Grand Opening: The New Digital Highway

Datum 19.05.2016 13:45 - 17:00 Uhr ics/ical Download von ics/ical
Ort Orber Straße 4A 60386 Frankfurt
Veranstalter CINIA Group
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Join the celebration at Klassikstadt Frankfurt as Cinia connects Frankfurt to Finland

  • Hear a cast of prominent speakers with industry know-how talking about speed, latency and connectivity
  • Enjoy networking in the elegant Klassikstadt Frankfurt
  • Hear how Cinia is connecting continents
  • Learn about the New Digital Highway C-Lion 1 is opening up

Following the event, enjoy a guided tour of the Klassikstadt Automobile Museum. Cinia is building sustainable European digital Infrastructure. With the new Baltic Sea data cable expected to be up and running in Q2 this year, Finland has taken another step forward in digitalization. The new direct subsea data connection supports the development of the new European data center concept and will provide a major business opportunity for companies both in Finland and Europe. When it comes to data center locations, now is the time for both Industry 4.0 players and European SME’s to really start exploring their options

Find out more about the competitive advantages of Finland:

  • Lower cooling-energy requirements due to the cold weather
  • Availability of large base of qualified human resources; both technical and operational
  • Most reliable power grid in Europe and the availability of multi-source power (fossil, hydro & nuclear)
  • Relatively strong international telecom connectivity infrastructure
  • The proximity of the Russian market and the short route to Asia

With C-Lion 1 project getting closer to its final completion, it is time to link Helsinki and Frankfurt as a direct digital highway.


13:45 Registration
14:00 Welcome Drinks & Canapé
14:15 Welcome Note
Esa Rautalinko (LIVE from Helsinki)
Chairman of the Board
CINIA Group Oy
14:20 Keynote Speech
Ari-Jussi Knaapila
CINIA Group Oy
The Digital Silk Road...
14:35 Welcome Notes

tba (LIVE from Helsinki)
Brigitte Zypries
Parliamentary State Secretary
Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy
Erika Mann
Board Member
Ritva Koukku-Ronde
Ambassador of Finland to Germany
15:55 Spotlights for Digital Transformation
How to build ecosystem around Datacenter and DC Connectivity
Arnold Nipper
Chief Technology Evangelist
Enterprise business boosting digitalization
Michael Winterson
Managing Director
Equinix Services Ltd.
DC-DC promoting growth for SME segment
Arno Pirner
Head of Sales and Product Advice
Hetzner Online GmbH
What role is the Northern Digital Highway playing for data center investments and connectivity
Khaled Sedrak
Founder & CEO
NxtVn Group
17:10 Dinner Buffet and opportunity to have
guided tours in Klassikstadt

18:30 –
eco LocalTalk – Data Center Life Savers
Master of Ceremonies
Dr. BĂ©la Waldhauser, CEO
Telehouse Deutschland GmbH
KDDI Deutschland GmbH
The DC market is a good business to be in
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