As of September 2019, Oliver Weimann – start-up expert, initiator of the RuhrSummit, and Managing Director of ruhr:HUB – has become a new member of the Presidency Committee of eco – Association of the Internet Industry, a committee which was founded at the beginning of this year. Weimann is himself a serial start-up founder and has been an active part of the German start-up scene for over 10 years.
“I’m delighted that we’ve been able to recruit Oliver Weimann for the eco Presidency Committee – an experienced networker, who knows how to build bridges between young and established companies, and who has already helped many digital business models get onto the market,” says eco Chair Oliver Süme.
eco aims in the future to pick up more quickly on digital trend topics and maximize their impact, and to expedite interdisciplinary exchange on digital topics. In Süme’s view, Weimann not only understands the opportunities of digital transformation, but also the realities and challenges its implementation presents for smaller and younger companies, which makes him the ideal sparring partner for the development of new cross-industry initiatives and alliances.
The eco Association is also anticipating valuable new ideas and impetus in the areas of further education, knowledge transfer, and New Work.
“I’m looking forward to exciting cooperation and the opportunity to work together with the eco Board in promoting more entrepreneurial courage in Germany. Because in the end what we urgently need are more young, innovative companies who want to actively shape all of our futures,” says Oliver Weimann. “At the same time, it goes without saying that the eco Association members are currently at very different stages of digital transformation, which means being constantly faced with questions concerning which skills and abilities employees will have to master in the future. In this context of ‘real corporate learning’, I would also like to help to find answers and to bring these into the wider domain,” continues Weimann.
The eco Presidency Committee will successively include further high-ranking representatives from industry, academia, the media, and politics.