Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Our software innovations generate opportunities for the technology sector, businesses, public sector and consumers worldwide. Microsoft opened its first office in Europe in 1982. We have been investing in and growing with Europe ever since, and today we have over 25,000 local employees, working alongside more than 180,000 partners to empower millions of European consumers and to help transform businesses. In the last decade alone, Microsoft has invested nearly €20 billion in European companies, such as Nokia or Skype, as well as employed thousands of European researchers and engineers.
Ever since their beginnings, Les Halles have captured and crystallised movements stemming right from the edges of art and society, in an unprecedented alliance of both learned and popular culture. Open to contemporary hopes and upheavals spanning from the neighborhood right out to the world at large, Les Halles keep on looking for what Europe, still on a quest for its own destiny, has to offer: exploration of new passions, reason seeking out adventure, the utmost freedom of style. Les Halles resonate with a desire for participation and involvement, be it individually or collectively, thus characterising the digital age.
Intel is the leading manufacturer of computer, networking and communications products. Intel develops semiconductor and software products for a range of computing applications. Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, it has 100,000 employees operating in 300 facilities in 50 countries. Intel's mission is to create and extend computing technology to connect and enrich the lives of every person on earth.
Google is a global technology leader focused on improving the ways people connect with information. Google’s innovations in web search and advertising have made its website a top Internet property and its brand one of the most recognized in the world.
Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.
The European Data Protection Supervisor is an independent supervisory authority, with responsibility for monitoring the processing of personal data by the EU institutions and bodies, advising on policies and legislation that affect privacy and cooperating with similar authorities at national level. The EDPS remit includes: • developing and communicating an overall vision, thinking in global terms and proposing concrete recommendations; • providing policy guidance to meet new challenges in the area of data protection; • operating at the highest levels and developing effective relationships with diverse stakeholders in other EU institutions, Member States, non EU countries and other national or international organisations.