BRUSSELS – 19.12.2018 – Today the European Tech Alliance is pleased to announce the appointment of the its new President: Gianpiero Lotito, Founder and CEO of FacilityLive.

FacilityLive is Italy’s highest valued technology company and a European search platform developing next generation software for the organisation, management and searching of information, and a founding member of EUTA.

As the President, Gianpiero will represent the European Tech Alliance in high-level events, stakeholder meetings and in the media, leading the Alliance of European Tech scale-ups in assisting policymakers and fostering growth across Europe during the challenging months ahead.

Founded in 2015, the European Tech Alliance seeks to represent the variety of tech voices across Europe, by sharing visions and raising with policymakers the practical issues which represent important barriers or opportunities to building Europe’s digital market, including attracting investment and expanding globally. It was also created with the intention of helping the technology sector scale up and create jobs.

The members of the Alliance regularly meet with European Commissioners, Governments leading representatives and the most influential Members of the European Parliament and of National Parliaments, to contribute to shaping the best policies for the completion of the Digital Single Market, including AI, Consumer Protection, Copyright, Data Flow and Data Protection and many more.

The European Tech Alliance is comprised mainly of tech scale-ups that were born or built in Europe. Today it counts 27 members such as, BlaBlaCar, Booking.com­, Klarna, Soundcloud, Spotify, Taxify and Transenter to name a few.

Gianpiero Lotito, President of the European Tech Alliance states: “I am delighted to spend all my enthusiasm to represent the most innovative voices with a global vision that we have in Europe. After many years as follower, Europe is back as a global magnet for innovative technology companies. Despite some political uncertainty, it remains clear that the European tech industry is a strong force and will become stronger in the years to come.”

“I look forward to contributing steering Europe and the technology industry through the challenging times ahead. The technology sector will emerge stronger than ever.”