14th Bechtle Competence Days a resounding success.
The motto of the Bechtle IT event was “Digital Evolution”
3,100 participants over two days set a new record
Neckarsulm, 18 April 2018 – The Bechtle Competence Days at the group headquarters in the Southern German town of Neckarsulm set new records for both the number of participants and topics covered in 2018. Demand at the annual in-house event on 11 and 12 April was stronger than ever with 3,120 visitors. Under the motto “Digital Evolution”, the event focused on more than 90 current IT solution topics—more than ever before—and an accompanying exhibition with experts from the Bechtle Competence Centres.
The aim of the event, held for the 14th time in 2018, was to present current information technologies for companies and the public sector in line with their actual needs. A special feature of the Competence Days is the wide-ranging presentation programme, in which Bechtle Group experts as well as customer and science partners impart their knowledge. This year, the focus was on flexible data centre infrastructures, the Modern Workplace and IT security under the new European Data Protection Regulation. In addition to numerous live demos—including professional virtual reality applications or digital whiteboards for use in education—the exhibition offered the opportunity to delve deep into topics in dialogue with the experts.
The Bechtle Competence Centres comprise of dedicated teams with extensive knowledge in their respective fields who also cover complex topics such as ERP, collaboration, CAD or 3D printing. These highly specialised resources offer their services to companies across the Bechtle Group to deliver successful customer projects. In addition to the Competence Days in Neckarsulm, the Bechtle IT systems integrators also offer an overview of technologies and the group’s capabilities at regional IT forums, most recently in North Rhine-Westphalia, Switzerland and Thuringia, and later this year in Frankfurt and Hamburg.
Christian Heckmann began his career at Bechtle in 2001 with a three-year dual-study programme in business information systems and hasn’t looked back since. He has worked in a variety of departments and subsidiaries and is currently responsible for the development and expansion of the portfolio and provider management.
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.
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.
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.
Constructing and planning the interior furnishings for his own four walls—this was the lifelong dream of Daniel Möglich, consultant at Bechtle’s PLM-specialist DPS Software and master carpenter. No sooner said than done.
What comes to mind when you think of Kiel? The sea, of course. The Kieler Förder inlet stretches for several kilometres into the heart of Schleswig-Holstein’s capital—home to luxurious cruise ships, majestic sailing boats, 250,000 inhabitants and Bechtle’s northernmost system house.
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.