economy, and Networks, Software, and the Internet.
Ingénieur diplômé, l'École Polytechnique, 1970
M.S. Management, Massachussets Institute of Technology, 1973
Ph.D. Economics, Massachussets Institute of Technology, 1978Hide the rest
Jeff Chester is Executive Director of the Center for Digital Democracy (CDD), a Washington, DC nonprofit. CDD is one of the leading NGOs advocating for consumers on digital privacy and consumer protection issues.