DCN Zurich 2023 >> Agenda


08:00 - 09:00

Expo Area

Registration & Breakfast

9:00 - 9:05

Expo Area

Welcome Address

09:05 - 09:45

Expo Area


Swiss Data Center Market Outlook 2023-2025

Sherif Rizkalla
CEO, Italy & Switzerland, STACK EMEA
Roger Sueess
CEO at Green.ch
Yves Zischek
CEO at Digital Realty Switzerland
Simon Allen
Global Strategic Advisor at DCN

9:55 - 10:30

Hall 1


What’s the Contribution of DC Associations to the Development of the DC Industry in Europe?

Stijn Grove
Managing Director at Dutch Data Center Association
Sergio Milesi
President at Swiss Data Center Association
Sherif Rizkalla
Board Member & Treasurer at Italian Data Center Association

Hall 2


Resiliency and Sustainability Efforts in a Hybrid World

Christoph Baumgärtner
CEO at Rechenzentrum Ostschweiz AG
Guillaume Le Pape
DRP Technology & Operations at Pictet
René Raeber
Managing Director – Western Europe Engineering Lead Azure Sovereign at Microsoft
Sylvie Neau Le Roy
Business Development Director at Uptime Institute

10:30 - 11:00

Expo Area

Coffe Break

11:00 - 11:35

Hall 1


Scope 3 & Sustainability in DC Construction and Supply Chain

Nancy Novak
CIO at Compass Data Centers
Fabiola Bordino
Head of Sustainability at Start Campus
Jon Clark
Data Centre Sustainability Lead at Deerns UK
Umberto Sordino

Hall 2


Schneider Electric – Your ‘One-Stop Shop’ for Software, Hardware and Services

Tobias Ullrich
Software Leader DACH, Secure Power Division at Schneider Electric

Hall 3


Accelerating the New Gen of Data Centers

Jakub Wolski
DC Strategy and BD Leader at Honeywell
Maria Maluenda
Senior Demand Generation Strategy for European DC at Honeywell

11:50 - 12:25

Hall 1


The CEO Data Center Panel

Ashraf Arafeh
Director Cloud Park at Tonomus.NEOM
Giuliano Di Vitantonio
CEO at AtlasEdge
Wojciech Stramski
CEO at Beyond.pl
Richard Pimper
Vice President & CTO at Huawei

Hall 2


Managed Data Center for High Availability and Sustainability: Vision and Best Practice of Emil Frey

Marco Stadler
CSO at Green Datacenter AG
Gerhard Schürmann
CEO at Emil Frey AG

Hall 3


Insiders Talk – Trends Along the Data Center Life Cycle Phases

Ladislav Hes
CEO at Datasign
Mladen Loncar
Senior Director Site Operations EMEA at Vantage Data Centers
Frank Zachmann
Managing Director DACH at NorthC Datacenters
Tobias Spilker
Data Center Vertical Market Manager Switzerland at Siemens

12:40 - 13:15

Hall 1


Investment Perspectives in the Swiss and CE DC Market

Roger Semprini
MD at Equinix Switzerland
Heiko Siats
Henry Daunert
CEO at AQ Compute
Lincoln Booth
VP of Corporate Development at Compass Data Centers
Dr. Dirk Turek
Senior Analyst at CBRE

Hall 2


The DC Cycle from Land, Design and Build to Carbon Neutral

Ralph Giebeler
Yves Zischeck
MD at Digital Realty
Ray McGuigan
Project Director at Turner &Townsend
Michael Murray
Associate Director at Kirby Group

Hall 3


Colocation, the New Meeting Place for AI and High Performance Computing

Patrick Lastenet
Director, Platform & Enterprise at Digital Realty

13:15 - 14:15

Expo Area


14:15 - 14:50

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Hall 3


Latest Developments in Data Center Connectivity: How Can Your Business Master the Multicloud Challenge?

Marcel Quaini
Head of Business Development at ewz

15:05 - 15:40

Hall 1


The Future of Efficient and Sustainable Data Centers

Marco Busseni
Global Application Specialist at ABB
Daniel Rodrigo
Global Product Manager Mid-High Power UPS IEC at ABB

Hall 2


Local Challenges in the Design and Supply of Cooling Systems for Data Centers in Switzerland. Stories from the Frontline.

Lorenzo Ariatta
Partner at Ariatta Ingegneria dei Sistemi
Matteo Buzzetti
General Manager at CSC Costruzioni
Roberto Multineddu
Vice President Sales, Marketing, and Service at Daikin Applied Europe
Roberto Colacchi
Senior Product Manager at Daikin Applied Europe
Davide Chessa
President & CEO at RICLIMA

Hall 3


Gas engines: A New Perspective on the Data Center Industry

Dimitrios Kontopanagos
Head of Powerkit Engineering at Baudouin
Enrique Moraga
Business Development manager for Critical Application at Baudouin

15:55 - 16:30

Hall 1


The Hidden Potential Of Data Centers As A Source Of Energy

Claudio Müller
Head of Commercial Cooling & Heat Pumps Divison at CTA AG
Christoph Brechbühler
Concept Engineer at CTA AG

Hall 2


Regional Data Centers and Computing Continuum

Marco Paccagnan
Head of Data Center Division at DBA PRO
Luca Beltramino
Chief Datacenter Officer at Rai Way
Francesca Puggioni
Managing Director South Europe at Orange Business

Hall 3


Goodbye PUE, Hello Full Stack Efficiency. The Quest for New Data Center Energy Efficiency Metrics

Martin Casaulta
Distinguished Technologist at HPE
Martin Hirschvogel
VP of Products at Checkmk
Primo Amrein
Head of Datacenter Solutions at Microsoft Switzerland
Dean Marti
Head Application Platforms, Executive Director at SIX
Babak Falsafi
President at the Swiss Data Center Efficiency Association

16:30 - 17:30

Expo Area

Networking Drinks