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What's New in eco August 2017

News from the eco Association

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eco - Association of the Internet Industry

Date: 24 August 2017
Location: Berlin

Date: 5 Sept. 2017
Location: Berlin

Date: 20 Sept. 2017
Location: Online

Date: 28-29 Sept. 2017
Location: Brühl, near Cologne

Date: 19 October 2017
Location: Frankfurt

Date: 5-6 Sept. 2017
Location: Frankfurt

Date: 21-22 Sept. 2017
Location: Hamburg

Date: 21 Sept 2017
Location: Dublin

Date: 2-3 Oct. 2017
Location: The Hague

Date: 3 Oct 2017
Location: Amsterdam

The demands made of workers are changing faster than ever with the digitalization of our world of work. “We find ourselves in the midst of a digital structural transformation, which completely interconnects production processes. This means that the world of work is changing permanently, and faster and faster,” says Lucia Falkenberg, Personnel Manager and Leader of the Competence Group New Work in eco – Association of the Internet Industry.  Read more on eco International.

“There is evident engagement on the part of the the German federal government with regard to an international exchange on network policy issues – also beyond the end of the current legislative term – which clearly shows the international political status of a debate concerning freedom and openness in the Internet,” says Michael Rotert, Chairman of the Board at eco. Read more on eco International.

Blockchain is becoming established for specific use cases and sectors – this is the view of 44 percent of representatives of German small and medium-sized businesses, according to a survey carried out by international market research and consulting institute YouGov. Nine percent of the companies surveyed are already planning specific uses of blockchain. 17 percent of those questioned are at least considering using it in their companies. Read more on eco International.

To reduce the possible risks, it is important to create a high level of awareness for cyber dangers everywhere: Staff should, if possible, never open attachments in emails from unknown senders or be persuaded to reveal sensitive data as a result of social engineering. “In order to sensitize your staff working abroad, it can be sensible to use different approaches to those that work at home,” says Angela Baudach, a cyber security staff member from DXC Technology. She recommends integrating and training staff individually and corresponding to their intercultural context. Read more on eco International.