If you’re delivering leading solutions for mobility, cloud computing, collaboration, networking or virtualization, we want to hear about it! The Call for Topics for Citrix Synergy 2013, May 22- 24, in Anaheim, CA, is now open.

Feedback from attendees indicates that it’s the content and presenters that set Synergy apart from other conferences. What makes Synergy stand out is the wide variety of viewpoints. That’s why we invite selected guest speakers to present their stories through the Call for Topics process.

So – what types of stories do Synergy participants want to hear? While bleeding-edge examples are interesting, most attendees want practical guidance and best practices for planning, design and implementation – in other words, how to get projects completed on time, within budget and with great results. Regarding specific technology solutions, attendees tell us they want to hear about enterprise mobility management, BYOD, data sync and access, cloud management and networking, real-time social collaboration and of course the latest in desktop and app virtualization. They are looking for proven guidance for building mobile workstyle solutions for BYO and workshifting, how to adopt and transition to mobile app and data access technologies, how to migrate virtual desktops and apps to broader enterprise mobility, and how to provide and implement a private cloud or leverage public cloud services.

If you have a proposal that targets one of these areas, please remember that it should be educational, technical and credible, not a sales pitch. The information you present should be validated with customer references and illustrated with technology demonstrations.

The selection process

All submissions will be judged by a selection committee of analysts, enterprise IT professionals and other industry thought leaders. They will be looking for interesting, technically rich content and will base their decisions on the relevance and interest of the topic, skill and experience of the speaker and the other proposed details.

Meet our Synergy Review Committee (A BIG thank you to them in advance for helping shape the content for Synergy!)

  • Shawn Bass, Solutions Architect, Shawnbass.com
  • Bill Burke, SVP/Chief Information Officer, WR Starkey Mortgage, LLP
  • Rick Dehlinger, Chief Technology Officer, nGenx
  • Steve Greenberg, President, Thin Client Computing
  • Mary Johnston Turner, Research Vice President, Enterprise System Management Software, IDC
  • Christian Kane, Analyst Serving Infrastructure & Operations Professionals, Forrester Research, Inc.
  • Ed Laczynski, VP of Cloud Strategy and Architecture, Datapipe
  • Duane J. Schau, Director, Leveraged Support, Indiana University
  • Alan Watson, Executive Vice President and CIO, Educational Services of America

If you impress these judges with your submission you could be on stage at Synergy next May! Plus, the lead presenter in your session will receive a complimentary full conference pass.

Submit soon!

The Call for Topics submission deadline is midnight on Monday, December 3, so don’t delay. We’ll have a mic, a stage and a great big audience waiting to hear from you!

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