Federal Government Appoints Oliver Grun To IT Advisory Council

Founder and CEO of green Software AG by Economics Minister as a member of the core in the new IT Committee ‘ young digital economy appointed. Aachen / Berlin, 16.01.2013. Federal Minister of Economics Dr. Philipp Rosler Dr. Oliver Grun, founder and CEO of green Software AG and President of the German IT-Mittelstand Association (BITMi) on the Advisory Board of young digital economy “of the Federal Ministry of Economics and technology (BMWi) called. According to the articles of Association of the newly founded IT Advisory Board advises the Federal Minister of Economics and technology on current issues of information and communications, in particular to the development and on the potential of the young digital economy and new digital technologies in Germany, as well as to create better conditions for growth of Internet startups. We need pro-growth framework conditions that promote in particular the innovation and creative ideas of the German IT landscape,”explains Oliver Grun on the occasion of the inaugural Advisory Board meeting in Berlin.

The new “IT Advisory Council is the voice of the digital economy and young IT entrepreneurship: he linked the dynamic ICT industry policy and communicates their needs.” The entrepreneur welcomes the fact that the digital economy is perceived more and more as an important and highly innovative cross-cutting industry and involved in the design of the framework conditions. The information and communication technology has a key role in the economic growth in Germany.” Green identified special need for action in the areas of internationalisation, financial access and reduction of bureaucracy. Entrepreneurs, scientists and experts from various areas of the digital economy, which have special expertise in the field of the digital economy and the modern information and communication technologies, belong to the Advisory Board. The Advisory Committee consists of 24 members. Oliver Grun among the ten core members of the Advisory Board, who are appointed for two years.

The other members of the Advisory Committee received an appeal for a year. The Green Software AG (www.gruen.net) is a medium-sized software company with Internet and software solutions for special industries such as Member and donor agencies, training providers and warehouse logistics. More than 1 billion euros in donations handled software solutions of the market-leading company by about 3 billion of total donations in Germany. Over 1,000 installations include organizations such as the Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe, Kolping Society Germany Foundation Menschen fur Menschen Karlheinz Bohm, Misereor or dbb German officials Federal customers. Still, services outsourcing services such as data center services and data services are offered about the green business. With the advertising agency Corrugate creative services in the areas of interactive media and advertising are offered as round off the portfolio. For 20 years, now less than 100 employees in its headquarters in Aachen, as well as in the offices in Berlin, Vienna and Bratislava have customers throughout Europe. The German IT-Mittelstand Association (BITMi) (www.bitmi.de) is the only IT trade association which profiled only medium-sized interests of the IT industry. In the BITMi associated associations are direct members as well as the BITMi. The Association that represents the interests of more than 800 medium-sized IT companies in Germany with a turnover of more than EUR 1 billion.

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