The Citrix Technology Professionals (CTP) Program award recognizes the contributions of individuals who have invested significant time and resources to become experts in Citrix products and solutions.
They have also selflessly shared their expertise with others in a wide variety of Citrix technical communities.
You think this is an easy award to achieve? It’s not. All candidates (new and existing) are evaluated each year. This year, we received and evaluated 30 applications for the Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) program award.
With a limit of 50 total CTP Awardees each year, we are pleased to welcome these 8 new Citrix Technology Professionals into our CTP family:
Danny works as a Technology Professional at ConoScenza in the Netherlands. In his job, Danny is primarily focused on Citrix and Microsoft virtual and cloud workplace infrastructures. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) on Enterprise Mobility (Remote Desktop Services). Frequent presenter on Experts Live and the Dutch Citrix User Group (DuCUG). For Citrix Education, he has helped as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) developing many Citrix exams. He has over 20 years of ICT experience.
Industry: Education, Finance, Government, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas / Energy, Public Sector, Technology
Technology: Apps, Cloud, Networking
Dave Brett is an End User Computing, Cloud and Mobility Technical Architect with a passion for delivering solutions that are innovative, resilient, and most importantly user-friendly.
He Specializes in Citrix NetScaler, App and Desktop integration to the Cloud and has helped multiple customers achieve their flexible App and Desktop delivery systems utilizing his NetScaler knowledge.
Dave can be found sharing his Citrix expertise with the community on the Citrix User Group Community (CUGC), Social Media and his blog at http://bretty.me.uk.
He can also be found presenting and hosting webinars for the CUGC Networking SIG and others.
Dave is a Citrix CTA, CUGC Networking SIG Leader and Community Contributor on DABCC.com. He is also father to twins!
Country: United Kingdom
Industry: Healthcare, Technology Travel Industry
Technology: Mobile, Networking, Virtualization
Based in Cincinnati OH, originally from Costa Rica, Eduardo is an End User Computing and Virtualization architect focused on recommending, designing and deploying desktop and application delivery solutions and virtual infrastructure. He has performed this role as customer and as a consultant for companies all over the world over the last 15 years giving him experience on market verticals such as Financial, Education, Healthcare and Retail. He has deep experience in technologies such as Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop, VMWare Horizon View, Microsoft RDS, NetScalers, converged and Hyper-converged infrastructure. Eduardo is a CUGC local leader, a Nutanix NTC, VMware SME and has spoken at Synergy, BriForum CUGC, VMUG and other conferences, he shares his experience in his blog www.molikop.com as well as Citrix support forums and community web sites.
Industry: Education, Finance, Manufacturing, Public Sector, Retail/Wholesale
Technology: Apps, Cloud, Mobile, Networking, Virtualization
Marius Sandbu is a Senior Cloud Architect working for EVRY in Norway, where he main focus resides on Citrix and Microsoft, besides doing consulting he delivers training courses for Microsoft, Citrix Veeam & Nutanix. He is also a speaker at events such as Nordic Infrastructure Conference, Citrix User Group Norway, NetScaler Masterclass and is also part of the board of the local Citrix User Group in Norway.
Marius focuses on software defined datacenters, with an emphasis on networking and security. He is also an author of three books on Citrix NetScaler and has also written a book on System Center and also blogs about many areas on msandbu.org
He is also a Microsoft MVP for Azure, Veeam Vanguard, PernixPro, vExpert, NVIDIA GRID Community Advisor, Citrix CTA, Dell Rockstar, Nutanix Technology Champion and holds many certifications with the different areas.
Industry: Education, Finance, Government, Security, Technology
Technology: Apps, Cloud, Networking
Nicolas has been working with the Citrix community since 2008, with his experience lies in designing architecture for large financial institutions all over the world. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief at CitrixGuru.com, where he shares Citrix tutorials and best practices with his 20,000 monthly visitors. He also serves on the leadership team for the Citrix User Group Community’s Metro New York City chapter. He tweets regularly at @Citrix_Guru and @CitrixBot.
Industry: Finance, Technology
Technology: Apps, Networking, Virtualization
Ryan Revord is a consultant with Sirius Computer Solutions based out of Omaha, NE, specializing in automation, application & desktop virtualization technologies. Ryan is one of the Leaders of the Omaha, NE Citrix Users Group. With more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry. Ryan has worked on an array of projects. Ryan is a Microsoft Certified Trainer and in addition maintains several industry certifications from Citrix, Nutanix, and VMware. Ryan is an active blogger and contributor in the Citrix IRC channel. Ryan has presented at BriForum & local CUGC meetings.
Industry: Healthcare, Security, Technology
Technology: Apps, Virtualization
Owner and IT consultant at LegSam Consulting, a French company specialized in Microsoft and Citrix infrastructures. Trying to:
- Design, implement and maintain Citrix solutions for our customers (from 10 to 40000 CCUs) with the following guideline “Keep it F**king simple” 😀
- Share my technical adventures/problems/solutions here www.tech-addict.fr, here www.twitter.com/legsam59 or during community events
- Learn from others, learn to others (trainer at Exia-Cesi, a French group specialized in training and higher education, Citrix Subject Matter Expert)
Industry: Finance, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Retail/Wholesale, Technology
Technology: Apps, Networking, Virtualization
Simon Gottschlag is a Swedish technology professional with a passion for Citrix, networking and security. Has been working with the Swedish consultancy firm Xenit since 2009 and been managing projects in virtualization, networking and more since then. Certified CCE-V (and CCIA) and a recognized SME who’ve helped develop the CCP-N exam with Citrix. He has together with Xenit developed a trainee program that employs students after upper secondary high school to become professional technicians and consultants with focus on Microsoft and Citrix. You can find Simon blogging on https://tech.xenit.se (in Swedish) and you can reach him on Twitter @xensimon.
Industry: Finance, Healthcare, Oil & Gas / Energy, Retail/Wholesale, Security, Technology
Technology: Apps, Mobile, Networking, Virtualization
Please join us in giving them a warm welcome to the Citrix Technology Professional family of 2017!
Aaron Parker, Alex Cooper, Alex Ervik Johnsen, Andrew Morgan, Andrew Wood, Barry Schiffer, Bas van Kaam, Benny Tritsch, Carl Stalhood, Carl Webster, Chris Rogers, Claudio Rodrigues, Connie Barrera, Dane Young, Esther Barthel, Helge Klein, Jarian Gibson, Jason Samuel, Jim Moyle, Jo Harder, Joe Shonk, Kees Baggerman, Mike Nelson, Neil Spellings, Paul Stansel, Remko Weijnen, Ruben Spruijt, Sacha Thomet, Sam Jacobs, Shane Kleinert, Stephane Thirion, Steve Greenberg, Theresa Miller, Thomas Koetzing, Thomas Krampe, Thomas Poppelgaard, Thorsten Rood, Tim Mangan, Tobias Kreidl, Tom Gamull, Trond Eric Haavarstein and Wilco van Bragt.
The complete list of CTPs and their biographies are available on the CTP Awardees page.
With a limited number of seats to fill, we are privileged to have received and reviewed many strong candidates. Thanks to everyone that applied. If you were not selected during this review cycle, we encourage you to submit a new application for the 2017 CTP review cycle opening on April 4, 2017.
Again, congratulations and welcome to our 2017 class of Citrix Technology Professionals!
Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) Community Program Manager @pcrampton
*Update: The original post had a serious omission: Bas van Kaam, Carl Stalhood, Jason Samuel, Sacha Thomet, Tobias Kreidl and Tom Gamull were not included in the 2017 list of renewed CTPs. My deepest apologies, Bas van Kaam, Carl Stalhood, Jason Samuel, Sacha Thomet, Tobias Kreidl and Tom Gamull.