- From now on we are members of the Federal Association for Information Technology, Telecommunications and New Media (BITKOM). The BITKOM membership brings Validated ID decisive advantages as an international supplier of electronic signature services (VIDsigner) and a digital identity verification solution (VIDchain).
- BITKOM is the German voice of the IT, telecommunications and new media industry. The organization represents more than 1,900 companies with numerous global players as well as 500 startups.
The members of BITKOM generate over 140 billion € domestic sales and export the value of 50 billion €. BITKOM thus represents 90 percent of the German ICT market. According to Santi Casas, CEO at Validated ID, “it’s an honor for us to become a part of such a powerful network that brings together the best minds and companies in the digital world”.
Also, for Validated ID it’s a great opportunity to share “a permanent exchange between experts and managers, and it provides us of a valuable platform for cooperation with existing and new partners”.
The BITKOM membership brings Validated ID decisive advantages as an international supplier of electronic signature services (VIDsigner) and a digital identity verification solution (VIDchain). “With this new initiative we want to boost constant exchange between Validated ID and our colleagues in the sector”, explains Santi Casas. “Thus we can use our strong technical expertise to help shape the future of the current issues in the digital world and distinguish ourselves more as an expert on the subject of security, digital signature, and digital identification.” Additional advantages of the BITKOM membership are the use of the largest knowledge network in the branch, assisting in the recruitment of skilled and young professionals as well as the opportunity to attend exclusive events.
According to Philipp Kövener, from Bitkom member support, “we’re pleased that another innovative company has decided in favor of Bitkom. The expertise that Validated ID can bring to the field of process digitization will certainly enrich the exchange in our working groups”.
In recent months, Bitkom has welcomed Comdirect Bank, Commerzbank, Degussa Bank, Privatbank Hauck & Aufhauser and token specialist Odilia as new members, among others. In the mobility segment, new members are Schaeffler, Intelligent Apps, which has developed a taxi app for a direct connection between passengers and drivers with myTaxi, the mobility service providers Turo Germany and Tracks. In the future, Miele and software company Parametric Technology will be involved with Bitkom in the Internet of Things (IoT) segment.
The retail and e-commerce sector is being reinforced by Metro AG, Zalando, MyHammer and the comparison portals Check24 and Verivox. Companies from the traditional IT sector have joined Bitkom recently, too, including Suse Linux, Axians Infoma, Cray Computer Germany, Eucon Digital, pmOne and Twitter.