Citrix Technology Program Awardees

Citrix is proud to work with the following program awardees, including new participants (*) for the 2013-2014 season.

 
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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 Enterprise Solutions ltd, 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. Andrew is a certified MCSE, CCIA, VCP and was also awarded the RSVP (RES software valued professionals) title in 2011.


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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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Bernhard Tritsch

Benny Tritsch is a virtualization technology expert, IT system architect, technical communicator and market analyst, working as Director of Technical Community at AppSense. He is a frequent speaker at leading international industry events and has published many technical articles and several bestselling books. Benny is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for RDS since 2004 and a Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) since 2006. If you want to know more about Benny's community activities, check out his website.

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Brandon Shell

Brandon has been in the IT industry since 1994. He spent the early years as a PC tech and general fix-it guy for numerous companies. He started a consulting company in 1999 building, designing and supporting networks and Windows infrastructure. He offered Microsoft training as well. In 2000 he joined Microsoft as contractor for the Directory Services team (the first of several times). He joined Microsoft in 2002 as a full time rapid response field engineer doing mostly Directory Service support for companies in the northeast. In 2004 he left Microsoft and took a position that allowed him to branch off and learn new technologies (such as XenApp and XenDesktop) and focus on his real passion, PowerShell. In 2007 he joined the PowerShell MVP ranks and spent the last several years building his PowerShell knowledge and helping others build theirs.

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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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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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Elias Khnaser

Elias is an internationally renowned expert and thought leader in the areas of IT transformation, enterprise consumerization, virtualization and cloud computing. He is well published, authoring and co-authoring 6 books, 10 vide training DVDs and hundreds of articles. Elias is a frequent speaker at leading technology conferences and is an evangelist, blogger and columnist at Virtualization Review Magazine, InformationWeek and Forbes.

Elias currently serves as the CTO for Sigma Solutions where he is responsible for the technical vision of the company, identify trends, innovating and developing strategies for keeping Sigma on the cutting edge of solutions delivery. Elias is also a customer facing executive advising clients on IT transformation, development of IT road maps, enterprise consumerization strategies, virtualization and cloud computing.

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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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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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Henrik Johansson

Henrik Johansson is a CCIA certified Principal Consultant/Architect and Team Leader with 10+ years of Citrix experience and 15+ years in IT. NetScaler Wizard and Evangelist. Henrik is a senior principal consultant at nGenx with a focus on networking optimization, cloud and security. He is a frequent speaker at both local events as well as recent session at Citrix Summit. Henrik is a frequently used advisor for enterprise organisation, product vendors and other consultants when it comes to infrastructure and security questions revolving different areas of NetScaler portfolio. Currently, he is working as an infrastructure architect/designer with a focus on increasing availability and security through the use of Citrix NetScaler, Citrix Branch Repeater and cloud services. He has more than 15 years in IT and 10 years of experience working with Citrix products, and a background in security testing and development. He is also a frequent beta tester and has a number of feature enhancements implemented in the product. Previously, Mr. Johansson worked in the governmental sector.

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Jarian Gibson

Jarian Gibson is a Virtualization Practice Manager for Choice Solutions focused on application and desktop virtualization technologies based out of the Kansas City area. He works with his team architecting and deploying solutions throughout the US central region. With more than 15 years of experience in the IT industry, Jarian has worked on numerous assessment, design, and implementation projects for application and desktop virtualization and delivery. Jarian is an active contributor in the Citrix Support Forums, the Citrix IRC channel, and has his own blog. Jarian has presented at BriForum and Citrix Synergy, been named Citrix Geek of the Week, 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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Jeremy Saunders

Jeremy is an independent consultant based in Perth, Western Australia providing IT expertise to enterprise, corporate, higher education and government clients. With 28 years of IT experience, both in Australia and overseas, Jeremy has built up a strong reputation within his industry. He is one of the most highly respected Microsoft and Citrix technical resources in Australia. Jeremy is an active member on several well-known Internet forums, runs his own websites, and is a regular Blogger and Tweeter.


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Jeroen VanDeKamp

As Chief Technology Officer, Jeroen van de Kamp is responsible for defining and executing the technical strategy for Login Consultants, a widely recognized international virtualization consultancy firm based in USA and Europe. He has developed several core solutions which allow Login Consultants to easily differentiate themselves in the virtualization consulting market. Examples of these are Infrastructure 2.0 and Solution4; this is the unconventional strategies and maintenance principles for virtualization services in high density data centers. Jeroen is also responsible for several well-known publications like Login Virtual Session Indexer, Flex Profile Kit, TCT templates and others. Because of his contribution to the technical community Van de Kamp is recognized as a thought-leader in the application delivery industry and has become a residential speaker for virtualization seminars like BriForum, Citrix events and many others. He is one of the 25 members worldwide who participate in the "Citrix Technology Professional" program. Jeroen is still engaged with strategic key accounts for Login Consultants, defining and realizing a strategy for the application, desktop and server virtualization infrastructure.

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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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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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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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Nicki Wruck

A well-known leader and influencer in various IT Communities, and organizes the Intelligent Communities for Europe (ICE) event in Germany with about 25 sessions for around 300 attendees. The main goal of the ICE event is networking and sharing knowledge between top speakers and an engaged audience. The event is attended by CTPs, Citrix employees and MVPs and it is an established event where the European Citrix Community meets. Nicki is interested in the strategic parts of XenServer, and it is the main focus of his daily business. He is working on a countless number of installations, especially in the pharmaceutical and biotech environment. He implements Citrix solutions and then shares best practices, challenges, and the latest news around XenServer.


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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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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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Rene Vester

René is an experienced Solution Architect and System Engineer based in Denmark. He is currently a Solution Specialist with Atea A/S, and provides strategic advice and guidance to help customers bring value from their IT deployments into their business. René has been an active part of the server-based computing and virtualization community through blogging and presentations at several community events. He has been an active member of the Expert2Expert Virtualization team, and also launched the Danish Citrix User Group. René runs a blog sharing his views and thoughts on renevester.com. He is a dedicated believer in centralization and virtualization, and someone who considers multiple products when determining the best solution for the problem at hand.

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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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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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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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Warren Simondson

Warren has worked in the information technology field for 15 years. He is a Citrix Certified Integration Architect, (CCIA), Citrix Certified Enterprise Administrator (CCEA) and a Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA) in several Citrix technologies. Warren is the Managing Director and Founder of Ctrl-Alt-Del IT Consultancy, an Australian based firm that is a Citrix Gold Partner established in 2002. Ctrl-Alt-Del IT Consultancy is well known for the CAD Freeware Util Pack, a collection of over 30 Freeware utilities developed by Warren to assist IT professionals with extending the functionality and management of Terminal Server and Citrix environments. Since 1996, Warren has been solely committed to thin client solutions, using his background as a programmer and school teacher to share his knowledge of Citrix and Terminal Server environments, and to deliver his freeware utilities to the global community. Warren's main focus is to help organizations implement these technologies so they can reduce the total cost of supporting their computing environment. Warren has attained significant experience in the efficient deployment and management of Microsoft and Citrix technologies, as well. He has worked mainly with large environments, but he has also designed and implemented many smaller sites that use thin client technology to reduce TCO. The primary driver for Warren's involvement in the IT industry is his passion to share knowledge and assist others.


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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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