Citrix Technology Program Awardees

Citrix is proud to work with the following CTP program awardees.

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Aaron Parker

Country
Australia

Technology
Apps, Cloud, Networking, Mobile

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Aaron Parker is a Solution Architect in the Cloud + Collaboration and Applications + Mobility teams at Insentra responsible for pre-sales and technical designs of leading class, enterprise solutions.

Aaron has been in the IT industry for over 20 years and brings a wide range of experience in enterprise level End-user computing solutions, including Server-based computing, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, Mobility and PC deployments.

Aaron has experience with primarily Microsoft, Citrix and VMware-based solutions and has assisted many companies to implement these technologies across government, private sector & not-for-profit organizations. His interests lie in continuous improvements to IT to better enable business, by and taking advantage of existing solutions and new technologies and process.

Aaron has spent the majority of his career in the channel working for system integrators in Australia and the UK and has extensive experience in the finance and transport sectors. Prior to working at Insentra, he was the pre-sales lead for the APAC region for Atlantis Computing, a leading software defined storage and hyper-converged vendor.

Alex Cooper

Country
Ireland

Technology
Apps, Cloud, Networking, Mobile

LinkedIn | Twitter

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

Country
Norway

Vertical
Retail, Financial, Healthcare, Public Sector, Manufacturing, Education

Technology
Apps, Cloud, Networking, Mobile

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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.

Barry Schiffer

Country
Netherlands

Industry
Financial, Healthcare, Legal, Public Sector

Technology
Apps, Mobile, Networking, Security

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Barry Schiffer works as an IT Architect for SLTN Inter Access with over 15 years of IT experience. Next to his deep knowledge of Citrix and RES Software products he gained a broad knowledge in the sphere of IT. Barry is responsible for the development and life cycle management of the "Uw Ideale Werkplek/Your Ideal Workplace" concept. This concept currently serves over 15.000 users working for several different customers in Healthcare, finance, retail and local government. This solution is built around the broad Citrix product stack combined with products from vendors like FSLogix, RES Software, Imprivata and Lakeside. During the years Barry has developed into a specialist on Microsoft Windows, Desktop and Server virtualization and application delivery with Citrix NetScaler. Barry is an active community contributor. He is one of the co-founders and chairman of the board of the Dutch Citrix User Group.

Bas van Kaam 

Country
Netherlands

Industry
Finance, Govt, Healthcare, Public, Retail, Security

Technology
Apps, Mobile, Networking

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About 17 years ago Bas van Kaam started his IT career as a helpdesk support technician from where he worked his way up to system engineering, consulting and architecting mostly by self-study, attending seminars, conferences, and webinars, something which he still enjoys. From a technical point of view, he specializes in (partly) designing, building, maintaining, troubleshooting and optimizing Microsoft & SBC / VDI (Citrix) oriented infrastructures for mid-sized and larger companies. Bas is well known within the technology community for his contributions on his own personal website / blog: basvankaam.com where he shares his thoughts and knowledge on an ongoing basis. In June of 2016 he published his first book named: Inside Citrix: The FlexCast Management Architecture, and he is also a frequent presenter / speaker on a national as well as international events and conferences like Citrix Synergy, the Dutch Citrix User Group (DuCUG), CUGtech Norway, the Expert to Expert Virtualization Conference (E2EVC), the Virtual Community NRW (Germany) and the Virtual Expo. He loves the myCUGC community and as such is a (very) frequent forum visitor, contributor and has been appointed as one of the forum moderators. Bas has been recognized as a Citrix Technology Professional (CTP class of 2016), a Citrix Subject Matter Expert (SME) for his contributions to the XenDesktop 7.6 exams, an Atlantis Community Expert (ACE) 2016 / 2017 and he is also named a Nutanix Technology Champion (NTC) for 2014 / 2015 / 2016. Some of his professional certifications include but are not limited to: CCSP, CCA (X4) CCAA, CCEE, CCIA, CCE-V, MCTS, MCP, MCSA (X3), MCSE (X3), MCITP, VCP, CCNA. Bas is currently employed by TheDetron ICT Group, one the leading SBC and VDI consultancy companies based in the Netherlands, where he fulfills the role of Senior Management Consultant and Citrix Product Lead.

Bernhard Tritsch

Country
Germany

Technology
Apps

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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

Country
US

Industry
Finance, Healthcare, Security

Technology
Apps, Mobile, Networking, Virtualization

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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

Country
US

Industry
Financial, Healthcare, Public Sector, Retail, Manufacturing Education

Technology
Apps, Networking

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Carl Webster is a Sr. Solutions Architect at Choice Solutions, LLC specializing in Citrix, Active Directory and technical documentation. He is frequently seen onsite at Citrix HQ helping the Citrix Education team prepare courseware and exams. Carl serves the broader Citrix community by writing articles at CarlWebster.com and he is the most active person in the Citrix Zone on Experts Exchange. Webster has a long history in the IT industry starting with mainframes in 1977, PCs and application development in 1986, and network engineering in 2001. He has worked with Citrix products since the very first product, MULTIUSER OS/2 in 1990. His detailed and thorough approach is often greatly appreciated by Citrix admins in small to medium businesses that benefit from his prescriptive guidance.

Chris Rogers

Country
US

Industry
Public Sector

Technology
Apps, Cloud, Networking, Mobile

LinkedIn | Twitter

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.

Cláudio Rodrigues

Country
Canada

Technology
Apps, Cloud, Networking, Mobile

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Cláudio is a Senior Technical Architect/Consultant based in Ottawa, ON, Canada. He has been deploying server-based computing solutions since the OS/2-based, Citrix WinView days. Thanks to his contributions to the Terminal Services community, he was the first person to ever receive the Microsoft MVP award for Terminal Services. He was the CEO of Terminal-Services.NET, the company that originally developed tools such as WTSGateway Pro and WTSPortal, later acquired by 2X Software Ltd and also the CEO of TSFactory, the first company ever to release an ICA/RDP session recorder for Citrix/TS. His main goal was to bring easy to use, reliable and affordable tools to the server-based computing market. Cláudio has also worked all over the world doing terminal services/Citrix deployments and speaking at many different and interesting places. After leaving 2X in February 2006, he is now working on new and exciting products and ideas for the TS community at WTSLabs Inc. In his spare time he manages to do consulting work, conducting on-site trainings, and speaking at several conferences.

Connie Barrera

Country
US

Industry
Education, Healthcare

Technology
Cloud, Mobile

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Connie Barrera is a Chief Information Security Officer in healthcare with over 18 years of experience in the IT industry. Connie has spent considerable time in almost every role within IT including endpoint support and architecture, systems engineering as well as her current role in security. Connie holds the following certifications MCP, MCSE, CCNA, CCM, CCA, CRISC, CISA, CISSP, ISA, PCIP and CCP-M. Connie develops and maintains risk management, security awareness, and compliance programs to effectively deal with the implications of legislated requirements that impact security for the institution. This includes but is not limited to HIPAA, PCI, FDA Part 11 and the Red Flag Rules. In addition, she is nationally recognized on the conference speaking circuit and is active with independent speaking engagements delivering technical sessions and serving on discussion panels at industry leading conferences including InfoSec World, Citrix Synergy, Mobile Security, ITAC and Fraud and Forensics Conference. In 2013, Connie was nominated for the ISE Southeast Executive Awards Q1 and was a finalist in the ISE North America Executive Awards Q4.

Dane Young

Country
US

Industry
Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC); Financial Services; Healthcare; Manufacturing; Media & Entertainment; Public Sector; Retail; and Technology.

Technology
Apps, Cloud, Mobile, Networking, Virtualization

LinkedIn | Twitter

Dane Young (@youngtech) is a Citrix Technology Professional (CTP), VMware vExpert and EUC Champion, and technology enthusiast. Dane is the Virtualization Practice Manager at Entisys360 in Northern California specializing in application, desktop, and server virtualization technologies from Citrix, Microsoft and VMware. Dane maintains a virtualization focused blog that can be found at tech.daneyoung.com. He has obtained a number of technical certifications from Citrix, Microsoft, and VMware. Dane currently holds Master of Business Administration and Management Information Systems degrees. You can learn more about Dane at www.daneyoung.com.

Danny van Dam

Country
Netherlands

Industry
Education, Finance, Government, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas / Energy, Public Sector, Technology

Technology
Apps, Cloud, Networking

LinkedIn | Twitter

Danny works as a Solution Architect and Consultant 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 21 years of ICT experience. He publishes a blog at www.dannyvandam.net and can be found at twitter on @dnyvandam

Dave Brett

Country
United Kingdom

Industry
Healthcare, Technology Travel Industry

Technology
Mobile, Networking, Virtualization

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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.  He also likes to dabble in IoT and Octoblu and can often be found integrating them into NetScaler environments.

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 CUGC Networking SIG Leader and Community Contributor on DABCC.com. He is also the father of twins!

Eduardo Molina

Country
US

Industry
Education, Finance, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas / Energy, Public Sector, Retail/Wholesale

Technology
Apps, Cloud, Mobile

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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.

Esther Barthel

Country
Netherlands

Industry
Public Sector, Utilities

Technology
Apps, Networking, Mobile

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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 (http://www.virtues.it).

Helge Klein

Country
Germany

Technology
Apps

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Helge Klein (CTP, MVP and vExpert) worked as a consultant and developer before founding vast limits, the uberAgent company. Helge applied his extensive knowledge in IT infrastructure projects and architected the user profile management product whose successor is now available as Citrix Profile Management. Helge is the author of the popular tools Delprof2 and SetACL. He publishes a blog at https://helgeklein.com/blog and has presented at Citrix Synergy, BriForum and many other events.

Jarian Gibson

Country
US

Technology
Apps, Cloud, IoT, Mobile, Security

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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 (BriForumCitrix 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.

Jason Samuel

Country
US

Industry
Energy

Technology
Apps, IoT, Mobile, Networking, Security

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Jason Samuel has over 18 years of IT experience and currently holds the position of Solutions Architect and Security Practice Lead specializing in Citrix technologies at a firm based out of Houston, TX. He has worked for several Fortune 100 companies in his career. His primary focus is on mobility, virtualization, security, networking, and cloud technologies. He uses his extensive background in web architecture and information security with emerging technologies such as enterprise and industrial IoT projects. In his spare time he enjoys writing how-to articles and evangelizing the technologies he works with on JasonSamuel.com.

Jim Moyle

Country
England

Technology
Apps, Automation, Cloud Services, Data Analytics

LinkedIn | Twitter

Jim Moyle has been an infrastructure technologist with over two decades of passionate involvement in the IT industry. Over the last decade he has been a specialist in the Server Based Computing, application and desktop delivery sector. He has worked with many blue chip companies around the UK including being involved in the architecture and delivery of some of the largest Citrix deployments in Europe. As the Chief Technical Evangelist for FSLOgix he is responsible for the design and execution of many world class projects for this Citrix partner. He also enjoys speaking at various industry events such as BriForum, E2EVC and Citrix Synergy and you can find him sharing knowledge on YouTube, twitter @jimmoyle and on GitHub.

Jo Harder

Country
US

Industry
Financial

Technology
Apps, Cloud

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Jo has been involved with virtualization for over 17 years. After 11 years as a Senior Architect at Citrix, she provided consulting services to various clients for more than a year as part of Claros Systems/nGenx. For the past five years, her role as Cloud Architect at a large hosting provider focused on the financial industry has provided ample opportunity to understand and experience the reality of virtualization. In addition, Jo is a frequent contributor to Citrix Education materials and Experts Exchange, as well as an Industry Analyst for Virtualization Practice.

Joe Shonk

Country
US

Industry
Manufacturing, Retail, Public Sector, Healthcare, Financial, Education

Technology
Cloud, Networking

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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.

Kees Baggerman

Country
Netherlands

Technology
Apps, Cloud

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Kees Baggerman is a senior performance and solution engineer for desktop and application virtualization solutions. Kees is a Citrix Certified Integration Architect, Microsoft Certified IT Professional, RES Certified Professional and RES Certified Trainer and has driven numerous Microsoft 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 6 years straight including being named MVP in 2011 and is recognized as a VMware vExpert in 2013 and 2014. He is co-founder and member of the Board of the Dutch Citrix User Group and maintains a widely read blog in addition to blogging on the ITVCE Community site.

Marius Sandbu

Country
Norway

Industry
Education, Finance, Government, Security, Technology

Technology
Apps, Cloud, Networking

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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 many books and ebooks 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, vExpert EUC Champion, NVIDIA GRID Community Advisor, Citrix CTA, Nutanix Technology Champion and holds many certifications with the different areas.

Mike Nelson

Country
US

Technology
Apps, Cloud, Networking, Mobile

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My career in information technology spans over two decades, involving a vast array of technologies and solutions. I have held roles in corporate management, architecture, and engineering to industry consulting which has provided me with a wide range of hands-on experience and solutions. I have a strong passion for virtualization of all makes and models, both from a technical and visionary point of view. I have been honored to receive the Microsoft MVP award for Cloud and Datacenter Management, as well as being placed as a Microsoft Azure Advisor. I am also a Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) and have served as an expert advisor for the Citrix Education team on Netscaler and XenDesktop technology. In addition, I am a VMware vExpert award from VMware and a VMware User Group (VMUG) Leader for his state. Personally, I love to mentor people interested in technology and give presentations around the knowledge that I have and want to share. I am always striving to learn more every day. I live in the Midwest US with my wife and two sons, and I enjoy spending as much time as possible with them, traveling, flying drones, and just having fun!

Neil Spellings

Country
England

Industry
Financial, Manufacturing

Technology
Apps, Networking

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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.

Nicolas Ignoto

Country
US

Industry
Finance, Technology

Technology
Apps, Networking, Virtualization

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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.

Paul Stansel

Country
US

Industry
Financial

Technology
Apps, Cloud

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Paul Stansel is a 20-year veteran of virtualization technologies who has installed every version of Citrix server virtualization since WinFrame. He has designed, implemented, and supported Citrix environments for multiple Fortune 100 companies primarily in the Insurance and Pharmaceutical verticals. Paul is currently a Managing Consultant for Virtualization at Presidio and was previously Enterprise Infrastructure Architect specializing in Virtualization and Cloud Technologies for Travelers and the Lead Virtualization Architect for Aetna where he built from the ground up Aetna's 55,000 seat global XenApp and XenDesktop environment spanning 5 datacenters across the globe. Over the years, Paul has been an author and editor for several books on Citrix and Microsoft technologies as well as a featured writer for several popular websites. He has been a speaker at Citrix Synergy and Premier CIO and in his spare time blogs at citrixtips.com and on twitter @pstansel. Paul holds multiple Citrix certifications including CCIA and CCE-V and was one of the original CCEAs and is a 2017 vExpert.

Remko Weijnen

Country
Netherlands

Technology
Apps, Networking

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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.

Ryan Revord

Country
US

Industry
Healthcare, Security, Technology

Technology
Apps, Virtualization

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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.

Sacha Thomet

Country
Switzerland

Industry
Financial, Healthcare, Oil & Gas / Energy, Public Sector

Technology
Apps, IoT, Security

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Sacha Thomet is working as a System Engineer and Technical Lead for Citrix at Swiss Mobiliar an insurance company in Switzerland. He has more than 10 years of experience with Citrix technology, especially on the products XenApp, XenDesktop and Citrix Provisioning Services and in combination with PowerShell Scripts. He formerly worked for a service provider for customers in transportation, healthcare, financial and petrochemical. Since he's no longer working for a service provider he loves to share his knowledge and scripts on his blog: http://sachathomet.ch

Sam Jacobs

Country
US

Technology
Apps, Cloud, Networking, Mobile

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Sam Jacobs is the Director of Technology Development at IPM, the longest standing Citrix Platinum Partner on the East Coast. With more than 30 years of IT consulting, Sam is a Citrix NetScaler, StoreFront, and Web Interface customization and integration expert, and holds Microsoft MCSD, Citrix CCP-M, and CCP-N certifications. He has presented advanced Web Interface and NetScaler customization sessions at BriForum, and has led breakout sessions at Citrix Synergy 2013-2017 on StoreFront and NetScaler. He is one of the top 4 Citrix Support Forum contributors, and has earned industry praise for the tools he has developed to make Web Interface, StoreFront, and NetScaler easier to manage for administrators and more intuitive for end users. Sam became a Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) in 2015 and may be reached at sam.jacobs@ipm.com.

Samuel Legrand

Country
France

Industry
Finance, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Retail/Wholesale, Technology

Technology
Apps, Networking, Virtualization

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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)

Shane Kleinert

Country
US

Industry
Education, Finance, Manufacturing; Public Sector, Retail/Wholesale

Technology
Apps, Cloud, Mobile

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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 the Desktop Virtualization Deployments Insights eBook published by Citrix. Most recently in 2014 he was awarded the Nutanix Technology Champion (NTC) award.

Simon Gottschlag

Country
Sweden

Industry
Finance, Healthcare, Oil & Gas / Energy, Retail/Wholesale, Security, Technology

Technology
Apps, Mobile, Networking, Virtualization

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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 his twitter @xensimon.

Stephane Thirion

Country
France

Industry
Finance; Education; Government / Public Sector, Healthcare; Manufacturing, Retail / Wholesale

Technology
Apps, Cloud, Networking, Mobile

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Stephane is an experienced IT Architect and CTO / Owner of Activlan a French company specialized in consulting and engineering around all infrastructure / virtualization technologies. Designing and being involved in complex environments, bringing and sharing his knowledge and experience to deliver the best solution is what he loves to do. Also an active community member through my blog http://www.archy.net and at French Citrix Community User Group. Specialties : Architecture design, Workspace Designer, Global Strategy Visionnaire

Steve Greenberg

Country
US

Industry
Education, Financial, Healthcare, Public Sector, Retail, Manufacturing

Technology
Apps, Cloud, Networking, Mobile

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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.

Theresa Miller

Country
US

Industry
Education, Finance, Healthcare

Technology
Apps, Cloud

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Theresa Miller is an IT professional who has been working as a technical expert in IT for over 20 years, is a Citrix CTP, VMWare vExpert, Microsoft MVP, and an Atlantis ACE. She also has obtained her MBA in IT Management, MCSE and CCA certifications. Her areas of expertise are in the areas of Exchange, Office 365, Active Directory and Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop. She has architected, designed, implemented and led complex projects in all of these areas. She has also done technical writing for Windows IT Pro, Petri and Enow Solutions Blog. Theresa has also been selected to do public speaking for conferences such as BriForum, E2E Virtualization Conference, has led coordinated tech talks at Citrix Synergy and can be found talking tech on the Current Status podcast http://www.petri.com/current-status. Theresa also has her own blog for sharing technical thoughts at http://24x7itconnection.com/, and you can find her on twitter @24x7itconnect.

Thomas Koetzing

Country
Germany

Technology
Apps, Networking, Mobile

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Thomas has been working with Citrix products since 1998 as a system administrator, consultant, and freelancer. Since March 2006 he has been an independent freelancer for Server Based Computing and virtualization. In previous jobs he was responsible for the worldwide Exchange system, central Backup, and data center virtualization. Even though Thomas works in the IT industry, he has a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering. In 2003, Thomas started posting in the official Citrix support forums with the alias ìCITRIX4GEî and very quickly became one of the top posters. Later on launched the website as a response to forum requests and moved to ThomasKoetzing.de in the February 2006. His website is famous for Citrix Terminal Server FAQ and Web Interface customizations. Citrix invited Thomas to speak at the Citrix Support & Engineering Institute of Technology (CSEIT) in October 2004. He also presented at BriForum 2005-2006, PubForum 2005, SBC Solution Forum 2005 and at the Citrix User Group Norway 2006. Thomas has also written several articles posted on BrianMadden.com as well on his own new domain ThomasKoetzing.de. In July 2006, Microsoft awarded Thomas a Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Terminal Server and in the same month Thomas was also awarded the Citrix Technology Professional (CTP).

Thomas Krampe

Country
Germany

Industry
Education, Finance, Government / Public Sector, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas / Energy,  Retail / Wholesale; Security

Technology
Apps, Big Data, Cloud, IoT, Mobile, Networking, Security

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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 Web site 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

Country
Denmark

Industry
Education, Financial, Healthcare, Public Sector, Retail, Manufacturing

Technology
Big Data, Cloud, IoT, Networking, Security

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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.

Thorsten Rood

Country
Germany

Industry
Financial, Healthcare, Public Sector, Retail, Manufacturing

Technology
Cloud, Networking, Mobile, Security

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Thorsten is a European IT veteran with 2 decades of experience in systems engineering and architecture, being awarded CTP and certified as MCSE/CCE, and an outstanding technologist with passion for bits and bytes in real world challenges. He holds principal architect and team leader role for application networking, mobility and cloud federation business, which includes Citrix products such as NetScaler, XenMobile and ShareFile, representing net.workers corporation, a German consultancy and security experts group. He implemented large-scale installations in almost any industry, finalized a wide range of success stories and early adopter setups for demanding customers. He's a frequent speaker at Synergy, TEX, Citrix User Groups and more, legendary known for level 400+ technical breakout sessions for more than 10 years now.

Tim Mangan

Country
US

Industry
N/A

Technology
Apps, Cloud, Networking

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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".

Tobias Kreidl, PhD

Country
US

Industry
Education, Security, Technology

Technology
Apps; Cloud; IoT; Virtualization

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Originally an astronomer by vocation and one of the early users of CCD technology for imaging space objects, major interests have long included image processing and data analysis along with programming and systems and application administration. Since 1994, a full-time employee in the IT department of Northern Arizona University (30k students, 4.5k faculty/staff) primarily involved in the academic area, and a Team Lead / Senior Programmer since 1998 as well as adjunct faculty in astronomy since 1988. Interests include computer security, any kind of student services (lab technology, distance education, authentication/authorization, providing applications as services, etc.), assisting faculty with special Web hosting projects (in particular involving LAMP), open source applications, server/desktop virtualization (since 2004), ubiquitous computing, storage technologies, IoT (especially Octoblu), Raspberry Pis, and GPU/vGPU technologies. His team has run multiple XenServer/XenDesktop/XenApp configurations since 2009. Tobias holds a PhD in astronomy from the University of Vienna, Austria, as well as CCA certification in XenServer 6. He can be encountered regularly on the Citrix Discussion Forum and lurks as well on LinkedIn and more recently, CUGC for which he also serves in the capacity of a Steering Committee member and Vice President and is on the Content Working Group. He received the Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) award in 2016 and 2017 and is also currently a member of the NVIDIA GRID Community Advocate (NGCA) group.

Tom Gamull

Country
US

Industry
Education, Government, Healthcare, Retail/Wholesale, Security

Technology
Apps, Cloud, Mobile, Networking, Virtualization

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Tom Gamull is currently a Solutions Architect at Red Hat in Atlanta. He covers many technologies with a focus on Virtualization, Linux, OpenStack, Ceph, OpenShift (containers) and JBoss. He started his first IT job working with Citrix MetaFrame 1.8 and hasn't ever looked back. Tom has worked previously for Ericsson and Presidio, focusing on virtualization and data center technologies. Tom also brings in experience, having worked on various large and complex projects utilizing agile, DevOps and CI/CD. He has presented at Synergy 2013, 2014, 2015, Cisco Live 2014 and has run numerous engineering and customer events. Thomas is certified as a CCE for Apps and Desktops and a CCP for Netscaler and Mobility. You can follow his blog (magicalyak.wordpress.com) or follow him on Twitter @MagicalYak.

Trond Eric Haavarstein

Country
Brazil

Technology
Apps

Twitter

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.

Wilco van Bragt

Country
Netherlands

Industry
Education, Financial, Healthcare, Public Sector, Retail, Manufacturing

Technology
Apps, Networking

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Since 2000, Wilco van Bragt`s primary focus has been the desktop and application delivery market using primarily Microsoft and Citrix technologies. Wilco van Bragt is the founder and author of the VanBragt.Net Virtualization website. On this website Wilco publishes virtualization related product reviews, articles, reviews of freeware products and blogs about several virtualization topics and events. Wilco also writes for other well-known virtualization websites and is member of the Dutch Citrix User Group (DuCUG) Steering board. Wilco also presents/presented on several events like BriForum, E2EVC, NGN, DuCUG and Citrix Synergy After working for a couple of consulting firms as a senior technical consultant and technical project leader Wilco started his own freelance company VanBragt.Net Consultancy in April 2008. Wilco is certified on Citrix (CCIA, CCEE/CCEA, CCA), Microsoft (MCITP, MCTS, MSCE, MSCA) and Prince2 (Foundation). Wilco is also a RSVP (RES Software Valued Professional), Citrix CTP (Citrix Technology Professional) and a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) on RDS.