A Fair Playing Field? Investigating Big Tech’s Impact on Small Business
Thursday, November 14, 2019 | 1:00 PM
The Committee on Small Business will hold a hearing titled, “A Fair Playing Field? Investigating Big Tech’s Impact on Small Business.” The hearing is scheduled to begin at 1:00 P.M. on Thursday, November 14, 2019 in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building.
Over the last decade, digital platforms have transformed American commerce through the rapid development of innovative business solutions that have helped small businesses reach and serve new customers. However, the boundless influence of Big Tech has raised concerns about how these platforms impact small firms that have come to rely on their business models. This hearing will give Members the opportunity to hear from large tech companies and small business about their perspectives on how to ensure that main street businesses have an equitable opportunity to compete in the information age.
To view a livestream of the hearing, please click here.
Mr. Dharmesh M. Mehta
Vice President, Customer Trust and Partner Support
*Testifying on behalf of Amazon
Ms. Erica Swanson
Head of Community Engagement, Grow with Google
Mountain View, CA
*Testifying on behalf of Google
Dr. Joe Kennedy
Information Technology & Innovation Foundation
*Testifying on behalf of the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation
Ms. Allyson Cavaretta
Principal and Owner
Mr. Molson Hart
Viahart Toy Co.
Mr. Harold Feld
Senior Vice President
Ms. Theo Prodromitis
Co-Founder and CEO
Mr. Jake Ward
Connected Commerce Council
Mr. Graham Dufault
Senior Director for Public Policy
ACT | The App Association
*Witness testimony will be posted within 24 hours after the hearing’s occurrence