Record Number of Visitors at Bechtle Technology Convention.
Over 2,000 visitors at Bechtle’s Competence Centre Days
Strong visitor focus on key topic of Industry 4.0
Wealth of information offered at stands and in presentations
On 25 and 26 March 2015, Bechtle hosted the eleventh instalment of its Competence Centre Days at corporate headquarters in Neckarsulm. The event, which focused on Industry 4.0, was attended by over 2,000 customers, vendors and partners who discovered the latest IT developments as well as Bechtle’s service portfolio.
Neckarsulm, 26 March 2015 – This year’s Bechtle-hosted IT convention—the company’s largest customer event—proved once again to be very popular among IT managers. The convention’s main focus, Industry 4.0, accompanied by a wide range of expert presentations, piqued the interest of over 2,000 visitors. Never before have there been so many visitors during the event’s eleven years of existence. “We are very pleased with the overwhelmingly positive response from our customers. This is evident not only by the surge in attendance, but also through direct dialogue with customers. The combination of expert presentations and in-depth discussions on current technologies and solutions has proven successful,” claims Gerhard Marz, Executive Vice President of the Public Sector Division at Bechtle.
Expert Business Solutions for the Real World.
The event featured some 50 stands where over 150 experts from different companies within the Bechtle Group provided their expertise on a range of topics including mobility, software, virtualisation, Bechtle Managed Services, IT security and IT infrastructure. Visitors were invited to take the plunge into virtual reality and to choose from 77 popular presentations offering an in-depth look at technical and strategic topics. Presentations on Industry 4.0 were in particular demand.
Excellent Keynote Speakers.
In their keynote addresses delivered on the first day of the event, Dr Jivka Ovtcharova of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Johann Soder, Managing Director of Innovation and Production at SEW-EURODRIVE, shone an academic light on Industry 4.0 as both an opportunity and challenge for businesses. On the second day, Dr Eckard Minx, Chairman of the Executive Board of the Daimler and Benz Foundation and an expert on innovation, presented on the challenges of digital modernism.
“The purpose of Bechtle’s Competence Centre Days is to convey our capabilities and the wide range of services we offer as vividly and hands-on as possible. Which we have once again succeeded in doing,” declares Dr Thomas Olemotz, Chairman of the Executive Board of Bechtle AG. The convention’s outstanding progress and positive visitor feedback proves that Bechtle is able to meet customer demand for information and professional advice.
“Keep moving”—this could be the catchphrase of Diana Langer, who started at Bechtle over 21 years ago as the first dual student in Logistics & Service GmbH. Today, the enthusiastic endurance athlete is a member of the Executive Board of Bechtle E-Commerce Holding AG in Neckarsulm.
Making the impossible possible, picking up where others leave off—these are the qualities that make Melanie Schüle stand out. She joined Bechtle 18 years ago and she has been Head of Bechtle Clouds since October 2018.
When Matthias Drescher applied for a job at Bechtle, things didn’t really go to plan. But he got his foot in another Bechtle door. The start of a career that reached its peak in 2016—the former trainee takes the helm of Bechtle ÖA direct.
Since March 2020, Marius has been responsible for the further development of the Cisco business at Bechtle as Vendor Integrated Product Manager (VIPM). His focus is on the development and implementation of new business ideas and marketing opportunities in the areas of IP networking, collaboration, data centre and IT security. Before joining Bechtle, Marius successfully completed his Master's degree in Economics & Management at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern. Marius is passionate about developing strategies and leading them to success.
Jan Hohengarten recognized his fascination for IT early on. In 2010 he turned his passion into his profession. After completing his training, he started in Cisco operations control. Since the beginning of 2017, he has been active in sales and has been specialized in Cisco's security technology.
I’m Marc and I’m 17. This makes me one of the few trainees who aren’t 18 yet. I’ve been in training to become an IT systems management assistant since September 2019 at the Bechtle Neckarsulm. I’m currently in my second year of training. As an AZUBIT, I’d like to give you a look into my life and show you highlights from training at Bechtle.
Alexander Schweitzer describes himself as a straightforward guy, and his career at Bechtle is a case in point. Ten years ago, his first day at Bechtle also happened to mark his first venture into IT. Fast-forward a decade, in 2021 he’s one of two managing directors of Bechtle direct. When you look closely, though, his trajectory didn’t always follow such a straight line. In fact, when he first joined Bechtle, it took a surprising turn.
I’m Justine, I’m 21 years old and currently in my second year of training.
I’ve been undergoing training to become an office manager with a focus on HR and accounting at Bechtle in Neckarsulm since September 2019. As an AZUBIT, I would love to share my daily work and experiences with you.
I am originally trained as a power system electronics technician and have completed a course of study as a technical computer scientist via the second educational path. I have been working in the computer industry for almost 38 years. Whether as a digital electronics engineer, networker, programmer, system specialist for network & security or in consulting - almost 38 years in the computer industry shape my experience and form the supporting pillars in my customer projects with a goal and success-oriented approach.
After working for 12 years as an account manager at Bechtle Karlsruhe, where I was able to gain some experience in sales, I have been dedicating myself to my new task since this year and am responsible for the Managed Service division in the IT system house in Karlsruhe.
My name’s Tim, I’m 22 and I’m currently in my third year of training to become an IT systems management assistant.
I want my contributions to AZUBIT to give you some insight into my training and Bechtle as an employer. I will be telling you which departments you get to experience and how they are interconnected. I will also tell you something about the opportunities you have for the future and which advantages Bechtle can offer you as an employer.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask me.