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Short Version

eco (https://international.eco.de), with more than 1,100 member companies, is the largest Internet industry association in Europe. Since 1995, the eco Association has been instrumental in the development of the Internet in Germany. eco forms framework conditions and represents the interests of members in politics and international committees. In the Competence Network, important specialists and decision makers of the Internet industry are represented, and current and future Internet themes are driven forward.

Long Version

eco (https://international.eco.de), with more than 1,100 member companies, is the largest Internet industry association in Europe. Since 1995, eco has been instrumental in the development of the Internet in Germany, fostering new technologies, infrastructures and markets, and forming framework conditions. In the Competence Network, important specialists and decision makers of the Internet industry are represented, and current and future Internet topics are driven forward.
Numerous eco services help to make the market more transparent for providers and users. We support members with legal consultations, in particular regarding data protection. For all users, we work to increase security and improve youth protection.
As an association, one of our most important tasks is to represent the interests of our members in politics, and in national and international committees. As well as headquarters in Cologne and a branch office in Munich, eco has an office in the German capital Berlin, and is represented at all relevant political decision-making processes in Brussels.
eco is a founding member of EuroISPA, the umbrella organization for European Internet associations. eco also represents its members with a seat on the Council of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) at ICANN, and is a driving force behind the Internet Governance Forum. In short: We are shaping the Internet.

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eco Board

Oliver Süme
Chair of the Board
Director Policy, Law & Regulations

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Klaus Landefeld
Vice Chair of the Board
Director Infrastructure & Networks

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Felix Höger
Member of the Board
Director Online Services / Cloud Computing

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Prof. Dr. Norbert Pohlmann
Member of the Board
Director IT Security

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eco Management

eco Employees and Competence Group Leaders

Markus Schaffrin
Head of Member Services

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Andreas Weiss
Head of Digital Business Models

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Oliver Dehning
Leader of the Security Competence Group
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Lucia Falkenberg
Leader of the New Work Competence Group

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Andre Goermer
Leader of the E-Mail Competence Group

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Prof. Dr. Georg Rainer Hofmann

eco E-Commerce Expert

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Dr. Bettina Horster
Director Internet of Things

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Patrick Ben Koetter
Leader of the Anti-Abuse Competence Group

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Thomas Rickert
Director Names & Numbers

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Dr. Torsten Schwarz
Leader of the Online Marketing Competence Group

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Dr. Béla Waldhauser
Leader of the Data Centre Infrastructure Competence Group

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Marc Wilkens
Leader of the Data Centre Efficiency Competence Group

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Stephan Zimprich
Director Blockchain

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Studies

The Smart City Market in Germany 2021-2026

The Smart City market is booming: The study by the eco Association and the management consultancy Arthur D. Little forecasts an average annual growth in Germany of over 17 percent. This corresponds to an increase in revenues of over 46 billion Euro within five years. Market drivers, trends and challenges for a total of nine segments of the German Smart City market are described in detail.

The Internet Industry in Germany 2020 - 2025

The Internet industry is entering a digital decade of superlatives: The study "The Internet industry in Germany 2020-2025" forecasts revenue growth of 75 percent for the Internet industry in Germany.

eco IT Security Study
2021

 77 percent of IT experts in Germany estimate that the general threat to Internet security is growing. This is a key finding of the eco IT Security Survey 2021. eco has been publishing this study annually since 2010, and surveyed 175 experts from the IT industry for this purpose this year.



Women in Tech Across the Globe: A Good Practice Guide for Companies

To support companies in their efforts to access the world’s greatest untapped pool of talent, the eco Association has published a study and guide “Women in Tech Across the Globe: A Good Practice Guide for Companies”.

 

Data Centres in Europe – Opportunities for Sustainable Digitalisation – Part II

Which best practices can already be tapped into to identify technological development potential and political recommendations for action for the data centres of the future? To find answers, you can download Part 2 of the study "Data Centres in Europe - Opportunities for Sustainable Digital Digitalisation".


Data Centres in Europe – Opportunities for Sustainable Digitalisation – Part I

Across Europe, CO2 emissions from data centres will fall by 30 percent by 2030. These are the findings of a study commissioned by the eco Association for the Alliance for the Strengthening of Digital Infrastructures in Germany and conducted by the Borderstep Institute with the support of the Vodafone Institute.

Artificial Intelligence: Its Potential and the Lasting Transformation of the German Economy

The study shows how German cities are using the Internet of Things to solve the challenges of progressive urbanisation. Based on the analysis of numerous international case studies, the study identified five critical success factors for successfully developing a city into a Smart City and positioning it as a company.

The German Smart City Market 2017 - 2022

Artificial intelligence is the central key technology for the future of Germany as a digital location. What specific impacts can we expect to have seen by 2025?

The German Smart Home Market 2017 - 2022

The study examines a total of six segments - including security and access control, entertainment, health and assisted living, and household appliances. The Smart Home Market shows enormous growth of 27 percent. Large and small companies from a wide variety of industries (electronics, telecommunications, energy, etc.) are entering the market accordingly.

The German Industrial IoT Market
2017 - 2022

The study analyses how companies meet their challenges with the help of Industrial IoT. Of particular importance is the identification of factors for a company to successfully participate in the Industrial IoT ecosystem.

Annual Reports