A good portion of interested participants, cherry-picked speakers, and two pinches of networking – that's all you need for the perfect online event. The right software also determines its success. In 2020, we as the eco Association digitalised around 100 events with a wide variety of online tools. Christiane Skiba, eco Branch Manager in Cologne and Head of Marketing, takes stock and gives valuable tips for the coming year.
The Covid-19 pandemic is serving as a digital accelerator. This is having a particularly profound impact on our working world, says Lucia Falkenberg, Head of the New Work Competence Group and CPO at eco – Association of the Internet Industry. She expects the next evolutionary stage of the working world to come through artificial intelligence (AI).
Working groups, meetings, round tables, workshops: Many events that can no longer take place in the real world due to the COVID-19 pandemic are being recreated online. For online collaboration to be as productive as live on site, it takes more than video telephony and chat functions. The eco expert for online work and managing director of aixvox GmbH Detlev Artelt explains the secret of successful online events.
85 percent of employees in Germany are in favor of virtual working in light of the current crisis situation, as a representative survey of some 2,500 employees reveals. Experts from the eco Association provide concrete tips on how companies can remain up and running, in spite of the coronavirus outbreak.
Planned well in advance or quick and dirty? An interview with Jens Weller, Managing Director of toplink GmbH, explaining how companies can master the challenges of working from home. toplink is a sponsor of the eco birthday campaign, 25 Years of eco – Internet with Responsibility.
“Remote work is easier than you think, you just need up-to-date technology and the courage to adapt,” says Detlev Artelt, eco topic expert for remote working and author and editor of numerous publications on the topic. Artelt suggests five simple steps to provide practical assistance to SMEs looking at introducing remote work in light of COVID-19.