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Brian Madden

Independent Analyst, Blogger, Author,

Brian Madden is known throughout the world as an opinionated, super technical, fiercely-independent desktop virtualization expert. He's written several books and thousands of articles about desktop virtualization. His blog site,, receives millions of visitors per year and is a leading source for conversation, debate, and discourse about the application and desktop virtualization industry. Brian is also the creator ofBriForum, an independent conference about desktop virtualization, consumerization of IT, and enterprise mobility management. Having been ranked the #1 speaker at both VMworld and Citrix Synergy, Brian flies over 200,000 miles per year for speaking and consulting, has been written about in Wired Magazine, heard on NPR, quoted in The Economist, and featured on podcasts around the world.

Brian Madden has also been a member of the TechTarget Speaker Bureau since its formation in 2012.

You can follow him on twitter @brianmadden.


Gabe Knuth

Independent Industry Analyst & Blogger,

Gabe Knuth is an independent industry analyst, blogger, and speaker, known throughout the world as "the other guy" at He has been nearly 100% focused on desktops, applications, and devices throughout his 16 year career in IT, a journey that has taken him from help desks, to data centers, to the cloud as a consultant, in-house IT person, and as an analyst. As evidenced by his co-authorship of the book The VDI Delusion, Gabe's focus tends to lean more toward practical, real-world uses for technology, essentially boiling off the hype and examining the actual usefulness of each technology in specific use cases. Gabe has written for and since 2007, and has spoken at major industry trade shows such as BriForum and Citrix Synergy.

Gabe Knuth has been a member of the TechTarget Speaker Bureau since its formation in 2012.

You can follow him on twitter @gabeknuth


Jack Madden


Jack Madden covers everything related to enterprise mobility management at, a website devoted to desktop virtualization, the consumerization of IT, and enterprise mobility. Jack has written hundreds of articles and spoken at BriForum, Citrix Synergy, VMworld, and other events throughout the US and Europe. He is the author of "Enterprise Mobility Management: Everything you need to know about MDM, MAM, & BYOD" and co-author of "The VDI Delusion."

Jack Madden has been a member of the TechTarget Speaker Bureau since its formation in 2012.


Andrew Morgan

Founder, Thinscale Technology

Andrew is a passionate end user computing evangelist, independent consultant and software developer. Andrew is particularly passionate about desktop virtualization, mobility products, application delivery and has a deep working knowledge of virtualisation and networking. Andrew has over 11 years of IT experience holding various positions from Administrator, Senior Consultant, IT Architect, Solution Architect & CTO. In 2013 Andrew also founded a software company called ThinScale Technology ( focusing on resolving challenges in the Desktop Virtualisation marketplace.

Adnan Hendricks

Infrastructure Architect, Microspecialist Consulting

Adnan Hendricks is an Infrastructure Architect, Microsoft MVP and Microsoft Certified Trainer with experiences that span all fields in IT. He’s implemented core Microsoft solutions, System Center suite of products and his personal favourites, OS deployment and virtualisation. He often spends his time assisting and speaking at international & local community events, as well as mentoring those new to IT. You can follow him on Twitter @Microspecialist

Andrew Wood

Solutions Architect, Atlantis Computing

Andrew is Principal Solutions Architect for Atlantis Computing. A Charted Engineer, Charted IT Professional, Citrix Technology Professional, and VMware vExpert, Andrew has been designing and managing server based computing and virtualised desktop environments for over twenty years. He has authored white papers on Server Based Computing comparisons, automated deployment, and management best practices. You may remember his presentations from previous events such as BrightTalk, Citrix Synergy, and E2EVC. Andrew's role involves examining emerging technology trends, vendor strategies, developing the integration and management of Atlantis technologies in line with desktop virtualisation management best practices.

Dan Allen

Director of Public Sector Services, Bromium

Dan Allen is Director of Public Sector Services for Bromium. Prior to joining Bromium, Dan worked as a Lead Architect on the Citrix Consulting team; implementing Citrix solutions for some of the largest customers in the world. Dan has been a featured speaker at numerous industry conferences in both the US and Europe, including those from Citrix and Microsoft. He is also one of the most well-read technical bloggers at Citrix, attracting hundreds of thousands of hits across his technical blogs on XenDesktop, XenApp, Profiles, PVS, etc. Dan joined Citrix Consulting in 2001, but has been implementing Citrix solutions for customers since 1998, when he first got certified on WinFrame 1.7. Prior to joining Citrix, he worked for one of the first Citrix partners in Pennsylvania.

Freek Berson

Infrastructure Specialist, Wortell

Freek Berson works as an Infrastructure specialist 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 He maintains his personal blog at 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 is an active moderator on TechNet Forum and contributor to Microsoft TechNet Wiki. He also speaks at various conferences including BriForum, E2EVC and ExpertsLive. You can follow him on twitter via @fberson.

Helge Klein

CTO, Helge Klein GmbH

Helge Klein (Splunk Revolution Award 2014, CTP, MVP and vExpert) worked as an independent consultant and developer before founding his own software 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 uberAgent, Delprof2 and SetACL. He publishes a blog at and has presented at Citrix Synergy 2011 through 2015 and BriForum 2012, 2014 and 2015.

Ian Parker

Senior Web Services Architect, Thomson Reuters

Ian Parker leads a team that has designed, built, and implemented a Citrix based infrastructure that has grown from fewer than 100 users to 18,000 users today. His customers use a variety of applications, both home grown and off the shelf, with some written specifically for SBC environments and some most definitely not. He specializes in issues of scalability, performance, and reliability. He is currently focusing on hybrid private / public cloud architectures.

James Rankin

EUC Consultant, TaloSys

Formerly a systems administrator turned EUC consultant, James spends most of my time trying to put together the world's best user experience. With twenty years under my belt in the IT arena, James is primarily focused on building solutions around Windows OS, application and user virtualization.


Jarian Gibson

Virtualization Practice Manager, Choice Solutions

Jarian Gibson is a Virtualization Practice Manager for Choice Solutions focused on application and desktop virtualization technologies based out of the Kansas City area. He works with his team architecting and deploying solutions throughout the US central region. With more than 15 years of experience in the IT industry, Jarian has worked on numerous assessment, design, and implementation projects for application and desktop virtualization and delivery. Jarian is an active contributor in the Citrix Support Forums, the Citrix IRC channel, ITVCE community blog, and has his own blog at In July 2012, Jarian presented at BriForum Chicago and was also named Citrix Geek of the Week. In late 2012 Jarian also contributed to Desktop Virtualization Deployment Insights eBook published by Citrix.

Jeff Wouters

CTO, Methos IT

Jeff Wouters, MVP Windows PowerShell and CTO of Methos IT, is a PowerShell enthousiast from The Netherlands. He started the Dutch PowerShell User Group (DuPSUG), speaks at (inter)national events and is an author/trainer/Dev/Ops with 10+ years of experience in the IT industry.


Jeroen van de Camp

CTO, Login VSI

As Chief Technology Officer, Jeroen van de Kamp (1972) is responsible for defining and executing the technical strategy for Login Consultants. From the start, Jeroen has played a critical role in the technical growth and accreditation Login has accumulated over the years. He has developed several core solutions which allow Login Consultants to easily differentiate in the infrastructure consulting market.

Jeroen is also responsible for several well-known publications like the Flex Profile Kit, TCT templates & "The black hole effect". 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. He is one of the 25 members worldwide who participate in the exclusive "Citrix Technology Professional" program. Jeroen is still engaged with strategic key accounts for Login Consultants, defining and realizing an all-encompassing strategy for the application, desktop and server delivery infrastructures. Previous to his position as CTO at Login Consultants Jeroen held positions as Infrastructure Architect at Login Consultants; IT Consultant at QFace ICT and IT specialist at ASG de Veer.

Jim Moyle

Lead Solutions Architect, Atlantis Computing

Jim Moyle 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.

Kevin Goodman

CEO, FSLogix

Kevin Goodman is cofounder and CEO of FSLogix. He has had successful management roles in a number of private and publicly held high-tech companies including RTO Software, VMware and DCA. Goodman is the author of two books published by M&T Publishing - Windows NT: A Developer's Guide, and Building Windows 95 Applications, and has been a frequent contributor to several computer industry magazines. Goodman has also been awarded four patents

Matthias Wessner

IT Architect, Login Consultants

Matthias Wessner has been working for Login Consultants for over 10 years. His first Terminal Server Project was with Hydra and WinFrame over 18 years ago, and he has worked in this business every since. Lately, he is more involved with pure Microsoft Technology like Windows 10.


Mitja Robas

Senior IT Architect, NIL Ltd.

Mitja Robas is a leading data center expert, with more than fifteen years of experience in designing, implementing and supporting high-demand data centers, complex networks and virtualization solutions that NIL has done all over the world. Apart from field and consulting engineer role, he acts also as an instructor and content developer for specialized courses and workshops, sharing his knowledge with engineers around the world. Lately he's been mostly interested in all-flash storage, software defined networking and cloud computing, exercising his curiosity in testing and analyzing those solutions. More at

Nick Rintalan

Lead Architect, Americas Consulting

Nick Rintalan is a Lead Architect in the Americas Consulting organization based out of San Francisco, CA. He has been with Citrix Consulting for the last 11 years, working on some of the largest Citrix deployments in the world. He has authored several well-known whitepapers such as "The Top 10 Items Found by Citrix Consulting on Assessments" and "Best Practices for XenDesktop and XenApp". Nick has spoken at Synergy/iForum/Summit and BriForum over a dozen times on topics such as scalability and large farm design considerations. Before joining Citrix, Nick briefly worked for the IBM Software Group on the WebSphere development team. Nick received Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Computer Engineering from Tulane University in New Orleans.

Ruben Spruijt

CTO, Atlantis Computing

Ruben Spruijt is Chief Technology Officer at Atlantis Computing, responsible for driving vision, technology evangelism and thought leadership with Atlantis customers, partners and communities. Ruben is a well-regarded author, speaker, market analyst, technologist, and all-around geek. An established industry leader and luminary, he is one of only a few individuals in the world to hold three prestigious virtualization awards: Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) and VMware vExpert.

Shane Kleinert

Senior Systems Engineer, Choice Solutions

Shane is a highly motivated, energetic, thorough and detail-oriented Information Technology professional with over 10 years of enterprise IT experience. Shane has exceptional skills in assessment, design, architecture, implementation, troubleshooting, and monitoring of innovative IT solutions. Shane has at BriForum and Citrix Synergy and is an active member in the Citrix IRC community.

Simon Townsend

Chief Technologist, AppSense

With 12yrs at AppSense, 15+ years in CTX ecosystem, and as Chief Technologist, Simon works with some of the largest customers and partners around the world, helping them adopt Secure User Environment management across their entire estate of physical, virtual and cloud based environments.


Thorston Rood

Principcal Architect, net.workers AG

Thorsten is an IT veteran with 2 decades+ of experience in systems engineering and is an outstanding technologist with passion for bits and bytes in real world challenges. Holding several technical certifications, including MCSE and CCE, he has implemented large-scale installations for worldwide companies in a variety of industries. Currently he is the principal architect at net.workers corporation, a European consultancy experts group where he is engaged in secure application delivery architecture, high-availability and cloud/hybrid solutions. In addition, he is the team leader and business owner for application networking solutions including NetScaler, CloudBridge and the mobility stack around XenMobile and ShareFile. With access to beta product code and designs, he has finalized a wide range of remarkable success stories and early adopter setups for demanding customers. In addition to speaking at roadshows, he has spoken at community events such as BriForum, ICE, Citrix User Groups and more, and is known for level 400+ technical breakout sessions.

Tim Mangan

Kahuna, TMurgent Technologies LLP

"The Kahuna" at his company, TMurgent Technologies, Tim is sometimes referred to as the GodFather of App Virtualization. One of two people to speak at every BriForum his sessions are usually sub-sub-sub basement deep. You can follow him on Twitter @TimothyMangan or via his personal blog

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