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Digital Economy Trendsetters and international market leaders at home in Berlin Global players in the digital city “ Berlin is a city for doers! And is an international hub when it comes to digitalization. The city is digital in thought and action, especially within companies. Berlin is always my city.” KARSTEN RENZ, cofounder and CEO of the OPTIMAL SYSTEMS Group Berlin is a leading location for IT and the digital economy with an outstanding company and product landscape and an important center of technological innovation in Europe. The extremely diversified digital industry in the region includes innovative young companies as well as established SMEs and major global players. Global leaders like SAP, Cisco and Amazon have founded research and development centers in Berlin during the past few years. Start-ups like Zalando, ResearchGate and SoundCloud began in Berlin to attain global success. Since January 2015, Doodle has also become part of the community with its first international subsidiary in the digital capital. 30 jobs are planned over the next 3 years. They all benefit from the international character of the city with its many different nationalities and cultures. English has become the main language in companies, at events, in shops, cafes and restaurants. The city’s cosmopolitan flair makes it easy for companies to attract top talent to Berlin. As a rapidly growing city, Berlin is well equipped to face the challenges of the future and drive ahead networked, intelligent and integrated solutions for a Smart City. COMPANIES IN FOCUS 30 AMAZON OFFICES: –– Tech Hub of the e-Commerce giant employs 150 software developers and managers, system engineers and web developers to work on new technologies for analyzing large sets of data to determine specific patterns –– Creation of 450 jobs within the next five years is planned –– Launch of the Amazon Academy is a network that will be implemented in Europe and aims to bring together entrepreneurs who wish to benefit from the digital transformation 29 CISCO IOE INNOVATION CENTER: –– The American company focuses on the innovative potential of the “Internet of Everything”, connecting people, processes, data and things –– In Innovation Centers around the world, they develop and demonstrate solutions to help companies effectively generate more profit –– openBerlin specializes in the areas of production, transportation and logistics 19 EBAY INTL: –– more than 17 million active buyers, 5.4 million private sellers, 175,000 commercial providers and more than 100 brand manufacturers and large distributors –– A constant average of 70 million articles in more than 50,000 categories on offer –– Success: Peter Chaljawski, founder and owner of the Berlin e-Commerce empire Chal-Tec, began his career as a salesman for DJ equipment and event technology on ebay and now employs 300 people 35 OPTIMAL SYSTEMS: –– The Group was founded in Berlin in 1991 and has more than 330 employees throughout Europe –– OPTIMAL SYSTEMS develops and distributes software solutions for enterprise content management (ECM) –– In 2014, there were 1,719 software installations throughout the world 6

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