eco Association Announces the Winners of the 19th eco://awards

On 26th November, for the 19th time, eco – Association of the Internet Industry presented the eco://awards, one of the most prestigious awards in the Internet industry. A jury of experts with representatives from business, science and politics selected the best submissions in six categories. For the first time, the award ceremony was held as a purely online event with live coverage of all nominees, presenters and prize winners. “This year, the Internet has proven more than ever how indispensable it is for our society and the working world during crisis situations,” says Oliver Süme, Chair of the eco Association, adding: “This year’s eco://award therefore honours solutions and the people who promote the further development of the Internet in a responsible and outstanding manner.”

Here are all winners of the 19th eco://awards:

In the category Cloud & Hosting, OHV GmbH wins for the integrated model of OVHcloud.

With its vertically-integrated business model, OVHcloud controls the entire value chain – from its own server production and water-cooled data centres to its own fibre optic network. This not only increases efficiency and performance, it also enables a high-quality product portfolio and complies with strict data protection regulations.

In the Data Centre Infrastructure category, the award goes to SDC SpaceNet DataCenter GmbH & Co KG for one of the most modern high-security data centres in Germany. The SDC SpaceNet DataCenter is the best example of “IT security made in Germany”. In terms of both availability and security, it meets Class 4 of the DIN EN 50600 data centre standard, and thus the highest requirements in terms of high-end colocation. The data centre on the outskirts of Munich, Germany, combines a modern, environmentally-friendly cooling concept with high energy efficiency and extremely fast data transmission.

The winner in the Security category is Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity GmbH for the R&S Trusted VPN Client. The solution reliably protects employee-access to the corporate network – regardless of whether they are working from home, in a hotel, or at the airport. The completely software-based solution is versatile and easy to integrate on existing systems. Offering protected network communication from a tablet or laptop, the user-friendly Trusted VPN Client ensures that employees can work securely and without restrictions when on the move.

The eco://award in the start-up category was awarded to dq technologies AG for decentriq. With the software platform, data and machine learning models can be marketed in a targeted application-oriented manner. The process is completely encrypted and the providers retain full data control. With the help of Confidential Computing, decentriq – functioning as the interface – enables efficient data collaboration.

Microsoft Deutschland GmbH received the eco://award in the category Internet with Responsibility for the Online Academy of the educational initiatives Code your Life and IT-Fitness. Thanks to Microsoft and fjs, around 25,000 children and young people gained insight into IT, coding and artificial intelligence during the Corona crisis. Teachers were given valuable tips on how to put digital education into practice. Through access to digital learning opportunities, students and educators at the Online Academy were able to acquire important key competencies for our digital society. The training programmes convinced with their entertaining content and their interactive target-group oriented design.

The winner of the category Ladies in Tech (LiT) is Agnes Heftberger. As Managing Director of IBM Germany, Agnes Heftberger focuses on the topics of positive leadership, diversity and lifelong learning. She serves as a role model, as she exemplifies the compatibility of private and professional life and is publicly committed to this (Initiative Chefsache, WomenPower). She stands for transparent communication and an open feedback culture. One of her special focuses is on mentoring/sponsoring. As a mentor, she is committed to inclusive talent management, and as a keynote speaker she gives lectures on the above-mentioned topics.

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