Data Center Nation Zurich 2023

Data Center Nation Zurich 2023
The industry is currently experiencing continued growth in the adoption of cloud-based services, artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT) and the implementation of 5G network services. Switzerland is considered one of the most mature markets in Western Europe and was ranked as the third most attractive location among 37 countries in Switzerland Global Enterprise’s global Data Center Risk Index. In 2021, the data centre market in Switzerland reached a value of USD 2.28 billion and is expected to reach USD 2.78 billion by 2027. Switzerland has become a desirable location for data centre investments as it offers several key advantages.

Our CEO, Henry Daunert will be part of this event.
Stay tuned for more information.

We are looking forward to meeting you in Zurich.
Please get in contact with us to schedule a meeting.

DCD Connect | London

DCD Connect | London is one of the data centre industry’s leading events, highlighting upcoming trends in technology and market movements, serving as one of the European meeting points for top industry executives and thought leaders.


AQ Compute is proud to host a panel discussion covering the topic of building data centres to be AI-Ready, in which our CEO, Henry Daunert, will be joined by panellists from Google and JLL. This panel will take place on 3rd October (Day 2) at 10:30 BST.

More information can be found at the following link: Major Panel: The next phase of Scale – Building to be AI-ready – DCD (


Jaime Comella, our Lead Data Centre Architect, will also join a panel at 14:45 BST on 2nd October, addressing the business case for heat reuse through liquid cooling within data centres. More information can be found at the following link:


AQ Compute looks forward to greeting you in London!
Please get in contact with us to schedule a meeting.

Datacloud ESG Summit 2023

The Datacloud ESG Summit will take place on September 26 and 27 in Oslo, Norway.

The summit will bring together professionals from the industry focusing on ways to run or invest in greener businesses. At the Datacloud ESG Summit 2023, attendees will have the opportunity to engage in discussions and presentations covering various aspects of ESG, such as environmental sustainability, social impact, and corporate governance. The goal is to facilitate knowledge sharing, networking, and collaboration to drive positive change and promote sustainable business practices within the data and technology industry.


Our colleague Jan Kohler, Director CEO Office, will be part of a panel discussion: What do investors look for in sustainable digital infrastructure investments?
When? 26th of September, 14:15 – 14:55 (CEST)

With regulation making ESG action imperative across the digital infrastructure industry, investors are taking careful consideration before committing to an investment. International stakeholders will review


We are looking forward to meeting you in Oslo.
Please get in contact with us to schedule a meeting.

German Datacenter Conference

The German Datacenter Conference will take place on September 18 and 19 in Bad Vilbel, Germany.
Annual strategy and network conference for data centres and digital infrastructure: with a broad spectrum of expert insights and panel discussions by and with interdisciplinary speakers, this year’s agenda once again offers high-quality impulses on technologies, strategies, investments and regulations in the data centre sector.

Our colleague Carl von Hessen, Head of Data Centre Investments, will be part of a fireside chat in the afternoon Programme Europe: European Investment
When? 19th of September, 13:15 – 13:45 (CEST)


We are looking forward to meeting you in Bad Vilbel.
Please get in contact with us to schedule a meeting.

Platform Global 2023

Network. Transact. Invest.
Platform Global Markets. 2023 – the annual global conversation for investment and expansion in data centre, digital infrastructure, power, sustainability & ESG.

Our Head of Data Center Investments, Carl von Hessen, will be part of a panel discussion: Private Equity & M&A
When: 04th of  September 2023, 11.15 – 11.45 (CEST)

This session will focus on the following: as an institutional investment class, pricing for core data centres is becoming extremely competitive and many more investors are entering the space. Acquisitions and multiples – achieving up to 33x – have accelerated over the past three years. With funds closing billions of dollars, cash deals have been at the forefront of M&A activity. Owners of neutral, multi-tenanted data centre platforms, sometimes across several countries are well placed to leverage uptake by enterprises in the post pandemic period. And targeting enterprise and government customers, they may become targets themselves for, or drivers of, consolidation.


We are looking forward to meeting you in Antibes.
Please get in contact with us to schedule a meeting.


Sustainability & ESG Forum

Sustainability & ESG forum by Platform Markets Group – on the 5th of September

Platform Global, Antibes, is the leading data centre infrastructure investment forum serving the global data centre and ICT industries.
We are proud to contribute to the ESG and Sustainability Forum being held on Day 2 of the program, on the 5th of September.

The event will seek to provide the route to Net Zero emissions in data centres, the enterprise quest for sustainability, policy and ESG. The event shall discuss how reasonable public policy can influence sustainability, an integrated approach to sustainability of end-to-end digital infrastructure and action now to mitigate carbon emissions in digital infrastructure.

“Our vision is to lead in decarbonising the colocation and data centre industry,” commented Henry Daunert, CEO, AQ Compute. “Our mission is to provide modular, carbon-neutral data centre capacities across Europe, powered by renewable energy sources, following green building standards, recovering and recycling the energy and compensating for each MW used with another MW of renewable energy – enabling our clients to reduce their carbon footprints.”

Based on feedback from 2022, delegates rated the Platform event and programme as exceptional with leading speakers, curated content as well as the enormous benefit of high-end networking. Delegates preferred this event too because of its ease of access among those attending enabling very specific targeting and hosted in the secluded and incomparable French Riviera resort of Antibes/Juan-les-Pins on the edge of the Mediterranean yet located only 23km from the facilities of Nice International Airport.
Stay tuned for more details.


The programme:

14.15 –  14.30
Keynote opening: IT Infrastructure the route to Net-Zero Emissions
Henry Daunert – CEO, AQ Compute

14.30 – 14.50
Session: Digitalization and Decarbonization – No More Business as Usual
Chair: Andreas Myr
Speakers: Deborah Andrews, Loren Long, Phil Reid, Richard Pimper

14.50 – 15.15
Session: Off the Rails: How Digital Infrastructure Lost Its Way, and How To Get It Back
Chair: Mark Monroe

15.15 – 15.40
Session: What does the new Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) and European Energy Directive (EED) mean in practice for colocation players?
Chair: Mark Acton

15.40 – 16.05
Session: What is the next solution to cooling data centers?
Chair: Lecanu Bernard
Speakers: Andy G. Lawrence, Pär Johansson, Bertrand Delatte, Steven Brown, David Gyulnazaryan

16.05 – 16.15
Session: Stranded Capacity and its impact on the sustainability equation
Chair: Hassan Moezzi

16.15 – 16.45
Session: Sustainability strategies in action: how to mitigate carbon emissions in digital infrastructure
Chair: Susanna Kass
Speakers: Jaime Comella Gómez-Aller, Thierry Destruel, Karim Ait Younes, Hassan Moezzi

16.45 – 17.15
Closing Keynote: Impact and Innovation
Chair: Susanna Kass

We are looking forward to meeeting you in Antibes.

DCD Connect, Silicon Valley

DCD > Connect | Silicon Valley is the West Coast’s leading hyperscale data centre forum, bringing together the industry’s thought leaders to discuss ongoing trends, forecasts, and activities.

The data centre, its ESG credentials and its status as a “good neighbour” are constantly being critiqued from both outside and inside the industry. But how can the two narratives be reconciled as the internet acquires “indispensable” status and the growing “carbon footprint” associated with powering and cooling digital infrastructure is offset by operators increasingly guided by responsibility to people, partners and the planet?

Our EVP Sales, Patrick Giangrosso, will be part of this panel discussion: ESG and the data center – an irreconcilable relationship?

When: 27 June 2023, 09.00 – 10.00 (local time)
Where: Hyatt Regency Santa Clara


We are looking forward to meeting you in Santa Clara.
Please get in contact with us to schedule a meeting.

Sustainability workgroup by Cercle Tecnològic

This year, the Sustainability Workgroup, driven by Cercle Tecnològic this occasion, will take place on the 7th of June as an in-person gathering in Barcelona.

Our colleague Máximo Escriche will present our zero emissions data centre approach within AQ Compute.
On the social front, Open Arms will share their exemplary initiatives, presented by their founder and director, Oscar Camps.

When:  7th of June, at 09:00 (CEST)
Where: Sala Macaya del Palau Macaya.

We are looking forward to meeting you in Madrid.
Please get in contact with us to schedule a meeting.

DCD Connect, Madrid

DCD Connect Madrid will take place on the 23rd and 24th of May in Madrid. The event is designed to bring together IT professionals, data centre operators, and industry experts to discuss the latest trends, challenges, and solutions in the data centre industry.

Further the event will feature a range of sessions, workshops, and networking opportunities, covering topics such as data centre design and construction, energy efficiency, cooling technologies and cloud computing.


Our EVP, Henry Daunert, will be part of a panel discussion: How can innovation decarbonize the Data Center and help companies being more competitive?

When: 23 May 2023, 16:00 (CEST)
Where: Eurostars Madrid Tower


Our Lead Data Centre Architect, Jaime Comella, will be part of two panels:

How the design and construction of data centers adapt to the demands of the industry’s ESG agenda?

When: 23 May 2023, 17:15 (CEST)
Where: Eurostars Madrid Tower

When will immersion cooling go from niche to scale?

When: 23 May 2023, 18:45 (CEST)
Where: Eurostars Madrid Tower

We are looking forward to meeting you in Madrid.
Please get in contact with us to schedule a meeting.


Data Centre World

Messe, Frankfurt
10 – 11 May 2023

Data Centre World is an annual event held in Frankfurt, Germany, that focuses on the latest trends, technologies, and practices in the data centre industry. The event features a wide range of exhibitors showcasing their products and services, such as data centre infrastructure, cooling systems, power solutions, software, and security solutions. Attendees can also attend various seminars, presentations, and panel discussions led by industry experts, covering topics such as cloud computing, artificial intelligence, edge computing, and sustainability.

Our CEO, Petter M. Tømmeraas, will be part of a panel discussion: Race to Net Zero
When: 11 May 2023; 11:30 – 12:15 pm

Where: Data Centre World Keynote Theatre

This panel discussion focuses on the climate issues facing the data centre industry and explores ways to accelerate the industry’s transition to a greener and more sustainable infrastructure. The speakers will discuss sustainability metrics such as greenhouse gas reporting, energy, water usage, and waste reuse for achieving Net Zero operations.


We are looking forward to meeting you in Frankfurt.
Please get in contact with us to schedule a meeting.