We’re going to have another exciting round of Geek Speak Live! at this year’s Synergy! As many of you know, Geek Speak is a series of informal discussions led by technically minded folks about topics that interest us all; for example, “TS vs. VDI” and “IT in the Cloud.” This year we have four different session formats planned: a Geek Speak day session track, Geek Speakeasy sessions during Expo Hall, Geek Speak Tonight!, and a Geek Speak Happy Hour.

For details about the different session formats, check out http://www.citrixsynergy.com/geekspeaklive

We’ve got several Citrix Technology Professionals (CTPs) and other industry experts lined up on the agenda to do what they do best…lead interesting discussions! Speakers include:

- Alex Danilychev  
- Bernhard Tritsch  
- Brandon Shell
- Brian Madden  
- Charles Aunger
- Gabe Knuth 
- Gus Pinto
- Jason Conger  
- Jeroen van de Kamp  
- Joe Shonk
- Michael Keen
- Rich Crusco
- Rick Dehlinger  
- Ruben Spruijt  
- Shawn Bass  
- Steve Greenberg
…and more!

And this time, we’re going to have the Citrix CTOs mixing it up even more with the CTPs. The following CTOs are planning their GSL sessions as we speak:

- Abolfazl Sirjani
- Brad Pedersen
- Chris Fleck
- Ian Pratt
- Jason Lieblich  
- Kurt Roemer  
- Martin Duursma
- Michael Harries
- Simon Crosby  

You can vote on your favorite session topics and suggest new ones through our Geek Speak Live Topic Voting Tool. Just log onto the site to cast your votes!

We will also have sponsor sessions taking place at the Geek Speakeasy. These sessions will be led by:

- Microsoft
- HP
- Dell
- Intel
- NetApp
- Wyse
- Stratus
- AppSense
- IGEL
- Symantec
…and more!

We’ll be posting more details about the Geek Speak session speakers, topics, and schedule soon, so please stay tuned to the Citrix Community and Synergy sites to find out the latest. Note that speaker and session details may be subject to change prior to the event.

Be there -and- be square! Hope to see you at this year’s event.

Laura Whalen

Citrix Systems, Inc.