Tim Cook Visits Europe Ahead of Brussels Privacy Conference
Later this week, Apple CEO Tim Cook is set to speak at the European Data Protection Conference in Brussels during the "Debating Ethics: Dignity and Respect in Data Driven Life" session.
Ahead of the event on Wednesday, Cook is in Europe visiting app developers and filmmakers who work with the iPhone. Cook has been sharing his European adventures on Twitter.
Cook started off the week in Berlin, where he met with developer Peter Kolski and took a look at mauAR, an upcoming augmented reality app that will display the Berlin Wall as it was prior to its demolition in the 1990s.
Schön, wieder einmal in Berlin zu sein! Thank you @peterkolski and the mauAR team for bringing the Berlin Wall's history to life through augmented reality -- a new way to learn from the past. We are looking forward to seeing your app on the App Store! pic.twitter.com/NhwGUUgG2O — Tim Cook (@tim_cook) October 21, 2018
Cook went on to visit the Asana Rebel team, who have created an augmented reality yoga app available on the iOS App Store.
Here's to the rebels! Thanks for the visit, @AsanaRebel, and for sharing your enthusiasm for yoga and wellbeing. 🧘♂️ We're thrilled when entrepreneurs like you use the App Store to turn their passion into a thriving global business. pic.twitter.com/G4FOR3HtNK — Tim Cook (@tim_cook) October 21, 2018
After that, he stopped off in Paris where he met with French filmmaker Claude Lelouch, who shot his upcoming movie on the iPhone.
Bonjour Paris! 🇫🇷 Honored to meet legendary director Claude Lelouch and hear about his upcoming film, which will be #shotoniphone. In 50 years of filmmaking, he says he's "never been happier" than when shooting with iPhone! pic.twitter.com/t5q8J8jOW6 — Tim Cook (@tim_cook) October 22, 2018
Cook then stopped by the offices of Foodvisor in Paris. Foodvisor is an app that is designed to analyze the nutrients in food through a photograph.
Now here's a good reason to snap that photo of your lunch! Had a blast at @foodvisor_app's office in Paris, seeing how their artificial intelligence makes food tracking easy. 🍣 pic.twitter.com/i1NoM1OLM3 — Tim Cook (@tim_cook) October 22, 2018
After visiting Foodvisor, Cook stopped by L'Atelier des Artistes en Exil in Paris, which showcases the artwork of artist refugees around the world.
A profoundly moving visit to @aartistesenexil in Paris. Through their works of creativity and courage, these artists are shining a light on the hardships that so many face as refugees. “On ne voit bien qu'avec le cœur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux.” pic.twitter.com/rKGz2rlFAX — Tim Cook (@tim_cook) October 22, 2018
Cook has one more day in Europe ahead of the Brussels conference, and he is planning to meet with French president Emmanuel Macron at the Élysée Palace tomorrow, where taxes and developer relationships may be topics of conversation.
Cook will be in Belgium on Wednesday, and following the conference, he may spend some more time in Europe before flying back to the United States to prepare for Apple's October 30th event in New York City.