The heavy hitters in technology are lining up to join the conversation at Citrix Synergy. You already heard about the best selling technology author Nicholas Carr, the versatile comedian Dana Carvey and the Senior Vice President from Microsoft Bob Muglia. The line up of intriguing keynote speakers does not stop there.


Vishal Sikka Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Reporting directly to Henning Kagermann, Sikka is responsible for driving the company’s technology and architecture strategy across its product portfolio. Sikka is ensuring a clear and harmonized roadmap for SAP products to deliver new innovations and increasing value to customers. As CTO, Sikka also leads the company’s forward-thinking efforts around emerging technologies and is responsible for mapping SAP’s next-generation architecture.

Scott Farrand Vice-President, ISS Software

Scott is VP ISS Software and leads the ISS Software team. Scott and his team are focused on the total business for ISS software and related internal and external partnerships. The ISS software team includes base ISS management software, operating systems, SmartStart, and Virtualization software technologies.

Scott joins Hewlett Packard by way of acquisition of RLX Technologies in October 2005. Scott joined the founding team at RLX Technologies in December 2000, Scott Farrand has been responsible for operating systems support, ServerBlade management and solutions development for scale-out applications.

Roberto Moctezuma Vice President and GM, Desktop Solutions Global Business Unit

Roberto Moctezuma is the vice president and general manager for Desktop Solutions. Based in Houston; he is responsible for the global business unit (GBU) that focuses on the emerging thin client and virtualization market. It includes Thin Clients, CCI (Consolidated Client Infrastructure), Blades Workstations and Retail Point of Sale solutions.

Patrick P. Gelsinger Vice President and Co-General Manager, Digital Enterprise Group
INTEL Corporation

Pat Gelsinger is senior vice president and co-general manager of Intel Corporation’s Digital Enterprise Group (DEG). This group is Intel’s largest business group accounting for more than half of the corporation’s revenue. As co-general manager, Gelsinger is focused on delivering leading platforms and products to businesses worldwide. These platforms span the full gamut of business needs including servers, business clients, storage, communications and embedded applications. In addition to delivering platforms, DEG designs and develops many of the platform ingredients such as microprocessors, chipsets, motherboards, networking components and software.

David Booth, President, Sales and Marketing

Mr. Booth is president of CSC’s global sales and marketing. He is responsible for designing and implementing CSC sales and marketing strategies worldwide to help create and sustain competitive advantage in bringing service offerings to market. His responsibilities also include sales and marketing strategies to increase penetration in key markets; strengthening and enhancing sales and marketing capabilities across the business; creating and maintaining alliances to augment growth goals; and establishing strategies, programs and practices that define CSC’s presence in the marketplace. In addition, Mr. Booth is responsible for developing and implementing a focused market segmentation strategy, improving the alignment of the sales function with the overall business, developing CSC’s brand, and strengthening the sales and marketing culture within CSC across the globe. These programs, and others developed as part of Project Accelerate, will help transform how CSC goes to market. The appointment supports Project Accelerate, the company’s comprehensive new strategy to accelerate growth and improve customer service.

George Kurian VP/GM, Application Delivery Business
Cisco Systems, Inc.

George Kurian is the Vice-President and General Manager for Cisco System’s Application Delivery Business Unit. He leads the development and implementation of the Cisco-wide strategy for Application Delivery products including product strategy, development, acquisitions and investments, and coordinating the company’s Go-to-Market capabilities for this Advanced Technology segment.

The keynote lineup includes the CTO of SAP, a Senior Vice President of Microsoft, TWO VP’s from HP, a VP from Intel, a VP from Cisco, a President from CSC AND a best selling IT author and a great comedian. This promises to be the best lineup of keynote speakers we have ever had at a Citrix event.

You can click here to register for Citrix Synergy. I look forward to seeing you in Houston next month.