The Citrix Technology Professional Award was established in 2006 as a way for Citrix to acknowledge and recognize the valuable contributions and support from dedicated people in the Citrix community and technology industry. The CTP award has gained the attention of the technology industry other programs.

The CTPs give of themselves selflessly with the goal of improving the technical expertise of others and the betterment of the Citrix community as a whole.

This is a group who leads with their hearts. They want to help others succeed, probably more than they care about succeeding themselves. This is some powerful karma in our CTP Program!

If you feel you have what it takes to join this group of elite professionals, you need to know a few things first about the program.

  1. Existing CTPs and candidates are reviewed each year.
  2. Limited to 50 awardees. For 2016, we expect to award 10 or fewer new candidates and we have 46 applications as of this writing.
  3. Complete applications are required – incomplete applications cannot be considered.
  4. Applications are reviewed by Citrix and current CTPs
  5. References are checked
  6. Annual ‘contributions’ spreadsheet due each October. The spreadsheet is an opportunity for each CTP to list their professional and personal activities that benefit the Citrix community (please note: “Citrix community” is not limited to

The award is based on approximately 50% “community giving back” and 50% technical expertise – just look at the activities of the current CTPs for guidance. (“Community giving back” means giving to the technology community to help the community grow; without expecting anything in return.)

CTPs and MarkT 2015 CTP meetingSo, get out there and give back to the Citrix technology community! Get noticed for your technical expertise and voluntary efforts!

If you have a community oriented mindset, enthusiasm, and time; you CAN do it! 🙂

Benefits, eligibility and the application link are available here:

2016 CTP nominations and renewals dates:

30 October, 2015
  • Applications close for 2016 CTP class
  • Deadline for current CTPs submit annual CTP contributions
    spreadsheets for peer review
3 November, 2015
  • CTP candidate application reviews begin
    (46 applications as of this blog post)
18 November, 2015
  • CTP candidate short list identified and validated
25 January, 2016
  • Email invitations to 2016 CTP finalists (less than 10 for 2016)
27 January, 2016
  • Receive acceptances, NDA and Code of Conduct
    confirmations from all CTPs (new and current)
28 January, 2016
  • Public announcement of 2016 CTP class
1 February, 2016
  • New CTP onboarding begins

p.s. The CTP Program Award is open to Citrix customers, independent Citrix experts, consultants and partners. The award is for the individual and based on the achievements of the individual.

p.s.s. If your information has changed since you submitted your application, please submit another application. Thank you.