eco://awards on 8.12.: List of Nominees Published

  • Presentation of the eco Awards live at the Cloud Expo Europe in Frankfurt
  • Nominee shortlist for awards in six categories now published
  • 10 outstanding personalities in the running for the Ladies in Tech (LiT) Award
  • Further information at

On 8 December, eco – Association of the Internet Industry will present the eco://awards for the 20th time. After the pandemic-related online awards ceremony in 2020, eco expects eco members and the entire Internet industry to be back on site for the 2021 awards ceremony. Cloud Expo Europe at Messe Frankfurt will provide the setting for the ceremony. Renowned personalities from the industry will present the coveted trophies in six categories: Cloud & Hosting, Data Centre Infrastructure, Security, Start-ups, Sustainability, and Ladies in Tech. The following nominated companies are on the jury’s shortlist:

Cloud & Hosting

  • PlusServer GmbH (pluscloud open)
  • SysEleven GmbH (MetaKube Accelerator – Managed kubernetes with Quickstart application templates)

Data Centre Infrastructure

  • Bulk Infrastructure AS (Bulk data centres’ integrated international and intra-Nordics infrastructure solutions)
  • Green Mountain (Product: Colocation data centres in Norway)
  • SCALEWAY SAS (Scaleway’s DC5)


  • G DATA CyberDefense AG (BEAST)
  • Hornetsecurity (365 Total Protection)
  • IT-Seal GmbH (Spear Phishing Engine: Reality-based attack simulation)


  • Leroma GmbH (B2B platform)
  • peaq Technology GmbH (Decentralised charging platform for e-mobility)
  • WeAre GmbH (WeAre – The Virtual Reality Engineering Base / / Produkt: WeAre Rooms)


  • Green Mountain (Project: Sustainability 2.0 for colocation data centres)
  • Infinera GmbH (Pluggable optical interfaces compatible across product generations)
  • Lefdal Mine Datacenter (Lefdal Mine Data Centre – the Norwegian Solution)

The 10 nominated candidates can now be voted for in a public vote:

  • Kim Dressendörfer, IBM
  • Dr. Julia Freudenberg, Hacker School
  • Deepa Gautam-Nigge, SAP
  • Vanessa Gentile, Salesforce
  • Claudia Nicoleta Grimm, Claudia Grimm Academy
  • Hanna Kamijo, Vodafone
  • Victoria Hanna Eva Riess, Cambridge MBA Candidate
  • Magdalena Rogl, Microsoft
  • Melanie SchĂĽle, Bechtle Clouds
  • Dr.-Ing. Fereshta Yazdani, Lufthansa Industry Solutions

The  industry expert juries will select the winners by 8 December. The decision criteria include the uniqueness and innovation of each submission as well as its scope and impact on the industry. The winning companies and a Woman in Tech will be honoured with a congratulatory speech on 8 December, after the first day of Cloud Expo Europe, and will subsequently receive an award and certificate. After the awards ceremony, visitors can look forward to an after-show surprise: they can spend the evening in the eco Winter Wonderland at the trade fair and enjoy Christmas music and delicacies to give the pre-Christmas season that certain glow.

eco on tour: In the run-up to the awards ceremony, the eco://congress will take place on 8 December at Cloud Expo Europe. In a varied programme with four focal topics, under the motto of “Digital sovereignty meets future Internet”, some of the best minds in the Internet industry will talk on the eco stage about trends and challenges for SMEs and big players as well as innovations in industry and politics. They will also shed light on the digital transformation from a business and cultural perspective and take a closer look at the self-sovereign identity and recipes for success of diversely positioned companies.

You can find more information on the nominees under this link.


eco Award 2021: Nominees 18

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