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Short Version

With approximately 1,000 member companies, eco (https://international.eco.de) is the leading Association of the Internet Industry in Europe. Since 1995, eco has been highly instrumental in shaping the Internet, fostering new technologies, forming framework conditions, and representing the interests of its members in politics and international forums. eco has offices based in Cologne, Berlin and Brussels. In its work, eco primarily advocates for a high-performance, reliable and trustworthy ecosystem of digital infrastructures and services.

Long Version

With approximately 1,000 member companies, eco is the leading Association of the Internet Industry in Europe. Since 1995, eco has been highly instrumental in shaping the Internet, fostering new technologies, forming framework conditions, and representing the interests of its members in politics and international forums. eco has offices based in Cologne, Berlin and Brussels. In its work, eco primarily advocates for a high-performance, reliable and trustworthy ecosystem of digital infrastructures and services.

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. In addition to our head office in Cologne, we have our own capital city office in Berlin and are present at all relevant political decision-making processes in Brussels.
eco is a founding member of EuroISPA 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 SĂŒme
Chair of the Board
eco Board Member for Policy, Law & Regulations

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Klaus Landefeld
Vice Chair
Board Member for Infrastructure & Networks

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Felix Höger
Board Member for 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

Alexander Rabe
Managing Director
eco - Association of the Internet Industry

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Andreas Weiss
Managing Director
eco - Association of the Internet Industry
Head of Digital Business Models

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eco Employees and Competence Group Leaders

Oliver Dehning
Leader of the Security Competence Group
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Andre Goermer
Leader of the E-Mail Competence Group

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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. BĂ©la Waldhauser
Leader of the Data Centre Infrastructure Competence Group

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Martin Kumstel
Leader of the Mobility Competence Group

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Giovanni Coppa
Leader of the Mobility Competence Group

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Studies & White papers

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.

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.

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.


2022 White Paper - Girls in Tech: A Call to Action

Due to the marked gender imbalance in the IT industry, this paper was released on the occasion of Girls' Day 2022. The paper is founded not just on research studies, but also on insights from 15 role models, and sets out recommendations for companies, policymakers & educators.



2020 Study: 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.

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