These concepts and tools for data centers and infrastructures are paving the way far into the future: The nominated companies are helping to operate digital Internet infrastructures and data centers with ever greater efficiency. They are making data centers particularly energy- and resource-efficient, redundant and fail-safe. They are also highly scalable, physically secure and offer outstanding performance. These solutions and services give customers market advantages and captivate with their innovative strength.

Green Mountain Data Center Colocation

Green Mountain AS

Green Mountain designs, builds and operates highly secure, innovative, energy-efficient and sustainable colocation data centers in Norway, centers that are 100% renewable and 100% operational.
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Infinera GmbH

Infinera has developed a novel, photonic integrated solution that enables unprecedented amounts of data to be transferred between data centers over previously unattainable distances with minimal energy consumption.Learn more

SpaceNet Datacenter

SDC SpaceNet Datacenter

The SDC SpaceNet Datacenter is a high-security data center in the east of Munich. It belongs to the owner-managed German SpaceNet Group & is one of the most modern data centers in Germany.
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The Expert Jury for the Datacenter Infrastructure Category

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Dr. Béla Waldhauser

Spokesperson for the Alliance for the Strengthening of Digital Infrastructures
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Ulrike Ostler
Gerd Simon

Gerd Simon

Independent Managing Consultant

They don't give cyber criminals a chance: The nominated companies for the eco://award IT security increase the cyber resilience of their customers with exceptional IT services and products. In doing so, they are always one step ahead of hackers and thus make a decisive contribution to the security of corporate networks, endpoints or internal processes and structures. In so doing, they significantly support the sustainable economic success of their customers.

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R&S®Trusted VPN Client

Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity

The R&S®Trusted VPN Client is a centrally managed, hardware-independent, software-only VPN client for the secure connection of mobile workstations to the corporate or government network.
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Customization Engine for tailor-made IT security training

SoSafe GmbH

The user is at the center of cyber attacks; meanwhile 9 out of 10 attacks start at the user - which means that corresponding training is essential. Using a simple tool, all training materials can be adapted to the individual organizational context by SoSafe.
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Thycotic Cloud Access Controller


Thycotic Cloud Access Controller makes it possible to implement fine-tuned role-based access controls for cloud-based web applications and web-based cloud management platforms while implementing flexible multi-factor authentication.
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The Expert Jury for the Security Category

Ammar Alkassar

Ammar Alkassar

Representative for Innovation and Strategy of the State Government of Saarland
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Oliver Dehning

Hornetsecurity, CG Leader Security eco Association
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Markus Feilner

Deputy Editor-in-Chief Heise iX
Andreas Marx

Andreas Marx

Cornelia Schildt

Cornelia Schildt

Team Member Services / Project Manager IT Security at eco Association

The nominated IT services for Cloud & Hosting offer exceptional quality, security, interoperability and performance. With innovative IT concepts, the nominees ensure successful digitalization of business processes - with maximum user-friendliness. Whether stable and secure hosting offers for individual requirements or unique cloud services: these innovative solutions are highly impressive.

Powerlance GPU-Server

centron GmbH

With Powerlance centron offers a GPU server solution on a rental basis for high-demand usages, such as AI, deep learning, scientific computing, rendering and much more.
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luckycloud pro Enterprise

luckycloud GmbH

With luckycloud pro Enterprise you no longer have to choose between a private and public cloud - they combine the advantages of both models and offer secure solutions for individual use cases & any size of business!
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OVHcloud is a global and leading European cloud provider, operating 400,000 servers in 30 of its own data centers on 4 continents. For 20 years, the company has used an integrated model that ensures complete command of the value chain.
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The Expert Jury of the Cloud & Hosting Category

Klaus Dudda

Klaus Dudda

Media publishing house
Prof. Dr. Ali Sunyaev 1

Prof. Dr. Ali Sunyaev

Karlsruher Institute for Technology (KIT)
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Soeren von Varchmin

Thomas Noglik 1

Thomas Noglik

Board Member of EuroCloud Deutschland_eco e.V.
René Wienholtz

René Wienholtz

Founder & Managing Partner of LOOM Impact AG

Diesen Geschäftskonzepten gehört die Zukunft: Die für den eco://award nominierten Start-ups bieten außergewöhnlich innovative digitale Services. Die ermöglichen digitale Geschäftsmodelle, die einen deutlichen Mehrwert für Wirtschaft, Umwelt und Gesellschaft liefern. Das Wachstumspotenzial dieser jungen Unternehmen ist enorm.

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Data Collaboration Simple & Safe

dq technologies AG

Currently there is no solution which solves the dilemma between the owners of data and the owners of machine learning models. One either shares the data or the machine learning model. Decentriq makes data collaboration simple and safe by leveraging confidential computing.
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epap - your digital receipt

epap GmbH

epap digitalizes receipts and is creating a new ecosystem that connects retailers and users and offers exciting added value for both parties.
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quarano - Epidemic management for health authorities

Quarano e. V.

quarano reduces the burden placed public health authorities through monitoring suspected cases of corona. Up to 3/4 of the positively tested cases have little or no symptoms. By digitalizing this previously manual process, quarano offers considerable relief for employees.
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senseering GmbH

MyDataEconomy is the 3-in-1 platform for B2B customers for real-time status monitoring of industrial devices and plants, for AI analyses - such as predictive maintenance - and, above all, for the monetization of machine data for cross-silo co-creation.
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The Expert Jury for the Start-up Category

Jörg Bienert (DE)

Jörg Bienert

Chair of the KI Bundesverband
Prof. Dr. Claudia Loebbecke, M.B.A. 1

Prof. Dr. Claudia Loebbecke, M.B.A.

Director of the Seminar for General Business, Media and Technology Management
Vanessa Cann

Vanessa Cann

Managing Director of the KI Bundesverband e.V.
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Rafael Laguna

Founding Direct of the Agentur für Sprunginnovation ("Agency for Leading Edge Innovation")

With their Internet-based products and services, these nominees have demonstrated a high level of social responsibility. For the nominees for the eco://award "Network with Responsibility", aspects oriented towards the common good outweigh corporate added value. In this way, they are building a sustainable digital future for all people.

Corona Warning Band (CWB)

ADDIX Internet Services GmbH

The Corona Warning Band (CWB) is a smart wearable item and a suitable supplement to the Corona-Warn-App, so that older people, children or socially disadvantaged people without a smartphone can participate in the containment of the Corona pandemic and help to protect themselves.
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Leaseweb Deutschland GmbH

A global network needs an extraordinary level of responsibility. Leaseweb has set itself the task of taking compliance, abuse prevention and European regulations into account in all processes. The network has therefore been created with responsibility - designed interactively with its customers.
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Code your Life & IT-Fitness

Microsoft Deutschland GmbH

With the beginning of the pandemic-related school closures, Microsoft has set up a daily online academy for pupils and teachers. In challenging times, the free, interactive live webinars have playfully opened up the world of coding and AI for them
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The Expert Jury for the Internet with Responsibility Category

Thomas Bendig 2

Thomas Bendig

Fraunhofer IuK
Luise Kranich

Luise Kranich

Head of FZI Berlin Branch Office / Head of Innovation, Strategy and Transfer
Daniel Krupka

Daniel Krupka

Managing Director of the Society for Informatics e.V. (GI)

Timo von Lepel

Managing Director, NetCologne

They are the best of the best. These 10 powerful women have been nominated for the eco://award in the LiT - Ladies in Tech category. With the award, we want to give outstanding women in the German Internet industry an even higher level of visibility and to honour their special commitment to diversity and female empowerment.

On 26 November, you'll learn which of the following candidates has been voted to become winner of the LiT - Ladies in Tech category (voting closed on 15 October 2020).

  • Kenza Ait Si Abbou, Senior Manager Robotics & Artificial intelligence, Deutsche Telekom IT GmbH
  • Britta Behrens, LinkedIn Expert, Corporate Influencer Manager
  • Dalia Das, CEO + Founder, neuefische GmbH
  • Evgeniya Ettinger, Public Sector Sales Manager, Team Lead for State Government, Oracle Deutschland B. V. & Co.KG
  • Dr. Julia Freudenberg, CEO Hacker School
  • Agnes Heftberger, Managing Director Sales, IBM DACH
  • Jutta Horstmann, Chief Operating Officer (COO), eyeo GmbH
  • Silvia Hurnaus, A&C Senior Social Media & Digital Expert, EMEA Partner Experience, Oracle
  • Andrea Martin, Leader IBM Watson Center Munich & Member of German Parliament Commission for AI (Enquête Kommission) IBM Distinguished Engineer, IBM
  • Claudia Pohlink, Head of AI/ML, T-Labs (Research & Innovation), Deutsche Telekom AG


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