17. September 2020

360°dcLounge @ Covid-19 & Data Center – Retrospect

What an experience – the first online 360°dcLounge!

Thanks to the excellently equipped studio and the experienced team at Siemens‘ headquarters in Zug, the main session was streamed … so you can watch the presentations again.

All presentations and information material of the partners are available for you to download.

Special thanks to Bertrand Delatte, Siemens, you were a great sparring partner.

Even in the times of Covid-19, the issue of sustainability in data centers cannot be neglected. Thanks to Prof. Dr. Peter Radgen for supporting us with facts and figures in the keynote.

Thanks to the participants of the panel session – Marynet Bassily, Colt Data Centre Services, Tor Kristian Gyland, Green Mountain, Michael Wuerth, SAP,  Alba Iparraguirre and Stefan Rusteberg, EAGLE DC Siemens – who shared their experiences with us.

Unfortunately I missed the breakout sessions and will watch them afterwards. Thanks to the 5 very committed teams from Siemens, ENGIE, Kohler-SDMO, Rittal + Socomec + Victaulic as well as Senko + Telegärtner + VIAVI.

Congratulations to the 11 winners of the game – I wish you much pleasure with your prize.

See you soon at one of the next 360°dcLounge – online or live. Stay healthy!


Link to the Main-Session: Stream

Link to the Partner-Information: Downloads

Link to the presentation: Downloads


17. September 2020

360°dcLounge @ Covid-19 & Data Center




The mask of adults is called „experience“

Walter Benjamin, German philosopher, 1892-1940

Covid-19 has turned both our personal and business lives upside down. Data centers quarantined, cloud spending reaching record highs, downtime due to disrupted supply chains, canceled and postponed orders, suspended maintenance, short-lived, country-specific regulations, mobile working – although the data center industry tends to be one of the winners of this pandemic, we were and are in crisis mode.

The 360°dcLounge @ Covid-19 & Data Center on 17.09.2020 aims to share experiences, strategies and solutions from Data Center operators and companies, which will make us more successful and independent in the event of future pandemics and help us to remain active and competitive.

The 360°dcLounge @ Covid-19 & Data Center goes online. A new experience for you and me, I am confident that we can implement both the spirit of a 360°dcLounge „Brainfood instead of pretzels“ and networking. Interactive formats and also a lottery will integrate you! The event is in English language.

Please register early so that we can send you access data for the online conference as soon as possible.

We look forward to you and your experiences!


also a Covid-19 cause, new planned date 360°dcLounge @ Automatia:
10. + 11.03.2021 in Zug

Save the date!


Participation in the 360°dcLounge @ Covid-19 & Data Center is free of charge; please register using the following button and use the access code you received with your personal invitation.
You would like to participate but don’t have an access code? Then write to info@grass-events.de or give me a call.

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Preliminary agenda 360°dcLounge @ Covid-19 & Data Center

Thursday, 17.09.2020

Online – Time zone: CEST (Central European Summer Time)

13.30 - 14.00 o'clock

Registration & Networking & Virtual Meeting Time

14.00 - 14.15 o'clock

Opening 360°dcLounge @ Covid-19 & Data Center

Monika Graß, Grass Consulting
Bertrand Delatte, Head MDB Europe – Data Center Solutions, Siemens

14.15 - 14.40 o'clock

Sustainable data centers – impact of Covid-19?

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Radgen, Chair of Energy Efficiency at the Institute of Energy Economics and Rational Use of Energy (IER) at the University of Stuttgart and head of the Graduate and Research School for Efficient Energy Use Stuttgart (GREES).

14.40 - 15.25 o'clock

Covid-19 versus daily business in the data center

Panel discussion with:

Marynet Bassily, Global Head of Strategic Sourcing and SRM, Colt Data Centre Services
Tor Kristian Gyland, CEO, Green Mountain
Oliver Menzel, CEO, maincubes
Daniel Rozairo, Sales Manager, Telecommunications, Europe, Global Switch
Michael Wuerth, Global Head of GFM Datacenter Services, SAP
Alba Iparraguirre, EAGLE DC – Head of System Infrastructure, Siemens
Stefan Rusteberg, EAGLE DC – Head of Strategy and Customer Engagement, Siemens
Mirko Hinsching, Employee IT Process Support, MDC Technology
Daniel Hoffmann, Manager IT Infrastructure, MDC Technology
Jean-Michel Douvesy, Director Data Center Atos, Atos

15.25 - 15.40 o'clock

Coffee break & Networking & Virtual Meeting Time

Sorry, you have to prepare your own coffee.

15.40 - 15.50 o'clock

Organizational aspects Breakout-Sessions

Monika Graß, Grass Consulting

15.50 - 16.20 o'clock

Breakout Sessions

  1. Covid-19 mitigation measures for Data Centers
    Covid-19 is a pandemic and has affected the data center industry as many other industries. Unnecessary maintenance visits have been delayed, face to face meeting converted in online meetings. Mitigation measures have been proposed. We’ll discuss some of them to understand which one has a long-lasting impact on the industry
    Giuseppe Leto, Global Portfolio Manager Data Center, Siemens
  2. How to ensure Data Center availability, enabling economy and business continuity?
    Eric Lamendour, Data Center Customer Segment & Offering Director, ENGIE
  3. Covid-19 effects in data center support for your Genset
    Due to Covid-19, restrictions in the service areas of technical facilities such as emergency power systems are and were possible. Here we show you possible solutions with our innovative APM802 control. Remote maintenance, remote control and support is possible without traveling and without delay. Regional specialists can be supported quickly and efficiently. The communication has a redundant bus system for several systems with high availability.
    Ralf Stüber, Genearl Manager, Kohler-SDMO
  4. Covid-19 challenges in the Data Center industry – Speed & scalability, security & reliability
    During the Covid-19 pandemic the expectations to a high performing and secure IT increased. More than ever before companies and organisations need to rely on innovative IT infrastructures as the base of their IT applications.
    Learn more about pre-designed Data Center Solutions which are outstanding in speed and scalability of implementation, matching with high security standards and providing a reliable base for your IT. The experts will present intelligent Edge Data Centers as well as Container as a Service solutions.
    Martin Kipping, Vice President Global Datacenter, Rittal +
    Xavier Mercier, Strategic Marketing Director, Socomec +

    Manuel Emmerich, Regional Manager, Victaulic
  5. Covid-19 and DC telecommunications infrastructure
    Senko, Telegärtner and VIAVI will jointly give you an overview on how you can prepare your DC telecommunications infrastructure for unexpected traffic demand surges as could be seen over the last months.
    How can you improve your passive elements keeping security in mind? And how can you prepare for more efficient maintenance processes? The three companies will give you an insight in how ecosystem-interaction will help you stay on top of the situation.
    Jarno Franke, Sales Account Manager, Senko Advanced Components
    Andreas Koll, Head of Global Sales, DataVoice, Telegärtner
    Johannes Weicksel, Business Development Manager, VIAVI Solutions
16.20 - 16.45 o'clock

Results Breakout Sessions

The hosts of Breakout Sessions will briefly summarize the results of the individual topics.

16.45 - 17.00 o'clock

Determining the winners, Summary Covid-19 & Datacenter, Outlook 360°dcLounge @ Automatia

Monika Graß, Grass Consulting
Bertrand Delatte, Head MDB Europe – Data Center Solutions, Siemens

17.00 - 17.15 o'clock

Bye, Bye & Virtual Meeting Time











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