Will you be at Synergy 2009? Are you interested in talking with the Citrix technology leadership? The Geek Speak unconference is your opportunity. The Citrix CTOs and others from the CTO Office are on stage for 12 sessions of Geek Speak. Here are the sessions for Tuesday. (I’ve already posted Monday’s session. Look for Wednesday shortly.

Talk to the Experts – Open Q&A with the Technologists (CTOs and CTPs)

Tuesday May 5th
1:00-1:50PM
Geek Speakeasy lounge B
Expo Hall

  • Martin Duursma – CTO Office Chair and VP Citrix Labs
  • Brad Pedersen – Chief Architect and Senior Fellow
  • Chris Fleck – VP of Solutions Development and Community Evangelism
  • Jason Lieblich – CTO, Virtualization & Management Division
  • Michael Harries – Director Strategy and Communications, CTO Office
  • With many of the great Citrix Technology Professionals

What Citrix needs to do to support MSP and service provider models

Are you a small or large enterprise considering alternate IT sourcing options such as MSP-delivered IT services? Are you a managed service provider interested in delivering managed application delivery services to your clients? Join this panel discussion to discuss the MSP market landscape, trends, drivers and challenges. Grab the opportunity to participate in shaping Citrix product, technology and go-to-market use cases and directions to support our MSP community.

Tuesday May 5th
2:00PM-2:50PM
Geek Speakeasy lounge A
Expo Hall

  • Martin Duursma – CTO Office Chair and VP Citrix Labs
  • With Sai Allavarpu – SR Director Product Marketing, NetScaler Product Group
  • With Michael Keen – Citrix Technology Professional

Virtual Images: with great power comes great responsibility (Image Lifecycle Discussion)

The separation and containerization of Application and OS in virtual images is powerful and one of the greatest benefits that virtualization has brought. Whether it’s desktop workloads or production server workloads you must manage the contents of those virtual images, keep them up to date, properly secured and dispose of them properly when you’re done. Jason Lieblich, CTO of the Virtualization and Management Division, is looking forward to describing some of Citrix’s thinking in this area, emerging products and hearing your thoughts.

Tuesday May 5th
2:00PM-2:50PM
Geek Speakeasy lounge B
Expo Hall

  • Jason Lieblich – CTO, Virtualization & Management Division

CTO’s and CTP’s: The Future of Application Delivery

In many ways, our industry is at an inflection point. The virtualization and application delivery market spaces have collided. IT is being forced to deliver in with less and adapt quickly to weather challenging economic times. The rate of change and innovation in technologies, business models, and consumption patterns is dizzying! In this context, getting some perspective on the future of the industry may be more than an interesting aside – it could be a matter of survival.

This session will provide some valuable perspective. We’ve assembled a panel of senior technologists who have a very real impact on the future of our industry. They’ll be discussing the 5 most important technology trends impacting our industry. Queue up your questions and opinions – you’ll have an opportunity to share them during this interactive panel discussion.

Tuesday May 5th
5:30PM-6:15PM
Geek Speak Room
Geek Speak Tonight

  • Simon Crosby – CTO, Virtualization & Management Division
  • Brad Pedersen – Chief Architect and Senior Fellow
  • Michael Harries – Director Strategy and Communications, CTO Office
  • with Rick Dehlinger, Citrix Technology Professional
  • with Brian Madden, Citrix Technology Professional
  • with Bernhard Tritsch, Citrix Technology Professional

Why all remote access solutions are broken

In this session Martin Duursma, VP Citrix Labs and CTO Office Chair will lay out some controversial ideas how remote access technology enables employees to work from any location, but introduces other issues into the enterprise.

Tuesday May 5th
6:15PM-7:00PM
Geek Speak Room
Geek Speak Tonight

  • Martin Duursma – CTO Office Chair and VP Citrix Labs

Security, Compliance and Privacy in the Citrix Delivery Center

How does the Citrix Delivery Center impact Security, Compliance, and Privacy? In true GeekSpeak format, we will discuss and debate the triumphs and tribulations of security, compliance, and privacy in the Citrix ecosystem.

Tuesday May 5th
7:00PM-7:45PM
Geek Speak Room
Geek Speak Tonight

  • Kurt Roemer – Kurt Roemer – Chief Security Strategist
  • with Charles Aunger, Citrix Technology Professional

IT in the cloud

Tuesday May 5th
7:45PM-8:30PM
Geek Speak Room
Geek Speak Tonight

  • Chris Fleck – VP of Solutions Development and Community Evangelism
  • Abolfazl Sirjani – Senior Director, Citrix Labs
  • With Sai Allavarpu – SR Director Product Marketing, NetScaler Product Group
  • With Nathan Day, CTO/founder of Softlayer

We’re looking forward to some great discussions. See you there.