The 2014 Agenda

No propaganda. No off-topic content. No bait and switch.

Be sure to reveiw the topics and speakers in this year's conference agenda so you can begin to plan which sessions you want to attend. But don't worry if you can't make them all - we record each presentation and after the event our attendess get exclusive access to all the videos before we release them to the public next year.

Check out our 2014 sessions below.

Look for these icons as your guide to finding the sessions that are most relevant to you:

Application Virtualisation/Management

Enterprise Mobility Management/Consumerisation

Networking & Security

Cloud

Platform Hypervisor

Programming & Scripting

Desktop Virtualisation

Management, Monitoring, & Performance

Storage


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MONDAY, 19 MAY, 2014

16:30 - 18:30

Early Registration
Located in the Galleria at the Main Entrance (on the 2nd floor)

 

TUESDAY, 20 MAY, 2014

08:00 - 09:15

Registration & Welcome Refreshments
Located in the Galleria at the Main Entrance (on the 2nd floor)

09:15 - 09:45

Welcome Address with Brian Madden
Located in Breakout #1

09:45 - 10:15

Morning Networking Break
Located in the Exhibit Hall

10:15 - 11:30

XenDesktop 7 Sizing for Dummies
Presented by Helge Klein

 

 

 


Located in Breakout #1

How to Be Successful with GPU Virtualisation
Presented by Thomas Poppelgaard & Magnar Johnsen

 

Located in Breakout #2

5 in 75: Jack Madden’s Take on 5 Top Mobility Questions

Presented by Jack Madden

 

Located in Breakout #3

Automating vSphere Interals with PowerCLI & Orchestrator
Presented by Mike Nelson

 

Located in Breakout #4

11:30 - 11:40

Moving Break

11:40 - 12:40

Deliver a Superior Mobile Graphic Experience with the New HP Hosted Desktop – HDI Solution
Presented by Ed Ellis
Sponsored session with HP

Location TBD

BareMetal and Type 2: Beyond the Physical Device
Presented by Doug Coburn
Sponsored session with Moka5

 

 

 

Location TBD

Storage for VDI – off-the-peg solutions while not assuming one size fits all
Sponsored session with Fusion-io

 

 

 

 

Location TBD

 

12:40 - 13:55

Networking Lunch

Located in the Exhibit Hall

13:55 - 15:10

Orchestrating Cloud Hosted Desktops - The Citrix Way

Presented by Rick Dehlinger

 

 

 

Located in Breakout #1

Thin Clients – Don’t Believe the Myths. How to Make the Right Decision for Your Company
Presented by Andy Morgan & Shawn Bass

 

Located in Breakout #2

SAML and Other Types of Federation for Your Enterprise
Presented by Denis Gundarev

 

 

 

Located in Breakout #3

In-Depth Debugging in App-V
Presented by Tim Mangan & Patrick Mangan

 

 

 

Located in Breakout #4

15:10 - 15:20

Moving Break

15:20 - 16:20

Introduction to GPU Virtualisation & Optimisation
Presented by Jason Southern & Erik Bohnhorst
Sponsored session with NVIDIA

 

Location TBD

Sponsor Showcase: Tintri
FSLogix

Flexera
Sphere 3D
X-IO

 

 

 

 

Location TBD

 

 

16:20 - 16:50

Refreshment and Networking Break

Located in the Exhibit Hall

16:50 - 18:05

EMM Smack Down:
The 2014 Edition

Presented by
Peter Sterk & Ruben Spruijt

 

 

 

 

 

Located in Breakout #1

Delivering Seamless Remote Applications – Citrix Published Applications versus Microsoft RemoteApp
Presented by Benny Tritsch & Nico Luedemann

 

 

Located in Breakout #2

Automated Performance Analysis of SBC Workloads

Presented by Ian Parker

 

 

 

 

Located in Breakout #3

ConfigMgr 2012 R2 and Intune: Setup and Deployment Notes from the Field (with focus on Single Sign-on & ADFS)
Presented by
Kenny Buntinx & Tim De Keukelaere

 

Located in Breakout #4

18:05 - 19:45

Evening Reception followed by Geek Out Game Show
Match your wits and test your skills during this exciting, light-hearted “geek” game show. Enjoy beer and wine while interacting with your peers before the game.

Located in the Exhibit Hall, followed by Breakout #1

 

WEDNESDAY, 21 MAY, 2014

8:00 - 8:30

Welcome Refreshments

Located in the Exhibit Hall

8:30 - 9:45

Direct From the Performance Labs:
Best Practices for VDI and a Deep Dive on App-V, a Virtual Reality Check

Presented by Ryan Bijkerk, Ruben Spruijt & Jeroen van de Kamp

 

Located in Breakout
#1

The Mirage Desktop: Or, Why We Abandoned VDI and Went Back to Physical Desktops
Presented by Daniel Bolton & Jim Moyle

 

 

Located in Breakout #2

The Citrix Mobility Stack: Uncovered
Presented by Thorsten Rood

 

 

 

 

 


Located in Breakout #3

Citrix Internals: ICA Connectivity
Presented by Denis Gundarev

 

 

 

 

 

Located in Breakout #4

9:45 - 9:55

Moving Break

9:55 - 10:55

The Future of Desktop Storage: Hyper-Convergence and In-Memory
Presented by Jim Moyle & Andy Wood
Sponsored session with Atlantis Computing

 

Location TBD

Making ONE User Equal ONE Workspace
Presented by Simon Townsend
Sponsored session with AppSense

 

 

Location TBD

 

 

10:55 - 11:25

Refreshment and Networking Break

Located in the Exhibit Hall

11:25 - 12:40

CTO’s Perspective on Workspace 2020

Presented by

Ruben Spruijt & Jeroen van de Kamp

 

 

 

Located in Breakout
#1

How Folder Redirection Impacts User Experience and Breaks Applications

Presented by Helge Klein & Shawn Bass

 

 

Located in Breakout #2

Death to XP! Deploying the New Desktop OS Windows 8.1
Presented by Adnan Hendricks

 

 

Located in Breakout #3

A Crash Course in Hyper-V for VMware Administrators – 2014 Edition!

Presented by Mike Nelson

 

 

Located in Breakout #4

12:40 - 13:55

Networking Lunch

Located in the Exhibit Hall

13:55 - 15:10

 

A "No B.S." Look at the Various DaaS Providers and Whether They're Ready for Prime Time

Presented by Brian Madden & Gabe Knuth

 

 

 

Located in Breakout
#1

New Test Results – Hardware Accelerated High-end Graphics Performance in Virtual Desktops

Presented by Shawn Bass & Benny Tritsch

 

Located in Breakout #2

How the New Storage Improvements in Microsoft Hyper-V 2012 R2 Help Your Desktop Virtualisation Project

Presented by Jim Moyle

 

Located in Breakout #3

PowerShell’s Desired State Configuration

Presented by Jeff Wouters

 

 

 

 

 

Located in Breakout #4

15:10 - 15:20

Moving Break

15:20 - 16:35

What’s Best for VDI Storage Optimisation–Hardware or Software?

Presented by Erik Ableson & Vincent Branger

 

 

Located in Breakout
#1

Best Practices in SBC / VDI Environments (Part 3): Optimise Login & Response Times!

Presented by Pierre Marmignon & Shawn Bass

 

Located in Breakout #2

How to Get to the Root Cause of a Problem–QUICKLY!

Presented by Graeme Bailey

 

 

 

 

Located in Breakout #3

Virtualising the User Workspace

Presented by Adnan Hendricks

 

 

 

 

 

Located in Breakout #4

16:35 - 16:55

Closing Remarks with Brian Madden/Prize Drawings

Located in the Exhibit Hall

17:00

Conference Adjourns

5 featured videos from the BriForum archive

Check out these exclusive videos from previous BriForum events, handpicked by Brian Madden to showcase the quality of presentations you can expect to see:

#1. Mandatory and Default User Profile Tuning
Presented by Jon Wallace, Chicago 2011

#2. Hyper-V and System Center: How Good Can It Be?
Presented by Mike Burke, Chicago 2013

#3. The Future of the Enterprise Desktop
Presented by Brian Madden, London 2012

#4. Server Virtualization Success! VDI: Not so much. Why VDI adoption has been slow and how desktop virtualization will change the future
Presented by Ron Oglesby, Chicago 2011

#5. What got us here won't get us there: Today's IT needs to get with the times
Presented by David Stafford, Chicago 2013