Adam Clark is a Solutions Architect at the Sweden based technology company Xenit. From having been the world’s youngest CCIA many years ago, he is now working together with Citrix to create the latest CCE-V exams, new Citrix Cloud features and giving feedback on Citrix products. During normal work hours, Adam is now helping to develop and implement the latest technologies from primarily Citrix and Microsoft to deliver a superior EUC experience to its customers as modern services, preferably in a modern DevOps approach. Adam is working together with a fantastic team of colleagues to deliver superior HDX experiences to users all around the world. Former CTA.
Alex Cooper (aka, Dr. Conti) has the following certifications: Citrix CCIA, Microsoft MCSE NT4 - 2003, MCT, MCITP: Windows Server 2008 R2, Virtualization Administrator, VMware VCP 4 & 5. He is a well-recognized persona in the world of Virtualization. He has been awarded Microsoft MVP for Remote Desktop Services since 2006 to present day, as well as the highest level of community recognition by Citrix - the Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) award, which he also first received back in 2006. There are just 20 people worldwide who are awarded Microsoft MVP for Remote Desktop Services and even less of those who hold both Microsoft MVP and Citrix CTP awards. With over 15 years in IT, Alex has been working on some of the world's biggest virtualization and infrastructure projects with a user base of over 120000 users, including leading European Banks, retail networks, universities and government bodies. As a freelancer, Alex currently advises multiple global organizations across Europe, so that their Virtualization and Infrastructure related projects are a success. He is also a speaker, presenter and "Ask the Expert" at various industry events, including Microsoft TechEd, MS Virtualization Days, Citrix Synergy and Citrix Geek Speak events in both the US and Europe. Alex is founder of a well-known community virtualization conference called E2EVC (formerly PubForum), which has been visited by almost every well-recognized expert in virtualization community and over 1500 people from all over Europe in the last 9 years. In recognition of his expertise, Microsoft made Alex moderator of the official TechNet Remote Desktop Services Forum. He is also (since 2003) one of the Top 15 experts who contributes to the Citrix Support Forums. Alex holds a M.Sc. in Computer Science.
Alexander Ervik Johnsen is a Blogger, Senior Solution Architect, Technology Evangelist, Author and Speaker, based in Oslo, Norway. Alexander has been working with Microsoft and Citrix products since 1997 as a system administrator, consultant, senior consultant and Product Manager. Currently, Alexander is a Senior System Engineer at Nutanix.
In previous positions, he worked with both small and large scale Citrix and Application Delivery implementations, both in Norway and Europe. Alexander has worked in pre-sales for the both the Citrix VAD Resellers in Norway, last Arrow ECS. Norway and at Nutanix as a Citrix Product Manager. Alexander travels around Norway evangelizing Nutanix, Citrix, Microsoft, Cloud, Virtualization and related products.
Alexander is also a speaker; speaking at Norwegian events such as Citrix User Group Norway, Partner events and Roadshows across Norway. Alexander has also spoken at Citrix Synergy events both in the United States and Europe. Lately, Alexander has been busy writing “HDX For Dummies eBook”, which you can download for free here.
Older activities include The GiDWiM Guide, an in-depth analysis of Application Packaging, Application Streaming and Distribution, created about 8 years ago to assist customers and partners to deploy apps to Citrix platforms in the right way. The guide became obsolete due to the emergence of newer technologies.
Alexander is a speaker at Norwegian and international events like Citrix Synergy, InspirationDay, NIC, Citrix User Groups, and various Arrow ECS and Citrix Partner events in the Nordic region.
Andy is President of Cloud Nine Services where he leads a global team of cloud architects. He works with partners to provide design implementation, management, and advisory services. Andy leverages his deep expertise to craft solutions for customers needing Professional and Managed Services.
Andy has been working with cloud and virtualization technologies for more than 20 years and is considered a global subject matter expert for VDI, including Citrix, Microsoft, and VMware products. He is a virtualization architect, instructor, speaker, and author. Andy is recognized as a Citrix Technology Advocate and featured conference presenter.
Anton van Pelt is a Senior Consultant with over 13 years of Citrix experience. Anton's focus is primarily on designing and building secure solutions such as Citrix Endpoint Management, Citrix SD-WAN and Citrix ADC.
He also works a lot on Citrix and Microsoft Cloud based solutions to extend the on-premises datacenter. Nevertheless, his interests extend much further, giving him broad knowledge in complex IT environments.
Anton is active in presenting his knowledge throughout the community and at various congresses. He is also the co-author of Enterprise Mobility Management Smackdown, PQR and User Environment Management Smackdown, PQR.
Arnaud Pain is an independent Consultant, Leading Citrix Consulting Service engagements for Citrix customers; with an emphasis on assessment, design, deployment, and issue remediation. He provides expertise in Citrix Endpoint Management, Content Collaboration, ADC and Cloud product sets. Subject Matter Expert for Citrix Exams building (NetScaler 10.x, XenDesktop 7.x Exam, XenMobile 10.x and XenServer 6.5). He is also a Tampa CUGC Co-Leader, CUGC/E2EVC presenter and VMware vExpert.
Bart Jacobs is a Senior System Engineer/Consultant based in Belgium. He started his career back in 1998. One of the first projects he worked on in those days was Citrix Metaframe 1.8 on Microsoft Windows NT 4 Terminal Server codename "Hydra". Over the years, Citrix technology has always been a major theme in his professional career, resulting in becoming a true technical expert in the matter. In the last few years, he has also become an expert in virtualization technology, with a special interest in a real challenger in this business: Citrix XenServer. Bart has founded his own company BJ IT back in 2007 and is mainly working as a (Citrix) consultant now. In 2019 and 2020, Bart received his Citrix CTA award.
Benjamin is a lifelong technology enthusiast. Starting with supporting farmers using technology to improve their business, he has strived to improve the user experience with access to information. His experience was furthered in the consulting realm getting to work with highly regulated industries like utilities, healthcare, and financial services. Benjamin works to provide timely, easy, and secure platforms for the business. Benjamin actively engages in community engagement with his involvement in CUGC and Nutanix User Groups. Co-leading the Northern Indiana chapters of both and speaking at multiple CUGC local events and XL.
Dr. Benny Tritsch is the Chief Technology Officer with bluecue Consulting in Germany. He is a principal consultant, market analyst, author, and all-around geek specializing in enterprise Windows remoting and virtualization solutions. His areas of expertise include: Remote Desktop Services, remote end user experience, high-end graphics remoting, cloud solutions, hypervisors, enterprise Windows deployment, PowerShell for IT Pros, and user workspace management. Benny speaks around the world at several conferences each year, including Microsoft TechEd, Citrix Synergy, BriForum and E2EVC. He is a founding member of the Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) award program. He has also been awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) and MicrosoftRegional Director. If you want to know more about Benny's community activities, check out his website.
Carl Stalhood is Principal Architect with Sirius Computer Solutions, a National Platinum Citrix Partner, where he uses his 19+ years of Citrix experience to design and implement Citrix-based solutions for large enterprises. Carl has every technical certification available from Citrix, including Citrix Certified Expert – Virtualization (CCE-V), as well as certifications from other EUC vendors like VMware, Microsoft, and Cisco. After noticing gaps in vendor documentation, Carl built a popular website at carlstalhood.com where he provides step-by-step, enterprise-focused procedures for common Citrix deployments. Carl can also be found at discussions.citrix.com where he is a frequent contributor of support assistance to Citrix customers.
Carl Webster is a Sr. Infrastructure Consultant at Conversant Group specializing in Citrix, Active Directory, and technical documentation. Carl (aka “Webster”) serves the broader Citrix community by writing articles (see CarlWebster.com) and by being the most active person in the Citrix Zone on Experts Exchange. Webster has a long history in the IT industry beginning with mainframes in 1977, PCs and application development in 1986, and network engineering in 2001. He has worked with Citrix products since 1990 with the premiere of their first product – the MULTIUSER OS/2. Citrix admins appreciate his PowerShell scripts; and detailed and thorough approach in his “How-To” articles.
Chris has over twenty years of IT industry experience, focusing on virtualization, networking, data centers and Internet architecture. Chris has specific expertise with XenServer and NetScaler. An independent Citrix consultant working for a variety of partners and customers, Chris focuses on architecting solutions for commercial and Federal clients. Experience and flexibility are keys to delivering the right solution and the right value to all of his customers. Co-founding CBR Consulting with other industry experts, Chris is developing an independent Citrix Consultant Mentoring Program to inject new life into a mostly stagnant consultant pool. The focus is to turn out high-quality independent Citrix consultants with the technical and business ability to succeed. Chris has been a CTP since 2009.
Chris works as Technology Officer at RawWorks in the Netherlands. As Technology Officer, his focus is on providing technological and strategic vision internally and externally at customers. And together with partners and colleagues, he is focusing on making great innovative products and services. Chris has more than 10 years of experience in managing, creating and automating workspace environments with a strong focus on virtualization products. He also writes tech articles for TechTarget at searchvirtualdesktop.techtarget.com
Craig is Principal Architect & Citrix Practice Manager of Citrix Partner, Teba, Australia's unrivalled Citrix specialist and the co-founder of Melbourne & Australian The Citrix User Group Community, which fosters the community and the collaboration of knowledge within the rapidly growing Citrix community in Australia. Craig has been in the IT industry for over 32 years, bringing a diverse range of experience in both enterprise-level and computing solutions, including mobility, VDI and, server-based, and end-user computing. His foundation of extensive technical accreditations spanning across Citrix, Microsoft Software & Networking which paves his professional development as a leader in the community. Craig has experience with Citrix, Microsoft, NVIDIA, and VMware-based solutions with interest in developing continuous improvements to better enable businesses by "dissolving problems" and always looking to challenge, improve and stay ahead of new technologies.
Dane Young (@youngtech) is currently recognized as a Citrix Technology Professional (CTP), VMware vExpert and End User Computing Champion, and NVIDIA Virtual GPU Community Advisor (NGCA). Dane is a self-employed virtualization and cloud architect, specializing in the design and deployment of application, desktop, server virtualization, end user computing and cloud technologies from Citrix, Microsoft and VMware. Launching independent as an entrepreneur, Dane inspired and created YOUNG TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (“YOUNGTECH”) to empower clients to convert their technology roadblocks into a roadmap to success. Dane does this by working with clients and partners to develop and execute projects at every scale. Dane has maintained and contributes to several industry recognized technical blogs including: itvce.com, daneyoung.com, citrix.com, vmware.com and youngtech.com.
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 Specialises in Automation, Citrix ADC, App and Desktop integration to the Cloud and has helped multiple customers achieve their flexible App and Desktop delivery systems utilising 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 CTP, CUGC Networking SIG Leader, Nutanix NTC, iGel Insider and Community Contributor on DABCC.com. He is also father to twins!
David Wilkinson is an EUC Architect with over 14 years in enterprise IT. Working for a global IT Services companies over the years he has worked in various sectors such as technology, education, manufacturing, utility and more recently healthcare with his new employer Novosco based in Belfast. David bring expertise on Office365 deployment within Citrix Apps & Desktops his main focus has been on mobility, app virtualization and cloud services. David is certified as a CCE for Apps and Desktops as well as CC-XAD-CC & CC-XAD-MAD. You can follow his blog or following him on twitter @WilkyIT
Diego graduated with a degree in Computer Engineering and is currently a senior infrastructure specialist experience in implementation, support and troubleshooting large enterprise mission critical and complex environment. He is a subject Matter Expert on VMware vSphere and Citrix environments and strong skills on storage, network and operating systems. Diego is the author of the DIY Blog. The idea of the blog is to help people understand settings or new features of Citrix and VMware products. In his LinkedIn and Twitter networks, he shares posts from other colleagues and publishing the news that Citrix releases.
Donald Wong is responsible for designing, and supporting enterprise IT infrastructure, virtualization, and cloud technologies from Citrix, Microsoft, VMware, among many others. He is committed to exploring new technologies, understands the value they might bring to the business, can provide customers proven best practices that meet if not exceed expectations. Donald is passionate about everything he is involved with and continuously strives to improve every aspect of his IT skills repertoire. His logical approach to solving a problem, in combination with exceptional time management, as well as being a team player, all contribute to the success of the company.
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 websites.
Esther works as a Solutions Architect at cognitionIT, designing and implementing Citrix solutions. Ever since she hosted introduction days for technical female student candidates, Esther shares her passion and knowledge for IT on social media and at different Citrix User Groups and international events like E2EVC and Citrix Synergy as a presenter. In 2014 she published her first book "Citrix XenApp 6.5 Expert Cookbook" with Packt publishing. She's the co-founder and mentor of the CUGC Women in Technology Mentorship program. Esther is certified as a Citrix Certified Expert – Virtualization (CCE-V), Citrix Certified Professional – Networking (CCP-N), and Citrix Certified Professional – Mobility (CCP-M). In 2017 she was awarded as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Enterprise Mobility. You can find her on Twitter (@virtues_IT) or check out her personal blog.
With over 20 years of experience of the VDI/Remote Apps and Desktops niche, Fredrik lives by the mantra of providing High End User Experience. His heart lies in advanced graphics delivery. Fredrik is currently employed at IGEL Technology, as EMEA Technology Evangelist. One of his responsibilities at IGEL Technology is designing and building demos of high-end multimedia in the world of Remote graphics. The primary focus is to provide extreme user experiences in server-based computing. Recent projects have been about gaming, 3D modeling, CAD and Virtual Reality in the world of IGEL OS, Remote Sessions powered by accelerated graphics. Fredrik is very active in the Community discussing technologies and providing hints on how to solve issues. He sees a great benefit of communities, as this is a good way to spread knowledge, get input from participants using products you love working with, and finally, a good way to increase your global personal network.
Founder and Citrix Architect at EUC UK, a cloud solutions provider in the United Kingdom, George shares his expert consultancy, architectural and professional support knowledge of Citrix and Microsoft products mainly in the Healthcare sector, but ranging to many others. George is a Citrix Certified Expert in Virtualization, Citrix Certified Expert in Networking, and a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert. George has worked all over the United Kingdom, Ireland, the United States, and Dubai, UAE, and has a passion for delivering cutting edge solutions to enterprises.
Guy has been working with products from Citrix, Microsoft and others for almost 30 years during which time he has worked for software vendors, Citrix partners, start-ups and most recently, himself. Having been a software developer, he specializes in using PowerShell for not just automation in the EUC space but also for troubleshooting, producing many scripts which he shares via GitHub and Twitter, along with tips ’n’ tricks, and also presents at CUGC, E2EVC and similar events. He is also a Microsoft MVP, VMware vExpert and Parallels VIPP and invented and wrote the product that is now Ivanti Application Control, a desktop-oriented security tool.
Henry Heres is a freelance consultant and owner at Technicalfellow Consultancy. He is also a co-owner/founder of De Technische Jongens a trusted Citrix solutions partner and service provider. As a consultant he is responsible for designing and implementing End User Computing projects. With 17 years of experience, he can translate business-needs to IT-needs. Henry has a primary focus on Citrix CVAD, ADC/NetScaler, XenMobile and CEM but has also knowledge about VMware and Microsoft technologies in the broadest sense. Due to sharing his knowledge he has been awarded as an vExpert, vExpert Avi and vExpert EUC. Due to this knowledge, Henry is involved in advice, design and troubleshoot projects.
James is a Senior Solutions Architect with Nutanix in the Solutions Engineering team. His experience is across many industry sectors with a focus on Citrix DaaS, CVAD, Microsoft Azure, AWS, etc. He is the Author of Jkindon.com and spends a significant amount of time in the community space. CCE-V, CCP-V, CCP-N, Specialist Certified, MCSA Office 365.
James is a Solutions Architect and Strategist focused mainly on end-user computing technologies, cloud capability, automation, monitoring and directory services. He is also a well-regarded technical blogger, journalist and speaker, writing for several online publications as well as the HTG blog, and frequently found speaking at user groups, vendor conferences and online webinars.
James is passionate about providing the perfect user experience, always looking to design solutions that are simple, sustainable, and easy¬ to ¬use. He works extensively with technologies from both large and small vendors and is always looking for new ways to enhance and extend the capabilities of the solutions that HTG provides to their clients. He was recently admitted to the Citrix Technology Advocate (CTA), VMware vExpert, and AppSense Community Advisor (ACA) programs in recognition for his contributions towards the EUC community and thought leadership within the virtualization space.
Went through the ranks of System Engineer to Consultant, having my first experience with Citrix Presentation Server 4.0 in 2005. By 2009 is was in love with Citrix NetScaler, and have never looked back ever since. Decided to become an independent in 2014 and by now I am the co-owner of SAM Office in the Netherland (using Citrix technologies in our services offering) and CoreLayer in Belgium, where we sell Citrix Products and also act as Service Provider. In the meantime, I got invited to Citrix PTEC, where I try to be as vocal as I can.
Jarian Gibson is an independent consultant/solutions architect focused on end user computing based out of the Kansas City area. With more than 15 years of experience in the IT industry, Jarian has worked on many assessment, design, and implementations projects for end user computing solutions. Jarian has and maintains industry certifications from Citrix, Microsoft, and VMware to name a few. Jarian is an active contributor in the Citrix Support Forums, the Citrix IRC channel, and has his own website. Jarian has presented at conferences (BriForum, Citrix Synergy, and E2E Virtualization Conference to name a few) over the years and is one of the leaders for the Kansas City Metro Citrix Users Group.
Jen Sheerin is an End User Computer specialist with over a decade of experience. Her areas of expertise are in Citrix Virtualization, Citrix Networking, and Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop on Azure. Jen is a Citrix Technology Advocate (CTA), Microsoft MVP (Enterprise Mobility), founder of the USA Window Virtual Desktop User Group, CUGC Women In Tech Mentor, and one of the CUGC Tampa Bay Leaders. She is passionate about technology, learning, and sharing with the community.
Joe Shonk is a veteran consultant in virtualization and server based computing. By day he works on advanced system deployments and at night can be found roaming the forums and on his blog. Joe has presented at numerous venues and conferences such as BriForum and Citrix's GeekSpeak. In 2008, Joe was awarded Microsoft MVP and he also won the BriForum 2008 GeekOut game show.
Julian Jakob is a Solutions Architect at Option Consulting GmbH in Switzerland, but he is based in Southern-Germany. He has over ten years experience in the EUC industry, today mostly focusing on complex Citrix NetScaler and Citrix Multi-tenant DaaS environments, as he is also working as a Citrix Service Provider. Julian is holding almost all Citrix Certifications in Workspace and Networking. Three years ago, he started a virtualization community (https://vcbawue.de) in the south of Germany with some other community friends. Besides Citrix, he is interested in Microsoft Azure’s IAM (Identity and Access Management).
Julian Mooren is currently a Systems Engineer at CANCOM GmbH in Stuttgart (Germany). He started working with Citrix solutions over 10 years ago and is specialized in designing and automating SBC and VDI environments. His focus is based on Virtual Apps and Desktops, Citrix ADC and Citrix SD-WAN. Julian is founder and author of the website citrixguyblog.com, where he shares his knowledge about implementing EUC solutions.
“Most people know me under the handle “citrixguyblog.com”. Whenever I stumble across a challenge or problem, I try to share the solution afterwards. This is really important to me because sharing is caring. When I am not writing blog articles, I try to help people in various Slack Channels (Example: World of EUC) or on Twitter. Over a year ago I started a virtualization community (https://vcbawue.de) in the south of Germany with some other community friends. On our second meeting we already had 35 attendees which is making us happy because the people have been waiting for something like this.”
Kees Baggerman is a technical director leading a team of highly skilled architects for EUC, Databases and Global 2000 focussed areas. Kees is a Citrix Certified Integration Architect, Microsoft Certified IT Professional, RES Certified Professional and RES Certified Trainer and has driven numerousMicrosoft and Citrix, and RES infrastructures functional/technical designs, migrations, implementations engagements over the years. Active in the Citrix and virtualization community, Kees has been named RES RSVP for 8 years straight including being named MVP in 2011 and was first recognized as a VMware vExpert in 2013 and currently still holds the title. He is co-founder and member of the Board of the Dutch Citrix User Group and maintains a widely read blog.
Leee is an independent Citrix consultant working with small to large enterprise businesses designing technical solutions to solve everyday business problems and improve business mobility and flexibility. He has worn many hats in his time working in IT including web design, project management, support, engineering and designing. He has experience with the main virtualization platforms being Citrix, VMWare and Microsoft technologies, this also spans to Cloud based solutions in Azure and AWS. His main interest is Networking specifically around extending on-premises solutions to enable migration cloud-based migration. He has invested a lot of time in scripting to solve common problems or automate processes and enjoy working with PowerShell.
Mads Petersen is a Citrix Certified Professional – Networking focused consultant with over 16 years of Citrix experience. Employed as a technology expert with Danish firm edgemo A/S, he mainly focuses on unleashing organizations through Citrix’ networking products. A member of the Partner Technical Expert Council EMEA and a former Citrix Technology Advocate. Mads successfully architects, designs and implements tech projects all over the world, while adding his popular tech talks to the list of global activities.
Manuel Winkel is a Lead IT Consultant with over 14 years of Citrix experience. Manuel is a Consultant focusing on Citrix and Microsoft EUC in Germany. His experience is across many industry sectors with a mix of consulting and internal operations-based roles. He is always interested in how everything plays together and frequently shares that information on his blog at https://deyda.net or via social media @deyda84.
Mike Streetz is a Solutions Engineer with Alchemy Technology Group. He works with business of all sizes to help their users get work done via Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops. He has been working in the Citrix space for over 10 years. Mike has worked with clients to optimize user experience by Citrix ADC with Global Server Load Balancing to point users to the fastest site to serve their needs. Mike is a Leader of the CUGC Portland chapter, Citrix Certified Expert in Virtual Apps and Desktops and a certified professional in Citrix ADC and holds the Azure Administrator Associate certification. He has given several presentations on Citrix Optimizations at CUGC XL events. Former CTA.
Martin Therkelsen has over 10 years of experience working with Citrix and datacenter solutions. He is an active member of the community writing blog posts, doing webinars and presentations on CUGC and other venues. His big passion is for cloud and automation work, but also the classic Citrix has quite a bit of focus still based on customer requirements.
An enthusiastic senior consultant that likes to program and educate, most involved in the field of NetScalers. I wrote Turbo NetScaler, a community toolkit to make day to day management easier. If it can be automated, I'm interested.
Matthias has been working with Citrix products since 1998 as an IT-Architect for Login Consultants Germany. Design and Planning Citrix Infrastructures from small and large enterprises with a passion for automation and scripting. He is the founder and main developer of the very well-known Base Image Script Framework (BIS-F) to optimize, seal and personalize your Images in vendor best practices way.
Neil is a UK-based independent consultant and strong advocate of server-based computing having worked with Citrix products since the early days of Winframe and Metaframe. Neil is certified to CCEE and CCIA level and is a recognized SME by Citrix having contributed to the XenApp 6, 6.5 CCA, CCAA and CCEE exams, and XenDesktop 7 Design exam. Neil is an active member of the Citrix community in the UK running several websites and is on the steering group of the UK Citrix user group. He's also a RES Software Valued Professional (RSVP). Neil is a STEM Ambassador (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) and runs a CodeClub in a local primary school with the ambition to inspire and encourage children to take up a career in ICT and learn how to code. Neil can be found sharing his thoughts on twitter @neilspellings or via his blog.
Patrick has been working in IT for 22 years and as a consultant for over 12 years. Patrick has been awarded the Citrix CTP and VMware vExpert designations based on his experience in Security, VDI solutions and his community support with speeches across the world on Security and VDI topics. He works at VDISEC which is a veteran-owned business focusing on Information Security and End User Computing. Securing VDI deployments is the key focus for VDISEC along with providing security services to include penetration testing.
Patrick van den Born is an independent senior Consultant and IT Architect focused on the End User Computing, Public Cloud, Everything-as-Code, and DevOps area. Patrick is responsible for designing, leading, and implementing End User Computing projects. With experience in automation, everything-as-Code, infrastructure, and EUC, Patrick is capable of transforming organizations towards a DevOps and automation approach.
Patrick is an expert in the following topics: Citrix End User Computing, Microsoft Azure, NVIDIA-Technologies, Hashicorp Terraform, and Hashicorp Packer. He also has a broad knowledge of on-premises VMware and Microsoft Technologies.
Patrick is active in the community presenting at various events. Patrick is also a member of TeamRGE and GO-EUC.
You can follow Patrick on Twitter and LinkedIn or read his blog.
Remko Weijnen is an EUC Specialist for Cloudhouse with over 20 years of experience in the IT industry. In the last 17 years he has become a true specialist in End User Computing, Application and Desktop Delivery, Security and Reverse Engineering. With his developer background Remko has a unique knowledge of windows and application internals that he uses to get applications to work well in virtual environments without sacrificing security. Remko shares this unique knowledge thru his well-known blog, presentations at community events such as E2EVC, the Dutch Citrix User Group and international Citrix User Groups. On his website, Remko publishes a lot of VDI/SBC and virtualization related freeware, tools and scripts that assist consultants and administrators. Remko is also co-founder and steering group member of the Dutch Citrix User Group.
René Bigler has more than 20 years of experience with the use of ICT in education. Today he works as a System Engineer in the public education sector for a Swiss vocational college. His focus is end-user computing in general and Citrix technologies in particular, including a wide variety of hardware and software related technologies such as Nutanix hyperconverged infrastructures, IGEL thin client computing and FSLogix solutions. He shares his real world experiences and knowledge on his blog and on Twitter. René is a certified Nutanix Platform Professional (NPP) and an inaugural IGEL Tech Community Insider as well as a Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) and Nutanix Technology Champion (NTC).
Ryan is currently a Technical Evangelist at RawWorks focused on the code in the EUC. Ryan is primarily focusing on the user experience in centralized desktop environments. With his development skills, Ryan is capable to quickly adapt to customers by having an agile mindset. Ryan is a bit lazy, yes lazy but in a good way. Ryan is all about automation as he is not made for repeating tasks. Community is very important for Ryan as he is an active blogger and has published multiple tools. Next, to his personal blogs and tools, Ryan is also a member of the Remote Display Analyzer team and TeamRGE.
Rory Monaghan resides in Galway, Ireland and currently works full time for ControlUp in Technical Marketing. Rory initially worked in Application Packaging for desktops and Citrix Metaframe and while he always stayed close to Packaging through the years, he later branched out to more general End User Computing roles. He has had the honor of speaking at various User Groups, including CUGCs in Kansas, Omaha, Phoenix, Ireland, and the UK. Has has spoken at multiple E2EVC events, EUC Master Retreats, BriForums and more. In addition to his day job, Rory has been hosting an enterprise tech podcast called “5BytesPodcast” for over 3 years and has also developed and shared numerous free tools. Former CTA and returning CTP.
Sacha Thomet is working as a DevSecOps Engineer and Technical Lead for Citrix at Swiss Mobiliar an insurance company in Switzerland. He has more than 15 years of experience with Citrix technology, especially on the products Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop. He formerly worked for a service provider for customers in transportation, healthcare, financial and petrochemical.
Sam Jacobs is the Director of Technology at Newtek Technology Solutions (formerly IPM, the longest standing Citrix Platinum Partner on the East Coast). With more than 40 years of IT consulting, Sam is a Citrix NetScaler, StoreFront, and Web Interface customization and integration expert. He holds Microsoft Azure Developer and Citrix CCP-N certifications, and is a frequent contributor to the CUGC CTP blog. He has presented advanced breakout sessions at Citrix Synergy for 6 years on ADC (NetScaler) and StoreFront customizations and integration. He is one of the top Citrix Support Forum contributors, and has earned industry praise for the tools he has developed to make NetScaler, StoreFront, and Web Interface easier to manage for administrators and more intuitive for end users. Sam became a Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) in 2015.
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 simple” :D
- 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)
Sarah Vogt is a more than 20 year Citrix veteran, both on premise and now Citrix Cloud, for the global law firm Greenberg Traurig. She has been CUGC Orlando Leader 2017, CUGC Steering Committee Member 2017, Vice President 2019, and President 2022. Sarah is also a Citrix Women in Tech Mentor, CUGC XL attendee, panel speaker and emcee.
Scott Osborne AKA Ozzy has been a Senior Solutions Architect and North Central Regional Lead at Choice Solutions since 2011, which is a leading business technology company and Citrix Platinum partner providing forward-thinking and innovative solutions to clients across the United States. Scott is a Citrix Specialist for Networking/Data Center, Citrix CTA, Nutanix NTC and Lead for the Omaha CUGC and Omaha Nutanix Chapter. He currently holds certifications with and is a certified installer for Nutanix, as well as holding Citrix CCP-N CC-SDWAN and CCE-V certifications. He may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Find him on Twitter at @virtualozzy.
Shane Kleinert is a Senior Solutions Architect with over 14 years of enterprise IT experience. Shane was first introduced to Citrix while working as a strategic consultant and trusted advisor for the Sixth Largest School district in the U.S. He spent Six years working with core Windows infrastructure components, and Desktop Management for 120,000 end points across the district. His most exciting projects at the district were co-developing a self-service migration and provisioning system to aid in the NT to AD migration as well as implementing Citrix XenApp for the business-critical applications across the district. Shane ventured outside of the district and quickly developed a deep passion for the virtualization space, with a heavy focus on Citrix technologies. Through the years, he provided assessment, design, and implementations of application and desktop virtualization projects for many enterprise grade customers. He currently serves as Solutions Architect for Choice Solutions leading virtualization and mobility in the southeast region, covering Citrix, Microsoft, VMware, and hyper-converged technologies. Shane’s core business and technology focus is End-User Computing (EUC). He holds Industry certifications from vendors such as Citrix (CCE-V), Microsoft (MCSE), VMware (VCP) and more. He is very passionate about the Citrix Community and an active speaker at Industry IT conferences such as BriForum and Citrix Synergy. He also serves as a member of the Citrix Partner Technical Council (PTEC) as well as an administrator/contributor for the Citrix IRC community. Shane contributed to thepublished by Citrix. Most recently in 2014 he was awarded the Nutanix Technology Champion (NTC) award.
Shane is a Senior Solutions Architect working for Enterprise Solutions, an Ireland based Citrix Partner, who is responsible for the design and implementation of Citrix solutions for customers. Shane has a strong focus on automation using C# and PowerShell and has developed several community tools. He is a previous Synergy speaker as well as presenting at CUGC meetings in Europe.
Steve Greenberg is the founder of Thin Client Computing, a leading technical consulting group based on Scottsdale, AZ. A pioneer and innovator in advanced deployments of Citrix, Virtualization and Cloud Computing, he has been active in remote/virtual computing since the early 90’s. He has received numerous industry awards for notable Enterprise projects and community contributions, and, is a popular speaker at key industry events. Find him on Twitter @stevegreenberg.
Thomas has worked in the IT industry for more than 20 years, with the biggest technology consulting companies in the world. Since 2013, he has worked at Login Consultants Germany, taking the role as Senior IT Architect and Managing Consultant as part of the management team. He created the German XenMaster Website to share his knowledge with the worldwide community. In addition to his daily job, he wrote the first German XenMobile book which has been available since 2016 and articles in the IT-Administrator Magazine. Thomas has been a CTP since October 2009.
Thomas Poppelgaard was awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award in 2015 and 2016, Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) award in 2013 and the RES Software Valuable Professional award since 2013. Thomas has 19 years of IT experience and currently works as a Technology Evangelist / Independent Consultant at his own company, Poppelgaard.com. He works with Advisory, Business development, IT-strategy, Pre-sales, Architectural designing, Planning, Implementation and Troubleshooting solutions within Citrix, VMware, Microsoft, NVIDIA/AMD/INTEL environments. He is also highly involved in Proof of Concepts to help prove why business should adapt new technologies.
Thomas has in-depth knowledge of HDX 3D Pro since 2008. In 2011, he was one of the organizers for a successful event where vendors including Citrix, HP, Autodesk, and Nvidia gathered to demonstrate HDX 3D Pro to a wider audience and, in 2013, spoke at NVIDIA GTC and Citrix Synergy 2014 showing Oculus Rift working with VDI. At NVIDIA GTC in 2015, he demonstrated that Office and Internet Browsers are using GPU and he specializes in how CAD/CAE/CAM/entertainment/media applications can be virtualized with Citrix/Vmware/Microsoft (SBC/VDI technologies) with NVIDIA/AMD/INTEL. Helping accelerate business why the GPU is important for virtualization for common applications and for high-end graphical applications.
Design/Advice/implement Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality solutions how these solutions can be combined with remote graphics. (Oculus Rift/HTC Vive/Hololens.) Design/Advice/Implement HPC solutions and how these solutions can be combined with remote graphics. Globally, Thomas is a speaker at conferences, webinars, seminars, and roadshows about remote visualization Citrix, VMware, Microsoft and NVIDIA/AMD/INTEL in the World. Thomas is a speaker at Citrix Synergy, Citrix Summit, BriForum, NVIDIA GTC, E2EVC, Citrix User Group in England, Norway, Finland, Holland and VMUG in Denmark, Doha.
Currently, I work for EDV-BV GmbH (member of teccle Group) in Germany and as Head of Technology I am responsible for the introduction of new technologies and the advancement of our customers in the area of Data Center and Modern Workplace. Here my focus is on strategic consulting for our customers and supporting our teams with the architecture. Before joining EDV-BV I worked as a Citrix Administrator and later as an Expert for Virtualization. Since 2020 I am a member of the CTA community.
Thorsten is an IT veteran with 2+ decades of experience, awarded CTP and certified as MCSE, CCE and more, and he is a technologist with a true passion for bits and bytes in real-world challenges. His daily business is around cloud app networking, mobility and security architecture, which includes Citrix products such as NetScaler and XenMobile. For many years now, he's a frequent speaker at Synergy, TEX, User Groups and more, legendary known for deep-dive level 400+ sessions.
Tim Mangan is the Owner of TMurgent Technologies. Prior to launching TMurgent,Tim was with many software and/or hardware companies including Softricity, Sync Research, Tylink, Avanti Communications, Memotec, Teleglobe, Infinet, and ComputerVision. Somewhere in between he also did consulting work for the WAN side of a major US bank. At one point he was also the President of the Frame Relay Forum, an international consortium of Communication Carriers, Vendors, and Users. Tim has a patent for improving Windows performance, speaks at many conferences on virtualization and on performance, and has been awarded by Microsoft as a "Most Valuable Professional for App-V", and by Citrix as a "Citrix Technology Professional".
Trond Eirik Håvarstein (aka Eric) is a Norwegian Citrix Consultant living and working from his home office in Brazil. Eric has been working with both Citrix and Microsoft products since 1999. He is known to customers, companies, and individuals around the world for xenappblog.com and xenapptraining.com which shares his real world experience with Citrix & Microsoft products. The blog offers a wide range of helpful tools and resources as well as advice, opinions, and information. Eric operates under the motto "It's all about applications and virtualization", and his website certainly serves to display this. He takes great pride in always striving to both design and implement the very best virtualization solution based on the requests, requirements, and needs of each individual customer. This has certainly helped him in developing a global reputation. Currently he works as a Citrix Chief Consultant with EVRY. Eric is a Citrix Certified Enterprise Engineer (CCEE) for Virtualization as well as a Microsoft Certified Trainer and a Citrix Certified Instructor. He is an author, a blogger, and a speaker and has made an outstanding name for himself by sharing his personal experiences as well as for offering practical instruction and advice via his website. He is also a Citrix Community Guest Blogger and has been a speaker at numerous Citrix User Group Norway events as well. When not working and spending time with his family he is putting all his energy into his training programs xenapptraining.com and appv5training.com.