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Programmer, entrepreneur and bestselling author
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Aya Jaff develops her first app at the age of 15, founds a programming club shortly thereafter and develops the stock market simulation "Tradity" together with friends - today one of the largest social stock market simulation games in Germany.
In the meantime, she is one of Germany's best-known programmers and made the Forbes 30 under 30 list in 2019 in her mid-20s. The ZEIT calls her "Mrs. Code", for the Handelsblatt she is the "star of the tech industry". As a techie and founder, one topic in particular comes into focus for Aya Jaff: digital sustainability, thought out in an entrepreneurial way.
Her first book "Moneymakers: How you can discover the stock market for yourself" (2020) was a SPIEGEL bestseller. In it, she shares her trader experiences and reveals which investment strategies promise success for young people.
Web3 is more than just a trend. But what is behind this term? What relevance does the decentralized online ecosystem have for companies and individual industries? What does it have to do with sustainability, consumption and values? And more importantly, what is actually in store for our society? Do we even want it?
Consultant for energy and location issues, Reveman Energy Academy
Staffan Reveman works as a consultant on energy and location issues related to energy-intensive industries, especially digital infrastructure. Staffan follows and comments on energy policy in the Nordic countries and in Germany, mainly through the business press and numerous keynotes.
The Energy Efficiency Act sets minimum standards for the energy-efficient operation of data centers, prescribes the use of waste heat and obliges operators to be more transparent. But what opportunities does the new law actually offer?
Former Federal Foreign Minister
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From 1999 until 2005, Sigmar Gabriel is a member of the SPD party executive committee, from 2009 to 2017 he is chairman of the Social Democratic Party of Germany and since 2005 directly elected member of the German Bundestag. He was a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet from 2005 to 2009 as Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety. In Chancellor Merkel's Cabinet III, he served as Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy and Vice Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany from 2013 to 2017, and then as Federal Foreign Minister until 2018.
Sigmar Gabriel is Chairman of Atlantik-Brücke e.V., a member of the Trilateral Commission and the European Council of Foreign Relations. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the International Crisis Group and the Advisory Board of Deloitte.
Taking into account current events, Sigmar Gabriel, former Federal Minister, shares his view of world affairs and elaborates on the role of Europe today. An important part of his analysis is the impact on Germany as a business location.
Futurologist and Chairman of 2b AHEAD
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Sven Gábor Jánszky is a futurologist and Chairman of the largest independent futurology institute in Europe. His 2b AHEAD Group currently includes 30 companies, in addition to the Zukunftsinstitut, an investment company, two investment funds, a company builder and high-tech startups in Silicon Valley, Israel, the UK, Australia and Germany.
Over the past 20 years, his institute has broken down the methods of international, academic futurology for corporate strategy departments and made them usable. His startups in future technologies, from quantum computing to genetics, robotics, self-driving to cryopreservation, founded in cooperation with medium-sized companies, have achieved multimillion valuations.
In a cross-industry scenario, Jánszky highlights an imaginary working day of a person in 2035. What will work, leadership and colleagues look like in the future? Jánszky explains the challenges ahead and describes the strategic implications for companies: These will become Predictive Enterprises with adaptive products, predictive enterprise software, and business models that must be faster than real time.
Managing Director NCB GmbH
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Hartwig Bazzanella, a computer scientist, is the managing director of NCB New Consultancy in Business GmbH, which has been supporting its customers in a wide range of industries in information technology issues since 1991. Besides the holistic view from the process to all levels of information technology, the main focus of NCB is the planning of the application and system architecture as well as the design of the appropriate network infrastructure. In this context, the strategic IT approach based on high performance computing and, in the future, quantum computing, is a particular focus of NCB's consulting.
Hartwig Bazzanella has been a board member of the Verband Innovatives Rechenzentrum e.V. (VIRZ) since September 2016. The association promotes the constructive exchange of experience between planners, installers, manufacturers and operators of data centers.
By switching to a current container technology, the requirements for a modern and scalable technology can be met with regard to the Energy Efficiency Act. With this technology, data centers with a Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI) as a High Performance Computer (HPC) can provide applications in an incredible performance. This new technology allows an extremely large number of applications to be run in a very small space and thus with extremely little energy per application. An initial estimate is that this saving alone can completely supply a major city in Germany with energy.
Author and Editor-in-Chief of WirtschaftsWoche
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Horst von Buttlar is a business journalist, author and, since March 2023, Editor-in-Chief of WirtschaftsWoche. Horst von Buttlar was awarded the Theodor Wolff Prize and received the Herbert Quandt Media Prize for business journalism. In 2019, he was honored as "Business Journalist of the Year".
In his current book, "The Green Decade", Horst von Buttlar describes why the coming years will decide the future of the German economy.
Horst von Buttlar studied Slavic studies, history and political science and graduated from the German School of Journalism in Munich. He previously worked for the "Financial Times Deutschland," most recently as department head in the central editorial department of G+J Wirtschaftsmedien.
A new generation of entrepreneurs is dedicating their work to one big goal: finding solutions in the fight against climate change. It's hopeful to see the ideas and companies that are emerging - because the problems may seem daunting. But so is man's ability to solve them. A foray from Iceland to Leipzig.
Vice President Industrial & Process Automation DACH bei Schneider Electric
As the Vice President for Industrial and Process Automation DACH at Schneider Electric, Jessica is passionate about empowering customers to make the most of our energy and resources, bridging progress and sustainability for all.
With over 20 years of experience in sales and sales operations management, business development and strategic project management, she has a proven track record of delivering value-added solutions and driving digital transformation across various industries. She enjoys connecting the dots: between physical reality and digital opportunity, leveraging Schneider Electrics world-leading process and energy technologies, end-point to cloud connecting products, controls, software and services is where the Industries of the Future are built.
Jessica is also actively involved in several industry associations and communities such as VDMA and ZVEI as well as the Valence Community where she shares her insights and best practices on process automation, digitalization and diversity & inclusion.
Only through open automation, digitalisation and electrification will we achieve the sustainability and efficiency we will need in the future with a view to Industry 5.0. From the machine builder to the process industry, it is important that we understand what data is generated where, who needs to have access to it, for what and how quickly.
Managing Director LANconcept Moll GmbH
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Andreas Köppl is an experienced expert in the field of network planning and creation with a strong focus on LAN and WLAN infrastructures. With his extensive experience and expertise, he has established himself as one of the leading minds in this field.
Andreas Köppl started his career as a network engineer at dtm group, where he gained his first insights into the complex world of network infrastructures. Through his commitment and passion for the industry, he quickly rose through the ranks and took over as managing director at LANconcept Moll GmbH. There he is responsible, among other things, for the planning and implementation of LAN and WLAN networks.
Thanks to his extensive know-how and outstanding skills, Andreas Köppl has been able to implement numerous successful network projects. He has contributed significantly to the development and implementation of state-of-the-art network infrastructures that enable companies to communicate reliably and efficiently.
In his presentation, Andreas Köppl will highlight the importance of a reliable WLAN infrastructure in a networked world. The focus of his presentation is the planning, implementation and operation of a robust and future-proof WLAN infrastructure.
From the choice of location for WLAN access points and correct WLAN coverage to network architecture, the selection of the right WLAN technology and the configuration of WLAN devices, right through to continuous monitoring and maintenance, the specialist expert will provide a comprehensive overview of the various modules of a robust WLAN infrastructure.
Global Technical Director, CommScope
Michael German is the global technical director with CommScope in charge of a team responsible for providing pre- and post-sales technical support and being stakeholders for the CommScope’s Intelligent Solutions worldwide.
During his 30-plus year career with AT&T Bell Labs, Lucent, Avaya and CommScope, Michael was involved in the development of a broad range of products from fiber optic transmitters and repeaters to structured cabling systems.
Michael’s contributions include the development of many successful CommScope products including imVision, an Automated Infrastructure Management System. His innovative work produced over 50 patents.
Michael holds a Master of Mechanical Engineering degree from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science degree from New York University Tandon School of Engineering.
AIM solutions (Automated Infrastructure Management) enable granular insights into the physical network and the devices networked with it. What this means in detail, how AIM systems can be implemented in practice and integrated into existing IT processes, and what contribution AIM systems make on the way to more sustainability, will be shown by Michael German in his presentation.
CEO Axel Springer hy GmbH, economist
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Christoph Keese is a managing partner of Axel Springer hy GmbH and advises well-known companies, government institutions and cities on issues of digital transformation and technological innovation. The journalist, economist, publishing manager and book author has been working on the digitization of business models since the early 1990s. He is one of the co-founders of the Financial Times Deutschland, headed WELT am Sonntag and WELT Online as Editor-in-Chief, and drove digitization at Axel Springer, most recently as Executive Vice President.
In his presentation, Christoph Keese highlights the challenges that now need to be overcome in the face of emerging technologies and platforms, disruptive innovations, changing business models and increased demands for sustainability. Building on his many years of experience, Christoph Keese explains why companies need to reinvent themselves in the 21st century and how a successful transformation can succeed.
Member of the Supervisory Boards of Henkel and Deutsche Post AG, formerly CFO Lufthansa AG
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Simone Menne worked at Lufthansa AG from 1989 to 2016. From 1999 to 2004, she was responsible for commercial administration and human resources. From 2004 to 2010, Menne took over as Head of Finance and Accounting at Lufthansa Technik. In 2010, Menne moved to the airline British Midland as CFO until she was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Deutsche Lufthansa in 2012.
In August 2016, she left Lufthansa at her own request in order to "develop personally." She moved to Boehringer Ingelheim, where she was responsible for corporate finance until 2017.
What is the role of the private sector in the transition to new and near-sustainable technologies? And what is needed and expected from the public sector? How can we accelerate the changeover? Together with Simone Menne, we are looking for answers.
Aerobatic pilot, air race world champion
With his victory in the seventh race of the 2016 Red Bull Air Race World Championship at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Germany's Matthias Dolderer made history: not only was he the first pilot to win a race at the legendary speedway, he is also the first German world champion ever in the ultimate motorsport series of the skies.
Matthias Dolderer completed his first flights at the age of three together with his father. He grew up in his parents' flying school and was infected by the "airplane" virus at an early age. He was 14 when he made his first solo flight, and since then his whole life has revolved around aviation.
In his keynote speeches, Matthias Dolderer not only succeeds in transferring his enthusiasm for flying to the audience, but also understands how to relate his experiences as an air race pilot as well as the lessons of racing flying to current economic situations. How does teamwork work properly? What is the most efficient way to motivate employees? And how can unconventional thinking "outside the box" move companies forward? These are questions that Matthias Dolderer knows how to answer like no other in his lectures.
Consultant Information technology cabling
Yvan Engels has been a consultant for information technology cabling since October 2019. Previously, he worked at LEONI Kerpen (now KERPEN DATACOM) as Head of Product Management and Head of Strategic Market Development & Standardization of the BU Datacom, among other positions.
Yvan Engels is a member of various national and international standardization bodies and associations. He has also published numerous articles in well-known trade journals in Germany and abroad. In 2019, he also published the VDE book "Application-neutral communication cable systems according to EN 50173 and EN 50174 for offices, industry, data centers, building automation and homes".
In his presentation, Yvan Engels gives an overview of the general status of standardization in structured building cabling. He also takes a look at the emergence and development of single pair Ethernet technology in IEEE 802.3.
The core of the paper is a detailed look at the standardization of single-pair transmission links, cables and connectors at the international bodies ISO/IEC and IEC. Restrictions and opportunities are also highlighted. The presentation is rounded off by concrete application examples and an outlook.
Managing Director BM Green Cooling
Eberhard Knödler is the managing director of BM Green Cooling, a company specializing in energy-efficient cooling solutions for data centers. He has been working in this field for over 20 years and is considered a pioneer in the industry.
In his presentation at dtm netforum 2023, Knödler will focus on the policy requirements for data center operators related to energy efficiency and the use of natural refrigerants, as well as the obligation to use waste heat. Here, he will discuss how these requirements present both challenges and opportunities for data center operators.
Knödler will highlight innovative solutions BM Green Cooling has implemented in this area, such as the use of nearby low-temperature district heating networks and heat pumps for waste heat recovery. He will also present how data center cooling can be achieved without electric compressors and high Global Warming Potential (GWP) refrigerants through techniques such as indirect adiabatic cooling, hybrid cooling towers, large chilled water storage tanks, geothermal systems and low-temperature absorbers.
Eberhard Knödler's presentation provides valuable insights for data center operators looking to comply with changing environmental regulations while improving the efficiency of their cooling systems.
Editor in Chief and Co-Founder of BTC-ECHO
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Sven Wagenknecht is Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of BTC-ECHO, the widest-reach media platform on blockchain and cryptocurrencies in the DACH region. In his role, he regularly comments on the socio- and macroeconomic impact of decentralized technologies. He also advises public institutions (including the United Nations) on individual blockchain initiatives and is a board member of the Blockchain working group of the digital association Bitkom e. V.
Our financial sector is facing tremendous upheaval. Central banks around the world are working on digital central bank money, banks are issuing electronic securities, and cryptocurrencies are enabling a decentralized financial sector. With the help of blockchain technology and so-called tokenization, assets, money, identities and usage rights are becoming programmable. However, only very few people are aware of what this means in concrete terms.
Futurist, Author & Visionary
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Dietmar Dahmen began his career as a strategic planner and spent the next 15 years working in the creative departments of major network agencies in Hamburg, Los Angeles, Munich, New York and, most recently, as Chief Creative Officer and Managing Director at BBDO in Vienna.
He then switched fields and served for 8 years as Chief Innovation Officer at ecx.io, an IBM Company. Today Dietmar is an internationally sought-after speaker and expert for change, future and transformation and founder and CEO of Dietmar Dahmen Brainkicks GmbH.
Which "shark of change" is circling your office today? What new sharks are growing up right now? How will OpenAI change your job? What influences will quantum computing and the metaverse have on your success? What other waves will digitization unleash … and do these waves pile up into a dangerous tsunami for you and your company … or do they result in the opportunity for more fun and speed while riding the waves? Learn to see dangers as a resource and thus secure your success.
Co-Creator of sustainable desirable futures
Maks Giordano is a digital strategist & creative. For more than 25 years, he has worked on innovation projects for iconic brands such as Apple, Lego, Red Bull and Mercedes. Giordano also particularly enjoys working with SMEs and family businesses such as Viessmann, Voith and Festo.
Maks Giordano started at ID Media AG in the "digital stone age of the 90s", won several international awards for his projects before becoming a member of the executive board of MetaDesign AG in 2000 - one of the most important design agencies in Europe. In 2003 Giordano became a founding member of Iconmobile, one of the first agencies for "mobile" worldwide. After stations in Sydney, New York, London, Tokyo and the sale to WPP, Giordano joined ProSieben in 2008 as Head of Innovation, Games & Mobile, where he was globally responsible for innovation in the executive board. Since then, sustainable transformation and "corporate innovation" have been his great passions. Among other things, Giordano teaches Innovation Management, has published two books and holds an MBA from the University of St. Gallen in Media & Communication.
Web3 is the buzzword of the hour. But what is hype and what is hip? In his lecture, Maks Giordano explores precisely this question and explains why industrial metaverse, blockchain, DAOs and NFT ecosystems are not dreams of the future but will soon be part of everyday life. Using various examples, Giordano also shows how companies can already use Web3 sensibly today.
VP International Sales & Marketing at Kentix
Sebastian Krüger is VP International Sales & Marketing at Kentix and a former IT security expert with more than 16 years of IT professional experience. His goal is to replace complex and outdated technology with modern IoT solutions that fully integrate into everyday IT.
In their presentation, Frank Neubauer and Sebastian Krüger shed light on the requirements of the EU directives CER and NIS-2 on cybersecurity and cyber resilience. The presentation will address the implications for data centres, the importance of IoT-based security systems and the role of TÜV Saarland within the framework of EN 50600.
CEO dtm group
Jan Moll, Master of Arts, was employed by the dtm group in the Sales and Marketing department in 2009 after completing his studies in International Management. During his studies, Mr Moll worked for well-known manufacturers in the IT industry such as Sun Microsystems (now Oracle) and Leoni Kerpen GmbH.
In mid-2011, he joined the management of the dtm group. As a representative of the innovative medium-sized company, Mr Moll gives technical lectures, writes numerous technical articles and is the contact person for planners, end customers and distributors throughout Europe. After more than 50 years of existence of the successful manufacturer and service provider in the field of business IT, Mr Jan Moll continues the company in the second generation.
Author & Moderator
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Thomas Ramge, expert for Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, author and moderator, explains in his lectures how customer data is revolutionising our economy, why Smart Data is better than Big Data, how innovation can succeed in the digital age and why the new industrial era is less a technical challenge than one of human capacity for change.
Thomas Ramge has received several awards for his books, including the Herbert Quandt Media Prize and the German Business Book Prize.
Large language models like ChatGPT "understand" contexts. At the same time, they access almost the entire (digitized) wealth of human experience. This makes something possible that AI has failed at up to now: automating decisions. This is especially true for management decisions that are made regularly and are well documented.
Journalist, author and college professor
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Prof. Dr. Christian Stöcker is head of the "Digital Communication" course at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences. Previously, he was head of the Net World department at SPIEGEL ONLINE. As an expert on digital public issues, he advised the Bundestag, the Enquete Commission "Artificial Intelligence - Social Responsibility and Economic, Social and Ecological Potential", and the Thuringian state parliament, among others.
In 2010, he received the Prize for Science Journalism and Science Communication of the German Psychological Society. In the fall of 2020, his most recent book "Das Experiment sind wir" (The Experiment is Us) was published about the so-called "Great Acceleration", which has been changing the world ever faster since the 1960s.
Digital technology and the progressive destruction of the human living environment have something in common: both are phenomena characterized by exponential, i.e. accelerated, change processes. Artificial intelligence or, more precisely, machine learning is the latest and probably most powerful line of development in digitization - but how can it be used meaningfully in the service of sustainable developments?
COO Hypo Vorarlberg Bank AG
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Philipp Hämmerle has been part of the three-member Managing Board of Hypo Vorarlberg Bank AG as COO since 2020. Prior to this, he worked for over ten years at a major Austrian bank in Vienna.
The computer scientist played a key role in driving forward the digital transformation of Hypo Vorarlberg and putting the company's IT on a new footing. His focus includes the modernisation of the existing IT landscape, the exploitation of digitalisation potential, the expansion of cyber security and the establishment of a new (agile) cooperation between specialist departments and IT.
Philipp Hämmerle, who was born in Lustenau, is also responsible for asset management, the establishment of sustainability issues (ESG) and for accounting, reporting and facilities/logistics at Hypo Vorarlberg.
The accelerating pace of digitalisation is a major challenge for medium-sized banks. More and more rules and regulations have to be fulfilled (Basel III & IV, EBA guidelines, DORA, ESG, etc.), cyber risks are increasing and new global players with well-filled coffers are entering the market and increasing the pressure to innovate.
The response to this development is not limited to new apps and IT tools, but must address the entire organisation and how innovations and optimisations can be identified and implemented. This applies to both IT and the specialist departments, i.e. the entire bank.
Philipp Hämmerle provides an insight into how Hypo Vorarlberg Bank AG is dealing with the opportunities and risks of digital transformation and highlights the lessons learned in recent years.
Project Manager dtm Datentechnik Moll GmbH
After his apprenticeship as an electronics technician for energy and building services engineering, he obtained the title of "master electrician" by passing the master craftsman's examination of the Chamber of Crafts. He has been working for dtm Datentechnik Moll GmbH since 1986. Initially, his focus was on the planning and documentation of electrical systems and passive networks. From 1990 on, he specialized in fiber optic splicing and measurement technology.
Since 1991 he has taken on increasingly demanding tasks. He plans and manages complex network and data center projects as well as energy-efficient solutions. In addition to technical, scheduling and economic implementation, his responsibilities include the design of framework agreements and the coordination of personnel deployment. The training and further education of employees is also in his hands. As senior project manager, he supports 6 other project managers at dtm. His professional competence and leadership skills led to him being given procuration.
In their lecture, Daniel Wohnhaas, Manuel Campaña and Martin Kees provide information on sensible procedures for the planning, execution and documentation of future-proof IT infrastructures. The lecture focuses on the topics of quality, sustainability and economic efficiency and also takes a closer look at aspects such as consulting and service.
In addition to theory, special attention will be paid to day-to-day practice. For example, on the basis of specific projects - keyword best practices - it will be shown how modern tools sustainably facilitate everyday life in ongoing operations.
Head of Product Management KERPEN DATACOM GmbH
Fjodor Lamm graduated in electrical engineering at the FH-Aachen with a focus on communications engineering. He gained experience in technical support and product management at KERPEN GmbH & Co.KG. He then worked in business development and product marketing at Nexans Deutschland GmbH, where he developed the FTTO and Industrial Ethernet product portfolio. At devolo AG he was Senior Product Manager for Smart Grid and later responsible for the portfolio of operators and Internet service providers. Currently, Fjodor Lamm is head of product management for copper and fibre optic cables and system technology at KERPEN DATACOM GmbH.
In his keynote, Fjodor Lamm will take a closer look at the network infrastructure of companies and highlight its importance for energy efficiency and sustainability. The presentation addresses requirements, factors and cable parameters for an efficient infrastructure. Special attention will be paid to the role of Power over Ethernet (PoE) as an alternative to conventional power supply for devices.
Business Development Manager at Kentix
Frank Neubauer is Business Development Manager at Kentix and has been an expert in the data centre sector for over 25 years. Neubauer has set himself the goal of making physical security in the data centre as simple as possible, certified and with TÜV seal
Head of CAD dtm Datentechnik Moll GmbH
After studying mechanical engineering and architecture, Daniel Wohnhaas worked for several years in renowned planning offices before joining the dtm group as a career changer in 2007. In the course of his career there, he was entrusted with IT planning, development and product design of in-house products and patents as well as marketing, among other things. Today, Daniel Wohnhaas heads the CAD department of the dtm group.
As a freelance expert, Manfred Patzke has been offering consulting, planning support (e.g. preparation of specifications), expert opinions and quality assurance during construction in the field of communication cable systems as well as equipotential bonding and grounding systems since 2005.
Manfred Patzke has been an active member of national and international standardization committees since 1998 and is therefore involved in the development of standards relevant to these fields.
With the MaPaCom seminars, Manfred Patzke has been offering training courses on topics such as application-neutral communication cable systems as well as potential equalization and grounding since 2005. The focus of the training courses is on strengthening quality awareness and communicating current changes to standards.
An estimated 90 percent of the measurements used to check fiber optic cabling are inadequate and therefore unusable. As a result of incorrect measuring equipment, measuring methods and evaluation approaches, numerous installations are simply "nicely measured", but do not correspond to the quality that should result from the installed components.
As a consequence, installation errors are not detected and the real performance of the cabling is not available, which also often makes a later migration of the application impossible.
The lecture shows how to do it correctly on the basis of the specifications from the standards EN 50173 1 "Application-neutral communication cable systems" and DIN ISO/IEC 14763 3 "Measurement of fiber optic cabling".
Data & network technology dtm Datentechnik Moll GmbH
After apprenticeship as a communications electronics technician and subsequent further training as a state-certified electrical engineering technician, with a focus on FR information and information electronics, Martin Kees has now been part of dtm Datentechnik Moll GmbH for 25 years. Initially, his responsibilities included measurement technology for passive infrastructure and the development of special technical solutions.
Through continuous further training, including becoming a VdS-approved GIV expert, he has developed into an expert in the field of passive network technology. Current activities include the preparation of technical expertise in the field of passive network infrastructures, the writing of customer-specific manuals, participation in standardisation processes at the DKE and his long-standing role as a trainer for apprentices in the field of information technology and technical system planning.
Head of Central Storage, ETH Zurich
Tilo Steiger studied physics at the University of Konstanz and physical engineering at the TU Berlin. After completing his doctorate in materials at ETH Zurich and Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel, he supports researchers at ETH in the effective and efficient use of central IT infrastructures. His further studies in business in St.Gallen and cyber security at ETH are the basis for identifying "success reserves" in IT business processes and fundamentally assessing the current threat scenarios posed by cyber crime.
Data growth is disproportionate and follows an exponential function. Analysts estimate that the amount of data stored will be between 25 and 200 zettabytes (ZB) in 2025. This is why "hyperscalers" save a lot of energy, money and CO₂ by storing "cold data" on tape. The often cited "air gap" in data storage on tape allows for additional protection against cyber attacks.
"Tape is dead" - NO - tape storage is part of the economic and ecological future of the data centre.
Global Offering Manager Liquid Cooling
Heiko Ebermann is Senior Programme Manager for server and network cabinet cooling in the IT and Edge Infrastructure business unit at Vertiv. He studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Dresden and specialised in thermodynamics and fluid dynamics. Since spring 2000, he has been involved in the air-conditioning technology of server and network cabinets and has been systematically expanding this business area, first at Knürr AG, then within Emerson Network Power and now at Vertiv. Heiko Ebermann is a member of the international standards committee 48D at the IEC and chairman of the working group WG5, which deals specifically with enclosure air conditioning.
Forecasts are always difficult, especially when they concern the future. This quote is alternatively attributed to Niels Bohr or Mark Twain. Heiko Ebermann's lecture will venture a look into the future by looking back at cooling solutions of the past. Trends in the current cooling infrastructure will also be critically examined. Liquid cooling takes up a large part of the lecture. Practical examples round off the lecture and underpin the optimistic outlook for the future of IT cooling.
Specialist Cabling & Systems
Bernd Jung, born in 1978, began training as an IT systems electronics technician at GHMT AG 25 years ago. Today, Mr Jung is deputy head of the Cabling & Systems department and a member of various standardisation working groups.
Among others, he is a member of DKE UK 412.1 and DKE GAK 715.3.2 for symmetrical copper cabling components, GAK 715.3.5 for cabling requirements in data centres and GAK 412.6.6; AK 412.6.7 for FTTx requirements.
After two years of the pandemic at the latest, it is clear that our society cannot maintain or realise its usual and planned economic growth without a modern and efficient digital infrastructure. In addition, our digital demands have changed dramatically in society at large. Literally nothing works without apps and home offices have become the standard in many sectors practically overnight.
But in order to meet these demands from the economy and society for rapidly growing digitalisation, comprehensive efforts are necessary. These begin with the planning, through the realisation, to the actual operation. But what opportunities and possibilities do we have in the course of broadband realisation? What will the modern and efficient digital infrastructure of the future look like? We will address these and many other relevant questions in our expert lecture.
Division Manager Fibre Optic Technology
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Heiko Zschocke has been involved with fibre optic technology since 1991. He was Technical Manager at Netoptic GmbH from 1999 to 2013 and has been employed as Division Manager for fibre optic technology at METZ CONNECT GmbH since 2014. Here he is responsible for all fibre optic processes in the areas of production, product management, customer applications and technical purchasing of components.
Heiko Zschocke is also a member of the working group "DKE/GAK 715.3.10 - Measurement technology for communication cable systems with fibre optics" and the working group "DKE/UK 412.7 - Fibre optic connection technology and passive optical components".
In his presentation, Heiko Zschocke will discuss the processing quality at the manufacturer's as well as the handling during the installation of pre-assembled fibre optic cables. Zschocke also takes a detailed look at current applications and standards.
IT expert, innovator and doer
With decades of experience and extensive expertise, Manuel Kathan is an outstanding IT expert in the industry. In addition to his significant contributions to the development of the dtm-group research data centre, he has been shaping pioneering technologies such as 2-phase immersion cooling and the data centre automation tool "Vaiking" with dedication and passion for over 10 years.
Learn how Vaiking grew from open source tools and scripts to a holistic data centre solution. Be inspired by this inspiring success story and discover how innovation and creativity turn challenges into solutions.
Artur Faust has been internationally active in the infrastructural equipment of data centres since the early 90s. As a lead auditor for environmental and energy management according to ISO 14001 and 50001 and creative mastermind for energy concepts in and around the data centre, today he helps the industry to introduce "the green approach" effectively and in a value-creating way. He is co-founder of the company greenDCision GmbH, which specialises in innovative solutions for data centre sustainability and waste heat utilisation and also brokers energy alliances with industry, utilities and cities for their successful implementation.
The "green Deal" and "Fit for 55" initiatives are also taking the data centre industry to task throughout Europe. Regulatory pressure is being successively increased in order to implement waste heat recycling with the help of sector cogeneration in addition to decarbonisation and reduction of energy use. For data centre operators, there is now hardly any room to implement the prescribed paradigm shift operationally as a "hands-on evolution".
Effective realignments are by no means only linked to major challenges. Even less spectacular measures hold considerable potential for energy cost optimisation and more attractive eco-balances, as well as improved competitiveness in a dynamically evolving market environment.
Artur Faust's presentation will highlight pragmatically creative aspects and important building blocks for sustainable data centre infrastructures of our future. Operators can already score points today and position themselves economically.
CEO of CM Ventures Anstalt
Mauro Casellini CEO of CM Ventures Anstalt, is a seasoned professional with a strong background in banking, finance, and blockchain technology. He has held key leadership roles, including the CEO of Bitcoin Suisse (Liechtenstein) and the architect of Bank Frick's Blockchain operations. Mauro's expertise and strategic vision have been instrumental in driving innovation and shaping the blockchain landscape. With a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and an Executive MBA in Strategy Management, he brings a wealth of knowledge and a deep understanding of the industry to Arcological. Mauro's contributions play a vital role in advancing our mission and fostering the growth of public goods projects.
This presentation explores the transformative potential of blockchain technology, artificial intelligence (AI), and automation in the context of financial services. In an era where Artificial Intelligence (AI) can generate an enormous amount of information, we are constantly challenged to ensure the authenticity of our communication partners and the integrity of information.
The solution may lie in the synergy of blockchain and AI. Blockchain technology, known for its immutability and transparency, provides a critical solution for ensuring the authenticity of data and content in a world dominated by AI. AI can contribute to improving security and transparency within blockchain systems while addressing the issue of artificially generated misleading content and content verification.
Blockchain technology and Smart Contracts will help streamline financial processes, simplify regulatory compliance, and strengthen security measures within the financial sector.
Chief Commercial Officer Node Pole
The Node Pole team provides dedicated support for energy intensive establishments in the Nordics, such as data centers, the EV battery value chain, and more. Node Pole connects energy intensive industries with sustainable solutions for long term-competitive growth.
Owned by strong utilities/energy companies and with a proven track record from many investment/establishment cases, Node Pole provides the knowledge needed for a successful client project with reduced risk and timeline.
A guide to a competitive region with unique advantages, such as fossil free energy at very competitive prices, that have attracted many successful establishments.
Tax consultant and partner of actus ag
Matthias Langer is a partner and tax advisor at one of Liechtenstein's leading and most innovative tax firms. He holds a diploma in business administration with a focus on business taxation, controlling and auditing as well as law from the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt. He also completed a postgraduate course in taxation at the University of Münster and was appointed as a German tax advisor in 2012. He is also a lecturer with teaching assignments at various universities.
IBM Executive IT Specialist
Dr Axel Koester is Chief Technologist for IBM Storage Tools and a board member of the IBM TEC Think Tank.
As a visionary and technology strategist, he works on changing innovative topics and also likes to talk about them.
Before joining IBM Germany in 2000, he worked for the Fraunhofer Research Society and contributed to the construction of the CERN Large Hadron Collider LHC.
Finally understanding how quantum computers work - who doesn't want that? Many scientists think it's not possible, but that's precisely why we're trying. We take a very concrete look at the opportunities and risks of the new algorithms and give recommendations for action in the areas of archiving, supply chain, mobility, digital twin etc. Recommendations for action for the conversion of current crypto procedures to upcoming ones. Finally, a (personal) statement on Bitcoin. The author was involved in the preparations for the first commercial quantum computer in Germany.
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