Robert Schmidt-Nia becomes Chairman of the International Press and Telecommunication Council (IPTC)

Pliezhausen, June 02, 2020: Robert Schmidt-Nia, Division Manager at DATAGROUP, was unanimously elected Chairman of the International Press and Telecommunication Council (IPTC). With this international exchange, DATAGROUP strengthens its competence as a digitization partner in the media sector.

Robert Schmidt-Nia, Bereichsleiter DATAGROUP und Vorsitzender IPTC

IPTC, the international association of news agencies and news industry providers, deals with the definition of technical standards for news exchange and issues such as the implementation of a Trust Indicator for information. As an IT service provider, DATAGROUP benefits from the international exchange in this area and can, at the same time contribute its experience with digitization as well as the perspective from projects with German media customers.

“The exchange of know-how is very important and DATAGROUP, as an IT service provider, brings a further perspective to the association”, explains Robert Schmidt-Nia, who has been active at IPTC for more than ten years. “The members and of course we as service providers and our customers benefit from this”.

For years DATAGROUP has been a reliable digitalization partner for customers from the media sector.

“The media market has a lot of development potential, but also a huge investment backlog. We see ourselves here as a partner who builds the bridge between the topics discussed in the committees and the situation our clients in Germany experience,” Robert Schmidt-Nia continued.


DATAGROUP is one of the leading German IT service companies. Over 2,700 employees at locations across Germany design, implement, and operate IT infrastructures and business applications such as SAP. With its CORBOX product, DATAGROUP is a full-service provider, supporting over 600k global IT workplaces for medium and large enterprises as well as public authorities. The company is growing organically and through acquisitions. The acquisitions strategy is particularly noted for its optimal integration of new companies. DATAGROUP is actively participating in the IT service market’s consolidation process with its “buy and turn around” and its “buy and build” strategy.

Sara Gebhardt
Public Relations
T +49 7127 970 058