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Short Version

eco (https://international.eco.de), with more than 1,000 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 1,000 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
Chairman of the Board
Director Policy, Law & Regulations
 
 
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Klaus Landefeld
Vice Chairman 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 Board

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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Peter Meyer
Head of Cyber Security Services

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

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Andre Goermer
Leader of the Competence Group E-Mail

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Prof. Dr. Georg Rainer Hofmann
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Dr. Bettina Horster
Director Internet of Things

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Patrick Ben Koetter
Leader of the Competence Group Abuse

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Thomas Rickert
Director Names & Numbers

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Dr. Torsten Schwarz
Leader of the Competence Group Online Marketing

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Dr. Béla Waldhauser
Leader of the Competence Group Datacenter Infrastructure

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Oliver Werner
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Marc Wilkens
Leader of the Competence Group Datacenter Efficiency

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Stephan Zimprich
Director Blockchain

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Studies

The German Smart City Market 2017 - 2022

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 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.

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