Citrix Summit ’19 kicked off today in Orlando, Florida, and Day 1 was packed with information, inspiration, and excitement. Here’s a recap of some of the day’s activities.

Opening Keynote
Day 1 started with the opening keynote delivered by top Citrix executives, who laid out the business vision for 2019. Highlights included:

David Henshall, President and CEO, reviewed 2018 company performance and highlights before talking about the opportunity ahead for Citrix and our partners.

Mark Ferrer, Executive VP and Chief Revenue Officer, shared the five key priorities for all internal and partner sellers as we look ahead to 2019.

Craig Stilwell, Vice President, Worldwide Partner Sales, demonstrated how partners were successful with the program changes introduced last year and outlined how Citrix is updating the program this year to ensure continued growth for our partners.

Craig was joined onstage by Microsoft’s Gavriella Schuster, Corporate VP, Microsoft One Commercial Partner, to discuss how Microsoft and Citrix will continue to innovate and go to market together.

Solutions Expo
Building on the excitement of the Opening Keynote, many of you took the opportunity to get hands-on with Citrix products, have conversations with Summit sponsors, and meet with Citrix team members at the Solutions Expo.

One thing I look forward to every year at Summit is the opportunity to give back to the communities where we work and live. This year, Citrix partnered with two nonprofit organizations, Heart of Florida United Way and Impact4Good, to promote hands-on learning in STEM education for at-risk students.

Networking Lounge
The Networking Lounge was abuzz with nonstop meetings throughout the day, as many of you took advantage of the lounge to make new connections and new deals.

Welcome Reception
We celebrated the opening day of Summit with the evening Welcome Reception. The Solutions Expo was filled with food, drinks and plenty of networking opportunities. It was a wonderful way to meet new people and share ideas. Many of you also took the opportunity to dip your toes into the Workspace Experience, visit with sponsors and take your complimentary professional headshot.

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