Tech & innovation

President of the European Tech Alliance reappointed for second consecutive term

The European Tech Alliance (EUTA) has announced the appointment of our president and chair for 2020. FacilityLive’s Gianpiero Lotito has been re-confirmed as President of the EUTA, and Allegro’s Magdalena Piech, PhD will be continuing her role as chair.

Gianpiero welcomed the EUTA membership’s support for his continued role as president. He thanked members for their work this year and reminded us that “the world needs a strong Europe in digital to be balanced.”

Gianpiero is founder and chief executive of FacilityLive and an adjunct Professor in Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Pavia. This year, Gianpiero has represented the EUTA at many high-level international events, bilateral meetings with vice-presidents and commissioners, stakeholder meetings in various EU Institutions and in global media, growing the reach and awareness of the Alliance.

Gianpiero continues: “Since my first speech at the European Parliament in Brussels in 2014 as a guest of the European Internet Forum, I strongly believe that my commitment at EU level has been a fundamental step to nurture a truly European digital ecosystem in Europe. The opportunity to continue this commitment not only as a technologist and as founder of FacilityLive, but also as President of the most important alliance of European tech champions it's not just an honour, but a duty as well. I'm happy to reconfirm this presidency, which at this crucial time for the growth of a digital industry in Europe gives also to my country the chance to be represented in Europe via this prestigious role. Because the world needs a strong Europe in digital to be balanced.”

The EUTA’s re-appointed chair, Magdalena said: “I am delighted to continue to serve our members as chair of the European Tech Alliance and grateful for the confidence in our common vision for the future. 2020 will be a keystone year for policymakers and industry to chart a course towards a digital policy for consumers, for startups and scaleups, and for boosting our digital economy.” Magdalena is Head of Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs for Allegro and, as Chair, she has continued to share her vital expertise with members.