Each year at Citrix Synergy, we are lucky to host dozens of outside experts as guest speakers in some of our most popular breakout sessions.

Guest presenters are among the highlights of Synergy every year, representing a range of industries and some of the world’s largest IT companies. In my last blog post, I mentioned the annual Call for Topics program, which this year invited “unsung IT heroes”—those of you who work in the background to keep your organizations running smoothly—to submit proposals to be guest speakers.

Well, you delivered!

Our panel of outside judges reviewed over 160 submissions that were some of the best we’ve seen in the history of Citrix Synergy. They selected the most compelling, and thanks to them, we have an incredible lineup of IT professionals to share their perspectives, their toughest challenges, and their real-world solutions with you at Synergy this year.

It’s my pleasure to introduce these featured guest speakers to you:

SYNERGY SESSION SPEAKER ORGANIZATION
Citrix and Nutanix:
The Inside Scoop!
Jarian Gibson,
Independent Consultant/Solutions Architect
Jarian Gibson Consulting
 I Hate Tables Kees Baggerman, Sr. Performance and Solutions Engineer Nutanix
Desktop Virtualization Roundup: A Look at Citrix, VMware & Microsoft Eduardo Molina, EUC Architect RoundTower Technologies
 I Hate Tables Jarian Gibson, Independent Consultant/Solutions Architect Jarian Gibson Consulting
Getting Up Close & Personal with XenDesktop Provisioning Martijn Bosschaart, Sr. Systems Engineer Nutanix
 I Hate Tables Kees Baggerman, Sr. Performance and Solutions Engineer Nutanix
Prevent Possible PVS Performance Pain Points Jim Moyle, Technical Evangelist Atlantis Computing
 I Hate Tables Andrew Wood, Principal Architect Gilwood CS
Improve Your Application Troubleshooting Skills Helge Klein, Founder  Vast Limits
The XenDesktop 7.x High Availability & Load Balance Possibilities Cheat Sheet Bas van Kaam, Senior Management Consultant Detron ICT Groep
 I Hate Tables Wilco van Bragt, Sr. Architect/Consultant VanBragt.Net
NetScaler Troubleshooting and Debugging Best Practices Sam Jacobs, Director of Technical Development IPM
CTO Perspective on the Workspace in 2020 Ruben Spruijt, CTO Atlantis Computing
I Hate Tables Jeroen van de Kamp, CTO  LoginVSI
UX & the Enterprise Desktop: Like Oil and Water Helge Klein, Founder  Vast Limits
 I Hate Tables Aaron Parker, Architect Atlantis Computing
Strategies of a Cyber Warrior Connie Barrera, Chief Information Security Officer Jackson Health Systems
Automate NetScaler with NITRO and PowerShell Esther Barthel, Senior Technical Consultant PepperByte
HDX 3D Pro for Dummies Alexander Ervik Johnsen, Technology Evangelist  ervik.as Arrow ECS Norway
I Hate Tables Thomas PoppelgaardTechnology Evangelist Poppelgaard.com
Seamlessly Migrate 20,000 VDI Users Between XenDesktop Farms Shane O’Neill, Senior Engineer  Aetna
 I Hate Tables Paul Stansel, Infrastructure Architect Presidio
NetScaler Pro: Make Your Web Apps Faster & More Secure Thorsten Rood, Principal Architect, Team Leader, Application Networking net.workers AG
Receiver + StoreFront + Gateway Demystified: the IT Pro 2016 Edition Thorsten Rood, Principal Architect, Team Leader, Application Networking net.workers AG
Houdini’s Guide to Citrix Printing Bas van Kaam, Senior Management Consultant Detron ICT Groep
Design your XenMobile architecture solutions from A to Z Andy Paul, Director of Outsourcing Delivery IPM
Simplify Access to Your Organization Resources with NetScaler Unified Gateway Eduardo Molina, EUC Architect RoundTower Technologies
 I Hate Tables Andrew Morgan, Independent End User Computing Consultant AndrewMorgan Ltd.
Cut Through the Confusion & Choose the Right Mobile App Management Technique Jack Madden, Blogger  BrianMadden.com
The Confusing Mess That Is IoT: Picking the Winners Chris Rogers, Principal Consultant  CBR Consulting, Inc.
Transform Student ExperienceThrough Secure Virtualization and mobility Mick DiGrazia, Manager of Server Infrastructure University of Connecticut
Xen & Now: A Catalyst for Innovation Mark Henry, Manager of Virtualization & Learning Technologies Texas A&M University
Create a FISMA Secure Environment on Short Notice Michael Kutyna, Systems Admin Programmer III University of Florida
Improve Clinical Workflows & Increase Quality of Care Though Citrix Virtualization and Authentication Management with Single Sign-On Tom Calo, Technical Solution Engineer St. Mary’s Health System
 I Hate Tables Birgit Koellmer, Nurse Informatics and Nursing Supervisor  St. Mary’s Health System
A Successful XenMobile Implementation: Lessons Learned John Wilson, Supervisor Endpoint Engineering; Citrix and Wintel Fairview Health Services
State of the DaaS Industry in 2016  Brian Madden, Blogger BrianMadden.com
How St. Luke’s Boise Medical Center Transformed its IT & Patient Experience by Implementing XenDesktop on a Hyperconverged Platform Brett Taylor, Director, Infrastructure & Operations St. Luke’s Health System
 I Hate Tables Steven Kaplan, Vice President, Client Strategy Nutanix
Boost User Productivity & IT Insight Tucker Gibson, Technologist Liberty Mutual
Secure & Isolated Hosting of Apps Using a 3rd Party Broker Without Any Windows Domain Umesh Kaul, Systems and Infrastructure Architect Bloomberg

Join us at Citrix Synergy 2016, in Las Vegas May 24–26, and see first hand how these thought leaders are working toward digital business transformation in diverse organizations around the world.

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