30 November 2016
            9:30 to 17:30, followed by a networking apéro
            Klassikstadt Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main

            On this day, the key topics that we shall look at from different angles are all about interconnection and digitalization – in presentations, breakout sessions and panel debate about leading cloud providers. How is digitalization going to impact businesses in the next 4-5 years? What does a sustainable IT strategy look like? Which cloud options are suitable for your enterprise, and which providers can support you as partners so that you can secure your competitive position?

            Discover how businesses are succeeding in making a seamless transition into the age of interconnection by using secure and efficient networks. Find out about digital trends and innovations. Get some new impulses for Business 4.0.

            At Interconnect@Equinix – the name says it all – you get the opportunity to exchange ideas and do networking with other participants, Equinix representatives, representatives of selected partner enterprises as well as IT industry specialists.

            As one of the event highlights, Dr. Carlo Velten, Senior Analyst and Managing Director at Crisp Research, is going to make a differentiated prognosis about the requirements of IT infrastructure in the year 2020.

            Let’s broaden our horizons together and learn from Philipp Hempel, Storemanager at Tesla, where the automotive industry is headed when he gives a talk about innovation by digitalization.

            In addition, we are looking forward to the presentation of Philipp Riederle, author and Management Consultant, who explains the mindset of digital natives first hand, as well as providing some other food for thought.


            9:00 Registration
            10:00 Welcome – Donald Badoux, Managing Director, Equinix Germany
            10:15 IT-Infrastructure 2020 – Businesses in a Completely Interconnected world, Dr. Carlo Velten, Senior Analyst & CEO, Crisp Research
            10:45 Globalization in the Era of Interconnection – Global Reach and Business Ecosystems, Wolfgang Lorenz, Global Solution Architect, Equinix
            11:15 Coffee break
            11:45 Breakout sessions
            12:30 Lunch break
            13:15 Generation Y – The “no can do” generation is actually very “can do”, Philipp Riederle, author and Management Consultant
            13:45 Getting Started in the Digital Fast Lane – Optimization of IT Architecture by Interconnection Solutions, Klaas Mertens, Global Solution Architect, Equinix
            14:15 Use Case – Integrated Hybrid Cloud Project for a Business in the Tourist Branch – Equinix, Fritz & Macziol und ProfitBricks
            14:45 Coffee break
            15:15 Breakout sessions
            16:00 Coffee break
            16:15 Tesla – Digitalization and the Drive of the Future, Philipp Hempel, Tesla
            16:45 "Quo Vadis IT Architecture?" – panel discussion with leading IT specialists
            17:15 End of official program – Donald Badoux, Managing Director, Equinix
            17:30 Networking – Flying Buffet

            For more information, see the official website.

            The event is due to take place at Klassikstadt Frankfurt,
            Orber Str. 4a, 60386 Frankfurt am Main.

            Participation in this event is free of charge – however, we encourage you to register early, as the number of places is limited and in great demand.

            For further questions about the event, please contact Sascha Köglmeier at or +41 58 100 10 10.

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