Hello everyone! There are just two weeks to go until Citrix Synergy, this fall’s hottest cloud, networking, collaboration and virtualization event. While we are busy putting the finishing touches to what promises to be an energetic and inspiring show, I wanted to take some time to share a few more details about what you can expect in Barcelona.

As well as plenty of great conversations about mobile work styles and cloud services, I’m particularly excited about the stellar speakers, special guests and entertainment we have in store to ensure Synergy is a truly engaging and fun experience. Here’s just a glimpse of what’s to come.

Of course, Citrix president and CEO, Mark Templeton will open Synergy in spectacular style at 10.30am CET on Wednesday, October 17. He’ll share his thoughts about cloud services and the role they play in the work-anywhere mobility people now demand. The rapid consumerization of IT and the exciting opportunities it brings to organizations of all sizes – whether it is providing employees with the tools to work flexibly and securely from any location on any device, or the need to build out an infinitely scalable cloud infrastructure – are all top of mind. This session will offer a glimpse of our latest technologies and products, as we continue the transition to the cloud era, supported by some always-entertaining product demonstrations from our chief demo officer Brad Peterson.

Day one will close with a party to remember at the Fira Palau Alfons Pavilion. Guaranteed to be an extravaganza of live music, good food and great company, the Synergy party will give you a great opportunity to network with peers and colleagues and most importantly, have fun!

Finally, I’m excited to say that the Citrix CTO Super Session is back! Citrix CTO Office members Martin Duursma, Bernd Christiansen, Sheng Liang, Ahmed Sallam, Richard Hayton, Constantine Polychronopoulos and Rajiv Singh will share their perspectives on the emerging industry trends we’ll likely see appearing on the technology landscape over the next few years. The cloud era is here, but where next? Always looking forward, our senior technologists will give you a sneak peek into the future innovations and demos coming from their advanced technology teams. This session is one not to be missed!

Synergy is always best experienced live and in person, so remember – there is still time to sign up to experience insight, innovation and social interaction with Citrix and our partners at Synergy. We promise to show, tell and demonstrate new solutions for expanded user freedom and choice, greater IT simplicity and enhanced organizational agility.

Still not convinced? See what some of our Featured Fans have to say about Synergy here, take a look at the top ten reasons to attend Synergy and lastly, check out the infamous iJacket in our Synergy keynote preview video.

I look forward to seeing you all soon!