DCN Milan 2024 >> Agenda


08:00 - 09:00

Registration & Breakfast

8:50 - 9:00

Red 2

Welcome Address

Davide Ortisi
CEO at Data Center Nation

9:00 - 9:35

Red 2


Mastering Maximum Availability & Energy Efficiency.
Can a Highly Efficient UPS Systems be Further Optimized? The TELEKOM Datacenter Case in Budapest, Hungary.

Dr. Antonio Coccia
VP Datacenter Solutions at Riello UPS, Italy
Mr.Tamás Seper
Data Center Expert at TELEKOM HU, Hungary

Blue 2


The Role of Data Centers in Energy Transition

Federico Biancini
IT Infrastructure Service Engineer at Tecnimont – MAIRE group
Giuseppe Sperduto
Energy Manager at Tecnimont – MAIRE group
Claudio Ricci
Head of IT, Cloud & Digital Market Offering at TIM SpA
Donata Guerrini
Strategic Negotiator Global Infrastructure at Google
Alessandro Amoruso
Account Manager, Renewable Energy & Carbon Markets at ACT Commodities

Blue 1


Techbau: Trust, Environment, Commitment, Hse, Building, Authorization, Urban development.

Andrea Marchiori
Chief Executive Officer at Techbau SpA
Francesco Vassallo
Vicensindaco of Città Metropolitana di Milano
Daniela Tomè
Avvocato at Matley Srl
Flora Vallone
Architetto Paesaggista at Studio Vallone Architettura del Paesaggio
Marco Leone
Senior Advisor at Nomisma SpA

Yellow 3


AI - Huge Potential for Data Center Efficiency and Optimisation

Gian Luca Favaron
Key Account Section Manager IT Cooling at Mitsubishi Electric – LES Air Conditioning Division
Marco Filippis
Export Marketing Manager at Mitsubishi Electric – Factory Automation Division

09:50 - 10:25

Red 2


Powering Tomorrow: Uniting AI, Data Centers, 5G, and Energy for Sustainable Growth

Alessandro Caramia
Datacenter & Critical Power BD Director at Huawei Digital Power Italy
Francesco Russo
CEO at KaralGreen Datacenter
Maurizio Dècina
Professore Emerito – AI & Telecom Expert at Politecnico di Milano
Emanuele Ogliari
Professore Associato -Renewable Energy Systems Expert at Politecnico di Milano

Blue 2


Certified Sustainability in DC Projects, from Planning to Operations

Alberto Caccia
Director at Lombardini22
Federica Quartieri
Mission Critical Technical Director at Lombardini22
Rachid Arabi
VP Europe & UK at Uptime Institute
Eddie Kilbane
Site Selection and New Market Growth at Echelon Data Centres

Blue 1


Quality Control in Data Center Construction. A Step-by-Step Blueprint.

Alberto Ferri
Sales Director at Bouygues E&S Italia
Sandro Orlandi
Construction Manager at Bouygues E&S Italia
Laura Maria Dal Zotto
Quality Manager at Bouygues E&S Italia
Carlo Berardi
Executive Vice President Buildings, Industry & Data Center at Bouygues E&S Italia
Giuseppe Collaro
Development Delivery Director EMEA at Vantage Data Centers

Yellow 3


Rome as a Digital Hub for Central and Southern Italy thanks to the Union of Data Center and Connectivity Infrastructures

Andrea Colangelo
Infrastructure Network Director at Aruba SpA
Maurizio Goretti
CEO at Namex
Giuseppe Valentino
VP Product Management Backbone & Infrastructure Solutions at Sparkle
Paolo Magrelli
Head of Sales Strategic Customers and Bid Management at Open Fiber
Nicoletta Boldrini
Giornalista e divulgatrice | LinkedIn Top Voice

Yellow 2


Modular Grooved Piping in Datacenters – Fast to Market and Liquid Cooling Ready

Matteo Vecchiato
Sales Engineer at Victaulic
Simona Santoro
Sales Engineer at Victaulic
Michele Toni
Senior Site Engineer at ECMWF
Lorenzo Genestreti
Senior Mechanical Engineer at Studio TI

10:40 - 11:15

Red 2


Navigating AI's Evolution and Its Impact on Power and Cooling Infrastructure

Stefano Mozzato
Colocation and Hyperscale Strategic Segment Director, Southern Region at Vertiv
Andrea Faeti

Sales Director Enterprise Accounts, Italy at Vertiv
Ricardo Abad
Founder and Managing Director at Quark Spain
Massimiliano Maistro
Application Engineer Manager, Thermal Management at Vertiv

Blue 2


How Can Data Centres be Integrated Into the Social and Economic Landscape in the AI ​​Era

Claudio Nicolò
Deputy Managing Director at EAE Italia
Luca Beltramino
Chief Datacenter Officer at Rai Way
Tiziano Durante
Datacenter Lead at Microsoft

Blue 1


Introducing AQ Compute’s Next Generation Sustainable, AI-Ready Data Centers. From the Oslo-1 AI DC to the new Milan-1 AI DC Campus.

Henry Daunert
CEO at AQ Compute

Yellow 3


Looking beyond Data Center Construction.
How Do We Choose the Right Operation Model to Optimize Data Center Costs and Performances?

Antonio Molinari
General Manager at OCIS
Gabriele Provenzano
General Site Manager at OCIS
Aldo Catelli
Head of Technical Operation Data Center at OCIS
Marco Paccagnan
Head of Operations at KEYPERS

Yellow 2


Data Center Battery Deep Down: Zero Risk of Failure Through Predictive Data Analytics

Alessandro Cane
Service Operation Manager at Fiamm
Alessandro Crivellaro
R&D Design & Innovation Engineer at Fiamm
Giovanni Angiulli
Power Engineering & Maintenance Italy Manager at Sky

11:15 - 11:45

Coffee Break

11:45 - 12:20

Red 2


The AI Disruption: Challenges and Guidance for Data Center Design and Operation

Roberto Esquinazi
Head of Cloud & Service Provider Segment – Italy at Schneider Electric
Antonio Racioppoli

Business Development Cloud & Service Provider – Italy at Schneider Electric
Piergiorgio Cosma
HPC and AI Solution Architect at Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Matteo Lorenzo Depalo
Senior Manager, Campus Operations – Italy at Equinix

Blue 2


How AI is Reshaping Data Center Design

Colin Wyatt
Global DC Engineering Director at Deerns
Luca Beltramino
Chief Datacenter Officer at Rai Way
Marco Givonetti
Board Member of IDA – Italian Datacenter Association
Fabrizio Davide
Professor of AI and expert in Digital Transformation & Digital Social Innovation at ISTAT – Tor Vergata University in Rome
Simon Allen
Global Strategic Advisor at Data Center Nation

Blue 1


The New Era of Data Center. Regulatory, Investment and Construction Perspectives

Simone Innocente
Director – Construction at Engie
Sara Santagostino Pretina
Sindaco of Settimo Milanese
Alessandro Gritti
Director – Project and Construction Management at Hines
Luca Varesi
Chief Executive Officer at WBS

Yellow 3


Efficient Liquid Cooling and the Evolution of Data Center Infrastructure

Alessandro Polce
Sales & Marketing Director at STULZ SpA
Alessandro Malosio
Infrastructure Solution Group – Technical Sales at Lenovo Italy

Yellow 2


Empowering the Future: Initiatives to Overcome the Digital Gap through Education and Innovation

Massimo Mattioli
Pre-sales Manager at STACK EMEA
Ing. Giorgio Sbaraglia
Information & Cyber Security Advisor, Comitato Direttivo Clusit
Davide Ballabio
Direttore Area Sistema Formativo e Capitale Umano at Assolombarda

12:35 - 13:10

Red 2


The Challenge of Artificial Intelligence: HPC Solutions Driving the Success of the UK’s Fastest AI Supercomputer

Marc Marazzi
Vice President at Legrand Data Center Solutions Europe
Gary Tinkler
VP Global Business Development at USystems Ltd – Legrand Data Center Solutions
Marina Natalucci
Research Director at Data Center Observatory of Politecnico di Milano

Blue 2


The Future of Edge Computing. Infrastructure, Energy and Telcos Implications.

Andrea Aragona
Business Development Manager at CSC Costruzioni
Luca Beltramino
Chief Datacenter Officer at Rai Way
Giuliano Di Vitantonio
CEO at AtlasEdge
Alessandro Talotta
Executive Managing Director at Digital Realty

Blue 1


Make It Possible! Delivering Contents and Services with Minimal Latency: the Power of Egde Colocation and High-Connected Data Centers

Ruggero Slongo
COO at Retelit
Diego Teot
Head of Wholesale at Retelit
Luigi Piergiovanni
Direttore Tecnico Commerciale at Sielte
Luca Dozio
Direttore dell’Osservatorio Data Center at PoliMi
Saverio Vardaro
Director of Business Development EMEA at Wasabi

Yellow 3


Data Center Sustainability: Panduit and Cisco Driving Efficiency Through Power Visibility.

Hans Obermillacher
Business Development Manager Sr – Enterprise DC at Panduit
Fausto Vaninetti

Sr. Solutions Engineer CISG EMEA & Sustainability Ambassador at Cisco
Simon Allen
Global Strategic Advisor at Data Center Nation

Yellow 2


HVO and Hybrid Solutions Sustainability & Data Centers. Let's Do the Work.

Michele Trebbi
Energy Systems Engineer – Electric Power Division at Caterpillar
Gilberto Grandi

Head of Sales Power Generation Diesel & Hybrid at CGT SpA
Marco Matarazzo
Director of Facility Operations at Equinix
Pietro Santoro
Facility Manager Lead at Data4
Elena Rebesco
Responsabile Sviluppo e Assistenza Tecnica Fuel at Enilive SpA

13:10 - 14:00


14:00 - 14:35

Red 2


There is No Waste Heat, There is Only Heat in the Wrong Place.

Sacha Busetti
Head of Hyperscale Data Centers at DBA PRO.
Luca Rigoni
CEO at A2A Calore e Servizi SpA
Ruggero Slongo
COO at Retelit
Luca Venturelli
Founder & CEO at Grezya

Blue 2


Datacenter Cooling Innovation: From Hyperscale to High Density.

Fabio Poletto
General Manager at HiRef
Federico Di Carlo
Design Consultant, Certified DC Environmental Sustainability Specialist at EXIN EPI

Blue 1


The Data Center's Evolution: Powering the AI Era

Luigi Bellani
Head of Data Center at TIM Enterprise
Silvia Borelli
Head of Sales Strategic NW at TIM Enterprise
Daria Crippa
Sales Manager Private Lombardia at TIM Enterprise
Carlo Lombardi
Data Center Operations – Infrastructure and Energy Services at TIM Enterprise

Yellow 3


Powering Up Transparency: The European Energy Efficiency Directive and the Future of Data Centers in Europe.

Luca Sartirana
Head of Sales Strategic Infrastructure at Siemens Spa | Smart Infrastructure | Electrical Products
Giuseppe Leto
Global Portfolio Manager Data Center at Siemens Schweiz AG | Smart Infrastructure
Ing Domenico Trisciuoglio
System Integrator at Studio Trisciuoglio

Yellow 2


Investing in Italy is Now an Easy Win-Win

Michela Traversone
Data Center Regional Lead at Exyte
Jacopo Brambilla
Sica Equity Partner at Dentons
Antonio Greco
Safety Expert at Safety Solution Group
Fulvia Beyer
Architect & Member of IDA – Italian Datacenter Association

14:45 - 15:20

Red 2


Energy Management from Complex to Simple. Transforming Problems Into Values.

Davide Del Sale
EL Market Training Leader Italy at ABB

Blue 2


The Broader Impact of AI and ML: How They're Redefining the Economics of Data Centers in Terms of Environmental and Operational Sustainability?

Davide Sorrentino
Associate Technical Director at MCM Ingegneria
Ehsaan Farsimadan
Senior Manager, Colocation Engineering | EMEA at AWS
Mauro Magrassi
Chief Technical Officer at MIX
Faustino Musicco
Head of Logistics, Last Mile & Data Centers at Colliers
Floriano Monteduro
Member of IDA – Italian Datacenter Association

Blue 1


Residual Thermal Load in High Density Data Centers: Case Study

Gabriele Federici
Business Unit Information Technology Manager Italy & South Europe at Rittal
Paolo Bianco
HPC and AI Business Developer Western European Region at Dell Technologies

Yellow 3


From Site Evaluation to Data Center Implementation. A Construction Lifecycle Blueprint

Michele Firpo
Construction Management Services Team Lead, Technical Director at Arcadis
Davide Giovenzana
Construction Director, EMEA South xScale at Equinix
Luigi Sangiorgio
Operations Director Italy at Digital Realty
Martina Padovan
Marketing & Communications Specialist at Arcadis

Yellow 2


Paving the Way to Edge Data Centers

Andrea Lazzaroli
Head of Marketing – Business Division at Open Fiber
Maurizio Goretti
CEO at Namex
Antonio Di Maria
Partner at AT Kearney
Marco Paesani
Amministratore at MPAE

15:30 - 16:05

Red 2


Data Center Investment in Italy: Opportunities and Challenges.

Federico Soffietti
Managing Director – Investments at Hines
Riccardo Degli Effetti
Vice President EMEA Operational Readiness & Site Delivery at Virtus Data Centres
Henry Daunert
CEO at AQ Compute

Blue 2


Data Center Lifecycle Thermal Optimization

Michel Grabon
Senior Fellow & HVAC&R System DC Vertical Director at Carrier SCS
Louise Vincent
Key Account Manager HVAC Europe at Carrier SCS
Mauro Mazzoni
Associate Director at Black & White Engineering UK
Jiten Patel
Principal Mechanical Engineer at Deerns UK

Blue 1


Revolutionizing Data Center Backup Power: The Emergence of Battery and BESS Solutions

Nicolas Delucis
Sales Manager Power Generation at Rolls-Royce Solutions
Jan Gerrit Prunnbauer
Project Manager Sustainable Customer Solutions at Rolls-Royce Solutions

Yellow 3


Critical Power Revamp: Enhancing Italian State Police’s Data Center with New Modular UPS Technologies and Lithium Batteries

Marco Ghirlanda
National Sales Manager at Socomec
Francesco Lacerenza
Branch Sales Manager at Socomec

Yellow 2


Immersion Cooling – Pushing the Boundaries to Reduce Energy Consumption While Increasing Data Center Performances.

Alessandro Richelmi
Technical Sales Development at Shell Italia
Eduardo David de Azevedo
Global Business Development Manager at Shell New Sectors

16:15 - 16:50

Red 2


Energy Regeneration - The Decarbonisation of Data Centers

Alessio Parolari
CEO at Vitali SpA
Luca Perfetti
Professore Avvocato at BonelliErede

Blue 2


Data Centre and Climate Tech: Safety and Efficiency for Energy Transition with Natural Refrigerants

Giuseppe Pilone
Product Management Manager at Emicon
Massimiliano Sfragara
Director of Product Management at Enex  Technologies

Blue 1


Last generation UPSes in a Tier IV DC: Stories from the Front Line.

Eugenio Mascagni
Service Manager at Siel

Yellow 3


COUNTDOWN TO CARBON ZERO – Datacenter Energy Solutions

Dr. Marco Golinelli
Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) at Isotta Fraschini Motori SpA 
Dott. Michele Acquarone
Responsabile Operational Marketing at Enilive SpA
Dott.ssa Elena Rebesco
Responsabile Sviluppo e Assistenza Tecnica Fuel at Enilive SpA

Yellow 2


Solid Oxide Technology for Innovative Data Centers

Stefano Modena
Power BU Manager at SolydEra
Andrea Tomasi
Application Manager at SolydEra
Jeanette Petersson
Senior Project Manager at RI.SE Research Institutes of Sweden
Laura Semprini
Process Engineer at ESE Engineering Services for Energy Srl

16:55 - 17:30

Blue 2


The power of 10 Modular Hybrid Renewable Microgrids for Data Center

Lanfranco Pedrotti
CEO at Piller Italia
Stefano Strada
Head of Sales at Bergen Engines Italia

Blue 1



Gianfranco Papa
BDM Spegnimento e Dimensionamento Impianti at DEF Italia Srl
Daniele Bellazzi
Proposal Engineer & Commerciale Soluzioni at DEF Italia Srl
Pietro Matteo Foglio
Founder & CEO at In-Site

Yellow 3


Energy Storage in Data Centers. State-Of-The-Art and Future Perspectives

Enrico Piazzi
Sales Director – UPS Global Key Accounts Manager at Leoch

17:30 - 18:30

Networking Drinks