30 September - 1 October 2021

360°dcLounge @ dcAid

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The new idea for our next 360°dcLounge was provided by my new KitchenAid.

High quality, versatile, efficient, precise and (hopefully) long-living, optimized to work in multiple environments, secure and upgradeable. Inspires your creativity, and, regarding the way it is constructed, surprises you with its components. All of that is delivered with convincing results. In short, a comprehensive solution, fine tuned in a most optimal way.

Do you already have an association that is related to data centres?

dcAid – in a broader sense defined as support for data centres – be it support for planning, construction, or operations – is the topic of 360°dcLounge, scheduled
30 September to 01 October 2021, to take place in Halle, Brussels greater area, Belgium. 

Automation Datacenter Facilities, producer of data centre modules, hosts this 360°dcLounge. dcAid is what absolutely matters at that event, you can get a first impression by checking out the video next to this announcement.

Enjoy a most informative, diversified program, providing a comprehensive set of senior expert experience, and a lot of look and feel from the data centre eco system.

The event will be held in English.

I look forward to meeting you in Halle.

Ensure you can join us by registering early, and do not forget to book a hotel room. Details on how to are found in the „What is When and Where“ section. 


Participation in the 360°dcLounge @ dcAid 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.

Please note the organizational aspects under „What is When and Where“.

Note: the registration and storage of your data is done with the tool Eventbrite.

Preliminary agenda 360°dcLounge @ dcAid

Thursday, 30.09.2021

Automation nv/sa

Dassenveld, Zone 4A
Zinkstraat 2, B-1502 Halle

until 12.15 pm

Arrival Brussels Airport

Alternative: individual arrival directly Automation

12.30 - 1.15 pm

Bus transfer to Automation

1.00 - 2.00 pm

Registration & Snacks & Networking

2.00 - 2.15 pm

Welcome & Opening 360°dcLounge @ dcAid

Monika Graß, Grass Consulting
Jo Aelbrecht, Owner and CEO, Automation

2.15 - 2.30 pm

Who is Who – personal introduction of participants

short and to the point … moderated by Monika Graß

2.30 - 3.00 pm

Who and what is Automation Datacenter Facilities
20 years of Modular ICT-Solutions

Jurgen Caeyman, CCO, Automation

3.00 - 4.00 pm

Factory tour

Enjoy a life performance of a data centre module being assembled

4.00 - 4.30 pm

Networking & Coffee

4.30 - 5.00 pm

Modular Data Centre at the Large Hadron Collider (LHCb) and the search for new physics

Rainer Schwemmer, Data Acquisition und Systems Engineer, CERN

5.00 - 5.30 pm

dcCafe I

Meet the sponsors:  

5.30 - 7.00 pm

Bus transfer to hotel & check in & refresh

7.00 - 7.30 pm

Bus transfer for Dinner

7.30 - 10.00 pm

Dinner – Let us surprise you!

10.00 - 10.30 pm

Bus transfer to hotel & sleep well

Friday, 01.10.2021

until 8.15 am

Breakfast & check out

8.15 - 8.45 am

Bus transfer to customer site

8.45 - 10.00 am

Visit data centre at Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium and Royal Observatory

The weather – not only relevant to our data centres!

10.00- 10.30 am

Bus transfer to Automation

10.30 - 11.00 am

High availability Prefabricated Modular Datacenter
Tier III ready and certified

Alper Tarhan, Vice President – Program Management, Mannai Corporation, Doha

11.00 - 11.30 am

dcCafe II

Meet the sponsors:   

11.30 - 12.00 am

Wind-win situation

Trialog with:
Dr. Frithjof Dubberke, windCORES
Rick Koopman, Lenovo
Jurgen Caeyman, Automation

moderated by Rainer Hilsenbeck, Automation


12.00 - 12.15 pm

Keeping the hot stuff cool!
Real life experiences from 10 years of water-cooling & key trends to watch

Rick Koopman, EMEA Sales Manager and Technical Lead HPC and AI, Lenovo Netherlands

12.15 - 12.30 pm

Summary & Closing 360°dcLounge @ dcAid

Monika Graß, Grass Consulting
Rainer Hilsenbeck, Sales Director Germany, Automation Datacenter Facilities

12.30 pm

Bus transfer to Brussels Airport











Automation nv/sa

Dassenveld, Zone 4A
Zinkstraat 2, B-1502 Halle


Registration form


We recommend a reservation at this hotel – the bus transfer will be to and from this hotel:

Martin’s Red
Rue de Bruxelles 484, 1480 Tubize, Belgium
Website, Phone: +32 (2) 634 11 11

Please reserve your room yourself.


Please organise your journey to Brussels Airport or Automation yourself. 


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Grass Events, Monika Graß
Mobil-Tel: +49 171 75 444 30