360°dcLounge & Enterprise Ireland & DC Executives – Retrospect

Approximately 100 DC Executives of 74 companies from 13 countries have networked and experienced many new trends and technologies in a complex visiting and event program. They moreover gained insights into work routines at Intel , Facebook and CommScope and also saw that Data Centers can turn out quite differently in direct comparison !

The DC Executives were very creative in choosing their current favorite buzzwords, the list we compiled on day 1 includes more than 60 terms. Top 1 is clearly “ cloud „, followed by “ PUE “ and “ Collaboration „. My current favorite buzzword is “ Edge “ – you’ll soon find it dominant at a 360 ° dcLounge, promised!

Many heartfelt thanks to Vincenz Wagner of Enterprise Ireland, as well as the sponsors, the hosts Enterprise Ireland, Intel, Faceboook, CommScope, Zurich Insurance, Ecologic, Digital Realty, and Interxion, and to all participants, only through you this 360°dcLounge could turn into such an experience!

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360°dcLounge and Enterprise Ireland Data Centre expert group visit to Dublin, June 15 – 17, 2016

Enterprise Ireland, in conjunction with 360°dcLounge is organizing a data centre tour to Dublin by a sizeable group of German, Austrian, Switzerland data centre industry players from June 15 – 17 2016. The group will be joined by data centre sphere representatives from the Nordics, and the Benelux region also.

The focal point of this event is the international experience exchange, which will be complemented by the following highlights:

  • Gartner will introduce you to technology trends 2016 – we were able to commit one of the three original authors to share this with us!
  • In the IntelLab we will be briefed on where the cloud will take us.
  • In the FacebookLab we’ll take a look at future projects.
  • In the CommScope factory you will experience how a copper or a fibre connection is being manufactured.
  • In the Digital Realty data centre you’ll see what ensued after a year being live, and which extension plans exist.
  • Listen what Interxion is planning!
  • And last but not least you will see pioneering energy efficient intelligent building technology in action – in the Zurich Insurance HQ.

Benefit from this versatile trip for your future business.

Please remember to make your hotel booking and your flight arrangements as soon as possible . Please plan to have landed in Dublin airport at latest 1pm on June 15th 2016, and depart Dublin June 17th 2016 from 3pm onwards.

We look forward to seeing you in Dublin!

Information for the Registration

Participation in this Enterprise Ireland/360°dcLounge is free of charge. For your registration you will require a personal invitation by the organizers or the sponsors (with your promotional code for the registration) . Travel expenses are to be borne by you.

Are you interested in coming along but have no invitation yet? Then simply send your application with your contact details to: info@grass-events.de. We will inform you swiftly whether you are one of the fortunate to be able to partake in this event.

18.06.2016: This event is fully booked out!

Draft Agenda 360°dcLounge & Enterprise Ireland & DC Executives

Day I, Wednesday, 15.06.2016

latest 1.00 pm

Individual arrivals at Dublin Airport

Meeting point:
Terminal 2, The Oak Bar Café
Arrival hall 1st floor, right side behind Spar market

1.15 pm

Shuttle Bus leaves for Enterprise Ireland, Eastpoint HQ

1.30 pm

Enterprise Ireland Headquarter

Registration, Reception & light snacks

2.15 pm

Welcome & Introduction

Welcome Enterprise Ireland
Introduction of the dcExperts

4.00 pm

Coffee & Networking

4.15 pm

5-minutes Pitches of dcExperts from

Collen, Hanley, httsp hwp seidel, PanelDuct, Aixvox, Solgari,  BruceShaw, Züblin, STS Engineering, PM Group, Ardmac and Cloud&Heat

5.15 pm

Gartner on Top 10 Technological Trends 2016

5.35 pm

Q & A – discussion on market trends & idea exchange

5.55 pm

Transfer to The Clayton Ballsbridge hotel & check-in

7.00 pm

Shuttle Bus leaves for Dinner

7.30 pm

Traditional Dinner & Drinks & Networking
Fallon & Byrne Restaurant

10.30 pm

Shuttle Bus back to The Clayton Ballsbridge

Day II, Thursday, 16.06.2016

8:00 am

Shuttle Bus leaves for Intel

8.30 am

Welcome to IntelLab Ireland

Site visit & discussion: Where cloud services and IOT intersect

10.30 am

Shuttle Bus leaves for Facebook

11.00 am

Welcome to FacebookLab Ireland

Site visit & presentation

12.30 pm

Shuttle Bus leaves for CommScope

1.15 pm

Welcome to CommScope Solutions Ireland

Lunch & Networking
Presentations CommScope & Anixter
Factory Tour

4.30 pm

Shuttle Bus back to The Clayton Ballsbridge

6.30 pm

Shuttle Bus I leaves for Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium with Stopover at Zurich Insurance HQ and Ecologic Wattless data centre demo

7.00 pm

Shuttle Bus II leaves for Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium

7.30 pm

Dinner & Networking at the Greyhound Track

10.30 pm

Shuttle Bus back to The Clayton Ballsbridge

Day III, Friday, 17.06.2016


8.15 am

Shuttle Bus I leaves for Digital Realty’s data centre, Profile Park

9.00 am

Welcome to Digital Realty Ireland

Presentations Digital Realty & Excool
Site tour data centre

11.30 am

Shuttle Bus I leaves for Interxion DC Dublin


10.00 am

Shuttle Bus II leaves for Zurich Insurance HQ Ireland

10.15 am

Welcome to Zurich Insurance HQ: Intelligent Network Technologies at work and

Welcome to Ecologic: The World’s First ‚Wattless‘ Data Centers Site tours

11.30 pm

Shuttle Bus II leaves for Interxion DC Dublin

12.00 am

Welcome to Interxion Ireland

Presentations Interxion Ireland
Site tour data centre

1.30 pm

Shuttle Bus brings you back to Dublin Airport from Interxion or The Clayton Ballsbridge Hotel

from 2.30 pm

Farewell & individual departure

end of Enterprise Ireland & 360°dcLounge event




Meeting Point Dublin Airport
Terminal 2, The Oak Bar Café
Arrival hall 1st floor, right side behind Spar market

Enterprise Ireland
Eastpoint Business Park
Dublin 3, D03 E5R&

The Clayton Ballsbridge (Hotel)
Merrion Road, Ballsbridge,
Dublin 4
Use the promo code ENTE150616 on the hotel’s website.

Fallon & Byrne Restaurant
11-17 Exchequer St., Dublin 2

IntelLab, Leixlip
R148, Co. Kildare

4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2

CommScope Solutions Ireland
Corke Abbey Ave, Bray, Co. Wicklow

Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium
S Lotts Rd, Dublin 4

Digital Reality data centre
Profile Park,
Castle Service Station, Dublin 22

Zurich Insurance plc
Zurich House
Ballsbridge Park
Dublin 4

Interxion data centre
Unit 24, Hume Avenue
Dublin 12


Cxo-Level, Data Centre Responsible, Real Estate Manager, Experts from
Germany – Austria – Switzerland – Ireland – Benelux – Nordics.

please register here


At this point in time all reserved hotel room contingencies in The Clayton Ballsbridge are booked.

We therefore suggest that you please get in touch directly with the Clayton Ballsbridge Hotel or the Herbert Park Hotel (they have a corporate rate of € 200,- depending on availability) to arrange for your bookings.

The Clayton Ballsbridge
+353 1 668 1111

Herbert Park Hotel
+353 1 667 2200


Please think about your flight reservation.

For your convenience, please see the flight timetable below:


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

Enterprise Ireland, Vincenz Wagner
Mobil-Phone: +49 174 34 540 25