2015 Conference Agenda

BriForum is the only conference where BIG IDEAS around virtualisation, enterprise mobility management, and the consumerisation of IT explode into being. You'll hear from the best speakers in the industry and take part in 30+ sessions that range from highly technical to practical nuts-n-bolts, across the following topic areas:

Application Virtualisation/ManagementApplication Virtualisation/Management

EMM Enterprise Mobility Management/Consumerisation

Networking & Security

Entry LevelEntry Level

GPUGraphics Processing Units

Future Future

Cloud Cloud

Storage

Programming & Scripting Programming & Scripting

Desktop Virtualisation Desktop Virtualisation

Management, Monitoring, and Performance Management, Monitoring, & Performance

 

 

Monday, 18 May, 2015
16:30 - 18:30

Early Registration

Located in the Exhibit Hall
Tuesday, 19 May, 2015
08:00 - 09:15

Registration and Welcome Refreshments

Located in the Exhibit Hall
09:15 - 09:45

Welcome Address with Brian Madden

Located in Breakout #1

09:45 - 10:15

Morning Networking and Coffee Break

Located in the Exhibit Hall

10:15 - 11:30

Tech Bake-Off Reloaded: An Independent Review of Citrix XenDesktop vs. VMware Horizon View

 

Presented by

Jarian Gibson

 

Desktop VirtualisationNetworking & SecurityStorageApplication Virtualisation/ManagementManagement, Monitoring, & Performance

 

 

Located in Breakout #1

Lego for Geeks: Hardware Building Blocks for Great VDI Test Labs

 

Presented by

Benny Tritsch

 

Entry-LevelDesktop VirtualisationManagement, Monitoring, & PerformanceStorage

 

 

Located in Breakout #2

Know Your Enemies: Analysis of Applications for Virtualisation Projects

 

Presented by

James Rankin

 

Desktop VirtualisationApplication Virtualisation/Management

 

 

Located in Breakout #3

Windows Rebooted! Why You Should Move to Windows 10 and it’s Ecosystem

 

Presented by

Adnan Hendricks

 

Desktop VirtualisationEntry-Level

 

 

Located in Breakout #4

11:30 - 11:40

Moving Break

11:40 - 12:40

SPONSOR SESSION

Presented by

Sponsored session with Citrix

 

 

Located in Breakout #1

SPONSOR SHOWCASE

Ceedo Technologies
FS Logix
Cloudhouse

 

Located in Breakout #2

Session coming soon

Session coming soon

12:40 - 13:55

Lunch

Located in the Exhibit Hall

12:40 - 13:30

Lunch & Learn Session 1

Presented by VMwareVMware

Located in Breakout #1
(Seating is limited. First-come, first-served!)

13:55 - 15:10

How to Get Started With The Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite

 

Presented by

Peter Daalmans & Kenny Buntinx

 

Entry-LevelEnterprise Mobility Management/Consumerisation

 

 

Located in Breakout #1

The App Whisperer (Virtually)

 

Presented by

Tim Mangan

 

Application Virtualisation/Management

 

 

Located in Breakout #2

XenMobile 10 Deep Dive Demo With Notes From the Field

Presented by

Thorsten Rood

 

Enterprise Mobility Management/ConsumerisationNetworking & Security

 

 

Located in Breakout #3

Advanced Performance Analysis: Moving Perfmon and the Basics

 

Presented by

Ian Parker

 

Management, Monitoring, & PerformanceDesktop Virtualisation

 

 

Located in Breakout #4

15:10 - 15:20

Moving Break

15:20 - 16:20

SPONSOR SESSION

Presented by

Sponsored session with HP

 

 

Located in Breakout #1

SPONSOR SESSION

Presented by

Sponsored session with NVIDIA

 

 

Located in Breakout #2

SPONSOR SHOWCASE

Browsium
AppSense
Navisite

 

 

Located in Breakout #3

 

16:20 - 16:50

Refreshment and Networking Break

Located in Exhibit Hall
16:50 - 18:05

Cloud Data Security: Separating Fact from Fiction

 

Presented by

Shawn Bass

 


Networking & SecurityCloud

Located in Breakout #1

Layers, Layers, Blar, Blar...Unidesk vs VMware vs FS Logix?

 

Presented by

Daniel Bolton & Jim Moyle

 

Desktop VirtualisationApplication Virtualisation/ManagementStorage

 

 

Located in Breakout #2

ICA Protocol Confusion – HDX, DCR, H.264, Framehawk, Compatibility Encoder, Legacy Mode…WTF is Going on with ICA?!

 

Presented by

Dan Allen & Amit Ben-Chanoch

 

Desktop VirtualisationEntry-LevelManagement, Monitoring, & Performance

 

 

Located in Breakout #3

How Group Policy Impacts Logon Performance

 

Presented by

Helge Klein

 

Desktop Virtualisation

 

 

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 Exhibit Hall, followed by Breakout #1

 

Wednesday, 20 May, 2015

8:00 - 8:30

Welcome Refreshments

Located in the Exhibit Hall

8:30 - 9:45

Unfolding the Azure RemoteApp Magic

 

Presented by

Freek Berson & Benny Tritsch

 

Desktop VirtualisationApplication Virtualisation/ManagementCloud

Located in Breakout #1

Hacking Horizon View

 

Presented by

Mitja Bezenšek

 

Desktop VirtualisationManagement, Monitoring, & PerformanceNetworking & Security

 


Located in Breakout #2

I, For One, Welcome Our New Enterprise Consumer Overlords

 

Presented by

David Stafford

 

Enterprise Mobility Management/ConsumerisationEntry-LevelNetworking & SecurityDesktop VirtualisationFuture

Located in Breakout #3

The Community-Driven Desktop Virtualisation Best Practice Analyser: How to do Image Optimization the Right Way

 

Presented by

Kees Baggerman

 

Desktop Virtualisation

 


Located in Breakout #4

9:45 - 10:25

Refreshment and Networking Break

Located in the Exhibit Hall

10:25 - 11:40

From the Fire Hose Series: Graphics for Virtual Desktops Smackdown

 

Presented by

Ruben Spruijt, Benny Tritsch, Shawn Bass

 

Desktop VirtualisationGraphics Processing Unit

Located in Breakout #1

Everything you need to know about Virtual Mobile Infrastructure

 

Presented by

Jack Madden & Gabe Knuth

 

Entry-LevelEnterprise Mobility Management/ConsumerisationDesktop Virtualisation

 

 

Located in Breakout #2

Dissecting the XenApp/XenDesktop Logon Process

 

Presented by

Helge Klein

 

Desktop VirtualisationManagement, Monitoring, & Performance

 

 

Located in Breakout #3

How to Make PowerShell Sit Up and Beg

Presented by

Kevin Goodman

 

Programming & Scripting

 

 

Located in Breakout #4


11:40 - 12:55

Lunch

Located in the Exhibit Hall

12:55 - 14:10

The Anatomy of a High Performance GPU Enabled Desktop

Presented by

Dane Young & Thomas Poppelgaard

 

Desktop VirtualisationManagement, Monitoring, & PerformanceGraphics Processing Unit

 

 

Located in Breakout #1

EUC Isn’t All About Technology. It’s About Users, Too

 

Presented by

Barry Coombs & Andrew Wood

 

Desktop VirtualisationEntry-Level

 

 

Located in Breakout #2

What to do when Things Break: Tools You Need to Know to Resolve Critical Events Faster and More Efficiently

 

Presented by

Ian Parker

 

Management, Monitoring, & PerformanceDesktop Virtualisation

 

 

Located in Breakout #3

VDI Storage in 2015

 

Presented by

Brian Madden

 

Desktop Virtualisation

 

 

Located in Breakout #4

14:10 - 14:20

Moving Break

14:20 - 15:35

What Can Citrix Workspace Cloud do for You?

 

Presented by

Jarian Gibson, Dane Young, & Jim Moyle


CloudDesktop Virtualisation

 

 

Located in Breakout #1

Predicting the Future of Windows, or Lack Thereof

 

Presented by

Dan Shappir

 


Desktop VirtualisationEntry-LevelFuture

 

 

Located in Breakout #2

4, 3, 2, 1, Liftoff! How a Process Gets Virtualized

 

Presented by

Tim Mangan

 

Application Virtualisation/Management

 

 

Located in Breakout #3

PowerShell Remoting: Manage Your (Customer) Environment From Your Laptop

 

Presented by

Jeff Wouters

 

Programming & Scripting

 

 

 

 

Located in Breakout #4

15:35 - 15:55

Closing Remarks with Brian Madden/Prize Drawings/Conference Adjourns

Located in Exhibit Hall
 

Check out highlights from past BriForum events:

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 Centre: 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 Virtualisation Success! VDI: Not so much. Why VDI adoption has been slow and how desktop virtualisation 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