Each year at Synergy, we are lucky to host a handful of diehard Citrix users as guest speakers in some of our most popular sessions. If IT were an Olympic sport, these people would have medaled. They’re the outside experts, the superstars who applied to be guest presenters during our annual Call for Topics program.

We asked for your most compelling stories in apps and desktops, hybrid cloud solutions, data sharing, networking, mobility and security — and the response was fantastic! We received some of the best submissions we’ve ever had, and our panel of outside judges selected an incredible lineup to share their perspectives and lessons learned with you.

We always look forward to sharing these names with you—these experts are some of the most creative at meeting their companies’ technology and business challenges. I know you will learn a lot and be entertained by their presentations.

One more note: Synergy features a wider variety of sessions this year, so you’ll have the opportunity to hear guest presenters in technical breakouts, fireside chats and Meet the Experts sessions. It’s my pleasure to introduce one of the highlights of Synergy every year: congratulations to our speakers!

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Breakout Sessions

Yale University’s journey into the cloud

  • Eric Grenier, Supervisor, Public Computing Services, Yale University

Identity federation 1×1 with NetScaler: SAML for SaaS, B2B and enterprise

  • Thorsten Rood, Principal Architect, Team Leader App Networking, net.workers AG

Connectivity demystified 2017: NetScaler Unified Gateway without using configuration wizards

  • Thorsten Rood, Principal Architect, Team Leader App Networking, net.workers AG

Automating NetScaler: talking NITRO with PowerShell

Securing your web apps with NetScaler AppFirewall

  • Carl Armstrong, Virtualization Architect, MTM Technologies

Fantastic Four:  the do’s, don’ts and lessons learned of Citrix implementations

Independent Citrix experts’ deep dive on Remote Graphics, user experience and GPUs

Optimize and scale your XenApp and XenDesktop platform the CTP way

Comparison: delivering virtual desktops with XenDeskop 7.x or Horizon 7.x

Citrix provisioning survival guide

Solving PVS challenges with simple shell scripts

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fireside chats

Hot Topics – Fireside Chats

Best practices for modernizing mobility

  • Ryan Tsamouris, Remote Connectivity & Mobility Engineer, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company

Microsoft Containers in a Citrix world

Access and authentication options in a Citrix environment

Overcoming challenges in a double-hop XenApp session

  • Daniel Wedel, Senior Consultant, Wedel IT

XenServer for VMware admins

  • Andrew Wood, Principal Architect, Atlantis Computing
  • Jim Moyle, Lead Architect, Atlantis Computing

View Hot Topics – Fireside Chats >

meet the experts sessions

Meet the Experts sessions 

Build a robust security framework in the age of hospital smartrooms and IoT

  • Connie Barrera, Director Information Assurance, CISO at Jackson Health System

Analysis of a hack: how to defend and protect with Citrix

Customer success: BVN sets industry standard with Citrix

  • Haydn Davies, Infrastructure Manager, BVN

Cox Communications optimizes customer experience with Citrix

  • Dimitrius Weddington, Regional IT Manager, Cox Communications

Build a XenApp real-time session monitoring dashboard

  • Sam Jacobs, Director of Technology Development, IPM

Citrix and Azure: what else is possible?

View Meet the Experts sessions >

The Synergy session catalog is now live: take some time to explore rich content that enables you to experience new solutions in your preferred learning style, receive guidance from experts and discuss best practices with your peers. Don’t miss a minute of it—join us at Citrix Synergy 2017, in Orlando May 23–25.