Citrix Technology Program Awardees

Citrix is proud to work with the following CTP program awardees, including the new 2015 members, identified in bold and a (*) following their names.

 
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Aaron Parker

Aaron Parker is a Solutions Architect with 17 years of experience in the IT industry. Most of that time has been spent in desktop and application deployment with the last 12 years spent with various solution providers on projects for server-based computing, desktop virtualization and more recently application and user virtualization. He's an Aussie expat, currently residing in London, UK where he's involved in deployments for commercial and public sector clients including Fortune Global 500 companies. Aaron is a Microsoft MVP in App-V and co-author of the User Environment Management Smack Down white paper. You can find him contributing to the TechNet App-V and Remote Desktop Services forums and AppVirtGuru.com, blogging at stealthpuppy.com, speaking at event such as BriForum and E2E Virtualization Conference or even contributing to technical books.

 


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Alex Juschin

Alex Juschin (aka, Dr. Conti) has the following certifications: Citrix CCIA, Microsoft MCSE NT4 - 2003, MCT, MCITP: Windows Server 2008 R2, Virtualization Administrator, VMware VCP 4 & 5. He is a well-recognized persona in the world of Virtualization. He has been awarded Microsoft MVP for Remote Desktop Services since 2006 to present day, as well as the highest level of community recognition by Citrix - the Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) award, which he also first received back in 2006. There are just 20 people worldwide who are awarded Microsoft MVP for Remote Desktop Services and even less of those who hold both Microsoft MVP and Citrix CTP awards. With over 15 years in IT, Alex has been working on some of the world's biggest virtualization and infrastructure projects with a user base of over 120000 users, including leading European Banks, retail networks, universities and government bodies. As a freelancer, Alex currently advises multiple global organizations across Europe, so that their Virtualization and Infrastructure related projects are a success. He is also a speaker, presenter and "Ask the Expert" at various industry events, including Microsoft TechEd, MS Virtualization Days, Citrix Synergy and Citrix Geek Speak events in both the US and Europe. Alex is founder of a well-known community virtualization conference called E2EVC (formerly PubForum), which has been visited by almost every well-recognized expert in virtualization community and over 1500 people from all over Europe in the last 9 years. In recognition of his expertise, Microsoft made Alex moderator of the official TechNet Remote Desktop Services Forum. He is also (since 2003) one of the Top 15 experts who contributes to the Citrix Support Forums. Alex holds a M.Sc. in Computer Science.

   

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Alexander Ervik Johnsen

Alexander Ervik Johnsen is a blogger, Senior Solution Architect, technology evangelist, author and speaker based in Oslo, Norway. Alexander has worked with Microsoft and Citrix products since 1997 as a system administrator, consultant and senior consultant. He now works in pre-sales for ArrowECS, a Citrix VAD reseller in Norway, as a Product Manager/Senior Solution Architect, traveling around the Nordic region evangelizing Citrix, cloud, virtualization, thin clients and third party solutions. Alexander is also a Citrix Certified Instructor.  In previous jobs he worked with both small and large scale Citrix and application delivery implementations in Norway and Europe. Alexander has been a speaker at events such as Citrix User Group NorwayArrow Inspiration Day and roadshows across Norway, as well as at Citrix Synergy events in the United States and Europe. In 2012, Alexander redesigned www.ervik.as, adding new features like a virtualization community to bring industry people together. Ervik.as includes an active social community where users collaborate with others, find answers, post questions, track events, share videos and more.

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Andrew Morgan

Andrew Morgan works as a Senior Solutions Architect with Zinopy, based in Ireland. Andrew has been working in IT for over 10 years, the majority of which he has spent working in server based computing, VDI and private cloud solutions.  Andrew frequently blogs about virtualization technologies and also provides free community based tools, from his blog. Andrew is passionate about application virtualization, desktop delivery and mobility products. For his activities in the End User Computing space, Andrew has also been awarded the RES Software RSVP, VMware vExpert and Nutanix NTC titles.


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Andrew Wood

Andrew Wood is Solutions Architect for Atlantis Computing. Prior to joining Atlantis he ran his own consultancy practice specializing in desktop virtualization technologies and was the Presentation Virtualization analyst for The Virtualization Practice. He has been working with Citrix technologies for over 14 years As well as presenting at conferences such as E2E, blogging and tweeting regularly on desktop virtualization technologies he is a member of the UK Citrix User Group's steering committee.


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Anton van Pelt

Anton van Pelt is a Consultant with over 10 years of Citrix experience. Anton's focus is primarily on Enterprise Mobility solutions such as Citrix XenMobile, ShareFile and NetScaler. He has a broad knowledge in complex IT environments. He is active in presenting his technical knowledge throughout the community (Citrix IRC channel, Citrix Support Forums, NetScaler KB and so on) and as a speaker at various international conferences. He is also the co-author of Enterprise Mobility Management Smackdown, PQR and User Environment Management Smackdown, PQR. Anton is a Citrix CTP (Citrix Technology Professional) and RSVP (RES Software Valued Professional).

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Barry Schiffer

Barry Schiffer works as an IT Architect for SLTN Inter Access with over 13 years of IT experience. Next to his deep knowledge of Citrix and RES Software products he gained a broad knowledge in the sphere of IT. During the years he has developed into a specialist on Microsoft Windows, Desktop and Server virtualization and application delivery with Citrix NetScaler. Barry is an active community contributor. He is one of the co-founders and member of the board of the Dutch Citrix User Group. He wrote several articles on his website www.barryschiffer.com and presents on national and international conferences like the Citrix User Groups and E2EVC. Barry is a Citrix Certified Expert on Virtualization, Microsoft Certified IT Professional and RES Certified Professional. RES Software also awarded Barry with the RES Software Valued Professional status since 2012.

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Bernhard Tritsch

Dr. Benny Tritsch is the Chief Technology Officer with bluecue Consulting in Germany. He is a principal consultant, market analyst, author, and all-around geek specializing in enterprise Windows remoting and virtualization solutions. His areas of expertise include: Remote Desktop Services, remote end user experience, high-end graphics remoting, cloud solutions, hypervisors, enterprise Windows deployment, PowerShell for IT Pros, and user workspace management. Benny speaks around the world at several conferences each year, including Microsoft TechEd, Citrix Synergy, BriForum and E2EVC. He is a founding member of the Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) award program. He has also been awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) and MicrosoftRegional Director. If you want to know more about Benny's community activities, check out his website.

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Carl Webster

Carl Webster is an independent consultant specializing in Citrix, Active Directory and technical documentation. He is frequently seen onsite at Citrix HQ helping the Citrix Education team prepare courseware and exams. Carl serves the broader Citrix community by writing articles at CarlWebster.com and he is the most active person in the Citrix Zone on Experts Exchange. Webster has a long history in the IT industry starting with mainframes in 1977, PCs and application development in 1986, and network engineering in 2001. He has worked with Citrix products since the very first product, MULTIUSER OS/2 in 1990. His detailed and thorough approach is often greatly appreciated by Citrix admins in small to medium businesses that benefit from his prescriptive guidance.


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Chris Rogers

Chris has eighteen years of IT industry experience, focusing on datacenters and Internet architecture. More recently, he concentrated on virtualization as the owner of ServerCave and had forged a strong relationship with XenSource, and now Citrix. ServerCave was XenSource's number one producing channel partner in 2007. They expanded their relationship to all Citrix product lines in 2008. Chris is a now an independent Citrix consultant working for a variety of partners and customers. Flexibility being key to the process, Chris takes the time and care to deliver the right solution and the right value to all of his customers. Chris has been a XenServer CTP since 2009.


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Cláudio Rodrigues

Cláudio is a Senior Technical Architect/Consultant based in Ottawa, ON, Canada. He has been deploying server-based computing solutions since the OS/2-based, Citrix WinView days. Thanks to his contributions to the Terminal Services community, he was the first person to ever receive the Microsoft MVP award for Terminal Services. He was the CEO of Terminal-Services.NET, the company that originally developed tools such as WTSGateway Pro and WTSPortal, later acquired by 2X Software Ltd and also the CEO of TSFactory, the first company ever to release an ICA/RDP session recorder for Citrix/TS. His main goal was to bring easy to use, reliable and affordable tools to the server-based computing market. Cláudio has also worked all over the world doing terminal services/Citrix deployments and speaking at many different and interesting places. After leaving 2X in February 2006, he is now working on new and exciting products and ideas for the TS community at WTSLabs Inc. In his spare time he manages to do consulting work, conducting on-site trainings, and speaking at several conferences.

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Connie Barrera
 

Connie Barrera is a Chief Information Security Officer in healthcare with over 18 years of experience in the IT industry. Connie has spent considerable time in almost every role within IT including endpoint support and architecture, systems engineering as well as her current role in security. Connie holds the following certifications MCP, MCSE, CCNA, CCM, CCA, CRISC, CISA, CISSP, ISA, PCIP and CCP-M. Connie develops and maintains risk management, security awareness, and compliance programs to effectively deal with the implications of legislated requirements that impact security for the institution. This includes but is not limited to HIPAA, PCI, FDA Part 11 and the Red Flag Rules. In addition, she is nationally recognized on the conference speaking circuit and is active with independent speaking engagements delivering technical sessions and serving on discussion panels at industry leading conferences including InfoSec World, Citrix Synergy, Mobile Security, ITAC and Fraud and Forensics Conference. In 2013, Connie was nominated for the ISE Southeast Executive Awards Q1 and was a finalist in the ISE North America Executive Awards Q4.


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Dane Young

Dane Young is a Solutions Architect with Entisys Solutions in Northern California, specializing in the design and deployment of application, desktop and server virtualization technologies from Citrix, Microsoft and VMware. Dane organizes and maintains a blog for virtualization and cloud enthusiasts which can be found at itvce.com. Building on his experience in the information technology field, Dane joined Entisys Solutions from ProNet Solutions, an IT consulting firm specializing in the banking industry, where he served as a senior consulting engineer. Prior to that, Dane worked in several internal IT positions including K-12 education and as an apprentice for Bill Alderson of Pine Mountain Group, which was acquired by NetQoS, and later CA. Dane holds Masters of Business Administration and Management Information Systems degrees along with several industry certifications from Citrix, Microsoft, and VMware.


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Daniel Wedel

Daniel Wedel is the Senior Consultant and Founder of Wedel IT, a company specializing in Citrix and Microsoft technology. With more than 10 years of experience in the Citrix field, Daniel has extensive knowledge about the products. He is passionate about new technology and uses his expertise to ensure that customer solutions are built to order. In recent years, Daniel has combined consulting and Citrix training for customers across Norway. He was awarded CCI of the year 2010 - Nordic region. Daniel is also a popular speaker at events in Norway, such as VirtualPower and the Norway Citrix User Group.

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Douglas A. Brown

The history of Doug's company begins in January of 1999 when Doug Brown brought the first DABCC.com site on line. The original goal was to provide a site for his friends where they could go to find answers to their technical questions. Over the next five years DABCC.com grew into the reference site for the entire Citrix community. However, Doug was not content with just adding content. He recognized that many of the smaller companies had problems in managing the deployment of a Citrix based network and started writing what was to become "Methodology In A Box". Originally intended to be just a guide, MIAB turned into a 450 page manual. Today, it has gone through two major updates, numerous revisions and is one the most successful "How To" manuals in the Citrix Community, with over 200,000 downloads. In fact MIAB was voted the best Citrix related document by in 2002 by Windows NT Magazine.

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Esther Barthel

Esther Barthel has worked in different roles and functions as an IT consultant after she finished her Masters degree in Computer Science in 1997. She soon discovered that Server-Based Computing combined servers, desktops, and user experience in one solution and specialized in virtualization solutions, like XenDesktop, XenServer, App-V, and NetScalers. Esther works as a Senior Consultant at PepperByte, designing and implementing Citrix solutions for both small-business and large-enterprise infrastructures scaling up to 15,000 users. Ever since she hosted introduction days for technical female student candidates, Esther has shared her passion and knowledge for IT. What started with small internal meetings and a blog to report on the latest technologies has grown into international presentations at Citrix User Groups, events like E2EVC and Citrix Synergy and writing her first book, Citrix XenApp 6.5 Expert Cookbook for Packt publishing. Esther is a Citrix Certified Expert – Virtualization (CCE-V), Citrix Certified Professional – Networking (CCP-N) and RES Software Certified Professional (RCP).

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Gabe Knuth

Gabe Knuth, also known as "the other geek" at BrianMadden.com, has been in the application delivery space for over 12 years. He has helped the industry evolve from the one-trick pony of Terminal Services to the broader application and desktop virtualization of today. Having spent most of his IT career as a consultant, Gabe focuses on practical, real-world technology in the industry, essentially boiling off the hype and comparing solutions according to their usefulness in today's corporate environments. Gabe's perspective on BrianMadden.com adds another dimension of independent, relevant, and timely content. Gabe's involvement in BriForum, as the main technical organizer and as a presenter, has greatly influenced its success.

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Greg Shields

With over 15 years in information technology, Greg has developed extensive experience in systems administration, engineering, and architecture specializing in operating system, remote application, systems management, and virtualization technologies. He currently works as a Senior Partner with Concentrated Technology. Greg is also a contributing editor and columnist for TechNet Magazine and Redmond Magazine, as well as a former columnist for Virtualization Review Magazine. He has authored or contributed to thirteen books and countless white papers and webcasts. His writing is regularly seen in publications like TechTarget online and the UK-based IT EXPERT Magazine. He also serves as the Series Editor for Realtime Publishers, the world's leading provider of high-quality content for the IT market. Greg is a highly sought-after and top-ranked speaker for both live and recorded events, and is seen regularly at conferences like TechMentor Events, Microsoft Tech Ed, VMworld, the Microsoft Management Summit, and Windows Connections. His live and recorded sessions consistently receive top scoring with both technical and non-technical audiences. Greg has produced hundreds of hours of video training for CBT Nuggets, TechTarget, 1105 Media, and others. He has also served as Conference Chair for 1105 Media's TechMentor Conference since 2005, determining content and session structure as well as sourcing speaking talent. Greg is a multiple-year recipient of Microsoft "Most Valuable Professional" award with a specialization in Remote Desktop Services.

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Hal Lange

Hal Lange is a 15+ year veteran in Citrix and Application Virtualization solutions from WinFrame through XenDesktop 7. He has worked providing support and troubleshooting for both SMB and Large Enterprise environments, including at Citrix as a dedicated TRM. Since 2009 he has worked as a consultant focusing on advanced Virtualized Application and Desktop delivery for notable projects including the Apollo Group, Blood Systems Inc. and Cox Communications. He specializes in the Application Virtualization layer, integrating virtualized apps into various OS’s (desktop and server), and, on providing superior End-User Experience through fast logins and great application/desktop performance.


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Helge Klein

Helge Klein is an independent consultant and developer. As a consultant, he has worked in Windows and Citrix projects for various larger German corporations. As a developer, he architected sepago's user profile management product sepagoPROFILE whose successor is now available as Citrix Profile Management. In 2009 Helge received the Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) Award, in 2011 he was nominated a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP). Helge's professional interests are focused on Microsoft server technologies, various Citrix products and programming in several languages. He publishes his knowledge in English in his blog, and he can also be found on Twitter as @HelgeKlein. Helge has delivered sessions on many occasions, for example, at Citrix TechEdge Munich 2009, ice Lingen (2009 and 2011), PubForum (2010 and 2011), Microsoft TechDay Online 2010, Citrix Synergy 2011, and several Geek Speak events. He is the author of SetACL, a powerful open source tool for managing Windows permissions from the command line or from scripts and programs, that has been downloaded more than 500,000 times. SetACL's modern cousin SetACL Studio comes with an intuitive graphical user interface and is available for a small fee. Helge lives in Cologne, Germany.

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Jarian Gibson

Jarian Gibson is an independent consultant/solutions architect focused on application/desktop virtualization and enterprise mobility technologies based out of the Kansas City area. With more than 15 years of experience in the IT industry, Jarian has worked on many assessment, design, and implementations projects for application/desktop virtualization solutions. Jarian has and maintains industry certifications from Citrix, Microsoft, and VMware to name a few.  Jarian is an active contributor in the Citrix Support Forums, the Citrix IRC channel, and has his own website.  Jarian has presented at conferences (BriForumCitrix Synergy, and E2E Virtualization Conference), been named Citrix Geek of the Week, recognized by Citrix as one of the top five Citrix engineers in the central region at Citrix Synergy 2011, and contributed to Desktop Virtualization Deployment Insights eBook published by Citrix.


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Jason Conger

Jason Conger started his Server Based Computing career working for a Citrix Platinum partner where he performed design and implementation projects for world-wide corporations, provided training for system administrators and people seeking certification, and presented numerous technical seminars through the Citrix channel. Jason later joined Citrix Systems, Inc. as a System Architect. While at Citrix, he helped design and implement Citrix Systems internal usage of Citrix products before the products were available to the public. Today, Jason works as a Practice Manager of Desktop Virtualization at Splunk. In his free time he focuses on giving back to the community by developing open-source tools to extend virtual environments, public speaking, and technical writing.

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Javier Sanchez Alcazar

Javier is a Barcelona based, Citrix Certified Integration Architect (CCIA), Citrix Certified Enterprise Administrator (CCEA), and CCA XenServer Platinum. Over the past 15 years, Javier has applied his passion for technology and virtualization-based SBC to become a Citrix Architect and creator of the CTXDOM.COM™ Community. Javier (xavisan in the ctxdom.com community) contributes knowledge and experience to help the community solve technical questions; publish articles, installation guides, webcasts, and news. He also helped organize and spoke at the first Geek Speak Local in Madrid. Since 2005, he has been busy with the CMPS4 project which resulted in several Spanish language books on various Citrix solutions.

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Jim Moyle

Jim Moyle has been an infrastructure technologist with almost two decades of passionate involvement in the IT industry. Over the last decade he has been a specialist in the Server Based Computing, application and desktop delivery sector. He has worked with many blue chip companies around the UK including being involved in the architecture and delivery of some of the largest Citrix farms in Europe. As the Lead solution Architect for Atlantis Computing in EMEA he is responsible for the design and execution of many world class projects for this Citrix Platinum partner. He also enjoys speaking at various industry events such as BriForum, E2E and Citrix Synergy and you can find him sharing knowledge on his blog, on twitter at @jimmoyle and on the Citrix IRC Channel.

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Jo Harder

Jo has been involved with virtualization for over 15 years. After 11 years as a Senior Architect at Citrix, she provided consulting services to various clients for more than a year as part of Claros Systems/nGenx. For the past three years, her role as Cloud Architect at D+H/Compushare has provided ample opportunity to understand and experience the reality of virtualization from the standpoint of a host provider, as well as architecting solutions to address banking industry requirements. In addition, Jo is a frequent contributor to Citrix Education materials, a regular speaker at BriForum, and an Industry Analyst for Virtualization Practice.

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Joe Shonk

Joe Shonk is a veteran consultant in virtualization and server based computing. By day he works on advanced system deployments and at night can be found roaming the forums and on his blog. Joe has presented at numerous venues and conferences such as BriForum and Citrix's GeekSpeak. In 2008, Joe was awarded Microsoft MVP and he also won the BriForum 2008 GeekOut game show.

 


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John Smith

John Smith has worked with Citrix Products for over 11 years and recently architected the Centers For Disease Control's teleworking campus, integrating Citrix Access Gateway Enterprise Edition, NetScaler, and Web Interface servers with a back-end XenApp farm. He is also the author of the Xen-trifuge.com blog post featuring such subjects as the NetScaler VPX, Application Firewall and coined the term "Digital Epidemiologist" to help bring about the discipline of integrating various databases, security events and Unix/Linux based logs into SQL Server Reporting services to provide reporting dashboards.


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Kees Baggerman

Kees Baggerman is a senior performance and solution engineer for desktop and application virtualization solutions. Kees is a Citrix Certified Integration Architect, Microsoft Certified IT Professional, RES Certified Professional and RES Certified Trainer and has driven numerous Microsoft and Citrix, and RES infrastructures functional/technical designs, migrations, implementations engagements over the years. Active in the Citrix and virtualization community, Kees has been named RES RSVP for 6 years straight including being named MVP in 2011 and is recognized as a VMware vExpert in 2013 and 2014. He is co-founder and member of the Board of the Dutch Citrix User Group and maintains a widely read blog in addition to blogging on the ITVCE Community site.

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Mike Nelson

Mike Nelson's IT career spans over 25 years, involving a vast array of different kinds of technologies. A speaker at BriForum Chicago and London conferences since 2008, his roles in corporate management to industry consulting provide him with a wide range of hands-on experience. Mike has a strong passion for virtualization, both from a technical and visionary point of view. For the last 10 years, his focus has been on the SBC area, with major projects in VDI and virtual consolidations. He has served as an expert advisor for the Citrix Education team on Netscaler technology, is an active VMware vExpert and VMUG Leader, and writes articles and training for Web publications.


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Neil Spellings

Neil is a UK-based independent consultant and strong advocate of server-based computing having worked with Citrix products since the early days of Winframe and Metaframe. Neil is certified to CCEE and CCIA level and is a recognized SME by Citrix having contributed to the XenApp 6, 6.5 CCA, CCAA and CCEE exams, and XenDesktop 7 Design exam. Neil is an active member of the Citrix community in the UK running several websites and is on the steering group of the UK Citrix user group. He's also a RES Software Valued Professional (RSVP). Neil is a STEM Ambassador (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) and runs a CodeClub in a local primary school with the ambition to inspire and encourage children to take up a career in ICT and learn how to code. Neil can be found sharing his thoughts on twitter @neilspellings or via his blog.


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Nico Luedemann

Nico Luedemann has been working in IT since 1994, and since 2013 has been the CEO at Bluecue Consulting GmbH & Co. KG (formerly the Systems & Services business unit at Acocon GmbH). His main activities include corporate consulting, lecturing and public speaking on infrastructure solutions, network technology and systems management with particular focus on centralization and virtualization of IT systems. He is also the author of a number of books (in German – "Citrix Presentation Server 4 - The Ultimate Guide", "Microsoft SoftGrid 4" , "Citrix Presentation Server 4.5", "Citrix XenApp 5", "Citrix XenApp 6 and XenDesktop 5") and has written a number of articles in specialist magazines. Nico is a Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) and a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for App-V.

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Paul Stansel

Paul Stansel is a 17-year veteran of virtualization technologies who has installed every version of Citrix server virtualization since WinFrame. He has designed, implemented, and supported Citrix environments for multiple Fortune 100 companies primarily in the Insurance and Pharmaceutical verticals. Paul is currently an Enterprise Infrastructure Architect specializing in Virtualization and Cloud Technologies for Travelers and was previously the Lead Virtualization Architect for Aetna where he built from the ground up Aetna's 44,000 seat global XenApp and XenDesktop environment spanning 5 datacenters across the globe. Over the years, Paul has been an author and editor for several books on Citrix and Microsoft technologies as well as a featured writer for several popular websites. He has been a speaker at Citrix Synergy and PremierCIO and in his spare time blogs at citrixtips.com and on twitter @pstansel. Paul holds multiple Citrix certifications including CCIA and CCE-V and was one of the original CCEAs.

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Pierre Marmignon

Pierre has been working on the Application and Desktop delivery since 2003. He has been successfully creating then running the Citrix departments for two Citrix platinum partners, creating then managing the teams that have delivered the Citrix environments now in use across a number of French Fortune 100 companies. Pierre's reputation has been based on these successes as well as his creation of automation scripts and tools that industrialize Citrix integration and management. These tools are in production today within thousands of organizations. He also runs the popular community website CitrixTools.net (now part of Norskale and is a regular contributor to Brian Madden and other cutting edge technical websites or events. In 2012 Pierre co-founded Norskale where he is now the CTO.

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Remko Weijnen

Remko Weijnen is a Senior Technical Consultant for PepperByte with over 17 years of experience in the IT industry. In the last 12 years he has become a true specialist in Server Based Computing, application and desktop delivery. With his developer background Remko has a unique knowledge of windows and application internals that he uses to get applications to work well in virtual environments without sacrificing security. Remko shares this unique knowledge thru his well-known blog, presentations at community events such as E2E (previously PubForum), the Dutch Citrix User Group and international Citrix User Groups. On his website, Remko publishes a lot of SBC and virtualization related freeware, tools and scripts that assist consultants and administrators. Remko is also co-founder and steering group member of the Dutch Citrix User Group.


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Rick Dehlinger

Rick Dehlinger, formerly a founder and managing owner of Claros Systems (now part of nGenx) is currently the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at nGenx. Rick joined Citrix in 1999 as a Systems Engineer/Architect, and quickly became one of the most trusted and innovative technologists in the desktop virtualization community. After a short stint at Microsoft, he built a focused, highly specialized desktop/application virtualization consulting practice which has evolved over the last 7 years into the service offering that nGenx delivers today. Rick is an active participant in the Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) Program, as well as a consistent supporter and presenter at a variety of industry events (including Citrix Summit and Synergy, Geek Speak, BriForum, PubForum/Experts2Experts Conference, and a variety of user group events around the world).

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Ruben Spruijt

Ruben Spruijt is CTO of PQR and focuses primarily on enterprise mobility, virtualisation and cloud management. He is actively involved in determining PQR's vision and strategy. Ruben is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), Citrix Technology Professional (CTP), VMware vExpert and is also the only European with these three virtualisation awards. With his expertise, he is able to give customers sound advice, motivate his colleagues and write blogs, articles and opinion pieces on a regular basis. Through his presentations in several national and international congresses, Ruben shares his thoughts and knowledge on application and desktop delivery, and on virtualisation solutions. If you have feedback or questions for Ruben, send him an email at rsp@pqr.nl or follow him on Twitter @rspruijt.

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Sam Jacobs

Sam Jacobs is the Director of Technology Development (TechDev) Services at IPM, the longest standing Citrix Platinum Partner on the East Coast. With more than 25 years of IT consulting experience, Sam is a Citrix Web Interface, StoreFront and NetScaler customizations and integrations industry expert. He holds Microsoft MCSD and Citrix NetScaler certifications and is the editor of IPM’s IT blog, TechDev Corner, a technical resource blog for IT professionals. A seasoned technical speaker, Sam integrates industry insight with real implementation experience, and has presented breakout sessions at Citrix Synergy and BriForum. He is one of the top 3 Citrix Support Forum contributors, and has earned industry praise for the tools he has developed to make Web Interface, StoreFront and NetScaler easier to manage for administrators and more intuitive for end users.


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Shane Kleinert

Shane Kleinert is a Solutions Architect with over 14 years of enterprise IT experience. Shane was first introduced to Citrix while working as strategic consultant and trusted advisor for the Sixth largest School district in the U.S. He spent Six years working with core Windows infrastructure components, and Desktop Management for 120,000 end points across the district. His most exciting projects at the district were co-developing a self-service migration and provisioning system to aid in the NT to AD migration as well as implementing Citrix XenApp for the business critical applications across the district. Shane ventured outside of the district and quickly developed a deep passion for the virtualization space, with a heavy focus on Citrix technologies. Through the years, he provided assessment, design, and implementations of application and desktop virtualization projects for many enterprise grade customers. He currently serves as Solutions Architect for Choice Solutions leading virtualization and mobility in the southeast region, covering Citrix, Microsoft, VMware, and hyper-converged technologies. Shane’s core business and technology focus is End-User Computing (EUC). He holds Industry certifications from vendors such as Citrix (CCE-V), Microsoft (MCSE), VMware (VCP) and more.  He is very passionate about the Citrix Community and an active speaker at Industry IT conferences such as BriForum and Citrix Synergy. He also serves as a member of the Citrix Partner Technical Council (PTEC) as well as an administrator/contributor for the Citrix IRC community. Shane contributed to the Desktop Virtualization Deployments Insights eBook published by Citrix. Most recently in 2014 he was awarded the Nutanix Technology Champion (NTC) award.


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Stephane Thirion

Stephane Thirion is a CTO of Activlan, an IT company dedicated to build and deliver the best architectures and solutions to the customers. Using Citrix product since 10 years, he is a virtualization expert and love to share his knowledge on his blog. Stephane leverage Citrix certification, CCEE, CCIA to lead the way in his own company and is an active actor (SME) to help Citrix Education to develop new exams. Also very active in the online community, he likes to share his knowledge during presentations. Favorite quote:
"Do or do not. There is no try."
- Master Yoda.

 


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Steve Greenberg

Steve Greenberg is the founder of Thin Client Computing in Scottsdale, Arizona, a leading consulting group for advanced Server Based Computing, Virtualization and Streaming solutions. Active in Server Based Computing and Virtualization since 1992, Mr. Greenberg is a pioneer in advanced deployments of Presentation Server, Terminal Services and various Virtualization technologies. He is both a Microsoft MVP and a Citrix CTP.

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Theresa Miller

Theresa Miller is an IT professional that has been working as a technical expert in IT for over 19 years, and has obtained her MBA in IT Management, MCSE and CCA certifications. Her areas of expertise are in the areas of Exchange, Office 365, Active Directory and Citrix XenApp and XenDeskop. She has architected, designed, implemented and led complex projects in all of these areas. She has also done technical writing for Windows IT Pro, Petri and Enow Solutions Blog. Theresa has also been selected to do public speaking for conferences such as BriForum, E2E Virtualization Conference, has led coordinated tech talks at Citrix Synergy and can be found talking tech on the Current Status podcast http://www.petri.com/current-status.

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Thomas Köetzing

Thomas has been working with Citrix products since 1998 as a system administrator, consultant, and freelancer. Since March 2006 he has been an independent freelancer for Server Based Computing and virtualization. In previous jobs he was responsible for the worldwide Exchange system, central Backup, and data center virtualization. Even though Thomas works in the IT industry, he has a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering. In 2003, Thomas started posting in the official Citrix support forums with the alias ìCITRIX4GEî and very quickly became one of the top posters. Later on launched the website as a response to forum requests and moved to ThomasKoetzing.de in the February 2006. His website is famous for Citrix Terminal Server FAQ and Web Interface customizations. Citrix invited Thomas to speak at the Citrix Support & Engineering Institute of Technology (CSEIT) in October 2004. He also presented at BriForum 2005-2006, PubForum 2005, SBC Solution Forum 2005 and at the Citrix User Group Norway 2006. Thomas has also written several articles posted on BrianMadden.com as well on his own new domain ThomasKoetzing.de. In July 2006, Microsoft awarded Thomas a Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Terminal Server and in the same month Thomas was also awarded the Citrix Technology Professional (CTP).

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Thomas Krampe

Thomas has worked in the IT industry for more than 15 years, with the biggest technology consulting companies in the world. Since April 2008, he has worked at visionapp, taking on the role as Head of GRID computing for a large German bank with daily operation of more than 2.200 HP C-Class Blades within a GRID System. He created the well-known German XenMaster Web site to share his knowledge with the worldwide community. In addition to his daily job, he currently writes the first German XenServer book which should be available in 2010. Thomas has been a XenServer CTP since October 2009.


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Thomas Poppelgaard

Thomas Poppelgaard has 18 years of IT experience in various positions like Administrator, Senior Consultant, IT Architect, Solution Architect, Concept Manager and Product Manager. He currently works as an independent Technology evangelist at his own company, Poppelgaard.com. Thomas works with IT-strategy, pre-sales, architectural designing, planning and implementation solutions within Citrix for ISV, Cloud Providers, Distributors, Resellers and End Customers. He is highly involved in Proofs of Concept to help prove why business should adapt new technologies. Thomas travels the World evangelizing Citrix solutions; specifically, remote graphic solutions HDX 3D & HDX 3D Pro. He is also a speaker at conferences, webinars, seminars and road shows about Citrix and 3rd party Citrix solutions in the USA and EMEA. Thomas has developed his in depth knowledge on XenDesktop HDX 3D Pro since 2008 and XenApp HDX 3D since first version and GPU pass-through with XenServer. In 2011, he was one of the organizers of a successful HDX 3D Pro event where vendors including Citrix, HP, Autodesk and NVIDIA were gathered to demonstrate HDX 3D Pro to a wider audience and in 2013 talked at NVIDIA GTC. Thomas specializes in how CAD/CAE/CAM applications can be virtualized with Citrix/NVIDIA (SBC/VDI) technologies and how the GPU is an important component in the virtualization space. Thomas also enjoys speaking at various industry events such as E2EVC and DKCUG, NOCUGCUGtech. You can find him sharing knowledge on his blog www.poppelgaard.com or on twitter @_POPPELGAARD.


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Thorsten Rood

Thorsten is an IT veteran with 2 decades of experience in systems engineering and is an outstanding technologist with passion for bits and bytes in real world challenges. Holding several technical certifications including MCITP, MCSE and CCIA he has implemented large-scale installations for worldwide companies in a variety of industries. Currently he is the principal architect at net.workers corporation, a European consultancy experts group where he is engaged in secure application delivery architecture, high-availability and cloud solutions. In addition, he is the team leader and business owner for application networking solutions including NetScaler, Cloud Bridge and the mobility stack around XenMobile and ShareFile. With access to beta product code and designs, he has finalized a wide range of remarkable success stories and early adopter setups for demanding customers. In addition to speaking at roadshows he has spoken at community events such as BriForum, ICE, Citrix User Groups and more, and is known for level 400+ technical breakout sessions.

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Tim Mangan

Tim Mangan is an independent developer, consultant, and researcher. His experiences tend to lead him into projects that involve determining how things work (or not). Tim's credits include helping build Softricity, a patent for CPU resource balancing, and a 14 handicap. His company, TMurgent Technologies, is a Citrix Technology Partner with experience helping both Citrix customers and other ISV partners.


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Timco Hazelaar

Timco Hazelaar is an IT Architect and Chief Demo Officer at Login Consultants, a leading IT infrastructure consulting firm in the field of access, virtualization and deployment in Europe. Timco has been involved in large scale SBC and VDI projects for more than 15 years. Besides his expert knowledge of XenApp, XenDesktop, XenMobile and ShareFile. He focuses on Citrix networking products like Netscaler Gateway and CloudBridge.


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Trond Eirik Håvarstein

Trond Eirik Håvarstein (aka Eric) is a Norwegian Citrix Consultant living and working from his home office in Brazil. Eric has been working with both Citrix and Microsoft products since 1999. He is known to customers, companies, and individuals around the world for xenappblog.com and xenapptraining.com which shares his real world experience with Citrix & Microsoft products. The blog offers a wide range of helpful tools and resources as well as advice, opinions, and information. Eric operates under the motto "It's all about applications and virtualization", and his website certainly serves to display this. He takes great pride in always striving to both design and implement the very best virtualization solution based on the requests, requirements, and needs of each individual customer. This has certainly helped him in developing a global reputation. Currently he works as a Citrix Chief Consultant with EVRY. Eric is a Citrix Certified Enterprise Engineer (CCEE) for Virtualization as well as a Microsoft Certified Trainer and a Citrix Certified Instructor. He is an author, a blogger, and a speaker and has made an outstanding name for himself by sharing his personal experiences as well as for offering practical instruction and advice via his website. He is also a Citrix Community Guest Blogger and has been a speaker at numerous Citrix User Group Norway events as well. When not working and spending time with his family he is putting all his energy into his training programs xenapptraining.com and appv5training.com.


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Wilco Van Bragt

Since 2000, Wilco van Bragt`s primary focus has been the desktop and application delivery market using primarily Microsoft and Citrix technologies. Wilco van Bragt is the founder and author of the VanBragt.Net Virtualization website. On this website Wilco publishes virtualization related product reviews, articles, reviews of freeware products and blogs about several virtualization topics and events. Wilco also writes for other well-known virtualization websites and is member of the Dutch Citrix User Group (DuCUG) Steering board. Wilco also presents/presented on several events like BriForum, E2EVC, NGN, DuCUG and Citrix Synergy After working for a couple of consulting firms as a senior technical consultant and technical project leader Wilco started his own freelance company VanBragt.Net Consultancy in April 2008. Wilco is certified on Citrix (CCIA, CCEE/CCEA, CCA), Microsoft (MCITP, MCTS, MSCE, MSCA) and Prince2 (Foundation). Wilco is also a RSVP (RES Software Valued Professional), Citrix CTP (Citrix Technology Professional) and a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) on RDS.

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