Publishing Date: Sep 08, 2020

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AT 2pm BST on Tuesday 15th September 2020, Vertiv is hosting a LinkedIn Live session.

The session is entitled Location, Location, Colocation: Who in the Global Market is Winning and Why?  This event brings together experts from around the globe to share regional insights into the pressures facing the colocation market, including cost-cutting, deployment speed and regulations.

Participants will also debate around the latest strategies that are shaping the future of colocation.

The session will discuss the global state of the colocation market and the market forces shaping the sector.

“As remote work and learning has led to new levels of connectivity, the demand for colocation has grown at a rapid rate. This session is a key opportunity to hear from our experts first-hand about the market-leading insights from around the world” says Peter Panfil, Vice President of Global Power for Vertiv and moderator of the event.

Participating in this discussion are the following Vertiv experts:

Peter Panfil, Vice President of Global Power

Panfil leads strategic customer development for Vertiv’s Power business. He applies the latest power and control technology to provide the availability, scalability and efficiency levels customers demand. A thirty-year data centre veteran, he has held executive positions including VP Engineering and VP/GM AC Power prior to his current responsibilities.

Peter Lambrecht, Vice President Sales, Key Accounts in Europe, Middle East & Africa

Lambrecht joined Vertiv in 2002 as IS/IT VP EMEA and he served as managing director for Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy before being promoted as vice president sales EMEA in 2011. Peter began his professional career in 1985 in Belgium and in 1992 his career led him to Duracell and Gillette where he worked in various management positions.

Pierre Havenga, Managing Director for the Middle East & Africa

Havenga began his career with Vertiv as managing director for the Middle East and North Africa region in 2011. In 2015, his role was expanded to include all Africa regions. Pierre is currently based in the UAE office and is responsible for the planning and execution of strategic growth across the region ensuring alignment with the company’s global vision.

Tony Gaunt, Panellist, senior director, Hyperscale & Colocation, Asia & India

Gaunt is responsible for the development of the Vertiv business in Asia and India; incorporating the company’s full suite of product technologies and service offerings. This involves the establishment of strong senior relationships and collaboration at the customer-level; acquiring, maintaining and presenting industry best practices; coaching and mentoring vertical account managers across the region and developing strategic partnerships to facilitate greater reach into the market.

You can register for free participation here.

About Vertiv:

Vertiv (NYSE: VRT) brings together hardware, software, analytics and ongoing services to ensure its customers’ vital applications run continuously, perform optimally and grow with their business needs. As Architects of Continuity™, Vertiv solves the most important challenges facing today’s data centres, communication networks and commercial and industrial facilities with a portfolio of power, cooling and IT infrastructure solutions and services that extends from the cloud to the edge of the network.

Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, USA, Vertiv employs approximately 20,000 people and does business in more than 130 countries. For more information, and for the latest news and content from Vertiv, please visit

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