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Our First Virtual Event

We have been very busy over the last few weeks preparing for the digital version of Bodo’s traditional podium discussion, which was originally planned to be held during PCIM in Nuremberg. It will now take place virtually on Wednesday, 8th of July and will start with a 30-minute SiC-session at 12pm followed by a 15-minute live Q & A session. At 12.45pm the presentations on GaN will be aired, also followed by a live session in which the experts will answer your questions. Bodo plans to moderate the live sessions, a first for him. Hopefully, this will feel a little bit like coming together. Visit ogy.de/BodosSiC-Podium2020 and ogy.de/BodosGaN-Podium2020 for more details.

We realize that 15 minutes for Q & A is not very long and not everybo...

Our First Virtual Event

We have been very busy over the last few weeks preparing for the digital version of Bodo’s traditional podium discussion, which was originally planned to be held during PCIM in Nuremberg. It will now take place virtually on Wednesday, 8th of July and will start with a 30-minute SiC-session at 12pm followed by a 15-minute live Q & A session. At 12.45pm the presentations on GaN will be aired, also followed by a live session in which the experts will answer your questions. Bodo plans to moderate the live sessions, a first for him. Hopefully, this will feel a little bit like coming together. Visit ogy.de/BodosSiC-Podium2020 and ogy.de/BodosGaN-Podium2020 for more details.

We realize that 15 minutes for Q & A is not very long and not everybody will be able to make the live virtual event, so we will upload the presentations and all related content along with contact information of the presenters to our website shortly after the end of the event. By the way, going virtual must be a success - it was hard to purchase a webcam at a time when everybody is working from their home office. They were sold out everywhere!

While you are holding your physical issue of the magazine in your hand, you might realize that the size is considerably larger than the one in June - something that you will not necessarily notice on a screen. PCIM Europe, in its digital version, is still attracting industry and that means a lot of work for us, as in past years. After some weeks of confusion, whether the show will take place or not, a postponement, and then the transition into a digital event, the run on magazine spaces in our July issue started. It has resulted in an issue containing articles written by experts from across the industry. It is our opinion that the ones who are working in technology and who have access to all the relevant data, are in the best position to deliver accurate and valuable information in the form of technical articles. So, we are very grateful for each contribution, especially in tough times like these. Concentrating is not that easy with your kids running through your home office screaming for attention, I know!

Please pay attention to the PCIM show feature which can be found in the centerfold. We created this format to provide companies a platform to promote their virtual stands or to reach the audience in this alternative way. It is important that we stay open minded to alternative event formats. In my opinion it would make sense to continue to move on with both the face-to-face as well as the virtual concept, in parallel to best reach the whole audience, those used to the conventional way of doing shows and the generation that is more attracted into a digital format.
A special thank you goes out to Professor Leo Lorenz for his opener. Also, Bodo’s review on the history and the development of PCIM is worth reading. Be sure, he knows what he is talking about since he has been attending PCIM since the eighties, forty years ago. At that time we were still rewinding our audio cassettes with a pencil in case the magnetic tape came out of the housing.

Bodo’s Power Systems is the only magazine that spreads technical information on power electronics globally. We have EETech as a partner serving North America efficiently. If you are using any kind of tablet or smart phone, you will find our content optimized for mobile devices on the updated website www.bodospower.com. If you speak the language, or just want to have a look, do not miss our Chinese version: www.bodospowerchina.com

My Green Power Tip for the Month:
Optimize the equipment in your home office and help to establish this new way of working together. Business trips and personal meetings can often be avoided by using communication technology.

Best regards
Holger