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 Wednesday. (I’ve already posted Monday’s and Tuesday’s sessions.)

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

Wednesday May 6th
1:00-1:50PM
Geek Speakeasy lounge B
Expo Hall

  • Brad Pedersen – Chief Architect and Senior Fellow
  • Jason Lieblich – CTO, Virtualization & Management Division
  • Kurt Roemer – Kurt Roemer – Chief Security Strategist
  • Michael Harries – Director Strategy and Communications, CTO Office
  • With many of the great Citrix Technology Professionals

Client side virtualization: how does it help, how does it make things worse?

Client side virtualization is all the rage nowadays, with well established type 2 virtualization solutions from VMware, Microsoft, Parallels, VirtualBox and others, and type 1 hypervisors on the horizon from Citrix in partnership with Intel and the Xen community, and VMware. What does client side virtualization enable that’s so powerful? Proponents will argue for the use of client side hypervisors to securely deliver corporate apps/desktops to rich client systems for disconnected, secure access to corporate workloads, enforcing separation of user and corporate state, and offering new ways to deal with app compatibility problems. But it remains true that users don’t perceive value in client side hypervisors themselves, and client side virtualization has a nasty habit of hammering battery life and increasing the user’s perceived complexity of the overall solution. Is this a storm in a teacup, or should you be gearing up for the next major trend in IT optimization? Bring your questions and opinions, and meet the world experts in design of client side virtualization at this Geek Speak showdown.

Wednesday May 6th
1:00PM-1:50PM
Geek Speakeasy lounge A
Expo Hall

  • Ian Pratt – Vice President of Advanced Products, Chairman of Xen.org
  • Simon Crosby – CTO, Virtualization & Management Division

Bring Your Own Computer (BYOC) Security

Bring Your Own Computer inititives are cool – but what about security? Hear arguments from both the user side and the IT side on how BYOC security really works – or doesn’t. Bring your toughest BYOC questions and fears out for deliberation.

Wednesday May 6th
2:00PM-2:50PM
Geek Speakeasy lounge A
Expo Hall

  • Kurt Roemer – Kurt Roemer – Chief Security Strategist

The future of remoting protocols

This session provides an overview of existing remoting protocols and how these protocols need to change to accommodate ever increasing requirements. Options for architecting a remoting protocol of the future will be explored.

Tuesday May 5th
4:30PM-5:00PM
Geek Speak Room
Geek Speak Live

  • Brad Pedersen – Chief Architect and Senior Fellow
  • Richard Hayton – Head Technical Lead and Evangelist for Web Receiver

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