It’s almost show time.
Just one week from today, nearly 5,000 IT and networking professionals, and strategic partners, will converge on Las Vegas for Citrix Synergy 2016, the premier industry conference on Digital Business.
At this must-attend event, you’ll have an opportunity to:
- Exchange best practices in workforce mobility, security and compliance, BYOD, workplace redesign, network optimization, hybrid cloud infrastructure, and more;
- experience Citrix’s new virtualization, networking, and file-sharing innovations; and
- (just as importantly) network with your peers and have a little fun along the way.
To complement the product innovations and strategic vision for the future you’ve come to expect at Synergy, we’ve added a focus on customers. Previous attendees said they wanted to gain more practical insights and lessons learned from IT colleagues who are driving innovation and workplace transformation with Citrix.
We listened. This year’s agenda is packed with real-world stories from more than 80 IT leaders at what is shaping up to be the most customer-centric Synergy yet.
Lights, Camera, Action: Digital Business Leaders Take Center Stage
On the main stage and in 100 training and breakout sessions, Citrix customers and partners will share their experiences and lessons learned from their initiatives to secure their enterprises, optimize their network security and performance, and mobilize their workforce with Citrix solutions.
A stellar line-up of large and small enterprises, and public sector organizations will provide proven, practical strategies and tactics for using Citrix virtualization, delivery networking, and file-sharing solutions to power workplace productivity, drive innovation, simplify IT, and solve today’s most challenging IT problems – by saying YES to Digital Business.
During our Day 1 Keynote, Citrix President and CEO, Kirill Tatarinov, will be joined finance, public sector and healthcare industry leaders from Morgan Stanley, Exelon and New York Presbyterian Health Systems. And, during our Day 2 General Session, executives from UBS, Humana and Liberty Mutual will appear onstage with our Workspace Services, Delivery Networks and Cloud Services business unit leaders to showcase how Citrix is powering unified communications, secure network optimization, and secure data sharing and collaboration.
Citrix success is inextricably linked to the success of our partners. That’s why nearly 900 partner attendees are set to participate in Synergy this year, and why strategic partners will join us during Keynote and Breakout Sessions. Partners will also be showcasing their services and latest innovations in the Citrix Solutions Expo.
Industry thought leaders, customers and partners will also be front-and-center during Netscaler Connect, a brand-new Synergy program debuting this year. This event-within-an-event will cover the hottest networking topics and solutions, including next-gen networking architectures and the latest in reliability, performance and security for applications delivered from either private, public or hybrid clouds, and much more.
Final Night Party: Cool Tech, Hot Band
We’ll wrap up a jam-packed week of technology innovation, intensive training, and networking with a Final Night Street Party in vintage downtown Las Vegas that you won’t soon forget. We’ll transform Fremont Street into an exclusive food and music festival under the desert stars, capping the evening with a performance “to remember for Centuries” by Grammy-nominated American rock band, Fall Out Boy.
And, Don’t Forget to Cast Your Vote: Citrix Innovation Award
Between now and next Tuesday, May 24, at 9 p.m. Eastern, don’t forget to take a look at stories of Digital Business transformation from Finalists, and to vote for the organization you deem most deserving of this prestigious award:
- Action for Children, a charitable organization founded nearly 150 years ago to make a lasting difference in the lives of the most vulnerable children in the UK with a 6,000-member staff operating in 400 locations.
- Arca Continental, the third largest Coca-Cola bottler in the world, with more than 22,000 users across a diverse service area, including Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, Argentina and the U.S.
- Baloise Group, the largest Swiss all-industry insurance provider with 7,500 employees serving individuals and businesses across European operations.
See You Next Week
I look forward to seeing you next week in Las Vegas. If you haven’t already, it’s not too late to register. Can’t attend in person? We’re live-streaming 44 hours of keynotes and sessions, so you can tune in to the SynergyTV Watch Live schedule to join from wherever you are.
I have no doubt you’ll walk away inspired to say YES to Digital Business.
-Tim Follow @tminahan