Global Markets

Pick up the pace on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

EU and US negotiators have come to the table in Brussels this week to continue discussions on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). No one ever said negotiating trade agreements was easy. But if these two countries act now, the benefits will be far reaching. TTIP was envisioned as an ambitious opportunity for the … Read More >>

Data, Global Markets

Executive Survey Shows the Benefits of Data Innovation Across the Whole Economy

There are pervasive myths and misconceptions about how data innovation is transforming the global economy, from the idea that it’s all about so-called “Big Data” (in fact, analyzing even small data sets can produce useful insights) to the false notion that all data is personal information (when discoveries are being made from data sources such … Read More >>

Cloud Computing

Positive Shift in Europe’s Approach to Cloud Policy

Policy discussions about cloud computing in Europe have at times been fraught with protectionist rhetoric. Exacerbated by Edward Snowden’s revelations on government surveillance, there have been calls for data location requirements, procurement preferences for European providers, dedicated French or German cloud networks, and even a “Schengen area for data” as ways to promote deployment of … Read More >>

Data, Global Markets

Restoring Confidence in the Digital Economy

How do we restore trust and confidence in the underpinnings of the digital economy in the wake of unsettling disclosures about international surveillance practices? That question is top of mind for policymakers in the US and European Union as they ponder the possibility of a grand, new transatlantic trade and investment partnership. As I noted … Read More >>

Global Markets

EU-US Summit Is an Opportunity to Re-Establish Trust in the Transatlantic Relationship

Today’s EU-US Summit in Brussels, at which President Obama will join his European counterparts, Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, and José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, provides an important opportunity to reinforce EU-US economic ties. A strong transatlantic partnership will send a message to global markets that the greatest prospects … Read More >>