Call for Topics

Synergy 2018 Call for Topics is now closed

Thanks to everyone who submitted a proposal for the Call for Topics for Citrix Synergy 2018, taking place in Anaheim, California May 8-10. The Call for Topics submission site is now closed, effective November 10, 2017, and the review process of proposals received is now under way.

If you submitted a proposal, whether or not it is accepted, you will be notified by email no later than February 9, 2018. If you have any questions, please contact citrix.synergy@citrix.com

 

Technology topics our attendees want to hear about

Featured Reviewers

Call for Topics submissions are being reviewed by a diverse committee of experts that includes IT executives from top organizations and independent industry analysts.

Matt Bodholdt
Senior Engineer
First National Bank of Omaha
Matt is a senior engineer in the Employee Technology group at First National Bank of Omaha. He specializes in deploying Citrix solutions to meet the needs of an ever-mobile workforce while maintaining an active security presence. Well versed in all phases from design and planning to implementation and maintenance, Matt focuses on delivering highly secure, resilient and scalable enterprise IT solutions. Currently, he holds Citrix certifications including CCE-V, CCP-N, and CCP-M.
Alex Cooper
Independent Virtualization Architect, Consultant and Instructor
E2EVC
Alex has been awarded Microsoft MVP and Citrix CTP for more than 10 years, and VMware vExpert for 3 years. With over 20 years of experience in the field, Alex has helped to implement many large virtualization and infrastructure projects. He is a Citrix, VMware and Microsoft instructor and the founder of a worldwide community virtualization conference, “E2EVC,” which has been visited by over 4,000 people in the last 15 years. Alex holds a master of science degree in computer science.
Stephen Elliot
Vice President
IDC
Stephen is program vice president at IDC, responsible for P&L and team management for multiple programs. He advises senior IT, business and investment executives globally in the creation of strategy and operational tactics that drive the execution of digital transformation and business growth. Before his current role, Stephen helped build business for IDC's IT Executive Program, where he advised enterprise IT organizations on DevOps best practices across people, process, and technology strategies and tactics. Prior to IDC, Stephen was vice president of strategy for CA Technologies' Infrastructure Management and Data Center Automation business unit, providing direct strategic and tactical support to customers accelerating their path toward the cloud, software-defined datacenters, and Dev/Ops. He also led product management for CA’s VCE partnership, and was a noted software industry analyst at firms including IDC, Gartner, and Forrester.
Adam Gamble
Manager, Professional Services
Sigma Solutions
Adam is a seasoned professional with varied experience in the technology industry spanning multiple verticals. He currently leads the professional services team at Sigma Solutions. He is an active member of the end user computing community, sits on the Citrix Partner Technical Expert Council (PTEC), and is a leader of one of the larger Citrix user groups in the United States. He was named Citrix Partner SE of the Year for 2014 and VMware EUC Champion alumni (2016), and is a current Citrix Technology Advocate (CTA).
James Ma
Information Officer
United Nations Office for Project Services
James is a senior IT professional and technical solutions expert with over 20 years of enterprise experience who has worked for many years with the United Nations on projects involving Microsoft and Citrix technologies. He developed a passion for Citrix technologies in the cloud computing and security space and especially enjoys designing and being involved in complex environments, sharing his knowledge and experience to enable users in challenging location and networking conditions to connect to enterprise applications from wherever they happen to be. He is an active CUGC member and leads the New York Metro Citrix User Group Community. He also served two years as a member of the CUGC steering committee. He has also participated as a SME to develop the CCE-V exam with Citrix.
Paul Morrissey
Workspace Strategy & Architecture
TD Bank
Paul has 19 years of IT experience, with more than 10 years focused on Citrix products in various roles including ops, admin, engineer and architect. He is currently working at TD Bank leading a number of Citrix initiatives for XenApp and XenDesktop. Paul is a leader of the Toronto CUGC group and a Citrix CUGC global steering committee member. He is a flexible work lifestyle advocate and business owner, always looking for ways to disrupt the traditional EUC workspace. He is a huge fan of Citrix products and the flexible work lifestyle they encourage and enable in the traditional enterprise. In his pre-IT life, Paul completed his chef’s apprenticeship.
David Ott
Infrastructure Engineer
IFG Companies
David is an infrastructure engineer with IFG Companies, and has over 15 years of experience working in the information technology field. He has worked in multiple industries including local government, financial, manufacturing and insurance. David is skilled in PowerShell, Active Directory, VMware, Microsoft operating systems (server and desktop), and his current role focuses on Citrix technologies. David is the leader of The Triad NC CUGC group, a founding member of Citrix Technology Advocate program, and a regular contributor on CitrixIRC.com.
Christopher Schrameyer
IT Architect
Zimmer Biomet
Christopher is an IT architect at Zimmer Biomet, responsible for the global Citrix infrastructure, leveraging Citrix solutions to provide access to applications and desktops for thousands of employees and customers around the globe. He has been in the IT industry for over 20 years working in the healthcare, financial, and manufacturing fields, and has focused for the last 10 years on the design and deployment of Citrix application and desktop virtualization technologies. He currently is the co-leader of the Northern Indiana CUGC. Follow him on Twitter: @schrameyer
Benny Tritsch
Principal Consultant
Dr. Tritsch.com
Benny is a solution architect, market analyst, community leader, author and founder of DrTritsch.com. He is a subject matter expert in IT virtualization, user workspace management, enterprise mobility and remote end-user experience benchmarking. In his role as a principal consultant and technical evangelist, he works with customers and partners across Europe and North America. Follow him on Twitter: @drtritsch
Sarah Vogt
Systems analyst
Greenberg Traurig
Sarah is a 20-year systems analyst at Greenberg Traurig. She has managed the Citrix needs of 38 global offices, including remote access, billing, field practice–specific applications, new hire training, new platform training and migration, document services, docket and disaster recovery, as well as random “lifeboat” needs—the unexpected you need to learn to expect! She is currently the founder/leader of the Orlando Citrix User Group Community and a member of the CUGG Steering Committee. Follow her on Twitter: @SarahVogt68
Carl Webster
Senior Solutions Architect
Choice Solutions, LLC
Carl is a senior solutions architect at Choice Solutions, specializing in Citrix, Active Directory and technical documentation. He serves the broader Citrix community by writing articles and providing free PowerShell scripts at CarlWebster.com. Carl has a long history in the IT industry spanning from mainframes in 1977 to 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, launched in 1990.