Industry event for IT decision-makers

Rittal IT practical days in Stuttgart and Munich

Herborn, (PresseBox) - The digital transformation means the demand for data centre services will continue to grow strongly in the coming years. Rittal will therefore be holding another two of its successful IT practical days on 20 June (Stuttgart) and 27 June (Munich) to discuss data centre design and efficiency requirements. Under the heading “Data centre technology in transition – from standards to the hybrid cloud”, these events will give IT managers new inspiration and information from industry experts. The highlight will be Tim Cole’s keynote speech on the digital transformation.

Why is the German economy being slow to embrace the digital future? What do companies need to do? These are the questions IT analyst and author Tim Cole will be answering in his keynote speech at Rittal’s IT practical days. Cole has been monitoring and analysing the digital transformation for many years, remaining in close dialogue with business, political and financial leaders. At the industry event on 20 June at the Mercedes Benz Arena in Stuttgart and on 27 June at BMW Welt in Munich, IT decision-makers will discover the opportunities and challenges of the digital transformation at first hand.

Data centre a focal point of digitalisation

“In Tim Cole, we have secured the services of a first-class IT expert and speaker for the practical days. I’m very much looking forward to his speech and to further stimulating discussions about IT trends and issues. IT managers attending the event will obtain valuable business know-how and inspiration direct from the excellent speakers,” says Rittal’s Vice President Sales IT Germany Christian Ludwig. Besides Cole, speakers from Cisco Systems, TÜV IT, PINNOW & Partner  and iNNOVO Cloud will be passing on their experience and expertise  at workshops. The focus will be on the challenges and changes for data centres in the era of digital transformation.

Workshops on key future topics

Workshop 1: Hybridisation of the data centre world – how cloud models are changing data centre construction. Speaker: Dr. Sebastian Ritz, Managing Director and founder of iNNOVO Cloud GmbH.

Workshop 2: The significance and requirements of IoT/edge computing for the traditional data centre. Speakers: Roland Bätz, Data Centre Cloud Specialist, and Stephan Fleck, Technical Solutions Architect, Cisco Systems GmbH

Workshop 3: The future-proof data centre – planning and operating challenges. Speaker: Carsten J. Pinnow, Managing Partner, PINNOW & Partner GmbH

Workshop 4: Modularity and efficiency of edge and container data centres. Speakers: Michael Nicolai, Rittal GmbH & Co. KG (20 June; Stuttgart); Bernd Hanstein, Rittal GmbH & Co. KG (27 June; Munich)

Further information

For further details and to register for this free event, go to www.rittal.de/praxistag-it.

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Rittal GmbH & Co. KG

Rittal, headquartered in Herborn, Germany, is a leading global provider of solutions for industrial enclosures, power distribution, climate control and IT infrastructure, as well as software and services. Systems made by Rittal are deployed in a variety of industries, including mechanical and plant engineering, IT and telecommunications. Rittal is active worldwide with 9,300 employees and 58 subsidiaries.

Its broad product range includes infrastructure solutions for modular and energy-efficient data centres with innovative concepts for the security of physical data and systems. Leading software providers EPLAN and Cideon complement the value chain, providing interdisciplinary engineering solutions, while Rittal Automation Systems offer automation systems for switchgear construction.

Founded in Herborn in 1961 and still run by its owner, Rittal is the largest company in the Friedhelm Loh Group. The Friedhelm Loh Group operates worldwide with 18 production sites and 80 international subsidiaries. The entire group employs more than 11,300 people and generated revenues of around €2.2 billion in 2016. In 2017, it was named one of Germany's leading employers by the Top Employers Institute, for the ninth year running. Within the scope of a Germany-wide survey, Focus Money magazine identified the Friedhelm Loh Group as one of the nation's best providers of vocational training.

For more information, visit www.rittal.com and www.friedhelm-loh-group.com.

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