Back in October, we asked you to submit proposals to be a guest speaker at Citrix Synergy 2015, in Orlando May 12–14. Little did we know our Call for Topics would yield such an accomplished and talented group!

Guest presenters are one of the highlights of Synergy every year. Our featured speakers represent a range of industries including healthcare and education, consulting and financial services, and some of the world’s largest IT companies. Thanks to our Synergy Review Committee—who took the time to review every submission, evaluating the relevance of the topics and the experience of the speakers—we have an incredible lineup of IT professionals and industry thought leaders to share their perspectives, their toughest challenges, and their real-world solutions with you at Synergy.

Join us, and hear how these mobile workspace successes are enabling the software-defined workplace in diverse organizations around the world.

Congrats to the Synergy 2015 Guest Speakers

Topic Speaker Organization
Terminal Server versus VDI: 2015 edition Brian Madden, Desktop Virtualization Expert & Blogger
Your desktop in their cloud—how to choose a DaaS partner Simon Bramfitt, Founder Entelechy Associates
How Nationstar Mortgage saved $1.3 million on desktop virtualization Josiah Foster, Sr. Citrix Engineer Nationstar Mortgage
The evolving post-PC endpoint model at Indiana University Duane Schau, Director, Client Services Indiana University
Healthcare: past, present and future Connie Barrera, Chief Information Security Officer Jackson Health
Virtual Mobile Infrastructure: ten things to know Jack Madden, Blogger
Getting more out of XenApp/XenDesktop monitoring services Jarian Gibson, Independent Consultant/ Architect Jarian Gibson Consulting, LLC
How the “Internet of (healthcare) Things” will revolutionize patient care David Ting, Chief Technology Officer Imprivata
XenDesktop and XenApp: gotchas and unexpected lessons learned from three universities JP Peters, Director, Information Technology and Communications

Jason Hair, Assistant Director, Support Services

Jameson Johnston, IT Manager

Craig Froehlich, IT Director

University of Central Florida

University of South Florida

University of Florida

University of Central Florida

The a-ha! moment: what to do when your business finally “gets it” Jeff Jung, Sr. Enterprise Architect Allianz Life
Scaling XenDesktop and XenApp with solid-state drives in healthcare Chuck Brown, Solutions Architecture Intel
Empowering clinicians with easy access to clinical workspaces Johnny Brister, Infrastructure & Technology Manager FMOL Health System
Denver Health: a customer’s story on providing affordable, quality care David Boone, Operations and Server Manager;

Robert McDonald, Sr. Mgr

Denver Health


The Georgia Tech Virtual Lab: our 8-year VDI journey Didier Contis, Director Technology Services Georgia Institute of Technology College of Engineering
Enhancing clinician workflow with XenDesktop and XenApp David Burch, Manager of Desktop Infrastructure Services Children’s Hospital Colorado
Monitoring Citrix Mobile Workspace solution with System Center Bogdan Viher, Sales Director EMEA/AP Comtrade
Application layering for XenApp single Image management Douglas Brown, Founder and President DABCC, Inc.
Designing your XenApp 7.6 solutions A to Z Andy Paul, Director of Outsourcing Delivery IPM
XenDesktop 7.6 architecture: dealing with failure Thomas Gamull, Consulting Manager Ericsson Cloud
Dissecting the XenApp/XenDesktop logon process Helge Klein, CEO Helge Klein GmbH
City of Oulu, Finland, high-tech hotbed Jukka Hieta, Executive Director, Sales and Marketing;

Mikko Sortti, System Support Specialist

Sofor Oy

City of Oulu

I’ve got 99 problems, and folder redirection is every one of them Aaron Parker, Solutions Architect Atlantis
Getting the most out of your NetScaler Gateway Thorsten Rood, Principal Architect / Team leader app networking net.workers AG
ShareFile enterprise field tips Jarian Gibson, Independent Consultant/ Architect Jarian Gibson Consulting, LLC
The anatomy of a high performance, GPU enabled virtual desktop Dane Young, Virtualization Practice Manager Entisys Solutions
How to be successful with GPU Virtualization v2.0 Thomas Poppelgaard, Technology Evangelist
The Citrix 7X Experience Thomas Koetzing, Freelancer
How group policy impacts logon performance Helge Klein, CEO Helge Klein GmbH
XenMobile, On-Prem or Saas? What best suits your needs. Andrew Morgan, EUC architect Zinopy
XenMobile deep dive demo with notes from the field Thorsten Rood, Principal Architect / Team leader app networking net.workers AG
Tips from the field on how to implement XenMobile 10 Anton van Pelt, Enterprise Mobility Consultant PQR
Turn Your XenApp and XenDesktop into capacity on demand with PVS automation Paul Stansel, Architect Travelers

Manage IT All – ScaleXtreme in action

Andrew Wood, Systems Engineer Atlantis Computing
From the field experience working with XenDesktop and HP Moonshot Carl Webster, Owner Carl Webster Consulting, LLC
Citrix Technology User Group (CTUG) Off and Running! Chris Rogers, Principal Consultant Clouded Consulting, Inc.
Desktop virtualization changes the K-12 learning environment Doug Meade, Director of Information Technology York County School Division, VA
StoreFront PowerShell Documentation Deep-Dive Sam Jacobs, Director, Technology Development Services IPM

Stay Tuned…

You can preview select sessions now and in just a few days you will be able to view the full session catalog on the Synergy website. And, follow me on Twitter @merisummers to stay up-to-date on Synergy content.