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We Connect. Virtual Event Unpacks Panduit and Partner Suppliers’ Wares

Press Release by Panduit Data Centre Infrastructure Tue 27 Oct 2020

15th October, 2020, Attending the Panduit and partner suppliers’ We Connect. virtual exhibition and conference demonstrated how supply-line cohorts are working together to reach their customers during the restrictions caused by Covid 19.

The online event offered a virtual exhibition hall with product specialists manning partner stands to provide the being there experience. The stands were high quality rendered and presented numerous product and concept areas to view and engage with. Partners included Atlona, Axis, Cisco, Fluke Networks, Signify, Socomec, and Swegon and ensured that the range of Data Centre, Enterprise IT and Smart Building value chain suppliers were represented.

Together with the exhibition stands the event hosted 33 live presentations in five language streams, attracting visitors from across the EMEA region. Topics embraced the latest information on ‘Single Pair Ethernet’ (SPE), ‘Trends in the Digital Building’ as well as ‘Short Circuit Protection in the Data Centre’.  Opening the event, Ralph Lolies, General Manager at Panduit EMEA offered insights into the company’s history that enshrined the innovation strategy that the company has followed ever since. Referencing Panduit’s commitment to R&D, Lolies highlighted the Panduit Innovation Center, based in Tinley Park, IL, USA. This facility is a 250,000 sq. ft R&D centre with over 200 personnel working out of 18 laboratories.

Other presentations offered dramatic video and graphic demonstration of the consequences short-circuit power surges have on cables and the need for cable cleats and clamps that go beyond the current standards.

Special guest speaker was the best-selling author Dr. Gunter Dueck, ex-CTO of IBM. His talk ‘Shift Happens – The world after Covid and Cloud Computing’,  discussed how the world was caught out by the pandemic and what we need to consider in the future to ensure we are better prepared for similar regional and global events.

The Exhibition and product information as well as Conference Recordings from the event can be viewed here: We Connect.

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