The president of the Republic Emmanuel Macron has received, Wednesday, may 23 at the Elysée palace, the sixty leaders and players of the high-tech world to convince them to commit themselves to the “common goods” (education, employment, health, etc.) at a summit dubbed ” Tech for Good “.
Among the guests of this lunch behind closed doors were the bosses of Facebook (Mark Zuckerberg), Microsoft (Satya Nadella), Uber (Dara Khosrowshahi), IBM (Ginni Rometty), SAP (Bill McDermott), Palantir (Alex Karp) or Wikimedia (Jimmy Wales), as well as bosses French (Free, Orange, SNCF, Sanofi, BNP Paribas, Thales, OpenClassrooms…), but also the rwandan president, Paul Kagame, on a visit to Paris.
My challenge to tech leaders:
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Emmanuel Macron welcomed to have obtained several large international groups of digital engagements on subjects as broad as social protection to education. “I am in favour of innovation and at the same time I am to work for the common good and for a regulation of lasts “, in particular on the withdrawal of the propaganda of jihadist and cyber harassment, explained the president of the Republic. He also said he was determined to advocate in Brussels for a corporate taxation of the Net at 3 % of sales. “I will go at the end of this fight,” he promised.
“The absence of rules for the common good is not good for the leaders of the “tech”, because when there is more of a rule, it is the citizen who ends up by saying that it’s not going well. “