Thursday 18 January 2018


Rana Foroohar

Big Tech and the politics of monopoly power

How do we create a framework for government oversight of Big Tech that protects consumer and societal interests, curbs growth-dampening monopoly power, and allows us to keep the internet services we depend on?

Rana argues that we need to focus on the principles of transparency, simplicity and size. At this Pi event she will talk about what she means and what she believes should be the way forward.

Rana Foroohar

Rana is Global Business Columnist and an Associate Editor at the Financial Times, based in New York. She is also CNN’s global economic analyst. Her book, Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business, about why the capital markets no longer support business, was shortlisted for the Financial Times McKinsey Book of the Year award in 2016.

Rana previously spent 6 years at TIME, as an assistant managing editor and economic columnist and 13 years at Newsweek. During that time, she was awarded the German Marshall Fund’s Peter Weitz Prize for transatlantic reporting. She has also received awards and fellowships from institutions such as the Johns Hopkins School of International Affairs and the East West Center.  She is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.





"The question is how to craft a regulatory structure that enriches the larger ecosystem – not just the tech groups alone."
Rana Foroohar