Meet the members of the Citrix Synergy San Francisco 2012 Call for Topics Review Committee. These seven knowledgeable people, who include industry analysts and Citrix customers, will evaluate topic proposals for Synergy guest speaker presentations. Based on background and expertise, each “judge” will focus on a specific technology area. A BIG thank you in advance to our judges for helping shape the content for Synergy!

The Call for Topics process is a big part of our ongoing effort to make Synergy an exceptionally open and inclusive conference that showcases a variety of viewpoints. That’s why we actively solicit external speakers with great stories to tell about virtual computing technologies, implementations, best practices and successes.

The Call for Topics submission site for Synergy San Francisco, May 9-11, 2012, is accepting speaking proposals through December 2. I encourage you to consider sending in a submission. Not only will you have the chance to educate fellow attendees, but as lead presenter you will receive a complimentary full conference pass.

Synergy San Francisco 2012 Call for Topics Review Committee

·Michelle Bailey, Research Vice President, Enterprise Platforms and Datacenter Trends, IDC

  • Topic Area:Cloud Computing

·Benjamin Gray, Senior Analyst, Forrester Research

  • Topic Area: Desktop Virtualization

·Jake Hughes, Chief Technical Architect, Seattle Children’s Hospital

  • Topic Area: Desktop Virtualization

·Kim Ledwell, Director, Information Technology, Diocese of San Jose

  • Topic Area: Desktop Virtualization and Cloud Computing

·Brian Paine, Director of Information Technology, Western Precooling

  • Topic Area: Desktop Virtualization

·Duane J. Schau, Director, Leveraged Support, Indiana University

  • Topic Area:Cloud Computing

·Nick Volosin, ISS Director of Technical Services, Kaweah Delta Health Care District

  • Topic Area: Desktop Virtualization

For more information about the Call for Topics and hints on what our attendees want to hear about, check out Laura Whalen’s blog post.

And, be sure to follow me on Twitter @merisummers for Synergy content updates.