PLEASE CHOOSE YOUR 2016 E2EVC EVENT


E2EVC 2016 Singapore
E2EVC 2016 USA E2EVC 2016 Dublin E2EVC 2016 Rome
E2EVC 2016 SINGAPORE
FEBRUARY 18
SEACARE HOTEL SG
E2EVC 2016 LAS VEGAS
MAY 27-28
THE MIRAGE, Las Vegas
E2EVC 2016 DUBLIN *EPIC
JUNE 9 - 12
CLAYTON LEOPARDSTOWN HOTEL
E2EVC 2016 ROME
18-20 NOVEMBER
TBA


E2EVC Virtualization Conference Events is a series of worldwide non-commercial, virtualization community Events.
Our main goal is to bring the best virtualization experts together to exchange knowledge and to establish new connections. E2EVC is a weekend crammed with presentations, Master Classes and discussions delivered by both virtualization vendors product teams and independent experts.
Started in 2003 with just 4 people and after 30 very successful events grown to awell-recognized event with over 200 attendees. In the last 13 years and 30 events, our conference has taken place in cities such as Munich, London, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Frankfurt, Dublin, Orlando, Paris, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Munich, Nice, Lisbon, Rome, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Singapore and Vienna. On average we have 30 sessions at each event. Topics are - server, application, desktop, storage virtualization with products from vendors like Microsoft, VMware, Citrix and many more. Over 50 of the best virtualization community experts present their topics. Many current virtualization community leaders participated or still participate in our events. It's the people that attend, presenters that present and our sponsors who make this event possible.

What is E2EVC and what do others think about it? Read the reviews below and make your own impression.

Benny Tritsch   Andrew Wood         Be-crITical     Wilco Van Bragt

Jim Moyle, CTP      Michael Rueffli           Neil Spellings   Bas Van Kaam

E2EVC 2016 ROME, NOVEMBER 18-20, 2016 HOTEL ROMA CITTA, ROME, ITALY

E2EVC Dublin INFORMATION ON ROME EVENT



Our 31st winter E2EVC Virtualization Conference in Europe on November 18 - 20, 2016 (Friday to Sunday) will take place in ROME, ITALY, H10 Roma Citta Hotel, Via Amedeo Avogadro, 35, 00146-Quartiere Marconi-Rome (https://www.h10hotels.com/en/rome-hotels/h10-roma-citta). We expect visitors from all over the world, on average 25 countries including most EU states as well as visitors from USA, Canada etc. We expect about 30 sessions, 170 attendees from about 25 countries, topics will be virtualization and virtualization related topics from Citrix, Microsoft, VMware and more. Everyone is welcome to volonteer to present - please inform us about your slot early as we run out of slots really fast!

CONTACT: In case you have any registration issues please contact us: CONTACT US

REGISTER HERE!

T & C for all kind of tickets
* the ticket is "non-refundable" (in case of attendees no-show or cancellation the ticket will be transfered (ONE transfer only!) to the next event - in this case E2EVC 2016 EU SPRING
* Attendee be fully complaint with Health and Safety advisories by the organiser (example: not blocking exits of conference room entrance, not standing in the rooms where the presentations are held)
* in case of multiple registrations please provide emails and names of those you have registered
* Your PayPal payment is your registration confirmation
*SUPER EARLY BIRD ENDS July 15 EOD, 2016 or when all Super Early Birds are sold
* Next price level 349 EUR
* everyone has to register



E2EVC 2016 Rome is made possible by the following Soonsors



     Platinum Sponsors




AppSense



AppSense
. Founded in 1999, AppSense is the global leader in secure user environment management. Our solutions enable IT teams to deliver an enhanced user experience and improved endpoint security across physical, virtual, and cloud desktops. With 3,500 enterprise customers worldwide, we’ve been deployed to 8 million endpoints.
Website: http://www.appsense.com
Twitter: @AppSense




ControlUp

ControlUp™
- Real-time visibility and control over virtual data center, VDI, RDS, physical servers, endpoints and more. ControlUp creates a continuous and searchable grid view of all hosts, servers, computers, users, sessions and processes in the data center. . With ControlUp, repetitive and time consuming tasks are shorten and unified in a single powerful console:
•    Real-time monitoring of server farms and desktops, especially RDS, XenApp and XenDesktop
•    Rapid troubleshooting and real-time performance bottleneck identification
•    Parallel execution of comprehensive set of tasks on multiple computers or users (power management, policy, file system, ICA session shadowing, monitoring published applications, etc.)
•    Powerful Windows Registry and Services dashboards, which allow instant comparison and parallel management of multiple machines.
•    Comprehensive Remote Systems Management capabilities
•    Windows System Events Diagnostics and Monitoring
•    For more information, please check out
Website: http://www.controlup.com
Twitter: @ControlUp



CEnsornet

CensorNet, the complete cloud security company, helps more than 4000 organisations and over 1.3 million users worldwide, step up to the challenge of managing the rise of cloud applications in an increasingly mobile work environment. CensorNet Unified Security Service (USS) is a new-generation comprehensive cloud based cyber security solution that provides organisations with greater visibility and control of web access, cloud application use, adaptive multi-factor authentication and email security in one single management dashboard. It gives organisations the power to address the security, audit, compliance and productivity issues associated with the growing use of cloud applications and devices regardless of whether users are in-office or mobile. CensorNet USS also enables organisations to control Shadow IT and safely implement BYOD initiatives. The company is headquartered in Basingstoke, UK with further offices San Francisco, US; Copenhagen, Denmark and Munich, Germany.
Website: http://www.censornet.com
Twitter: @censornet


Nutanix
Nutanix, Inc. ( http://www.nutanix.com). Nutanix delivers web-scale IT infrastructure to medium and large enterprises with its software-driven Virtual Computing Platform, natively converging compute and storage into a single solution to drive unprecedented simplicity in the datacenter. Customers can start with a few servers and scale to thousands, with predictable performance and economics. With a patented elastic data fabric and consumer-grade management, Nutanix is the blueprint for application-optimized and policy-driven infrastructure. 
Website: http://www.nutanix.com
Twitter @nutanix


Octoinsight


OctoInsight’s Layer8 technology (Please note that Logfiller has changed its name to OctoInsight.) reveals how end-users actually use and experience IT, not what machines and logs report.  Layer8’s innovative approach offers direct visibility over all physical and virtual desktops/applications. This new information drives visualizations so that end-users, operations and management are all on the same page to facilitate better and faster decisions. OctoInsight is based in Northern Virginia with key staff in the US and UK.
Website: https://www.octoinsight.com



Parallels

Parallels®, a global leader in cross-platform solutions, makes it simple for customers to use and access the applications and files they need on any device or operating system. We help both businesses and individuals take advantage of the best technology out there, whether it’s Mac®, Windows®, iOS, AndroidTM, or the cloud. Innovation and ingenuity have been the hallmarks of Parallels since our inception, with dozens of industry firsts introduced in every new release of Parallels products. We solve complex engineering and user-experience problems so that an application’s location is irrelevant. Parallels makes it easy and cost-effective to use applications wherever they might be–local, remote, in the private datacenter, or in the cloud.
Website: http://www.parallels.com/
Twitter: @Parallels_EU



RES Software


RES Software
, is a leader in digital workspace technology, helps organizations achieve better business results with reduced risks in security and compliance — while making enterprise technology easier and less disruptive for the worker to access. RES takes a people-centric approach to making technology access secure, even in complex multi-device/multi-location scenarios. RES boasts numerous patented technologies, fast time to value, and superior customer support for more than 3,000 companies around the world. RES was named a “Cool Vendor 2015” by Gartner, Inc.,  for the innovative capabilities of its RES ONE Service Store.
Website: http://www.res.com
Twitter @ressoftware









       Gold Sponsors



Vast Limits GmbH

vast limits GmbH
. Founded in 2011, vast limits GmbH develops enterprise-grade tools for IT professionals. These include uberAgent for Splunk (user experience and application performance monitoring), Delprof2 (profile deletion), SetACL and SetACL Studio (permissions management). Our tools have been downloaded more than half a million times and are used by organizations worldwide.
Our founder, Helge Klein, blogs and speaks at conferences like Citrix Synergy, BriForum or E2EVC. For these activities he has been awarded with leading industry awards: Citrix Technology Professional (CTP), Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), Splunk Revolution Award and VMware vExpert.
Website: https://uberagent.com
Twitter: @uberAgentApp






Media Sponsors




Virtual Engine are leading providers of desktop, user and application virtualisation solutions. We are proud Citrix Partners and hold the accolade of being the UK's first RES Consulting Partner.
Utilising our vast App-V, Citrix and RES experience we deliver both real-world consultancy and training. Training is delivered globally using our virtual, on-demand Showcase platform that provides the best user experience possible.
In addition to sponsoring E2E, Virtual Engine support the community with the free RES Demo Showcase, Virtual Engine Toolkit (VET) and App-V Configuration Editor (ACE).
Website: http://virtualengine.co.uk
Virtual Engine Toolkit: http://virtualengine.co.uk/vet
App-V Configuration Editor: http://virtualengine.co.uk/ace
RES Demo Showcase: http://virtualengine.co.uk/showcase






E2EVC 2016 Dublin (EPIC), June 9-12, 2016 Dublin, Ireland

E2EVC Dublin INFORMATION ON DUBLIN EVENT



The summer E2EVC Virtualization Conference in Europe on June 9-12 (Thursday to Sunday), 2016 will take place in CLAYTON LEOPARDSTOWN HOTEL in Sourth of Dublin (http://www.claytonhotelleopardstown.com). We expect visitors from all over the world, on average 25 countries including most EU states as well as visitors from USA, Canada etc.

CONTACT: In case you have any registration issues please contact us: CONTACT US

THE EVENT IS SOLD OUT


     Platinum Sponsors




AppSense


AppSense. Founded in 1999, AppSense is the global leader in secure user environment management. Our solutions enable IT teams to deliver an enhanced user experience and improved endpoint security across physical, virtual, and cloud desktops. With 3,500 enterprise customers worldwide, we’ve been deployed to 8 million endpoints.
Website: http://www.appsense.com
Twitter: @AppSense



Citrix
Citrix (NASDAQ:CTXS) is leading the transition to software-defining the workplace, uniting virtualization, mobility management, networking and SaaS solutions to enable new ways for businesses and people to work better. Citrix solutions power business mobility through secure, mobile workspaces that provide people with instant access to apps, desktops, data and communications on any device, over any network and cloud. With annual revenue in 2015 of $3.28 billion, Citrix solutions are in use at more than 400,000 organizations and by over 100 million users globally.
Website: http://www.citrix.com
Twitter:  @Citrix




ControlUp
ControlUp™ - Real-time visibility and control over virtual data center, VDI, RDS, physical servers, endpoints and more. ControlUp creates a continuous and searchable grid view of all hosts, servers, computers, users, sessions and processes in the data center. . With ControlUp, repetitive and time consuming tasks are shorten and unified in a single powerful console:
•    Real-time monitoring of server farms and desktops, especially RDS, XenApp and XenDesktop
•    Rapid troubleshooting and real-time performance bottleneck identification
•    Parallel execution of comprehensive set of tasks on multiple computers or users (power management, policy, file system, ICA session shadowing, monitoring published applications, etc.)
•    Powerful Windows Registry and Services dashboards, which allow instant comparison and parallel management of multiple machines.
•    Comprehensive Remote Systems Management capabilities
•    Windows System Events Diagnostics and Monitoring
•    For more information, please check out
Website: http://www.controlup.com
Twitter: @ControlUp


Octosight from Logfiller
OctoInsight’s Layer8 technology (Please note that Logfiller has changed its name to OctoInsight.) reveals how end-users actually use and experience IT, not what machines and logs report.  Layer8’s innovative approach offers direct visibility over all physical and virtual desktops/applications. This new information drives visualizations so that end-users, operations and management are all on the same page to facilitate better and faster decisions. OctoInsight is based in Northern Virginia with key staff in the US and UK.
Website: https://www.octoinsight.com




Nutanix
Nutanix, Inc. ( http://www.nutanix.com). Nutanix delivers web-scale IT infrastructure to medium and large enterprises with its software-driven Virtual Computing Platform, natively converging compute and storage into a single solution to drive unprecedented simplicity in the datacenter. Customers can start with a few servers and scale to thousands, with predictable performance and economics. With a patented elastic data fabric and consumer-grade management, Nutanix is the blueprint for application-optimized and policy-driven infrastructure. 
Website: http://www.nutanix.com
Twitter @nutanix



RES Software

RES Software, is a leader in digital workspace technology, helps organizations achieve better business results with reduced risks in security and compliance — while making enterprise technology easier and less disruptive for the worker to access. RES takes a people-centric approach to making technology access secure, even in complex multi-device/multi-location scenarios. RES boasts numerous patented technologies, fast time to value, and superior customer support for more than 3,000 companies around the world. RES was named a “Cool Vendor 2015” by Gartner, Inc.,  for the innovative capabilities of its RES ONE Service Store.
Website: http://www.res.com
Twitter @ressoftware


Veeam
Veeam® recognizes the new challenges companies across the globe face in enabling the Always-On Enterprise™, a business that must operate 24/7/365. To address this, Veeam has pioneered a new market of Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ by helping organizations meet recovery time and point objectives (RTPO™) of less than 15 minutes for all applications and data, through a fundamentally new kind of solution that delivers high-speed recovery, data loss avoidance, verified recoverability, leveraged data and complete visibility. Veeam Availability Suite™, which includes Veeam Backup & Replication™, leverages virtualization, storage, and cloud technologies that enable the modern data center to help organizations save time, mitigate risks, and dramatically reduce capital and operational costs, while always supporting the current and future business goals of Veeam customers.Founded in 2006, Veeam currently has 37,000 ProPartners and more than 183,000 customers worldwide. Veeam's global headquarters are located in Baar, Switzerland, and the company has offices throughout the world.
Website: https://www.veeam.com
Twitter: @veeam



CEnsornet
CensorNet, the complete cloud security company, helps more than 4000 organisations and over 1.3 million users worldwide, step up to the challenge of managing the rise of cloud applications in an increasingly mobile work environment. CensorNet Unified Security Service (USS) is a new-generation comprehensive cloud based cyber security solution that provides organisations with greater visibility and control of web access, cloud application use, adaptive multi-factor authentication and email security in one single management dashboard. It gives organisations the power to address the security, audit, compliance and productivity issues associated with the growing use of cloud applications and devices regardless of whether users are in-office or mobile. CensorNet USS also enables organisations to control Shadow IT and safely implement BYOD initiatives. The company is headquartered in Basingstoke, UK with further offices San Francisco, US; Copenhagen, Denmark and Munich, Germany.
Website: http://www.censornet.com
Twitter: @censornet








       Gold Sponsors





Move IT Solutions
MoveIT is a team of IT-professionals since 1998. We offer all services in the field of IT system management. Our customers are
small companies up to large corporations. We can always be found, where our in-depth knowledge of system management is a crucial factor to success.
The key to successful projects? To us it is all about experience and competence. Our emphasis for the right solution – solutions made
by MoveIT simplify daily work routines, reduce redundant work and automate operation and administration of large IT environments.
In all our work we thrive especially for challenges, even of seemingly impossible tasks.
Website: https://moveit-solutions.com

NVidia

NVIDIA awakened the world to computer graphics when it invented the GPU in 1999. From our roots in visual computing, we’ve expanded into super, mobile and now virtualized  computing. The introduction of NVIDIA GRID and GPU virtualization delivers visually demanding applications from either on-premise or cloud based virtualized servers.
Website: http://www.nvidia.com/vdi
Twitter: @NVIDIAGRID

Vast Limits GmbH
vast limits GmbH. Founded in 2011, vast limits GmbH develops enterprise-grade tools for IT professionals. These include uberAgent for Splunk (user experience and application performance monitoring), Delprof2 (profile deletion), SetACL and SetACL Studio (permissions management). Our tools have been downloaded more than half a million times and are used by organizations worldwide.
Our founder, Helge Klein, blogs and speaks at conferences like Citrix Synergy, BriForum or E2EVC. For these activities he has been awarded with leading industry awards: Citrix Technology Professional (CTP), Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), Splunk Revolution Award and VMware vExpert.
Website: https://uberagent.com
Twitter: @uberAgentApp


VMware
Digital business transformation is creating new opportunities and risks in every industry. VMware helps IT become Brave New IT with our One Cloud, Any Application, Any Device architecture. By unifying private, managed and public clouds into one hybrid cloud, our customers accelerate innovation, engage customers with new mobile-cloud applications, and govern risk.
Website: http://www.vmware.com
Twitter:  @Vmware










Silver Sponsors


Acceleratio
Acceleratio Ltd. is a software development company based in Zagreb, Croatia, founded in 2009. Acceleratio specializes in developing high-quality enterprise applications and providing related consulting services. We create innovative software solutions for SharePoint, Office 365, Microsoft Windows Remote Desktop Services, and Citrix admins and consultants across the globe.
Website: https://acceleratio.net
Twitter:  @AcceleratioNet


IGEL
IGEL Technology is a leader in Managed Workspace solutions as well as thin and zero client solutions, IGEL Technology helps organizations improve the agility, efficiency, and security of their virtual desktop and application delivery systems. We offer our powerful and intuitive management software for easy deployment and administration of thin clients, zero clients, and third party desktop hardware with Windows 7 and 10 OS, or equipped with our software thin client throughout any-size organization. We produce a very wide range of thin clients, based on Linux and Microsoft Windows, allowing customers to access a very broad spectrum of server-based infrastructures and applications. Partnerships with industry leaders like Citrix, VMware, and Microsoft ensure that we provide the most up to-date technology and trust-worthy security to our clients. IGEL Technology has offices in the United States, various European countries, Australia, and Asia. Our award-winning, in-house R&D team is located in Augsburg, Germany.
Website: http://www.igel.com
Twitter: @IGEL_Technology




LiquidwareLabs
Liquidware Labs™ provides industry leading platform-agnostic desktop solutions for hybrid Windows desktop environments including Citrix® XenApp/XenDesktop, VMware Horizon View®, and physical Microsoft® Windows PCs.  Stratusphere™ FIT and Stratusphere™ UX products deliver visibility into desktop environments and support assessment, design, monitoring and diagnostics (Health Checks). ProfileUnity provides just in time delivery of User Profiles, application and user rights management and context-aware policies. ProfileUnity’s FlexApp feature delivers advanced Application Layering and Flex-IO supports IOPS acceleration in virtual desktop environments. The solutions are available in an extremely cost-effectively priced bundle called Liquidware Labs Essentials and Liquidware Labs products are Citrix Ready and VMware-certified.
Website: http://www.liquidwarelabs.com
Twitter: @liquidwarelabs




Parallels
Parallels®, a global leader in cross-platform solutions, makes it simple for customers to use and access the applications and files they need on any device or operating system. We help both businesses and individuals take advantage of the best technology out there, whether it’s Mac®, Windows®, iOS, AndroidTM, or the cloud. Innovation and ingenuity have been the hallmarks of Parallels since our inception, with dozens of industry firsts introduced in every new release of Parallels products. We solve complex engineering and user-experience problems so that an application’s location is irrelevant. Parallels makes it easy and cost-effective to use applications wherever they might be–local, remote, in the private datacenter, or in the cloud.
Website: http://www.parallels.com/
Twitter: @Parallels_EU



SimpliVity
SimpliVity hyperconverged infrastructure delivers the enterprise-class performance and availability today’s IT leaders require, with the cloud economics businesses demand. No other company has taken on the mega task of assimilating all IT elements below the hypervisor (8 to 12 discrete components or services) into an x86 building block to create of a single, scalable resource pool. SimpliVity’s unique data architecture improves performance and data efficiency, and enables native data protection and global unified management from a single console. SimpliVity’s true hyperconverged infrastructure simplifies IT, operations and data; accelerates deployment; and improves recovery objectives—delivering a 3x TCO savings.
Website: http://www.simplivity.com
Twitter: @SimpliVityCorp




Agenda

Thursday June 9, 2016

Time Slot
 Presentation Topic
 Short Presenter Bio
10.00 - 10.25
Welcome note by the Organizer
Alex Cooper
Alex Cooper is one of the seven people worldwide holding Citrix CTP, Microsoft MVP and VMware vExpert at the same time. Alex has been one of the first Citrix CTP's after this program invention in 2006. He has also been Microsoft MVP for 9 years, plus has been awarded VMware vExpert in 2015, 2016. Alex specialisation is management, virtualisation and infrastracture consultancy all over the world. His knowledge and experiences had made many small, medium and very large virtualization projects a success. He is certified trainer for Citrix and Microsoft Products. Alex ofter attend different virtualization conferences held by Microsoft and Citrix all over the world and present his experiences with different virtualization vendors - as presenter or "Ask the Expert"
Website: www.e2evc.com/home
Twitter: @E2EVC

10.25 - 10.30
Break
10.30 - 11.00
“Freshly baked ControlUp – an exclusive first peek for E2EVC!” It is now a well-established E2EVC tradition to kick-start the conference with the latest innovations in EUC monitoring and management from ControlUp. This time, you'll see exciting new ways of monitoring virtualization infrastructure, managing virtualized user workloads, and monitoring user experience. Geek fun guaranteed!
Eugene Kalayev
Eugene Kalayev in the VP of Product Management for ControlUp, responsible for planning the product's technological vision and translating it into concrete R&D activities. His areas of expertise include virtualization, cloud computing, Windows Server, PowerShell, VDI. Eugene has extensive experience in training IT professionals, and holds various industry certifications from Microsoft, Citrix, Cisco, and the Scrum Alliance, as well as a Master's degree in Social and Organizational Psychology.

Andrew Morgan
Andrew Morgan, Andrew works as a Senior Solutions Architect with Zinopy, based in Ireland. Andrew has been working in IT for over 10 years, the majority of which he has spent working in server based computing, VDI and private cloud solutions.  Andrew frequently blogs about virtualization technologies and also provides free community based tools, from his blog. Andrew is passionate about application virtualization, desktop delivery and mobility products. For his activities in the End User Computing space, Andrew has also been awarded the RES Software RSVP, VMware vExpert and Nutanix NTC titles.
Website: http://www.andrewmorgan.ie
Twitter: @andyjmorgan

11.00 - 11.10
Break
11.10 - 12.00
What's new from the Citrix Synergy 2016 Las Vegas. A moderated Citrix CTP Panel

SPIN DAT GEEK!

Warren Simondson
Warren Simondson. Warren is managing director and founder of Ctrl-Alt-Del IT Consultancy, an Australian firm established in 2002. The company is known for the CAD Freeware Util Pack, a collection of 50+ freeware utilities developed by Warren to assist IT professionals with extending the functionality and management of Remote Desktop and Citrix environments.
Website:  http://www.ctrl-alt-del.com.au
Twitter:   @Caditc

CTP's that Warren will have no mercy on. In a Nokia "Snake" game order (you know from left to right, then next line), Alex Cooper, Andrew Morgan, Andrew Wood, Anton van Pelt, Bas van Kaam, Bernhard Tritsch, Claudio Rodrigues (who invited him??), Esther Barther, Helge Klein, Jarian Gibson, Jim Moyle, Stephan Thirion, THomas Poppelgaard.

Alex Cooper Andrew Morgan Andrew Wood  Anton van Pelt  Bas van Kaam

Bernhard Tritsch  Claudio Rodrigues  Esther Barthel  Helge Klein  Jarian Gibson

Jim Moyle  Stephan Thirion  Thomas Poppelgaard 

12.00 - 12.10
Break Break
12.10 - 12.40
Powerful GUI for your Powershell script collection. Translate the parameters of your script into an easy to use application und run it.  Short overview of Unified VM management with Hydra. Manage Vmware, Hyper-V, XenServer, Azure and EC2 from one app. Build your own PowerShell workflows using Hydra cookbooks and separate the commands from the logic.
Christian Troll
Christian Troll, Christian is a Senior Enterprise Consultant and Solution Architect for MoveIT GmbH in Munich. One of the first Consultants for NetSupport (1998 now Frontrange) developing Enterprise Solutions with Enteo Netinstall. He works in server based computing, terminal services and virtualization since 1999. Christian is a member of the Microsoft Infrastructure Inner Circle. Since 17 years he designs and develop fully automated server and client installation, configuration and management solutions. Special interests are automating everything that is possible on any system to avoid any manual installation or configuration.
Twitter: @TrollChristian

13.20 - 14.30
LUNCH LUNCH

14.30 - 15.00
When machine data isn't enough. In this session Brandon will show you how to get new insight into your users' experience that isn't achievable with your standard monitoring or data collecting tools. Brandon Shell
Todd Shell, Todd (aka Brandon) has been an IT professional  since 1994. He has spent most of his career in deeply technical positions at companies such as Microsoft, Bloomberg and Splunk, the recipient of several community awards from Microsoft (PowerShell MVP) and Citrix (CTP.) With extensive VDI experience and a deep understanding of the pain IT staff experience managing these environments, he provides unique insight into the user experience problems these environments perpetuate.
Twitter: @bsonposh
15.00 - 15.35
Self-service application whitelisting, is that even possible? Application whitelisting may be a great way to secure an environment, but how do you keep this dynamic?  In this session Brian Casselman and Rob de Korte will show you how users can get their ‘vital’ applications tested, approved and added to the Whitelist quickly and securely.

Rob de Korte
Rob de Korte is an experienced technical trainer working for RES. He has almost 20 years of experience in IT, about 10 of which in SBC and the RES products. Rob is an E2EVC Grandfather and grandfather of a lovely little girl. When he’s not traveling he likes to play football (soccer) and is the goalkeeper of the team.
Brian’s bio will follow.
Twitter: @airdeca_nl

15.35 - 15.40
Break Break
15.40 - 16.10
The leading UEM platform has just been updated to v10. Find out what's new in v10 of DesktopNow Plus and how migrating data is easier than ever with new features like in location sync, drive map emulation and MS one drive support.
Paul Whalley
Paul Whalley, Paul is DesktopNow Product Manager (Environment Manager).  Prior to joining AppSense in 2011, Paul had already accomplished over 15 years of IT infrastructure experience working in both Government and Private sectors, specialising in Citrix, Microsoft and VMware technologies.
Twitter: @whalio_p

Gary Brook
Gary Brook, Gary has worked in the End User Computer space for over 10 years in a mix of both Delivery and Pre-Sales roles, with a focus on Citrix technologies, application virtualisation and user experience. Gary joined AppSense in November 2015 as a Technical Account Director and is currently responsible for the technical relationship with the Tier 1 System Integrators such as HPE, CSC and Fujitsu. Prior to AppSense Gary worked for HP (as they were called then) as a Pre-Sales Solution Architect within the Mobility and Workplace Practice.
Twitter: @garybrook42

16.10 - 16.15
Break Break
16.15 - 16.50
How Happy is a Happy User: Practical Tips On Quantifying User Experience. Happy, satisfied users are the key to any application or desktop delivery project. Yet, often "health" of a service is measured in abstract performance metrics - network throughput, CPU usage, Memory Usage, Disk performance. This doesn't necessarily translate to a great user experience.New to our industry is a growing trend to add in additional metrics and services that can give a "user experience" value. Is this any use to you, and how are people calculating it? In this session, we will consider user experience metrics from a host of different vendors who are innovating in this space such as Layer8, PairWise, egInnovations, ControlUp, UberAgent, Login VSI, Appensure and Liquidware Labs to understand how they are approaching measuring user experience. We'll also be looking at what you can do natively within the Microsoft and Citrix suite to help.

Andrew Wood
Andrew Wood, Andrew is Principal Solutions Architect for Atlantis Computing. Before joining Atlantis he ran an independent consultancy practice specializing in desktop virtualization technologies and was an analyst for The Virtualization Practice. As well as presenting at Citrix Synergy, E2EVC, User Groups, blogging and tweeting (@gilwood_cs) regularly on desktop virtualization technologies, he is a member of the UK Citrix User Group's steering committee.
Twitter: @gilwood_cs

Jim Moyle
Jim Moyle, Jim has been an infrastructure technologist with almost 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 farms in Europe. As the Lead solution Architect for Atlantis Computing in EMEA he is responsible for the design and execution of many world class projects for this Citrix Platinum partner. He also enjoys speaking at various industry events such as BriForum, E2E and Citrix Synergy and you can find him sharing knowledge on his blog, on twitter at @jimmoyle and on the Citrix IRC Channel.
Twitter: @jimmoyle

16.50 - 16.55
Break Break
16.55 - 17.20
Analyzing user experience and application performance with uberAgent for Splunk
In this interactive session you will learn how to find the root cause of performance bottlenecks, determine the session footprint for sizing and monitor application usage.











Helge Klein
Helge Klein, Helge (another one of 7 in the world - CTP, MVP and vExpert, Splunk Revolution Award 2014) worked as an independent consultant and developer before founding vast limits - the uberAgent company - in 2011. Helge has worked in IT infrastructure projects for large corporations 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 2011 through 2015 and BriForum 2012, 2014 and 2015.
Website: https://helgeklein.com
Twitter: @HelgeKlein

17.20 - 17.25
Break Break
17.25 - 17.55
Extreme Makeover – Turning Desktop Computers into Managed Thin Clients. The benefits of virtualizing the desktop are well documented, but projects stall unless there is a valid business case, which in every case involves financial justification.  IGEL Technology makes virtualization projects viable by providing the means to manage existing assets as thin clients using IGEL’s industry-leading and extremely cost effective workstation management tools. In this session, you will learn that being thin is not about hardware.  We will discuss leading options for turning existing personal computers, laptops, etc. into managed thin client workstations.  You will also see how easily a desktop or laptop computer can be turned into a workspace managed thin client using the IGEL Universal Desktop Converter and Universal Management Suite. Each attendee will walk away with a certificate for three IGEL Technology UDC2 Thin Clients, complete with IGEL’s workspace management system.

Ian Anderson
Ian Anderson. Ian is a Pre-Sales specialist for IGEL Technology, with over a decade of experience deploying and promoting Thin Clients. His previous roles have been at Wyse (pre-Dell) as a Systems Engineer, then more recently with Samsung as the European Pre-Sales lead for Thin Clients. Ian now spends his time presenting at events and helping customers get the most out of IGEL products.
Twitter: @Malt_Vinegar
17.55 - 18.00
Break Break
18.00 - 18.30
SMS PASSCODE and CensorNet – News. SMS PASSCODE Multifactor Authentication - New SMS PASSCODE stuff, including CensorNet redefining web security with Unified Security service which is Cloud Application Control and more…









 

Kennet Johansen
Gunnar Hermansen, Gunnar is a Tech Guy at Censor.net, he has worked within the IT Industry for more than 20 years. He has several certifications and is speaking at technical conferences every now and then. On a daily basis, he works with technical support and troubleshooting for reseller- and distributor consultants, setting up SMS PASSCODE in various environments. Typically, but not limited, to Microsoft NPS (radius), TMG, IIS, Citrix XenApp, Netscaler, Cisco, Juniper, Barracuda, and other firewalls, as well as hypervisors like VMware View, HyperV and XenServer, Moxa and Microsoft Credential provider. Besides this, Gunnar writes tech docs & whitepapers.
Twitter: @Gundaris

Kennet Johansen
Kennet Johansen, Kennet work as Technical trainer/director – Whatever is about technical bits and pieces. Kennet comes with a long background as system Engineer and architect in different technical domains, like Virtualization from the days of the ESX/GSX servers, backup/storage and security, from vendor like VMware, DELL, VERITAS, and above all SMS PASSCODE. Today Kennet is roaming the globe training the global Censornet partner community in the ways of the different technologies that CensorNet (SMS PASSCODE) manufactures, to make the world a more safer place.

18.30 - onward
NETWORKING NIGHT OUT
Networking night out in "Blue Light" Pub in Dublin Mountains, sponsored by Censor.net. https://www.facebook.com/The-Blue-Light-Pub-119509234746936/



Friday June 10, 2016

Time Slot
 Presentation Topic
             
    
Presentation Topic
10.00 - 10.40
Desktops & Desktop Management from the Cloud with Horizon Air & Horizon Air Hybrid. In this deep dive session, we will show you what Horizon Air and Horizon Air Hybrid offer you.
We will talk about network and active directory integration as well as different user access strategies.
Sebastian Brand
Sebastian Brand, Sebastian started his career 18 years ago at the first German Citrix Partner as a Citrix and Security Consultant when Citrix was a one product company with a product called WinFrame. During his years as a consultant he did a lot of VDI and RDSH as well as a lot of Firewall and Content Scanning projects. Sebastian has a number of accreditations including CCIA and MCSE. Sebastian joned VMware in 2014 and is currently responsible for the VMware Global Accounts in Germany. In his free time he plays tennis, watches football and he loves long and intensive discussions with valuable results.
Twitter: @Sebastian_Brand

Peter Schraml
Peter Schraml, Horizon Air Senior Solution Architect, EMEA, VMware. Peter is the Horizon Air Senior Solution Architect at VMware. He serves as a trusted adviser across EMEA, leading a specialist team that helps customers transform business processes and deliver a more user and application-centric experience. As a mobile evangelist he remains passionate about the ways in which mobile is transforming business today and he has played a pivotal role in the rapid pace of innovation that has come from VMware’s end-user computing portfolio.  Peter has more than 15 years of experience working in the technology sector, having previously held senior positions at Citrix, BT Engage IT and OCS where he was responsible for the design, planning and deployment of multiple desktop and applications, including Citrix  XenDesktop POC.
Twitter: @Pethe3rd

What’s New In XenServer 7.0, With a Deep Dive Into Intel GVT-g. The latest release of XenServer is out. So what? In this session we'll go into the technical detail of the new features, particularly those that are unique to XenServer (e.g. XenServer Tools in Windows Update, and the Direct Inspect APIs, a unique security feature to help prevent zero days attacks on guest VMs). We’ll also dedicate 20 minutes on a whole section dedicated to Intel GPU virtualisation (GVT-g), given that XenServer is the only commercial hypervisor that this is available on. We’ll end up with taking views from the floor as to what you think we should be doing in the next release!
David Cottingham
David Cottingham, David runs the partner engineering and product management teams for Citrix XenServer. He joined Citrix in 2009, and has been working on XenServer ever since. He spends his time talking to engineering teams at OEMs, IHVs, ISVs and major cloud providers, trying to work out what customers want, running a small OpenStack engineering team, and helping out with product strategy. He’s spent many hours triaging customer and partner problems, writing product requirements, and debating architectural designs. David holds a PhD in computer science, which means he knows nothing useful about it, but can talk at length about wireless networks and routing algorithms to anyone who will listen.
Twitter: @DavidCottingham


Paul Durrant
Paul Durrant, Paul is XenServer data-path architect and lead engineer. His responsibilities include graphics virtualization (both NVIDIA GRID vGPU and Intel GVT-g) as well storage and network data-paths, and paravirtualized drivers for Windows. He is an active member of the Xen community and maintainer for the x86 I/O emulation and viridian (Windows PV enlightenments) subsystems.


10.40 - 10.50
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10.50 - 11.40
Azure RemoteApp past, present & future. With the initial release, Azure RemoteApp had very limited functionality as many common features were not fully implemented at this stage. But immediately after the initial release it became clear that Azure RemoteApp takes part in Microsoft’s continuous development strategy which is applicable for every Azure component. Many iterations later, Azure RemoteApp has grown into a much more mature solution to publish legacy applications from the cloud, as a full-blown service. In this technical deep dive session, we will take a closer look at where Azure RemoteApp came from, but more importantly where it stands today and what Microsoft’s future plans are. Even though Benny and Freek are both Microsoft MVPs on Remote Desktop Services, they are both independent consultants and will tell you the whole unbiased truth about Azure RemoteApp, including limitations and pitfalls you need to be aware of. They will cover the good, the bad and the ugly. Join their session to get fully up to speed with Azure RemoteApp including the latest features like HTML5, user based assignment, the (new) Azure Portal and Azure Resource Manager integration options.
Freek Berson
Freek Berson. Freek works as technical consultant at Wortell, a system integrator company based in the Netherlands, where he focusses on End User Computing and all related technologies mostly on the Microsoft platform. He is also a managing consultant at rdsgurus.com. He maintains his personal blog where he writes articles and blog posts related to Remote Desktop Services, Azure RemoteApp and other Microsoft technologies. Freek is awarded Microsoft MVP on RDS since 2011 and speaks at various conferences including BriForum, E2EVC and ExpertsLive. You can follow him on twitter via @fberson.
 Website: themicrosoftplatform.net
Twitter: @fberson

Benny Tritsch
Dr. Benny Tritsch. Benny 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: http://drtritsch.com/
Twitter: @drtritsch

XenServer session continues.
XenServer session continues.
11.40 - 11.50
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11.50 - 12.30
#VDILIKEAPRO: testing and tuning VDI like a Pro. Whether you are a total newbie or a true expert in VDI engineering, testing, benchmarking or performance tuning, this is your ultimate performance testing and tuning session. Together with Jeroen van de Kamp you will deep dive and learn all the important best practices he has learned with Project VRC and #VDILIKEAPRO. Learn all the essential testing best practices and critical performance insights for tuning Windows 10 and how to get more out of VMware’s OS optimization tool, also when you are a XenDesktop user.
Jeroen van Kamp
Jeroen van de Kamp, Jeroen works as a Chief Technology Officer, he is responsible for defining and executing the technical strategy for Login VSI and Login Consultants. From the start, Jeroen has played a critical role in the growth and accreditation Login has accumulated over the years. He has developed several core solutions which allow Login VSI and Login Consultants to easily differentiate in the cloud and virtualization market. Jeroen is also responsible for several well-known solutions like Flex Profiles (now VMware UEM), the independant ProjectVRC.team virtualization research platform, #VDILIKEAPRO, Login VSI and solution4 (now Automation Machine). Because of his contribution to the technical community van de Kamp is recognized as a thought-leader in the application delivery industry and has become a residential speaker for seminars like BriForum, Citrix Solution Summit and many others.
Twitter: @thejeroen

The ShareFile End User Experience. Come and join a full end-to-end demo session on ShareFile as an Enterprise grade EFSS solution.
Our focus is user productivity, so let’s show you how we demo the ShareFile End User Experience against our popular enterprise use case scenarios.
George Christophi
George Christophi became part of the Citrix ShareFile team in 2013, as a Lead Systems Engineer.  In this role, he guides and assists customers, partners and Citrites through the pre-sales process to define and adopt ShareFile for businesses.
Twitter: @gchristophi

Dean O'Gorman
Dean O'Gorman, Dean has over 15 years experience in the IT Sales and Operations sectors covering a wide range of technologies and industries. He is also experienced in strategic planning, implementation and management of diverse infrastructures on a national and international scale. Currently Dean is Pre-Sales systems engineer with ShareFile.

12.30 - 12.40
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12.40 - 13.20
Hyperconvergence with Data Virtualisation – a double win. Why is Data Virtualisation such a big win when building or buying a hyperconverged platform?  Understand the workings and impact of SimpliVity’s DVP and how it boosts the efficiency of a hyperconverged platform vs simply collapsing down number of physical devices in enterprise infrastructure stacks.  Learn how this translates to reduced hardware requirements, simplified management and reduces the impact of traditionally “heavy lifting” tasks.
Stuart Gilks
Stuart Gilks, Stuart is Solutions Architect Director at Simplivity. Having joined SimpliVity in 2014 Stuart is responsible for SimpliVity’s Technical Services in the UK & Ireland through both SimpliVity Field staff and a network of SimpliVity authorised partners.  Designing & implementing HyperConverged solutions to meet & exceed customer requirements from distributed Remote Offices, to Data Centers, from Test & Dev to VDI to Tier 1 Apps is all in a day’s work for SimpliVity Solution Architects.  An industry veteran having spent over 20 years at Open Systems Vendors including most recently European Director for NetApp Systems Engineering,  Stuart has a BSc in Economics, Computing and Statistics & half blue for motorsport from University of Bath.  Stuart is a keen motorsport competitor building, driving and navigating on regional and national stage events round the UK.
Twitter:  @StuartGilks123

Citrix Workspace Cloud - Why should you care?
James O'Regan
James O’Regan, James is a Citrix CCE-V, RES RCP and Microsoft MCSA He works as an EUC Solutions Architect at Zinopy, an Irish Platinum Citrix partner where he assists customers with projects based around End User Computing. James has just lead a team that has completed the largest RES project in Ireland for a large financial institution.
Twitter: @jamesoregan

13.20 - 14.15
LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH
14.15 - 14.55
Application Layering and User Environment Management – Why they are Inseparable. Application Layering is all the rage but without proper User Environment Management there are gaping holes in your application delivery strategy.  With features such as application settings portability, application rights management and “Run as Admin” registry edits, User Environment Management solutions are great complements to Application Layering. Learn how Application Layering and User Environment Management solutions work together to dramatically lower base image management needs. We’ll also review real-world customer use cases of these technologies working together, including Unidesk with ProfileUnity UEM, AppSense with FlexApp Layering, and ProfileUnity UEM with FlexApp Layering.

Jason Smith
Jason E. Smith, Jason is VP Products, Liquidware Labs. Jason was co-owner of ProfileUnity before Liquidware Labs acquired the solution in 2009. He has also led strategic product and consulting responsibilities for Citrix, Red Hat, Scriptlogic and RES. His recent speaking engagements include Citrix Synergy, VMworld, and VMware Partner Exchange.
Twitter: @jasonesmith12
The Joy and Pain of Deploying XenApp in Enterprise Environments. Enterprise Environments are sometimes hard to handle. You have to deal with many different teams and responsibilities and need tons of information for them to support you in the integration process. I will walk through the different teams and the necessary information and give you tips from real world experiences.


Sinisa Sokolic
Sinisa Sokolic, Sinisa is CCE-V, MCITP and VCP with over 16 years of experience in EUC solutions. He is CTO of a company called RIS Consulting GmbH located in Cologne in Germany. He has worked as Solutions Architect for large enterprise customers in Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop environments. It´s his 3rd speaking engagement at E2EVC after Berlin and Lisbon in 2015.
Website: http://www.sinisasokolic.com
Twitter: @sinisasokolic
14.55 - 15.05
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15.05 - 15.45
The best of Windows Server 2016. Join this session for the Best of Windows Server 2016 — The New Foundation of your Datacenter. You’ll be one of the first to know about new, exciting improvements that are coming in Windows Server 2016 and how they’ll improve your day-to-day job.
 
In this hour-long presentation Thomas Maurer (Microsoft MVP) will guide you through the highly anticipated innovations including:
•Hyper-V 2016 features
•Nano Server
•Storage Spaces Direct
•Storage Replica
•Windows Server Containers
•And more
Thomas Maurer
Thomas Maurer works as a Cloud Architect at itnetX AG, a consulting and engineering company located in Switzerland, which has been awarded by Microsoft as “Microsoft Datacenter Partner of the Year for the past four years. Thomas is focused on Microsoft Technologies, especially Microsoft Cloud Platform based Microsoft System Center, Microsoft Virtualization and Microsoft Azure. This includes Microsoft Hyper-V, Windows Server, Storage, Networking, System Center and Azure Stack. In 2012 Thomas Maurer was awarded the first time by Microsoft with the Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) Award for his expertise in Virtual Machine (Hyper-V). And in 2014 Thomas was awarded the first time by Cisco with the Cisco Champion Award. Thomas works closely with Microsoft and partners to promote Microsoft Technology as speaker for Microsoft and other Technical events. 
Website: http://www.thomasmaurer.ch
Twitter: @ThomasMaurer

Michael Rueefli
Michael Rueefli, Michael aka Dr.MIRU is Microsoft MVP for Cloud and Datacenter Management, a technology enthusiast and automation geek, working as cloud architect at itnetX AG, a consulting and engineering company located in Bern/Switzerland.
With more than 15 years’ experience in integrating enterprise infrastructures for mid to large size customers, he’s focused on Microsoft Private and Hybrid Cloud Deployments, Server Virtualization (Hyper-V), Datacenter Automation, Active Directory Design and troubleshooting, Smart Card / PKI / Kerberos troubleshooting, Powershell development, Crash Dump Analysis
Website: http://www.miru.ch
Twitter: @drmiru

Deploy Citrix XenMobile in an Enterprise Environment. There are various Enterprise Mobility Management Solutions available which allows you to manage your mobile devices. Citrix XenMobile allows you to offer both Mobile Device Management and Mobile Application Management. In this session Anton explains how to setup Citrix XenMobile in a enterprise environment to allow a smooth and secure deployment of Apple devices via the Apple Device Enrollment Program and Volume Purchase Program. This will give you a zero-touch installation without the need for individual iTunes accounts.


Anton van Pelt
Anton van Pelt, Anton is a Consultant with over 10 years of Citrix experience. Anton's focus is primarily on Enterprise Mobility solutions such as Citrix XenMobile, ShareFile and NetScaler. He is active in presenting his technical knowledge throughout the community (Citrix IRC channel, Citrix Support Forums, NetScaler KB and so on) and as a speaker at various international conferences. He is also the co-author of Enterprise Mobility Management Smackdown, PQR and User Environment Management Smackdown, PQR. Anton is a Citrix CTP (Citrix Technology Professional) and RSVP (RES Software Valued Professional).
Website: https://www.antonvanpelt.com
Twitter: @AntonvanPelt

15.45 - 15.55
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16.05 - 16.45
Using Cloud IaaS resources to improve your day-to-day work: use-cases and benefits. Using Cloud Infrastructure as a Service for your production workloads isn't something that many IT Professionals are considering today… However, there are quite a few use-cases that allow you to take great advantage from these resources in your day-to-day work. In this session we will look at a few, describe the pain points that we have today and solve them by putting 'the cloud' to work.
Mike Resseler
Mike Resseler Mike is a Technical Evangelist for Veeam.  Mike is focused on technologies around Hyper-V and System Center.  With years of experience in the field he presents on many occasions on large events such as MMS, TechEd and TechDays.  Mike has been awarded the MVP for System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management since 2010 and received the Hyper-V MVP since 2014.  His major hobby is discussing and developing solid Disaster Recovery scenarios.  Additionally, he has enterprise-class experience in Private Cloud architecture, deployment with marked focus on protection from the bottom to the top.  He holds certifications in many Microsoft Technologies such as MCITP. Follow Mike on
Website: http://scug.be/mike/
Twitter @MikeResseler or @Veeam

Windows desktop is under attack Whitelisting, admin rights removal and patching are considered the top 3 items that can be used to mitigate risk. See and learn how AppSense can whitelist without the need to whitelist! Learn how AppSense Insight v10 can help u understand who and what before you implement anything



16.45 - 16.55
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16.55 - 17.35
"IoT perspective on interactive Windows Logon and Fast User Switching"
Alex Danilychev
Alex Danilychev. Alex is an experienced system architect specializing in distributed applications. With over 15 year track record working with Fortune 500 Companies. He was responsible for design and implementation of eDocs financial document delivery system for Washington Mutual ($2-$3B in monthly throughput). Was credited with one of the largest XenServer deployments in the healthcare industry. He is also key contributor to iShadow Application Suite, Virtual Display Manager and MicroPOD.

Internet of Things (IoT) and Citrix Products - how do we pair those two together? Ingmar Veijen
Ingmar Verheij. Ingmar works as a Systems Engineer for Citrix. He is  responsible for identifying and matching technology opportunities with customer’s business issues and objectives, as well as channel partner training & enablement. He assist in development of business value propositions around Citrix products and solutions. Drives sales with technical expertise, account management skills, sales ability and a superior customer focus.
Since 2011 Ingmar is a group leader of the Dutch Citrix User Group (DuCUG) community and had successfully organised multiple events.
He previously had presented at different events (Citrix user groups, E2E/PubForum and BrightTALK) about Citrix related topics and measuring perceived performance. He is Citrix Certified Integration Architect , Microsoft Certified IT Professional , RES Certified Professional and Denamik trainer. In 2014 RES Software named me RES Software Valued Professional (RSVP).
Website: http://www.ingmarverheij.com
Twitter: @IngmarVerhei

17.35 - 17.45
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17.45 - 18.20
VMware EUC in 2016 and Beyond.  In this session Shawn will share the latest updates that VMware EUC has brought to the market recently and provide updates on where the industry is headed.
Shawn Bass
Shawn Bass, Shawn is a recognized expert in the End User Computing industry. With more than 20 years of consulting experience, he has worked with all facets of End User Computing (Terminal Services, Virtual Desktops, Application Virtualization and Enterprise Mobility Management) since the very beginning of these technologies.  Shawn joined VMware in September 2014 to help lead and define a long-term strategy for VMware’s End User Computing products and works closely with the product team in implementing the strategy in the years to come.  He is currently serving as CTO of End-User Computing.
Website: http://shawnbass.com
Twitter: @shawnbass


Citrix troubleshooting tools and utilities. A deep view, with Demo's on what resource are now available to succesfully troubleshoot and maintain Citrix environments. Jarian Gibson
Jarian Gibson. Jarian is an independent consultant/solutions architect focused on application/desktop virtualization and enterprise mobility technologies. He started his own business in September of 2014. With more than 15 years of experience in the IT industry, he has worked on many assessment, design, and implementations projects for application/desktop virtualization solutions. For the past 10 years he has worked for two Citrix Platinum partners (5 years at MTM Technologies and 5 years at Choice Solutions) as a consultant focused on application and desktop virtualization. For the past 5 of the 10 years I worked as a virtualization practice manager (Choice Solutions) focused on application/desktop virtualization and enterprise mobility solutions while also continuing to consult with the customer base.  He is an active contributor in the Citrix Support Forums and Citrix IRC channel.  I have presented at conferences (BriForum, Citrix Synergy, and E2E Virtualization Conference), been named Citrix Geek of the Week, recognized by Citrix as one of the top five Citrix engineers in the central region at Citrix Synergy 2011, and contributed to Desktop Virtualization Deployment Insights eBook published by Citrix.
Website: http://www.jariangibson.com
Twitter: @jariangibson

18.30 - Dublin Sightseeing Tour




Saturday June 11, 2016

Time Slot
 Presentation Topic
 Short Presenter Bio
Presentation Topic
9.30 - 10.00
NVIDIA GRID for the Masses. During this session you will get a technical round up of the announcements that you have seen at Synergy. We will go deep into the technical bits and bytes of the announcement and explain why NVIDIA GRID should be used for even the least demanding end users. We will discuss common advantages in the knowledge worker up to the Designer space like additional functionality, CPU offload, enhanced user experience and remote protocol offloading once GPUs are available. We will also share the NVIDIA Sizing Methodology to answer one of the hardest questions when it comes to sizing: “How many users per server can I run?”.

Luke Wignall
Luke Wignall, Luke is highly successful technology evangelist with a passion for driving ground breaking solutions that will change the way businesses operate. He has extensive technical and business background with roles in sales, engineering, operations and management.  Luke is currently managing NVIDIA GRID Performance engineering lab. His task is to measure, influence, and evangelize NVIDIA datacenter solutions and demonstrate clear value to NVidias customers. Twitter: @lwignall
Monitoring largest SharePoint farm in the world and what does it have to do with SBC. Frane will show how we help to monitor and maintain largest SharePoint farm in the world and what we learned from it and applied that to the SBC computing and monitoring XA/XD and RDSH farms. Frane Borozan
Frane Borozan, Frane is a proud father. RDS/XA/XD consultant. Co-founder of:
Twitter: @fborozan

Break
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10.00 - 10.30
Hardware Encoding with NVENC on Citrix XenDesktop. Citrix currently doesn’t support NVENC yet but this will change soon. What is NVENC and what are the benefits for a Citrix deployment using NVENC? This session explains what’s behind NVENC and why we should use it in the future.


Simon Schaber
Simon Schaber, Simon Schaber, Simon has more than 10 years of IT experience. Before he joined Nvidia as GRID Solution Architect,
he worked more than 5 years for Citrix as TRM and Systems Engineer with main focus on HDX3D Pro.


Important insight your users are too busy to provide.
We all know users often skip important details when reporting problems to your help desk and IT staff.  In this session, we will show you how to use Layer8 data to fill that critical gap. 

Brandon Shell
Todd Shell, Todd (aka Brandon) has been an IT professional  since 1994. He has spent most of his career in deeply technical positions at companies such as Microsoft, Bloomberg and Splunk, the recipient of several community awards from Microsoft (PowerShell MVP) and Citrix (CTP.) With extensive VDI experience and a deep understanding of the pain IT staff experience managing these environments, he provides unique insight into the user experience problems these environments perpetuate.
Twitter: @bsonposh
10.30 - 10.35
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10.35 - 11.15
Parallels Remote Application Server: Everything you didn’t ask. Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) is the most easy to use and cost effective solution for remote delivery of applications and VDI. During this session you’ll learn its features, technical underpinning, what’s new and where it’s going; and why thousands of other companies switched to Parallels RAS. Jack Zubarev (one of Parallels founders) will also talk about RAS’s brilliant experience on mobile devices, integrated load-balancer, wizards for most common tasks as well as product architecture.
Jack Zubarev
Jack Zubarev, Jack is a founder and the President of Parallels. Since the company’s founding in 1999, he has held multiple leadership roles within the company including chief operating officer, sales engineering, product marketing and business development. Zubarev has been instrumental in building the company into $100mln leader in hosting and cloud services enblement businesses (now Odin, Plesk, and Virtuozzo product lines and companies). Since 2013, he has been leading Parallels Cross-Platform business. Zubarev was also a founder of Acronis and helped establish the storage management company’s sales and marketing organizations in the United States. Zubarev holds a degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and an MBA from the University of San Francisco.
Website: http://www.parallels.com
Twitter:  @Parallels_EU

Insights and awesome stats from the global end-user computing community. How fast is a fast logon? What are the top resource-hoggers in today's enterprises? How much memory does a typical VDI user consume? In this session, we'll discuss various findings from a (huge) global dataset of EUC-related statistics. Recommended for consultants and experts, with plenty of numbers to use for comparison and reference in your projects. Eugene Kalayev
Eugene Kalayev in the VP of Product Management for ControlUp, responsible for planning the product's technological vision and translating it into concrete R&D activities. His areas of expertise include virtualization, cloud computing, Windows Server, PowerShell, VDI. Eugene has extensive experience in training IT professionals, and holds various industry certifications from Microsoft, Citrix, Cisco, and the Scrum Alliance, as well as a Master's degree in Social and Organizational Psychology.

Andrew Morgan
Andrew Morgan, Andrew works as a Senior Solutions Architect with Zinopy, based in Ireland. Andrew has been working in IT for over 10 years, the majority of which he has spent working in server based computing, VDI and private cloud solutions.  Andrew frequently blogs about virtualization technologies and also provides free community based tools, from his blog. Andrew is passionate about application virtualization, desktop delivery and mobility products. For his activities in the End User Computing space, Andrew has also been awarded the RES Software RSVP, VMware vExpert and Nutanix NTC titles.
Website: http://www.andrewmorgan.ie
Twitter: @andyjmorgan

11.15- 11.25
Break
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11.25 - 12.05
The ultimate GPU smackdown. NVIDIA vs INTEL vs AMD (state 2016)
Intel Skylake vs AMD multiusergpu vs NVIDIA GRID 2.0
 
- learn the features (hardware facts)
- learn supported platforms
- learn price points
- learn supported ISV
 
User experience on Intel on Citrix XenDesktop 7.8 - Windows 10
User experience on NVIDIA on Citrix XenDesktop 7.8 - Windows 10
User experience on AMD on Citrix XenDesktop 7.8 - Windows 10
 
User experience on Intel on VMware horizon 7 - Windows 10
User experience on NVIDIA on VMware horizon 7 - Windows 10
User experience on AMD on VMware horizon 7 - Windows 10
 
User experience on Intel on Microsoft Windows Server 2016
User experience on NVIDIA on Microsoft Windows Server 2016
User experience on AMD on Microsoft Windows Server 2016


Thomas Poppelgaard
Thomas Poppelgaard. Thomas has 18 years of IT experience in various positions from Administrator to  Product Manager. He currently works as an independent Technology evangelist at his own company, Poppelgaard.com. Thomas works with IT-strategy, pre-sales, architectural designing, planning and implementation solutions within Citrix for ISV, Cloud Providers, Distributors, Resellers and End Customers. He is highly involved in Proofs of Concept to help prove why business should adapt new technologies. Thomas travels the World evangelizing Citrix solutions; specifically, remote graphic solutions HDX 3D & HDX 3D Pro. He is also a speaker at conferences, webinars, seminars and road shows about Citrix and 3rd party Citrix solutions in the USA and EMEA. He developed his in depth knowledge on XenDesktop HDX 3D Pro since 2008 and XenApp HDX 3D when first version and GPU pass-through with XenServer. In 2011, he was one of the organizers of a successful HDX 3D Pro event where vendors including Citrix, HP, Autodesk and NVIDIA were gathered to demonstrate HDX 3D Pro to a wider audience and in 2013 talked at NVIDIA GTC. Thomas specializes in how CAD/CAE/CAM applications can be virtualized with Citrix/NVIDIA (SBC/VDI) technologies and how the GPU is an important component in the virtualization space. Thomas also enjoys speaking at various industry events such as E2EVC and DKCUG, NOCUGCUGtech. You can find him sharing knowledge on his
Website: www.poppelgaard.com
Twitter @_POPPELGAARD


Benny Tritsch
Dr. Benny Tritsch. Benny 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: http://drtritsch.com/
Twitter: @drtritsch

Process CPU optimisation in VDI and RDS workloads. The problem of process CPU management has been around forever and is still a problem today. During this session we will look at what that problem is and why it exists, what people have done in the past, can anything different be done today and how we approached it with ThreadLocker. David Coombes
David Coombes, David is CTO at ThinScale Technologies, responsible for the technical direction of the company and heads the product design and development efforts.  David has worked in the virtualisation and server based computing market for over 15 years’ architecting and implementing remote access and virtualisation solutions.  In addition, David has a strong software development background and has developed several products for remote access environments including the EPAFactory Endpoint Analysis suite and was also the original architect and developer for the first release of AppSense’s Environment Manager.
Website: http://www.thinscaletechnology.com
Twitter @dave_coombes
12.05 - 12.15
Break Break Break Break
12.15 - 12.55
Azure Backup Server - Microsoft's Best Kept Secret

You probably know that Microsoft offers on-premises backup using System Center, but did you know that Microsoft released a free on-premises backup server last year that can also backup to Azure? Come to this session to learn how you can reduce the cost of on-premises backup, and use some of those savings to get secured off-site long term backup in the cloud.
Aidan Finn
Aidan Finn, Aidan is a Microsoft Valuable Professional (MVP) with the Cloud & Datacenter Management (Hyper-V) expertise. He works as the Technical Sales Lead of MicroWarehouse Ltd., an Irish technology distributor, where he assists Microsoft partners on technologies such as Windows Server, Hyper-V, Azure, DataON and Gridstore. Aidan writes a lot about public and private cloud technologies on his site and is the Contributing Editor on Microsoft virtualization for Petri.com. He has spoken at events around Europe and the USA, including TechEd Europe, Microsoft Ignite, E2EVC, and more, about Hyper-V and Azure.
Website: http://www.aidanfinn.com
Twitter:  @joe_elway
An Introduction to Turbo Containers. What is Turbo Containers, how different is it to App-V or AppDisks and much more with Demo's!
Claudio Rodrigues
Cláudio Rodrigues, 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.
Twitter: @crod

12.55 - 13.45
LUNCH

LUNCH LUNCH
13.45 - 14.25

PowerPoint kills brain cells. - Demos get the girls. Managing Nutanix from hardware to VMs and everything in between including the new MCS integration with Acropolis. Make infrastructure invisible.

David Gaunt
David Gaunt, David is a senior systems engineer from the UK with a decade of virtualisation experience. Before his move to Nutanix in 2014 he was previously employed at Citrix in starting in IT in 2001 and moving to their Systems Engineeing team in 2007 focusing on XenDesktop and XenApp. David is a regular and enthusiastic member of the wider Citrix community and E2EVC - although he's mainly here for the steak, beer and good company.
Website: http://nutanixnoob.com
Twitter: @davidjgaunt




What’s new in Windows Server 2016 Failover Clustering (with a focus on Hyper-V naturally). Come and take a look at the enhanced and new features in Windows Server 2016 Failover Clustering. Continuing on the great foundation that Windows Server 2012 R2 provides we'll see how our favorite platform for high availability gets honed to be richer, better, easier to support and more resilient in many more situations or new deployment scenarios. SMB3, stretched clusters, hybrid deployments, new storage options all make for more capabilities but also introduce new needs and permutations to cater for. Come see and join our learning journey on the road to RTM to find out what's available to achieve all this when it's finished." Didier Van Hoye
Didier Van Hoye, Didier is an IT veteran with over 17 years of expertise in Microsoft technologies, storage, virtualization and networking. He works mainly as a subject matter expert advisor and infrastructure architect in Wintel environments leveraging DELL hardware to build the best possible high performance solutions with great value for money. He contributes his experience and knowledge to the global community as Microsoft MVP in Hyper-V, a Veeam Vanguard, a member of the Microsoft Extended Experts Team in Belgium and a DELL TechCenter Rockstar. He does so as a blogger, author, presenter and public speaker.
Website: https://blog.workinghardinit.work
Twitter: @WorkingHardInIT
14.25 - 14.35
Break Break Break Break
14.35 - 15.15
Automating Citrix builds  in AWS. Automate everything ! Deploy fully operational desktop in 10 minutes. Configure AlwaysOn cluster in 30 minutes. Use Amazon S3 to store installation binaries and deploy complete setups in minutes using AWS cloud formation to describe inter stack and machine dependencies.  Automate image creation using packer, chocolatey and boxstarter. Power manage machines in realtime based on delivery group load in order to make savings on your journey to public cloud.













Deploying XenApp on Amazon AWS. Shaun and Lukasz give an overview of Amazon Web Services and share their experiences and lessons learned from deploying XenApp on the platform.

Julien Stanojevic
Julien Stanojevic, Julien currently works as a senior consultant and Windows & Cloud team leader at D2SI, building application delivery platforms for customers, scaling from few hundreds to tens of thousands seats. His professional interests are primarily focused on application delivery, Windows automation, hyper-converged technologies and public cloud deployments. Julien is an experienced speaker, delivering both keynotes and highly technical sessions on subjects like Windows infrastructure automation, AWS and Azure deployments, Atlantis USX, Citrix Netscaler and more. 
Regularly speaking at many leading industry conferences such as E2EVC, Virtual Expo, TIAD, Citrix user groups, various local events and workshops. He is  founder of French Citrix Experts meet-up, meant to deliver technology insights to a Citrix community in France.
Website: http://www.supersingular.io
Twitter: @GenuineM7





Shaun Ritchie
Shaun Ritchie, Shaun is an independent EUC Architect with experience of deploying solutions for small, medium and large businesses. He has worked in IT for 15 years and is co-founder of EUC Consulting.
Website: http://shaunritchie.co.uk
Twitter: @ShaunRitchie_UK

Automating MCS with PowerShell & Automation Manager. Zero-Touch from VMTemplate to Production. Based on a real-world use case where Nico was the lead architect for building a brand new experience center, in this session he’ll go through all the steps  and challenges involved in creating a fully automated deployment for XenApp/XenDesktop VDA Machines, by automating the installation of all the software components in a modular layered fashion (using RES ONE Automation properly) and then automating the Machine Creation Services bits (using PowerShell) effectively creating a zero-touch solution (not using MDT or SCCM) from a vanilla VMTemplate (on VMware) to a fully working published desktop that is registered and ready to accept user logons without ever needing to go into Citrix Studio. This session will contain some valuable tips for creating your own automated solution. Nico van der Stok
Nico van der Stok is a Senior Consultant at B-Critical Consultancy Services. He is a Virtualization Architect and Automation specialist focused on SBC/VDI application delivery infrastructures. He is an expert in tuning the finer details of the user workspace, enterprise mobility management, Citrix NetScaler’s, scripting and developing custom tailored solutions to sometimes crazy requirements, fluent speaker of the Japanese language and getting the hang of writing about himself in the 3rd person to create his own E2E profile.
Website: http://www.nicovanderstok.com
Twitter: @NicovanderStok

15.30 Guinness Storehouse - the famous Dublin attraction!

Sunday June 12, 2016



Time Slot
 Presentation Topic
 Short Presenter Bio
Presentation Topic
10.00 - 10.30
Preventing Possible PVS Performance Pain Points
Citrix PVS has been invigorated with new storage optimisations. Every storage company that got into business providing a solution to IO problems may have to think twice – but does that mean that creating a viable PVS service has become a breeze? In Preventing Possible PVS Performance Pain Points we look at the performance of PVS server including networking, host configuration, the importance of being earnest about memory, the good, bad and ugly of RAM + HDD, the impact of Melio, Windows Storage or hyperconverged environments, migration and availability.
Andrew Wood
Andrew Wood , Andrew is Principal Solutions Architect for Atlantis Computing. Before joining Atlantis he ran an independent consultancy practice specializing in desktop virtualization technologies and was an analyst for The Virtualization Practice. As well as presenting at Citrix Synergy, E2EVC, User Groups, blogging and tweeting (@gilwood_cs) regularly on desktop virtualization technologies, he is a member of the UK Citrix User Group's steering committee.
Website: http://www.gilwood-cs.co.uk
Twitter: @gilwood_cs

Jim Moyle
Jim Moyle, Jim has been an infrastructure technologist with almost 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 farms in Europe. As the Lead solution Architect for Atlantis Computing in EMEA he is responsible for the design and execution of many world class projects for this Citrix Platinum partner. He also enjoys speaking at various industry events such as BriForum, E2E and Citrix Synergy and you can find him sharing knowledge on his blog, on twitter at @jimmoyle and on the Citrix IRC Channel.
Twitter: @jimmoyle

How to create a kick ass lab that meets your needs. Creating a home lab where you can test the technologies you need is not as simple as it seems. You have to account for simple things like portability, noise, power consumption and more. In this session we will show you how we built the best portable cluster out there and all the things you should consider when building your own lab. Claudio Rodrigues
Cláudio Rodrigues, 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.
Twitter: @crod

10.30 - 10.40
Break Break Break Break
10.40 - 11.20
Windows 2016 Containers: What Good Are They? There are native applications. There are App-V applications. There are hypervisors with tiny server distributions like Nano Server.Do we have any need for Windows Containers at all?
Let's take a look.
Ton de Vreede
Ton de Vreede
has worked in IT for nearly 20 years, and in the user virtualisation space for over 15. He specialises in Citrix and RDS environments and the various tools that that go with it such as RES, AppSense and anything to do with Windows. He has designed and built several Citrix environments using a range of Citrix products such as XenApp (and its predecessors) and Provisioning Services. Motto: Spare the admin, automate! He is currently working in Tel Aviv with a software company about to release a new product based on Citrix, helping with strategy and implementation scenarios. In his downtime he likes to work with electronics and plays guitar, harmonica and keyboard (badly).
Twitter: @TondeVreede

State of Software Defined Networking in Enterprise Space. In this Sessions we will see what are Key differences between Microsoft, Cisco & VMware approach of SDN and possible use cases Sasa Masic
Saša Masic had his first contact with server virtualisation during his studies at Technical University Hamburg, Germany in late 90´s. He then spent many years working with leading server / desktop virtualisation and terminal server solutions. Currently he is working as a Senior Architect for data center infrastructure at Dataport in Hamburg, Germany. His interests beyond IT are his family, basketball coaching and alternative music.
Twitter: @EdoTorp

11.20 - 11.30
Break
Break Break Break
11.30 - 12.10
Application layering technologies, the who, what, why and how?
Andrew Morgan
Andrew Morgan, Andrew works as a Senior Solutions Architect with Zinopy, based in Ireland. Andrew has been working in IT for over 10 years, the majority of which he has spent working in server based computing, VDI and private cloud solutions.  Andrew frequently blogs about virtualization technologies and also provides free community based tools, from his blog. Andrew is passionate about application virtualization, desktop delivery and mobility products. For his activities in the End User Computing space, Andrew has also been awarded the RES Software RSVP, VMware vExpert and Nutanix NTC titles.
Website: http://www.andrewmorgan.ie
Twitter: @andyjmorgan

Hardening Citrix NetScaler Jani Kohonen
Jani Kohonen, Jani  is an author of janikohonen.com site and hands-on Citrix architect / consultan and active community member since the earliest days of remote access. He delivers solutions for workspace mobility, cloud networking and VDI with security and user experience in mind. Scripted automation is his specialty for enabling fast and well known setup replication. As a spearhead adopter of new technologies he has a track record with best practices, proven by a royal flush of the most valued certifications from Citrix, Microsoft, Apple and ITIL.
Website: http://janikohonen.com/
Twitter: @janikohonencom

12.10 - 12.20
Break Break Break Break
12.20 - 13.00
Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor – Acropolis Hypervisor, the perfect platform for your virtual desktops. A non biased view from an admin like you and I. Ronnie Hamilton
Ronnie Hamilton, Ronnie is a Nutanix (NTC), IT enthusiast specialising in Virtualisation technologies with a focus on EUC, currently working with Data Solutions delivering POC’s and conducting pre sales support for our Data Centres Sales team. I also provide consulting services and training to our channel partners and end users on our range of products.
Twitter : @rh747a

Consumption Economics and the Commoditisation of Infrastructure: How the IT industry has finally grown up. Chris will spend time reviewing the trends across the IT industry today and how the IT department has started to actually deliver the results it has been promising for 40 years. This strategic session will give you an overview of the reasons why the delivery of IT has had to change and how to cope when it does.
Chris Marks
Chris Marks
has been working in the Virtualisation space since before he was born. He had an amazing career as a Citrix Certified  Instructor for 10 years after which he progressed to Director of Strategy for a Managed Service Solution Provider in the UK, Esteem Group - where he has been for 12 years. Chris is on the Steering Committee of a very successful Citrix User Group UK.

Twitter: @ChrisJMarks




LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH

CITRIX GEEK SPEAK!
Host:

Perrine Crampton
Community Programs Manager at Citrix Systems, Attended Ohio Wesleyan University, Lives in Silicon Valley
Twitter: @pcrampton



Sasa Masic
Saša Masic had his first contact with server virtualisation during his studies at Technical University Hamburg, Germany in late 90´s. He then spent many years working with leading server / desktop virtualisation and terminal server solutions. Currently he is working as a Senior Architect for data center infrastructure at Dataport in Hamburg, Germany. His interests beyond IT are his family, basketball coaching and alternative music.
Twitter: @EdoTorp








E2EVC 2016 Singapore, February 18, 2016 Seacare Hotel, Singapore

INFORMATION ON SINGAPORE EVENT




The E2EVC Virtualization Conference in ASIA in 2016, February 18, 2016 took place in Seacare Hotel, 52 Chin Swee Road, Singapore 169875

AGENDA - not final yet


Topic

Presenter
8.45 - 9.15
Conference room opens


9.30 - 9.45
Welcome note by the Organiser
Alex Cooper Alex Cooper, Citrix CTP, Microsoft MVP and VMware vExpert. E2EVC Virtualization Conference founder.
9.30 - 10.00
Citrix Strategy, Projects and Products overview. Join this session to learn from one of the most regarded virtualisation industry experts Claudio Rodrigues about his vision of future of Citrix.
Claudio Rodrigues
Claudio Rodrigues is one of only 8 people in the world holding highest community recognition from three biggest Virtualization player in the world - he holds Citrix CTP, Microsoft MVP and VMware vExpert designation and has over 20 years of extensive experience of implementing multinational, large scale projects all over the world, currently specialising on goverment infrastructure and virtualisation projects.
Twitter: @crod

Group discussion with YOU - share whats on your mind!
10.15 - 11.00
Coffee Break


11.00 - 11.30
Citrix Provisioning Services 7.7 - what's new and why you should install it right now. Performance boost, provisioning simplification are just some of the new exciting features of PVS in 7.7.

Claudio Rodrigues






Ton De Vreede
Claudio Rodrigues is one of only 7 people in the world holding highest community recognition from three biggest Virtualization player in the world - he holds Citrix CTP, Microsoft MVP and VMware vExpert designation and has over 20 years of extensive experience of implementing multinational, large scale projects all over the world, currently specialising on goverment infrastructure and virtualisation projects.

Twitter: @crod

Ton de Vreede has worked in IT for nearly 20 years, and in the user virtualisation space for over 15. He specialises in Citrix and RDS environments and the various tools that that go with it such as RES, AppSense and anything to do with Windows. He has designed and built several Citrix environments using a range of Citrix products such as XenApp (and its predecessors) and Provisioning Services. Motto: Spare the admin, automate! He is currently working in Tel Aviv with a software company about to release a new product based on Citrix, helping with strategy and implementation scenarios. In his downtime he likes to work with electronics and plays guitar, harmonica and keyboard (badly).

Twitter: @TondeVreede
11.40 - 11.50
Break

11.50 - 12.20
Docker Containers: everything you need to know. What is Dockers? What are Containers? Learn all this and take a look at a brief overview of Docker Technology Space and Setup + Windows Container Demo Sasa Masic




Ton De Vreede
Saša Masic had his first contact with server virtualisation during his studies at Technical University Hamburg, Germany in late 90´s. He then spent many years working with leading server / desktop virtualisation and terminal server solutions. Currently he is working as a Senior Architect for data center infrastructure at Dataport in Hamburg, Germany. His interests beyond IT are his family, basketball coaching and alternative music.
Twitter: @EduTorp

Ton de Vreede has worked in IT for nearly 20 years, and in the user virtualisation space for over 15. He specialises in Citrix and RDS environments and the various tools that that go with it such as RES, AppSense and anything to do with Windows. He has designed and built several Citrix environments using a range of Citrix products such as XenApp (and its predecessors) and Provisioning Services. Motto: Spare the admin, automate! He is currently working in Tel Aviv with a software company about to release a new product based on Citrix, helping with strategy and implementation scenarios. In his downtime he likes to work with electronics and plays guitar, harmonica and keyboard (badly).
Twitter: @TondeVreede
12.20 - 12.50
Lunch


12.50 - 13.30
Citrix XenDesktop 7.7 - what's new? An overview of what new features the new verion bring, what improvements and also what 7.8 might bring us next.

Alex Cooper Alex Cooper is one of the seven people worldwide holding Citrix CTP, Microsoft MVP and VMware vExpert at the same time. Alex has been one of the first Citrix CTP's after this program invention in 2006. He has also been Microsoft MVP for 9 years, plus has been awarded VMware vExpert in 2015, 2016. Alex specialisation is management, virtualisation and infrastracture consultancy all over the world. His knowledge and experiences had made many small, medium and very large virtualization projects a success. He is certified trainer for Citrix and Microsoft Products. Alex ofter attend different virtualization conferences held by Microsoft and Citrix all over the world and present his experiences with different virtualization vendors - as presenter or "Ask the Expert"

Website: www.e2evc.com/home
Twitter: @E2EVC
13.30 - 13.40
Break

13.40 - 14.10
Consumption Economics and the Commoditisation of Infrastructure: How the IT industry has finally grown up. Chris will spend time reviewing the trends across the IT industry today and how the IT department has started to actually deliver the results it has been promising for 40 years. This strategic session will give you an overview of the reasons why the delivery of IT has had to change and how to cope when it does.



Chris Marks

Chris Marks has been working in the Virtualisation space since before he was born. He had an amazing career as a Citrix Certified  Instructor for 10 years after which he progressed to Director of Strategy for a Managed Service Solution Provider in the UK, Esteem Group - where he has been for 12 years. Chris is on the Steering Committee of a very successful Citrix User Group UK.

Twitter: @ChrisJMarks
14.10 - 14.20
Break

14.20 - 14.50
State of Software Defined Networking in Enterprise Space. In this Sessions we will see what are Key differences between Microsoft, Cisco & VMware approach of SDN and possible use cases Sasa Masic
Saša Masic had his first contact with server virtualisation during his studies at Technical University Hamburg, Germany in late 90´s. He then spent many years working with leading server / desktop virtualisation and terminal server solutions. Currently he is working as a Senior Architect for data center infrastructure at Dataport in Hamburg, Germany. His interests beyond IT are his family, basketball coaching and alternative music.

Twitter: @EdoTorp
14.50 - 15.10
Break

15.10 - 15.45
Optimize user experience with detailed application UI performance data provided by uberAgent. Application performance is key to a great user experience. However, end users do not care about IOPS and MB, the judge an application by the speed of its user interface. Up until now it was very hard for administrators to measure real-world UI performance objectively. This changed with uberAgent 3.5.

Helge Klein Helge Klein, Helge (another one of 7 in the world - CTP, MVP and vExpert, Splunk Revolution Award 2014) worked as an independent consultant and developer before founding vast limits - the uberAgent company - in 2011. Helge has worked in IT infrastructure projects for large corporations 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 2011 through 2015 and BriForum 2012, 2014 and 2015.

Website: https://helgeklein.com
Twitter: @HelgeKlein
15.45 - 16.00
Break

16.00 - 16.40 NVIDIA GRID 2.0: Taking Accelerated Desktops to the next level of value. Session about NVidia Grid 2.0, great scalability of Tesla Cards, all the info and details on the latest V2 licensing and of course some geeky stuff on the best in class NVidia cards. Michael Land Michael Lang, Michael is an APAC Snr. Solutions Architect at NVIDIA working with customers and partners to develop and design Accelerated VDI Desktop solutions to transform the way business use and leverage complex applications.  Formerly a Lead Solutions Engineer at Citrix, Michael has been working in IT providing solutions for customers for over 15 years.

Website: www.nvidia.com/grid
Twitter: @GridGuyANZ
16.40 - 16.50
Break

16.50 - 17.20 Acropolis Hypervisor and Citrix, Acropolis Hypervisor, what it is and how it works/integrates with Citrix technologies.
Edward Low, Edward is a technical pre-sales working for Nutanix covering the ASEAN region. He has previously specialized in the End User Computing space having worked previously in both VMware amd Citrix. He spent 7 years in Citrix Consulting covering APAC region and did consulting and implementation work for various customers over the APAC region. He then spent about 2 years as a technical pre-sales with VMware primarily covering Singapore. He is familiar with VMware, Citrix and Microsoft related technologies.

Twitter: @wizchamp
17.20 - 17.30
Break

17.30 - 18.00
Secure XenApp with SMS PASSCODE Multi-Factor Authentication. How and why you should protect your XenApp with state of the art Multi-Factor authentication from SMS PASSCODE
Gunnar Hermansen Gunnar Hermansen, Tech Guy at SMS PASSCODE Gunnar has worked within the IT Industry for more than 20 years. He has several certifications and is speaking at technical conferences every now and then. On a daily basis, he works with technical support and troubleshooting for reseller- and distributor consultants, setting up SMS PASSCODE in various environments. Typically, but not limited, to Microsoft NPS (radius), TMG, IIS, Citrix XenApp, Netscaler, Cisco, Juniper, Barracuda, and other firewalls, as well as hypervisors like VMware View, HyperV and XenServer, Moxa and Microsoft Credential provider. Besides this, Gunnar writes tech docs & whitepapers.

Twitter: @Gundaris



E2EVC 2016 Singapore, virtualization conference is made possible by the following companies:

PLATINUM SPONSORS


Nutanix Inc.

Nutanix, Inc. (URL: http://www.nutanix.com). Nutanix delivers web-scale IT infrastructure to medium and large enterprises with its software-driven Virtual Computing Platform, natively converging compute and storage into a single solution to drive unprecedented simplicity in the datacenter. Customers can start with a few servers and scale to thousands, with predictable performance and economics. With a patented elastic data fabric and consumer-grade management, Nutanix is the blueprint for application-optimized and policy-driven infrastructure. Learn more at www.nutanix.com or follow up on Twitter @nutanix.

NVIDIA
NVIDIA awakened the world to computer graphics when it invented the GPU in 1999. From our roots in visual computing, we’ve expanded into super, mobile and now virtualized  computing. The introduction of NVIDIA GRID and GPU virtualization delivers visually demanding applications from either on-premise or cloud based virtualized servers.


Website: http://www.nvidia.com/vdi






SMS Passcode

SMS PASSCODE A/S is the internationally recognized technology leader in a new generation of two-factor authentication via SMS. A driving factor behind SMS PASSCODE A/S is the recognition that customer needs have changed, and hence the traditional approach to corporate asset security is inadequate. Essentially the most important company asset - information - is a great liability. And the increasingly global business environments call for greater flexibility in protecting these assets. Responsively SMS PASSCODE A/S develops solutions that empower organizations around the world to address the new unique challenges of our internet connected and threatened world in an easy yet very secure way.

www.smspasscode.com


Media Sponsor




Virtual Engine are leading providers of desktop, user and application virtualisation solutions. We are proud Citrix Partners and hold the accolade of being the UK's first RES Consulting Partner.
Utilising our vast App-V, Citrix and RES experience we deliver both real-world consultancy and training. Training is delivered globally using our virtual, on-demand Showcase platform that provides the best user experience possible.
In addition to sponsoring E2E, Virtual Engine support the community with the free RES Demo Showcase, Virtual Engine Toolkit (VET) and App-V Configuration Editor (ACE).

Website: http://virtualengine.co.uk
Virtual Engine Toolkit: http://virtualengine.co.uk/vet
App-V Configuration Editor: http://virtualengine.co.uk/ace
RES Demo Showcase: http://virtualengine.co.uk/showcase



E2EVC 2016 Las Vegas - May 27 - 28, 2016 The Mirage Hotel, Las Vegas

E2EVC US INFORMATION on Las Vegas EVENT




E2EVC 2016 Las Vegas is made possible by the following sponsors.


Platinum Sponsors


AppSense

AppSense. Founded in 1999, AppSense is the global leader in secure user environment management. Our solutions enable IT teams to deliver an enhanced user experience and improved endpoint security across physical, virtual, and cloud desktops. With 3,500 enterprise customers worldwide, we’ve been deployed to 8 million endpoints.
Website: http://www.appsense.com
Twitter:  @AppSense



Citrix

Citrix
(NASDAQ:CTXS) is leading the transition to software-defining the workplace, uniting virtualization, mobility management, networking and SaaS solutions to enable new ways for businesses and people to work better. Citrix solutions power business mobility through secure, mobile workspaces that provide people with instant access to apps, desktops, data and communications on any device, over any network and cloud. With annual revenue in 2015 of $3.28 billion, Citrix solutions are in use at more than 400,000 organizations and by over 100 million users globally.
Website: http://www.citrix.com
Twitter:  @Citrix






ControlUp
ControlUp™ - Real-time visibility and control over virtual data center, VDI, RDS, physical servers, endpoints and more. ControlUp creates a continuous and searchable grid view of all hosts, servers, computers, users, sessions and processes in the data center. With ControlUp, repetitive and time consuming tasks are shorten and unified in a single powerful console:
•    Real-time monitoring of server farms and desktops, especially RDS, XenApp and XenDesktop
•    Rapid troubleshooting and real-time performance bottleneck identification
•    Parallel execution of comprehensive set of tasks on multiple computers or users (power management, policy, file system, ICA session shadowing, monitoring published applications, etc.)
•    Powerful Windows Registry and Services dashboards, which allow instant comparison and parallel management of multiple machines.
•    Comprehensive Remote Systems Management capabilities
•    Windows System Events Diagnostics and Monitoring
•    For more information, please check
Website: http://www.controlup.com
Twitter:  @ControlUp




Nutanix
Nutanix, Inc. (URL: http://www.nutanix.com). Nutanix delivers web-scale IT infrastructure to medium and large enterprises with its software-driven Virtual Computing Platform, natively converging compute and storage into a single solution to drive unprecedented simplicity in the datacenter. Customers can start with a few servers and scale to thousands, with predictable performance and economics. With a patented elastic data fabric and consumer-grade management, Nutanix is the blueprint for application-optimized and policy-driven infrastructure. Learn more at
Website: http://www.nutanix.com
Twitter:  @nutanix




RES Software
RES Software, is a leader in digital workspace technology, helps organizations achieve better business results with reduced risks in security and compliance — while making enterprise technology easier and less disruptive for the worker to access. RES takes a people-centric approach to making technology access secure, even in complex multi-device/multi-location scenarios. RES boasts numerous patented technologies, fast time to value, and superior customer support for more than 3,000 companies around the world. RES was named a “Cool Vendor 2015” by Gartner, Inc.,  for the innovative capabilities of its RES ONE Service Store. For more information, visit
Website: http://www.res.com
Twitter @ressoftware






Gold Sponsors

IGEL Technologies
IGEL Technology is a leader in Managed Workspace solutions as well as thin and zero client solutions, IGEL Technology helps organizations improve the agility, efficiency, and security of their virtual desktop and application delivery systems. We offer our powerful and intuitive management software for easy deployment and administration of thin clients, zero clients, and third party desktop hardware with Windows 7 and 10 OS, or equipped with our software thin client throughout any-size organization. We produce a very wide range of thin clients, based on Linux and Microsoft Windows, allowing customers to access a very broad spectrum of server-based infrastructures and applications. Partnerships with industry leaders like Citrix, VMware, and Microsoft ensure that we provide the most up to-date technology and trust-worthy security to our clients. IGEL Technology has offices in the United States, various European countries, Australia, and Asia. Our award-winning, in-house R&D team is located in Augsburg, Germany.
Website: http://www.igel.com
Twitter: @IGEL_Technology

NVidia

NVIDIA awakened the world to computer graphics when it invented the GPU in 1999. From our roots in visual computing, we’ve expanded into super, mobile and now virtualized  computing. The introduction of NVIDIA GRID and GPU virtualization delivers visually demanding applications from either on-premise or cloud based virtualized servers.
Website: http://www.nvidia.com/vdi
Twitter: @nvidiagrid

Vast Limits GmbH
vast limits GmbH. Founded in 2011, vast limits GmbH develops enterprise-grade tools for IT professionals. These include uberAgent for Splunk (user experience and application performance monitoring), Delprof2 (profile deletion), SetACL and SetACL Studio (permissions management). Our tools have been downloaded more than half a million times and are used by organizations worldwide.
Our founder, Helge Klein, blogs and speaks at conferences like Citrix Synergy, BriForum or E2EVC. For these activities he has been awarded with leading industry awards: Citrix Technology Professional (CTP), Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), Splunk Revolution Award and VMware vExpert.
Helge architected the profile management product that was acquired by Citrix in 2008. Its successor is now available as Citrix Profile Management and it is the most popular user environment management product with Citrix customers (23% market share in all VDI/SBC installations according to the 2015 Project VRC survey). For more information please visit:
Website: https://uberagent.com
Twitter:  @UberAgent

Turbo.net
Turbo.net is the desktop container platform for Windows. Instantly deploy thousands of Windows applications to Citrix servers without installs, patching, or silos.
Website: http://turbo.net
Twitter:  @turbohq






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The E2EVC 2016 Las Vegas - our USA Event will take place on May 27 and 28, 2016 in "The Mirage" Hotel - 3400 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, United States. Just after the Citrix Synergy event, which ends on May 26, 2016. We will have two full days of conference with, as usual, great session around virtualization (particular around Citrix, Microsoft and VMware Technologies). We expect about 70 attendees from all over the world, primarily however from USA. This will be our third event in the US (after Los Angeles in 2014 and Orlando in 2015) and 29 in our history and we hope it will be as successful as our other USA events were.


AGENDA - the event will take place in The Mirage Hotel
in the St. Croix Room. Please check out the attached PDF map to find the room https://www.mirage.com/content/dam/MGM/the-mirage/property-maps/mirage-propertymap-overall.pdf

Friday May 27, 2016 - First day of the conference
Time slot
Presentation Topic
Short Presenter Bio
9.00am - 9.15am
Welcome note by the Organizer
Alex Cooper
Alex Cooper
(Juschin) is one of the seven people worldwide holding Citrix CTP, Microsoft MVP and VMware vExpert at the same time. Alex has been one of the first Citrix CTP's after this program invention in 2006. He has also been Microsoft MVP for 9 years, plus has been awarded VMware vExpert in 2015, 2016. Alex specialisation is management, virtualisation and infrastracture consultancy all over the world. His knowledge and experiences had made many small, medium and very large virtualization projects a success. He is certified trainer for Citrix and Microsoft Products. Alex ofter attend different virtualization conferences held by Microsoft and Citrix all over the world and present his experiences with different virtualization vendors - as presenter or "Ask the Expert"
Website: www.e2evc.com/home
Twitter: @E2EVC
9.15am - 9.50am “Freshly baked ControlUp – an exclusive first peek for E2EVC!” It is now a well-established E2EVC tradition to kick-start the conference with the latest innovations in EUC monitoring and management from ControlUp. This time, you'll see exciting new ways of monitoring virtualization infrastructure, managing virtualized user workloads, and monitoring user experience. Geek fun guaranteed! Yoni Avital
Yoni Avital
. Yoni is ControlUp's CTO with extensive knowledge in everything related to virtualisation which he converts into features and settings in the award winning ControlUp tool.
Twitter: @yavital
9.50am - 10.00am
Break

10.00am - 10.40am
"IoT perspective on interactive Windows Logon and Fast User Switching" Alex Danilychev
Alex Danilychev.
Alex is an experienced system architect specializing in distributed applications. With over 15 year track record working with Fortune 500 Companies. He was responsible for design and implementation of eDocs financial document delivery system for Washington Mutual ($2-$3B in monthly throughput). Was credited with one of the largest XenServer deployments in the healthcare industry. He is also key contributor to iShadow Application Suite, Virtual Display Manager and MicroPOD.
Twitter: @Teknica

10.50am - 11.00am
Break

11.00am - 11.30am
Leveraging Agile and DevOps to streamline Citrix deployments. Learn what DevOps truly means and practical ways to use it to ensure your next project succeeds. Trust me, I’m the magical yak.



Tom Gamull
Tom Gamull is a solutions architect at Red Hat, focusing on virtualization and data center areas.  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.org) or follow him on
Website: http://www.magicalyak.org
Twitter @MagicalYak

11.30pm - 11.40pm
Break
11.40pm - 12.30pm
Endpoint Security – Whitelisting and Privilege management – helping understand and then control endpoint security
UEM – Product and technology update on the DesktopNow Plus. How UEM is being used in non-virtualised Windows 10 migrations
Simon Townsend
Simon Townsend, as Chief Technologist, Simon works with some of the largest customers and partners around the world, helping them adopt User Environment management across their entire estate of physical, virtual and cloud based environments. Prior to working at AppSense, Simon worked for in the Citrix channel for both a leading Citrix Distributor and Reseller. Simon holds a BSC honors degree in Business Information Technology and is keen presenter at many leading industry events.
Twitter: @Simon_Townsend

Jon Rolls
Jon Rolls, is Vice President of Product Management at AppSense. Jon drives the strategy for AppSense solutions. Leveraging over 15 years of software industry and Windows management experience, Jon has worked with several industry pioneers including Citrix, Quest Software and Dell. Jon often blogs about key industry observations, desktop management, and IT consumerization.
Twitter: @jonrolls
12.30pm - 12.40pm
Break
12.40pm - 1.10pm
Self-service application whitelisting, is that even possible?
Application whitelisting may be a great way to secure an environment, but how do you keep this dynamic?  In this session Brian Casselman and Rob de Korte will show you how users can get their ‘vital’ applications tested, approved and added to the Whitelist quickly and securely.
Rob De Korte
Rob de Korte is an experienced technical trainer working for RES. He has almost 20 years of experience in IT, about 10 of which in SBC and the RES products. Rob is an E2EVC Grandfather and grandfather of a lovely little girl. When he’s not traveling he likes to play football (soccer) and is the goalkeeper of the team.
Brian’s bio will follow.
Twitter: @airdeca_nl

Evin Safdia
Evin Safdia is a Sales Engineer with RES. While new to RES, Evin has 10 years of experience working with various technologies with a focus on virtualization. In previous roles, Evin worked on a global team at a large financial institution that was responsible for Citrix Operations supporting 200,000+ users and supported SE and Consultant readiness at Citrix through the creation and delivery of training materials and lab environments. Additionally, Evin delivered multiple successful session at events like Citrix Synergy and Citrix Summit. Evin has a MBA from Nova Southeastern University and a B.S. in IT from the University of West Florida as well as the following certifications: CCE-V, CCIA, CCN-A, MCSA, MCITP.
Twitter: @evinsafdia

1.10pm - 1.40pm
Lunch & Coffee


1.40pm - 2.20pm
Managing the Modern User Experience in a Hybrid World. With Windows 10, the Windows Store and new types of PC devices, Windows is heading full charge into the hybrid world. What does this mean for the end-user experience and how will the enterprise manage it? If you're considering how to manage your hybrid estate in the new normal of cloud-based identity, collaboration, data sync, apps and security, this session is a must. This session will focus on how Citrix, VMware and others fit into a hybrid world to continue delivering legacy applications while managing new modern applications, identity and data sync across a multitude of devices and form factors. Experts Aaron Parker and Shane Kleinert’s magic eight ball says the future is bright for legacy app delivery with RDS and XenApp, but what about VDI? Is there a place for VDI in a hybrid, modernized user experience? Hold that thought, let it marinate and join a dynamic and interactive discussion on the steps to take to prepare for the inevitable and working towards taming the modern user experience!
Aaron Parker
Aaron Parker
. A user experience guy first and foremost, Aaron is an experienced End User Computing Solutions Architect with a long history delivering applications, desktops and end-user compute devices. Awarded Citrix Technology Professional (2012-2015) and Microsoft MVP (2011-2015) for community involvement and contributions with blogging and regular speaking at events including Citrix Synergy (US/EU), BriForum (US/EU), E2EVC and the UK Citrix User Group. You can find him blogging at  or contributing to and moderating the TechNet App-V forums.
Website: http://stealthpuppy.com
Twitter: @stealthpuppy

Shane Kleinert
Shane Kleinert is a Solutions Architect/EUC Practice Manager for Choice Solutions with over 14 years of enterprise IT experience. In this role, Shane is responsible for the overall strategy of Choice’s EUC practice, as well as providing assessment, design, and implementation services for enterprise and commercial clients across the country. Shane is an enthusiastic supporter of the Citrix community and is a very active speaker at Industry IT conferences such as BriForum, E2EVC, 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, and most recently was awarded the Nutanix Technology Champion (NTC) award. Shane also holds multiple industry certifications from vendors such as Citrix, Microsoft, VMware, and others.
Twitter: @shanekleinert

2.20pm - 2.30pm
Break

2.30pm - 3.00pm
Base Image Automation – on a schedule. If you install from scratch or update your Base Image for your SBC/VDI environment, an fully automated path is the perfect way for an stable business mode. Eric and Matthias shown the optimized way to build the base image from installation/update and seal the image in different ways and environments. Tips with Best Practices, Do‘s and Don’ts.
Matthias Schlimm
Matthias Schlimm, is an IT-Architect working at Login Consultants in Germany. Matthias has extensive experience with Citrix Products since 1998, starting with the WinFrame area. He worked on customer projects ranging from small to large environments and implemented his first Citrix Provisioning Server in 2009, Version 5.0. He started the development of several batch scripts to prepare the Base Image, and then re-developed  this to a powershell script on a big PoC project. Matthias is the creator of Login Consultants Base Image Script Framework (BIS-F) http://bit.ly/Login_BISF which he since extended with several functions and enhacements.
Twitter: @MatthiasSchlimm


Trond E Haavarstein
Trond Eirik Haavarstein aka Eric is a Norwegian Citrix Consultant living and working independently from his home office in Fortaleza, Brasil. Eric has been working with both Citrix and Microsoft products since 1999.  He’s known to customers, companies and individuals around the world for xenappblog.com and xenapptraining.com, which shares his real world experience.
Website: http://www.xenappblog.com
Twitter: @xenappblog
3.00pm - 3.10pm
Break
3.10pm - 3.40pm
Optimize user experience with detailed application UI performance data provided by uberAgent. Application performance is key to a great user experience. However, end users do not care about IOPS and MB, the judge an application by the speed of its user interface. Up until now it was very hard for administrators to measure real-world UI performance objectively. This changed with uberAgent 3.5.








UeberAgent real life case Study from the field
Helge Klein
Helge Klein, Helge (another one of 7 in the world - CTP, MVP and vExpert, Splunk Revolution Award 2014) worked as an independent consultant and developer before founding vast limits - the uberAgent company - in 2011. Helge has worked in IT infrastructure projects for large corporations 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 2011 through 2015 and BriForum 2012, 2014 and 2015.
Website: https://helgeklein.com
Twitter: @HelgeKlein


Christian Fenneberg
Christian Fenneberg. Vivid Citrix fanatic and working at Conecto as Lead Technology and Concepts. Responsible for aligning new technologies with the knowledge and experties in the company.
Website: http://www.conecto.dk

Nicholas Klingenberg Preetzmann
Nicholas Klingenberg Preetzmann.A NetScaler wizard and big Citrix fan.He has for a number of years been solving issues in an imaginative way with the tools provided by Citrix,like the Storefront SDK
Twitter: @npreetz

3.40pm - 3.50pm
Break
3.50pm - 4.20pm
Unleashing Citrix Flexcast with Nutanix Acropolis. As virtual desktop infrastructures grow larger and larger, so does the strain being put on the underlying infrastructures that run them.
Nutanix Acropolis, based on a hyper-converged foundation, solves many of today’s challenges with scaling out Citrix XenDesktop environments in truly unique ways. By drastically simplifying storage and even making the hypervisor layer disappear as a management object, the true power of Citrix’ Flexcast technology can be unleashed. In this technical presentation Martijn will explain how Nutanix integrates with Citrix XenDesktop, and we’ll give you a first look into the integration between Machine Creation Services and the Acropolis Hypervisor. And there will be plenty of demo’s.
Martijn Bosschaart
Martijn Bosschaart
is a Sr Systems Engineer for Channel at Nutanix. In this role he is focused on supporting en training  the partner community of Nutanix on it’s product portfolio.
Prior to Nutanix, Martijn worked at Citrix Netherlands for 7 years, and specialised in desktop virtualisation and vGPU technology.  Amongst other industry certifications, Martijn still holds a CCE on Virtualisation, and is actively involved in the development process of integration Nutanix and Citix technology.
Website: http://www.nutinus.nl
Twitter:  @mbosschaart

4.20pm - 4.30pm
Break
4.30pm - 5.00pm
Client to Server Content Redirection on steoroids. How to isolate browsers in highly secure environments, using XenApp, SAML, NetScaler and the Storefront SDK.
Allowing users in No-Internet companies access to the evil network.
Christian Fenneberg
Christian Fenneberg. Vivid Citrix fanatic and working at Conecto as Lead Technology and Concepts. Responsible for aligning new technologies with the knowledge and experties in the company.
Website: http://www.conecto.dk

Nicholas Klingenberg Preetzmann
Nicholas Klingenberg Preetzmann.A NetScaler wizard and big Citrix fan.He has for a number of years been solving issues in an imaginative way with the tools provided by Citrix,like the Storefront SDK
Twitter: @npreetz
5.00pm - 5.10pm
Break
5.10pm - 5.30pm
Extreme Makeover – Turning Desktop Computers into Managed Thin Clients
The benefits of virtualizing the desktop are well documented, but projects stall unless there is a valid business case, which in every case involves financial justification.  IGEL Technology makes virtualization projects viable by providing the means to manage existing assets as thin clients using IGEL’s industry-leading and extremely cost effective workstation management tools. In this session, you will learn that being thin is not about hardware.  We will discuss leading options for turning existing personal computers, laptops, etc. into managed thin client workstations.  You will also see how easily a desktop or laptop computer can be turned into a workspace managed thin client using the IGEL Universal Desktop Converter and Universal Management Suite. Each attendee will walk away with a certificate for three IGEL Technology UDC2 Thin Clients, complete with IGEL’s workspace management system.
Jeff Kalberg
Jeff Kalberg, Jeff is a Senior Presales Engineer at IGEL Technology with over 30 years of industry experience covering more technology than he cares to remember.  As an information technology consultant for most of his career, Jeff has advised organizations of all sizes on a variety of technologies.  His work has included counseling some of the world’s largest and most respected companies.  Working within all levels of an organization from marketing to sales to operations to finance and information technology, Jeff has developed a unique perspective that he leverages to the benefit of his client customers today.  Jeff holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio.
Website: https://www.igel.com
Twitter:  @JeffKalberg
 
Garrick Pass
Garrick Pass, Garrick Pass has been working with thin client computing since 1998, engineering secure Managed Workspaces across many industries with customers including Bank of America, ConocoPhillips, MD Anderson, Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina and NRG Energy.  He has industry certifications from Citrix, Microsoft and (ISC)² and is a graduate of the University of the Ozarks.  Garrick resides in Houston, Texas, mostly so that he can complain about the heat.
Website: https://www.igel.com
5.30pm - 5.40pm
Break
5.40pm - 6.10pm
IoT for fun and profit. IoT is fun.  Who doesn't like their garage door opening automatically when they approach, or their phone giving them alerts when someone opens the front door?  There are so many things that can be done with IoT that it can be a confusing mess.  Octoblu helps manage the mess by giving a simple framework to connect all of those devices.  Moreover, it can be used with Citrix products to automate processes and make your customers lives easier.  So IoT can be profitable as well.  Get ahead of the IoT curve and start flowgramming today!
Chris Rogers
Chris Rogers. Chris has eighteen years of IT industry experience, focusing on datacenters and Internet architecture. More recently, he concentrated on virtualization as the owner of ServerCave and had forged a strong relationship with XenSource, and now Citrix. ServerCave was XenSource's number one producing channel partner in 2007. They expanded their relationship to all Citrix product lines in 2008. Chris is a now an independent Citrix consultant working for a variety of partners and customers. Flexibility being key to the process, Chris takes the time and care to deliver the right solution and the right value to all of his customers. Chris has been a XenServer CTP since 2009.
Twitter: @citrixjedi
6.10pm - 6.20pm
Break
6.20pm - 6.50pm
NVIDIA GRID for the Masses. During this session you will get a technical round up of the announcements that you have seen at Synergy. We will go deep into the technical bits and bytes of the announcement and explain why NVIDIA GRID should be used for even the least demanding end users. We will discuss common advantages in the knowledge worker up to the Designer space like additional functionality, CPU offload, enhanced user experience and remote protocol offloading once GPUs are available. We will also share the NVIDIA Sizing Methodology to answer one of the hardest questions when it comes to sizing: “How many users per server can I run?”.
Erik Bohnhorst
Erik Bohnhorst
. Erik Bohnhorst is the Performance Lead Architect of the NVIDIA GRID Performance Engineering team where he focuses on performance and scalability related topics for remote desktop solutions. Prior to joining the performance team Erik was a Senior GRID Solution Architect in Central Europe where he helped customers evaluate, deploy and run NVIDIA GRID. He uses his experience building real-life customer environments to build best practices for customers using GRID. Before NVIDIA, Erik worked as a VDI Pre-Sales lead for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at HP.
Twitter: @ErikBoh
7.00pm - onwards
Networking beers & Whats new from Synergy & Geek Speak Session
One of the best parts of our conference - meet new people, meet those famous ones who hide behind the great tweets and blogs!

7.00pm - 8.00pm
What's new from the Citrix Synergy 2016 Las Vegas. A moderated Citrix CTP Panel Warren Simondson
Warren Simondson
. Warren is managing director and founder of Ctrl-Alt-Del IT Consultancy, an Australian firm established in 2002. The company is known for the CAD Freeware Util Pack, a collection of 50+ freeware utilities developed by Warren to assist IT professionals with extending the functionality and management of Remote Desktop and Citrix environments.
Website:  http://www.ctrl-alt-del.com.au
Twitter:   @Caditc

Following 15 Citrix CTP's are expected to be on the panel:
Come and listen to what independent Citrix experts, all of them Citrix CTP's have to say about new announcement at Citrix Synergy 2016 Las Vegas. The session will be moderated by ex-CTP
Helge Klein  Chris Rogers   Jim Moyle   Rick Dehlinger     Neil Spellings   Bernhard Tritsch  Alex Cooper  
8.00pm - 9.00pm
Citrix Geek Speak with Perrine Crampton CTP Program Leader
Come and learn what new in CTP program, share your thought on community and just have fun listening to what others have to say.


Saturday 28, 2016 - Second day of the conference


Time slot
Presentation Topic
Short Presenter Bio
9.00 -  9.45
What's New in XenServer 7.0? More Than You Might Expect! The latest release of XenServer is out. So what? In this session we'll go into the technical detail of the new features, particularly those that are unique to XenServer (including graphics and security-related topics), and then open it up to the usual "constructive criticism" from the floor on what you think we should be doing more/less/differently in the product.
David Cottingham
David Cottingham, David runs the partner engineering and product management teams for Citrix XenServer. He joined Citrix in 2009, and has been working on XenServer ever since. He spends his time talking to engineering teams at OEMs, IHVs, ISVs and major cloud providers, trying to work out what customers want, running a small OpenStack engineering team, and helping out with product strategy. He’s spent many hours triaging customer and partner problems, writing product requirements, and debating architectural designs. David holds a PhD in computer science, which means he knows nothing useful about it, but can talk at length about wireless networks and routing algorithms to anyone who will listen.
Twitter: @DavidCottingham
9.45 - 9.50
Break
9.50 - 10.20
Measuring Application Load Speed. How long does a user have to wait for an application to launch? An easy question to answer if you have a stopwatch, but quite a tough one if you need to gauge the average load time of different apps for thousands of users. In this session, Yoni will present the various factors that affect the time it takes applications to launch, and ways to measure it.
Yoni Avital
Yoni Avital. Yoni is ControlUp's CTO with extensive knowledge in everything related to virtualisation which he converts into features and settings in the award winning ControlUp tool.
Twitter: @yavital
10.20 - 10.30
Break

10.30 - 11.10
Creating the Ultimate Home Lab Server -  Paul Braren will demonstrate just how capable the new Intel Xeon D-1500 SoC (System on a Chip) really is, powering the first mini-tower on the VMware Hardware Compatibility Guide, and he’ll have one with him! A commitment to power, efficiency, and capability is evident in this design that features up to 128GB of RAM, 2x1GbE and 2x10GbE networking, 6 SATA3 drive bays, and 2 of the world’s fastest consumer M.2/PCIe NVMe SSD drives. Use cases include Linux, Citrix XenServer, Windows Server 2012 R2/2016/Hyper-V, ESXi 6.0, and a novel vSphere 6 SuperServer Workstation all-in-one. Paul is an IT Professional, VMware VCP, vExpert, and Founder of TinkerTry.com.
Paul Braren
Paul Braren has worked at IBM for 21 years in a wide variety of hands-on roles involving IBM, HP, and Dell server gear. Experience includes virtualization training and deployments. Paul is currently working as an IBM Storage Technical Advisor. Working mostly from his home office in Connecticut these past 6 years, he’s enjoyed presenting at many local VMUGs, VTUGs, and VMworld. Paul also enjoys home lab tinkering many evenings and weekends, and sharing over 700 lessons learned, tips, and videos on his personal blog: “TinkerTry IT @ home. Efficient virtualization, storage, backup, and more…”
Website: https://tinkertry.com
Twitter: @paulbraren

11.10 - 11.20
Break
11.20 - 11.50
An Introduction to Turbo Containers. What is Turbo Containers, how different is it to App-V or AppDisks and much more with Demo's!
Kenji Obata
Kenji Obata
is the founder and CEO of Turbo.net and one of the original developers of container and app virtualization technology. Prior to Turbo, Kenji created Spoon, a popular app virtualization engine, and was previously a development lead at Microsoft where he worked on SQL Server and SharePoint. Kenji holds a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley and B.Sc. from Yale University.
Twitter: @turbokenji

11.50 - 12.00
Break
12.00 - 12.30
Preventing Possible PVS Performance Pain Points. Citrix PVS has been invigorated with new storage optimisations. Every storage company that got into business providing a solution to IO problems may have to think twice – but does that mean that creating a viable PVS service has become a breeze? In Preventing Possible PVS Performance Pain Points we look at the performance of PVS server including networking, host configuration, the importance of being earnest about memory, the good, bad and ugly of RAM + HDD, the impact of Melio, Windows Storage or hyperconverged environments, migration and availability.
Andrew Wood
Andrew Wood, Andrew is Principal Solutions Architect for Atlantis Computing. Before joining Atlantis he ran an independent consultancy practice specializing in desktop virtualization technologies and was an analyst for The Virtualization Practice. As well as presenting at Citrix Synergy, E2EVC, User Groups, blogging and tweeting (@gilwood_cs) regularly on desktop virtualization technologies, he is a member of the UK Citrix User Group's steering committee.
Twitter: @gilwood_cs

Jim Moyle
Jim Moyle, Jim has been an infrastructure technologist with almost 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 farms in Europe. As the Lead solution Architect for Atlantis Computing in EMEA he is responsible for the design and execution of many world class projects for this Citrix Platinum partner. He also enjoys speaking at various industry events such as BriForum, E2E and Citrix Synergy and you can find him sharing knowledge on his blog, on twitter at @jimmoyle and on the Citrix IRC Channel.
Twitter: @jimmoyle
12.30 - 13.00
Lunch & Coffee

Munch and learn

IoT for fun and profit. - Part Deux




Chris Rogers
Chris Rogers. Chris has eighteen years of IT industry experience, focusing on datacenters and Internet architecture. More recently, he concentrated on virtualization as the owner of ServerCave and had forged a strong relationship with XenSource, and now Citrix. ServerCave was XenSource's number one producing channel partner in 2007. They expanded their relationship to all Citrix product lines in 2008. Chris is a now an independent Citrix consultant working for a variety of partners and customers. Flexibility being key to the process, Chris takes the time and care to deliver the right solution and the right value to all of his customers. Chris has been a XenServer CTP since 2009.
Twitter: @citrixjedi

13.00 - 13.40
#VDILIKEAPRO: testing and tuning VDI like a Pro. Whether you are a total newbie or a true expert in VDI engineering, testing, benchmarking or performance tuning, this is your ultimate performance testing and tuning session. Together with Jeroen van de Kamp you will deep dive and learn all the important best practices he has learned with Project VRC and #VDILIKEAPRO. Learn all the essential testing best practices and critical performance insights for tuning Windows 10 and how to get more out of VMware’s OS optimization tool, also when you are a XenDesktop user.
Jeroen van de Kamp
Jeroen van de Kamp
. As Chief Technology Officer, Jeroen van de Kamp is responsible for defining and executing the technical strategy for Login VSI and Login Consultants. From the start, Jeroen has played a critical role in the growth and accreditation Login has accumulated over the years. He has developed several core solutions which allow Login VSI and Login Consultants to easily differentiate in the cloud and virtualization market. Jeroen is also responsible for several well-known solutions like Flex Profiles (now VMware UEM), the independant ProjectVRC.team virtualization research platform, #VDILIKEAPRO, Login VSI and solution4 (now Automation Machine). Because of his contribution to the technical community van de Kamp is recognized as a thought-leader in the application delivery industry and has become a residential speaker for seminars like BriForum, Citrix Solution Summit and many others.
Twitter: @thejeroen

13.40 - 13.50
Break
13.50 - 14.30
(re)Designing Your Active Directory. Your users, admins, and management is complaining about your active directory. Expert Carl Webster will address the following problems: an inconsistent user experience, out of control or unreliable group policies, and a painful admin experience due to unmanageable AD design and group policy design. Or in a worst case, your company does not own their root domain name and it must be renamed! How do you get out of these messes? By attending this session, you’ll find information on:
What to do when you don't own the root AD domain name. Options for (re)designing your AD. How all the pieces and parts of AD work together
Options for (re)designing specific Organizational Unit trees. What to do when Group Policy is out of control
Session Takeaway: You’ll see that there is a way out of your AD and GPO messes, learn design decisions and find out how all the pieces of AD interact.
Carl Webster
Carl Webster
, Carl Webster, Carl Webster is a Sr. Solutions Architect for 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.

Website: http://www.carlwebster.com/
Twitter: @CarlWebster
14.30 - 14.40
Break

14.40 - 15.10
Self-service resets done right. Password resets easily make up for anywhere from 20-40% of most enterprise support queues. Anything you can do to bring this down makes you an overnight hero. In this livedemo I’m going to share my experiences how to do this proper and secure, using plus the latest features of the RES ServiceStore.


Max Ranzau
Max Ranzau
, Based in Sausalito Max is owner and Principal Architect at RESguru Consulting Services. In 2001 he built a value-added distribution company over the following 7 years where RES Software and Softricity (MS App-V) suites were introduced to the Nordics. Max worked at RES from 2007 until summer 2014, where he launched his own global RES consultancy company RCS. In early 2009 Max initiated RESguru.com, which today is still one of the most frequented technical resource sites in the RES community. While still fulfilling the purpose of knowledge sharing, the site is now the home of RESguru Consulting Services.
Website: http://www.resguru.com
Twitter:  @RESguru

15.10 - 15.20
Break
15.20 - 16.00
Windows Application Management Made Easy. In this session Rory will demo and present some of the latest and greatest tools on the market to streamline application packaging and deployment.


Rory Monaghan
Rory Monaghan. Originally from Galway in Ireland, Rory moved to Phoenix, Arizona almost 5 years ago. He is on his 10th year of working in the virtualization space with a focus on application virtualization and desktop management. Rory is a three time Microsoft MVP and two time VMware vExpert. Over the last 3 years he has collaborated on the Application Virtualization Smackdown community white paper and major Application Virtualization projects  across US. He look forward to meeting you all at E2EVC!
Website: http://rorymon.com
Twitter: @Rorymon
16.00 - 16.10
Break
16.10 - 16.40
Containers - all you need to know!
Ton de Vreede
Ton de Vreede has worked in IT for nearly 20 years, and in the user virtualisation space for over 15. He specialises in Citrix and RDS environments and the various tools that that go with it such as RES, AppSense and anything to do with Windows. He has designed and built several Citrix environments using a range of Citrix products such as XenApp (and its predecessors) and Provisioning Services. Motto: Spare the admin, automate! He is currently working in Tel Aviv with a software company about to release a new product based on Citrix, helping with strategy and implementation scenarios. In his downtime he likes to work with electronics and plays guitar, harmonica and keyboard (badly).
Twitter: @TondeVreede

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