Embracing rather than fighting digital regulation: Microsoft’s vision for the future

Author: Damien Geradin
Published: 19.05.2022
Yesterday, I attended a presentation by Brad Smith, Microsoft’s President and Vice-Chair, at an event organised by Brussels think tank Bruegel. I have listened to Brad Smith a few times in the past, but yesterday he was really at his best. He is a truly impressive public speaker and I liked the message he was there to deliver. Most of the speech focused on cloud computing, but it also covered broader issues which I found particularly interesting. Cloud computing is an area where Microsoft has been criticized in the recent past by associations representing European cloud computing providers (although I…