ICT is set to be the driver of growth in the years to come. Almost 23,000 people are already employed in this sector. The world’s largest trade fair for information technology, the CeBIT, reflects the importance of ICT for the economic region. Hannover Messe has also become a driving force for the digitisation and networking of industrial value-added processes. TUI Infotec GmbH, Finanz Informatik GmbH & Co. KG (IT) - which provides services to Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe - and htp GmbH are among the sector leaders.