Presentation at Mobile World Congress (MWC) on 28 February at 10 a.m., at North Rhine-Westphalia Pavilion in Hall 7, Booth C62 Smart City market boom: eco study forecasts over 17 per cent annual growth Digital technologies and applications make an indispensable contribution to achieving the German climate target...
On 24 February 2022, Dr. Franziska Brantner of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK), formally approved the funding for the Car Repair 4.0 consortium. The platform is designed to enable independent car repair shops and SMEs to use AI-based diagnostic procedures to repair and maintain vehicles.
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echo Chair of the Board Oliver Süme commented on the German Digital Strategy, which was announced today by Stefan Schnorr, State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Digital Affairs and Transport.
T-Systems International, DAASI International, BigchainDB, Fraunhofer AISEC, ecsec and XLAB are the first to start with GXFS as implementation partners. A series of explainer videos are being released for the general public, and a new blog series about Gaia-X as well as a monthly newsletter keeps interested parties up to date.
The digital transformation has an impact on various aspects of sustainability, meaning that the new German traffic light coalition is closely interlinking the topics of digitalisation and sustainability. The Alliance for the Strengthening of Digital Infrastructures in Germany warmly welcomes this development and emphasises just how important the rapid roll-out of renewable energies in Germany is.
On 29 and 30 September 2022, the Internet Security Days (ISD) will take place once again in Phantasialand near Cologne, Germany. eco and heise Events invite IT security experts, security managers and user companies to exchange views on current threats and security strategies at the 12th ISD.
eco congratulates Frank-Walter Steinmeier on his re-election as Federal President. eco Chair, Oliver Süme, hopes that socio-political and economic aspects of the topic of digitalisation will be a noticeable focus during Steinmeier’s second term in office.
Melanie Ludolph is an associate at the Hamburg law firm Fieldfisher and focuses on privacy, security and information. In this interview, she talks about what website operators now expect following the Austrian data protection authority’s decision on the use of Google Analytics, and how companies can obtain practicable, legally secure, and sustainable solutions for international data sharing.
February 2017 witnessed the inception of a special success story, one that has now led us to a fifth birthday celebration. In this interview, Lars Steffen provides more insights about the platform’s development and the initial hurdles that had to be overcome, and gives us a look behind the scenes.
The starting signal has been given for the Car Repair 4.0 (Autowerkstatt 4.0) project. In it, a consortium of partner companies and research institutes is developing a Germany-wide platform for the trustworthy exchange of industry-specific vehicle data. With the help of the platform, car repair shops can use intelligent fault diagnosis systems
The Omicron wave is set to peak: In Germany, the incidence nationwide is higher than ever before. This makes the reliance of society and the economy on high-performance digital infrastructures even more important in the here and now. Such a reliance is the precise factor that the Alliance for the Strengthening of Digital Infrastructures in Germany, founded under the umbrella of the eco Association, is campaigning for in the political and public spheres.
This year, it’s not just the Covid-19 pandemic, but also the threatening climate change which will continue to drive forward digital transformation in the economy and society. “Digitalisation is part of the solution to many challenges,” says eco Chair of the Board Oliver Süme.
With the recently launched public Female Speakers Directory, eco aims to countervail male-dominated expert panels (Manels) and give female digital experts a place on the stages of tech events.
How can the potential of blockchain be harnessed for industry, for example as an independent charging ecosystem for electric cars? Leonard Dorlöchter, Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder of peaq, talks about this in an interview.
2022 could be a year of new beginnings and change if the new German government makes good on its plans for a strategic reorientation of digital policy, makes up for the digital policy failures of recent years and we all focus even more strongly on the enormous opportunities that digitalisation offers for many of the great challenges of our time.
Smart meters, refrigerators and connected cars - the German Telecommunications and Telemedia Data Protection Act (TTDSG) came into force on 1 December 2021. This brings German law into line with European requirements. In an eco Academy webinar, Dr Jens Eckhardt explained why the TTDSG goes far beyond being a new cookie directive.
As another Covid year draws to a close, let’s take the opportunity to review the digital policy highlights of this year! To begin with the brightest news of the year: In these Covid times, digital infrastructures, digital technologies and digital applications have kept things up and running, thereby contributing to combatting the pandemic by switching physical contacts to the virtual.
After four years in service, the eco Names & Numbers Steering Committee has now undergone the second change in its composition. Following on from the ICANN72 Virtual Annual General Meeting, the group now warmly welcomes five new incoming members: Elizabeth Bacon, Senior Director, Policy and Privacy, Public Interest...
eco is sharply critical of the fact that companies may be legally obliged to make their telecommunications equipment available for the imperceptible installation of government spying software and the redirection of data.
The German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth and eco – Association of the Internet Industry cooperate within the framework of the corporate programme “Success Factor Family” to promote the work-life balance.
IoT security must no longer be a blind spot, contends Jan Wendenburg in an interview. Through networking with other eco members, the CEO of IoT Inspector aims to jointly pursue the identification of IoT vulnerabilities and compliance violations across the entire lifecycle of IoT devices.
A new study examines the effects of state restrictions on the gambling market in Germany, which is in a state of upheaval. Online gambling offers, in particular, are enjoying increasing popularity. Current surveys have come to the conclusion that three-quarters of the German population have already participated in commercial gambling offers (online and offline).
Regarding the Log4J vulnerability, Prof. Norbert Pohlmann, Board Member for IT Security at eco, sees the threat from cyber attacks as having hit a frightening new level. The German federal government must now do everything they can to quickly shut down the existing IT vulnerabilities.