DCN Zurich 2023 >> Agenda


08:00 - 09:00

Expo Area

Registration & Breakfast

9:00 - 9:05

Hall 1

Welcome Address

Davide Ortisi
CEO at Data Center Nation

09:05 - 09:45

Hall 1


Swiss Data Center Market Outlook 2023-2025

Sherif Rizkalla
CEO, Italy & Switzerland, STACK EMEA
Roger Süeess
CEO at Green
Yves Zischek
Managing Director at Digital Realty
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?

Sergio Milesi
President at SDCA
Stijn Grove

Managing Director at DDA and Board Member at EUDCA
Sherif Rizkalla
Board Member & Treasurer at IDA
Bernhard Benz
Board Member at GDCA

Hall 2


Resiliency and Sustainability Efforts in a Hybrid World

Sylvie Neau Le Roy
Business Development Director at Uptime Institute
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

10:30 - 11:00

Expo Area

Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:35

Hall 1


Scope 3 & Sustainability in DC Construction and Supply Chain

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

Hall 2


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

Tobias Ullrich Software Leader DACH, Secure Power Division at Schneider Electric Marco Geiser Service Director Switzerland at Schneider Electric

Hall 3


Accelerating the Next Gen of Data Centers

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

11:50 - 12:25

Hall 1


The CEO Data Center Panel

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

Hall 2


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

Marco Stadler CSO at Green Gerhard Schürmann CEO at Emil Frey Susanne Felice-Tanner Head of Corporate Communications at Green

Hall 3


Insiders Talk – Trends Along the Data Center Life Cycle Phases

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

12:40 - 13:15

Hall 1


Investment Perspectives in the Swiss and CE DC Market

Heiko Siats
Dr. Dirk Turek

Senior Analyst at CBRE
Roger Semprini
MD at Equinix Switzerland
Henry Daunert
CEO at AQ Compute
Lincoln Booth
VP of Corporate Development at Compass Data Centers

Hall 2


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

Ralph Giebeler
Project Manager Data Center Extension and Fit-Out at CSC Costruzioni SA
Yves Zischek
MD at Digital Realty
Ray McGuigan
Project Director at Turner &Townsend
Jan Brantjes 
Director at Next HaskoningDHV

Hall 3


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

Patrick Lastennet
Director, Platform & Enterprise at Digital Realty

13:15 - 14:15

Expo Area


14:15 - 14:50

Hall 1


Towards Maximum Efficiency: Increasing Data Center Operating Temperatures Safely

Mario Contador
LDCS Europe Marketing Manager at Legrand Data Center Solutions

Hall 2


Champions of the Community: How Can Data Centers Obtain a ‘Social License to Operate’?

Michillay Deone Brown
Vice President of ESG at STACK Infrastructure
Martin Sengel 
Managing Director at go tec! Lab
Simon Allen
Global Strategic Advisor at Data Center Nation

Hall 3


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

Marcel Quaini
Head of Sales & 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.

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

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


UNLEASHING THE FUTURE | Harnessing AI at the Edge - The Power of Edge Data Centers and AI Applications

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

Babak Falsafi
President at the Swiss Data Center Efficiency Association
Martin Casaulta
Distinguished Technologist at HPE
Martin Hirschvogel
VP of Products at Checkmk
Primo Amrein
Head of Datacenter Solutions at Microsoft Switzerland
Cyrill Arnet 
Global Datacenter Manager at SIX Group

16:30 - 17:30

Expo Area

Networking Drinks