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Digital Business Models: New Division at eco

The turn of the year has also seen a new development at eco, where a new interdisciplinary division for the area of "Digital Business Models" has been established. Management responsibility is vested in Andreas Weiss, who has led EuroCloud Deutschland_eco as Director for eight years. With this development, the largest association of the Internet industry in Europe is pooling existing competencies, providing for stronger networking, and creating new synergies. Continue reading

Study by eco and ADL: Industrial IoT Revenues to Grow by 19 Percent Annually until 2022

  • Industrial IoT market to double in size by 2022

  • Study examines six of the most important market trends in Industry 4.0

  • Industrial IoT as ecosystem business model: Companies need to re-orient themselves to be successful

The German Industrial IoT market will more than double from its 2017 levels in the next four years, reaching a volume of around 16.8 billion Euro by 2022. This is a central finding of the study “The German Industrial IoT Market 2017-2022. Facts and Figures” by eco – Association of the Internet Industry and Arthur D. Little. This corresponds to a growth rate of around 19 percent per year. Continue reading

Workforce Diversity Driving Company Performance, Innovation, and Profitability

Attracting and retaining top talent in today’s competitive jobs market: How diversity plays a key role

What is the economic value of gender and racial diversity in tech companies? Elisabeth Kurek, Leader of the Gender Diversity & Equity Initiative in the i2Coalition, provides important insights for companies and HR managers into how diversity and a welcoming company climate can attract and retain top talent and increase performance.

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The Internet Industry in the Wake of the GDPR

Read about the impact of the EU General Data Protection Regulation on the Internet Industry – and how the eco Association is supporting its members

How will the forthcoming GDPR affect the different areas of the Internet industry and digital business? dotmagazine takes a brief look at how different segments of the Internet industry will be affected, and how the eco Association is working to support members as we near the end of the implementation period

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Digital Minister (m/f) Wanted: Industry Associations Launch a Petition

Associations of the digital industry fear a stagnation of digital policy under the German “grand coalition.” To counteract such a deadlock, a petition launched on the initiative of the Federal Association of German Startups, available under, calls on the party leaders of the Christian Democrats/Christian Socialists and the Social Democrats to appoint a digital minister. Industry associations, civil society organizations, and large sections of the public have criticized the absence of plans of the prospective new coalition to bundle digital competencies within a single authority. eco - Association of the Internet Industry also supports this petition. Continue reading