2015 Conference Agenda

BriForum is the only conference where BIG IDEAS around virtualization, enterprise mobility management, and the consumerization of IT explode into being. You'll hear from the best speakers in the industry and take part in 50+ sessions that range from highly technical to practical nuts-n-bolts, across the following topic areas:

App Application Virtualization/Management

EMM Enterprise Mobility Management/Consumerization

N&S Networking & Security

Cloud Cloud

HYP Platform Hypervisor

P&S Programming & Scripting

DV  Desktop Virtualization

Future Future

STG Storage

Entry Level  Entry Level

MMP Management, Monitoring, & Performance

GPU Graphics Processing Units

 

SUNDAY, JULY 19, 2015

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Early Registration

MONDAY, JULY 20, 2015

8:00 AM - 9:00 Am

Registration and Welcome Breakfast

9:00 AM - 9:30 Am

Welcome Address with Brian Madden

9:30 AM - 9:40 AM

Moving Break

9:40 AM - 10:55 AM

How to Avoid Common Mistakes and Implement Best Practices in VMware Horizon PCoIP Deployments

 

Presented by
Randy Groves & TJ Vatsa

DVN&SEntry Level

Breakout 1

Storage Virtualization: What It Is, Where/How to Use It, and Why Most of What You Hear is Wrong

 

 

Presented by

Steve Greenberg & Ruben Spruijt

STGDVEntry Level

Breakout 2

Master Your Mac OS X Operating System with Configuration Manager 2012 R2

 

 

 

Presented by
Peter Daalmans

MMP

Breakout 3

Can't Fix Your Application Issue? Try to Break it Instead!

 

 

 

 

Presented by
Drew Walz
& Ryan Will

AppDV

Breakout 4

Computer Graphics and Multimedia: A Survival Guide for IT Pros

 

 

 

 

Presented by
Benny Tritsch

Entry LevelGPU

Breakout 5

10:55 AM - 11:05 AM

Moving Break

11:05 AM - 12:20 PM

The Worst Citrix and Microsoft "Best Practices" of All Time, v2.0

 

 

 

Presented by
Nick Rintalan
& Dan Allen

DVMMPEntry Level

Breakout 1

Application Virtualization: Best In Show (A Comparison of App Virt Platforms)

 

 

 

Presented by
Rory Monaghan

AppEntry Level


Breakout 2

I, For One, Welcome Our New Enterprise Consumer Overlords

 

Presented by David Stafford

EMMEntry LevelN&SDVFuture
Breakout 3

Zen and the Art of Mobile Applications: How Not to Build a "Crapplication"

 

 

 

Presented by
Brian Katz

EMMP&S
Breakout 4

Understanding vSGA, vDGA, vGPU: When and Where to Use Them

 

 

 

 

Presented by Kenneth Fingerlos

GPUEntry LevelDV
Breakout 5

12:20 PM - 12:30 PM

Moving Break

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Sponsored Session
Presented by:

Citrix

 

Breakout 1

Sponsored Session
Presented by:
Nimble

 

Breakout 2

Technology Showcase

Featuring presentations by:

Devolutions

FSLogix
StarMobile

 

Breakout 3

 

 

1:20 PM - 2:45 PM

Networking Lunch
Located in the Exhibit Hall

1:30 PM - 2:20 PM

Lunch and Learn sponsored by: VMware
Seating is limited. First-come, first-served!

Located in Breakout 2

2:55 PM - 4:10 PM

From the Fire Hose Series: Graphics and Virtual Desktops Smackdown

 

 

Presented by
Ruben Spruijt, Shawn Bass, & Benny Tritsch

GPUDVMMP
Breakout 1

Hyper-V Over SMB 3.0, Second Edition

 

Presented by

Joe Shonk

STGHYP
Breakout 2

Mobile Enterprise Application Platform Smackdown

 

 

 

Presented by
Jason Conger

EMMAppP&SDV
Breakout 3

NetScaler for Dummies: Everything You Need to Know to Break Away from WI / CSG

 

Presented by
Claudio Rodrigues

DVN&SEntry Level
Breakout 4

4, 3, 2, 1, LIFTOFF! How Processes Become Virtualized

 

 

 

 

Presented by
Tim Mangan & Patrick Mangan

App
Breakout 5

4:10 PM - 4:40 PM

Afternoon Networking and Refreshment Break

4:40 PM - 5:55 PM

RDSH versus VDI: 2015 Edition (With a Dose of "Persistent versus Non-Persistent)

 

 

 

Presented by
Brian Madden

DVEntry LevelSTG
Breakout 1

What Can Citrix Workspace Cloud Do For You?

 

 

 

Presented by
Jarian Gibson & Dane Young

DVEMMCloudEntry LevelMMP
Breakout 2

VMware Horizon Performance

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presented by
Ian Parker

MMPDV
Breakout 3

Troubleshooting VMware App Volumes

 

 

 

 

Presented by

Denis Gundarev

N&SDVApp
Breakout 4

One Server to Rule Them All: How to Use PowerShell Desired State Configuration to Automate Your Environment

 

Presented by
Adam Platt

P&SDV
Breakout 5

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Off-site Networking Event at The 1-up Arcade Bar

Enjoy an open bar and assorted apps while networking with your peers, and enjoying limited gameplay on us!

 

TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2015
7:30 AM - 8:25 AM Rise and Shine Breakfast sponsored by:
Located in Breakout #2

8:00AM

Welcome Breakfast

8:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Everything You Need to Know About Virtual Mobile Infrastructure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presented by
Jack Madden & Gabe Knuth

EMMDVEntry Level
Breakout 1

Windows Packagers Forecast: DevOps Winds are Blowing

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presented by
Darwin Sanoy

App
Breakout 2

Low-Level Print Analysis: A Deep Dive Into Windows Printing

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presented by
Christoph Hammer

DVMMP
Breakout 3

Strategies to Optimize Your VDI OS Gold Images

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presented by
Richard K. Agnew

DVSTGMMP
Breakout 4

Be a XenDesktop Rock Star! Everything You Need to Know About Implementing, Administering, and Troubleshooting XenDesktop 7.6

 

Presented by
Theresa Miller

DVEntry LevelMMP
Breakout 5

9:45 AM - 9:55 AM

Moving Break

9:55 AM - 10:55 AM

Sponsored Session
Presented by:
HP

 

Breaktout 1

Sponsored Session
Presented by:
NVIDIA

 

Breakout 2

Sponsor Session
Presented by:
Micron

 

Breakout 3

Technology Showcase
Featuring presentations by:

Parallels Inc.
Nutanix
Appsense

Breakout 4

 

10:55 AM - 11: 25 AM

Morning Networking and Coffee Break

11:25 AM - 12:40 PM

CTOs Perspective on the Workspace in 2020

 

Presented by
Ruben Spruijt, Jeroen van de Kamp

FutureAppCloudDV

Breakout 1

New Insights and Advanced Deployment Tips for Azure RemoteApp Directly from the Microsoft Engineering Team

 

Presented by
Nihar Namjoshi & Vladimir Stoyanov

DVCloudApp

Breakout 2

The Internet of Things (IoT): Why it Matters and Why Your Should Care

 

 

 

Presented by
Joe Shonk

FutureCloud

Breakout 3

Sequence Like a Boss

 

 

 

 

 

Presented by
Ryan Will & Drew Walz

App
Breakout 4

Designing Your XenApp 7.6 Solutions: A-Z

 

 

 

 

Presented by
Andy Paul
MMP DVEntry Level

Breakout 5

12:40 PM - 1:55 PM

Networking Lunch
Located in the Exhibit Hall

12:40 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch and Learn sponsored by
Dell
Seating is limited. First-come, first-served.

Located in Breakout 2

1:55 PM - 3:10 PM

 

The Packet Games: Analytics and Troubleshooting on the Wire

 

Presented by
Mike Nelson & John Smith

MMPN&SDV
Breakout 1

I've Got 99 Problems and Folder Redirection is Every One of Them!

 

Presented by
Aaron Parker & Shawn Bass

DVMMPSTG
Breakout 2

The Sky's the Limit With HP Moonshot and Citrix WorkspacePod

 

 

Presented by
Dane Young

DVEntry Level
Breakout 3

VDI Version 2: Creating an Experience So Superior, Users Will Think They Are Running on Physical Desktops

 

Presented by
Michael Thomason

DVMMPSTGP&S
Breakout 4

Lightning Rounds:

App Virt, UEM, and User Disk Layering - with Tim Mangan

 

How Individual SBC/VDI Optimizations Impact Your Environment
- with Ryan Revord

 

Jack's 15 Minute Intro to SSO
- with Jack Madden

Breakout 5

3:10 PM - 3:40 PM

Afternoon networking and refreshment break

3:40 PM - 4:55 PM

Pods, Blocks, HCI, UCI...WTF? Making Sense of All the Convergence Hype

 

Presented by
Nick Rintalan & Dan Allen

STGHYP
Breakout 1

AWS AppStream vs. Azure RemoteApp: A Technical Smackdown

 

Presented by
Mike Nelson & Rick Dehlinger

CloudAppDV
Breakout 2

Why Your Approach to BYOD Stinks

 

 

 

 

Presented by
Simon May

EMMEntry Level
Breakout 3

How to Encrypt Everything That Moves and Keep it Usable

 

 

Presented by
Denis Gundarev

N&SMMP
Breakout 4

Browser Management 101: How Web Browsers Work, and Why Managing Them is a Problem

 

Presented by
Matt Heller
AppMMPEntry Level
Breakout 5

4:55 PM

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.

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2015

8:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Welcome Breakfast

8:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Cloud Data Security: Separating Fact from Fiction

 

Presented by
Shawn Bass

CloudN&S


Breakout 1

Maximizing Scalability! Understanding and Optimizing the Scalability of VDI and RDS

 

Presented by
Dan Allen & Nick Rintalan

DVMMP
Breakout 2

Automating RDS Deployment and Scaling with VMM Service Templates

 

 

Presented by
Greg Shields
P&S DVHYPMMP
Breakout 3

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

 

 

Presented by
Benny Tritsch

DVSTGEntry LevelMMP
Breakout 4

The App Whisperer (Latest Techniques in Sequencing)

 

 

 

Presented by
Tim Mangan & Patrick Mangan

App
Breakout 5

9:45 AM - 10:15 Am

Morning networking and refreshment break

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Sponsored Session
Presented by
ControlUp

 

Breakout 1

Sponsored Session
Presented by
RES Software

 

Breakout 2

 

 

 

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

Networking Lunch
Located in the Exhibit Hall

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

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

 

Presented by
Jarian Gibson & Shane Kleinert

DVEntry Level
Breakout 1

 

The #SurfaceChallenge: I Took Away My Executives' iPads and Laptops, Gave Them Surface Pro 3s, and Lived to Tell About it!

 

Presented by
Zach Hughes

EMMDVApp
Breakout 2

You Feeling Strong, My Friend? Say "Docker" One More Time! (An Intro to Docker and Where it Fits in the Enterprise)

 

 

Presented by
Shawn Bass

FutureApp
Breakout 3

EUC Layering Smackdown: Comparing AppVolumes, Unidesk, FlexApp, and Mirage

 

 

Presented by
Earl Gay

AppDVMMPEntry Level
Breakout 4

How to Make PowerShell Sit Up and Beg: The Essential Tutorial for Creating Scripts that Control All Aspects of Your Desktop and Server Farm

 

Presented by
Kevin Goodman
App P&SDV
Breakout 5

1:45 PM - 1:55 PM

Moving Break

1:55 PM - 3:10 PM

Configuration Manager 2012: Is This How We Make a User-Centric Experience, or Are We Still Managing Devices?

 

Presented by
Kevin Kaminski

AppDVMMP
Breakout 1

I've Rolled Out EMM, What Now?: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the MAM

 

 

Presented by
Brian Katz

EMM
Breakout 2

The Hidden Benefits of RDP 8 on Windows Server 2012: Finally Client Connection Metrics Come to RDS

 

Presented by
Andy Milford

DVMMPN&S
Breakout 3

Getting the Most Out of the SysInternals Tools

 

 

 

Presented by
Ian Parker

Entry LevelDVMMP
Breakout 4

What Does it Take to Get a Good Remote Experience on Today's Wi-Fi and Cellular Networks?

 

Presented by
Randy Groves

DVN&SEntry Level
Breakout 5

3:10 PM - 3:40 PM

Closing Remarks with Brian Madden and Prize Giveaways

 

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 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