Success Story Millennium

‘We had the knowledge and needed reliable professionals.’

Martin Schlienger, CTO, Millennium Center SA

The story in brief:  

Millennium opted for Swisscom’s expertise and Cisco’s infrastructure to build a unique network in its innovative smart business and event building on Lake Geneva.

Millennium – the impressive ‘Smart Building’ on Lake Geneva

The Millennium team was looking for the right partners to set up its network within the new construction of a ‘smart’ business and event centre in the heart of the Lake Geneva region. They needed the support of strong partners to realise the highly complex project efficiently and achieve their ambitions. Cisco’s innovative infrastructure and Swisscom’s comprehensive expertise covered all the bases for a successful project implementation.

About (Millennium Center SA):

  • Business and event centre offering an exceptional experience
  • Construction: 2021

About the project:

  • Comprehensive Swisscom expertise & Cisco DNA network
  • Central network for a unique smart building
  • Far-reaching sustainability


This product is being used successfully by Millennium Center SA

Cisco DNA

Cisco DNA is the new SDN-based network architecture for your WAN as well as your campus and branch offices.

Everything under one roof

For those who work in the Millennium universe, every day is a pleasure because there’s always something exciting going on. Automatic number plate recognition on entry to the car park ensures a smooth start to the day. With the myMillennium app, you can reserve tables at the brasserie or complete your click-and-collect shopping, which you can pick up  after a session at the in-house gym or following an after-work event in the function rooms. The Millennium combines a hair and beauty salon, dry cleaning service, kindergarten, grocery shop, several restaurants, catering service, conference centre, auditorium and club – all under one roof and powered by the self-produced photovoltaic energy and a local recycling plant.

Portrait Martin Schlienger

‘We had the knowledge and needed reliable professionals.’

Martin Schlienger, CTO, Millennium Center SA

Technology at its best

This unique facility is all made possible by the underpinning technology: the entire building, including the catering and service outlets, are connected to a single Cisco DNA network. Everything can be controlled from here: including monitoring the air quality, the all-IP netwok, transmission of audio and video data to every area of the building and monitoring the smart façade with its self-regulating windows that automatically adjust to the light conditions.

Martin Schlienger, Millennium CTO, and his team come from the technology sector and wanted to make something extraordinary. They wanted to create a building marked by innovation, efficiency and sustainability to create a perfect working environment. Given the size and complexity of the project, Millennium required support. Thanks to Swisscom’s extensive expertise and Cisco’s best-in-class network infrastructure, Millennium now benefits from a reliable and powerful IT infrastructure that meets the company’s exacting requirements. Millennium is one of the most prestigious and innovative business and event buildings in Switzerland, with 1,600 workstations, its own data centre, restaurants, shops, a radio/TV studio and the best facilities for business and cultural events.