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

 

Conference At-a-Glance (Coming Soon)

SUNDAY, JULY 19, 2015

4:30 PM

Early Registration

MONDAY, JULY 20, 2015

8:00AM

Registration and Welcome Breakfast

9:00 AM

Welcome Address featuring event host, Brian Madden

9:30 AM
Breakout Sessions

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

 

Presented by
Randy Groves & TJ Vasta

DVN&SEntry Level

Hyper-V Over SMB 3.0, Second Edition

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presented by
Joe Shonk

STGHYP

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

 

 

 

Presented by
Peter Daalmans

MMP

 

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

 

 

 

 

Presented by
Drew Walz

AppDV

Computer Graphics and Multimedia: A Survival Guide for IT Pros

 

 

 

 

Presented by
Benny Tritsch

Entry LevelGPU

10:45 AM

Moving Break

10:55 AM

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

 

 

 

Presented by
Nick Rintalan
& Dan Allen

DVMMPEntry Level

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

 

 

 

Presented by
Rory Monaghan

AppEntry Level

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

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

 

 

 

Presented by
Brian Katz

EMMP&S

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

 

 

 

 

Presented by Kenneth Fingerlos

GPUEntry LevelDV

12:10 PM

Moving Break

12:20 PM

Sponsored Session

Sponsored Session

Sponsor Showcase

Sponsored Session

Sponsored Session

1:20 PM

Exhibit Hall Networking Lunch

1:30 PM

Lunch and Learn Session
Seating is limited. First-come, first-served!

2:35 PM

Moving Break

2:45 PM

CTO's Perspective on the Workspace in 2020

 

 

Presented by
Ruben Spruijt & Jeroen van de Kamp

FutureAppCloudDV

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

 

Presented by
Steve Greenberg

STGDVEntry Level

Mobile Enterprise Application Platform Smackdown

 

 

 

Presented by
Jason Conger

EMMAppP&SDV

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

 

Presented by
Claudio Rodrigues

DVN&SEntry Level

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

 

 

 

 

Presented by
Tim Mangan

App

4:00 PM

Afternoon Networking and Refreshment Break

4:30 PMBreakout Sessions

Storage Session

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presented by
Brian Madden

DVEntry LevelSTG

What Can Citrix Workspace Cloud Do For You?

 

 

 

Presented by
Jarian Gibson & Dane Young

DVEMMCloudEntry LevelMMP

VMware Horizon Performance

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presented by
Ian Parker

MMPDV

Citrix Internals: StoreFront

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presented by
Denis Gundarev

N&SDVApp

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

 

Presented by
Adam Platt

P&SDV

7:00 PM

Off-site Networking Event

 

TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2015

8:00AM

Welcome Breakfast

8:30AM

VMI Session

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presented by
Jack Madden & Gabe Knuth

EMMDVEntry Level

Windows Packagers Forecast: DevOps Winds are Blowing

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presented by
Darwin Sanoy

App

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presented by
Christoph Hammer

DVMMP

Strategies to Optimize Your VDI OS Gold Images

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presented by
Richard K. Agnew

DVSTGMMP

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

 

Presented by
Theresa Miller

DVEntry LevelMMP

9:45AM

Moving Break

9:55AM

Sponsored Session

Sponsored Session

Sponsor Showcase

Sponsor Session

Sponsor Session

10:55AM

Morning Networking and Coffee Break

11:25AM

From the Fire Hose Series: Graphics and Virtual Desktops Smackdown

 

Presented by
Ruben Spruijt, Shawn Bass, & Benny Tritsch

GPUDVMMP

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

 

Presented by
Nihar Namjoshi

DVCloudApp

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

 

 

 

Presented by
Joe Shonk

FutureCloud

Sequence Like a Boss

 

 

 

 

 

Presented by
Ryan Will & Drew Walz

App

Designing Your XenApp 7.6 Solutions: A-Z

 

 

 

 

Presented by
Andy Paul
MMP DVEntry Level

12:40PM

Exhibit Hall Networking Lunch

12:40PM

Lunch and Learn Session
Seating is limited. First-come, first-served.

1:55PM

 

The Packet Games: Analytics and Troubleshooting on the Wire

 

Presented by
Mike Nelson & John Smith

MMPN&SDV

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

 

Presented by
Aaron Parker & Shawn Bass

DVMMPSTG

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

 

 

Presented by
Dane Young

DVEntry Level

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

 

Presented by
Michael Thomason

DVMMPSTGP&S

Lightning Rounds:

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

When the Cloud Doesn't Work Out: Challenges of Moving an App to AWS...and Back
- with Ryan Goodson

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

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

3:10PM

Afternoon networking and refreshment break

3:40 PM

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

 

Presented by
Nick Rintalan & Dan Allen

STGHYP

AWS AppStream vs. Azure RemoteApp: A Technical Smackdown

 

Presented by
Mike Nelson & Rick Dehlinger

CloudAppDV

Why Your Approach to BYOD Stinks

 

 

 

 

Presented by
Simon May

EMMEntry Level

How to Encrypt Everything That Moves and Keep it Usable

 

 

Presented by
Denis Gundarev

N&SMMP

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

 

Presented by
Matt Heller
AppMMPEntry Level

4:35PM

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.

7:30PM

Dinner with Strangers Event (Optional)
Attendees participate at own cost.

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2015

8:00AM

Welcome Breakfast

8:30AM

I, For One, Welcome Our New Enterprise Consumer Overlords

 

Presented by
David Stafford

EMMEntry LevelN&SDVFuture

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

 

Presented by
Dan Allen & Nick Rintalan

DVMMP

Automating RDS Deployment and Scaling with VMM Service Templates

 

 

Presented by
Greg Shields
P&S DVHYPMMP

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

 

 

Presented by
Benny Tritsch

DVSTGEntry LevelMMP

The App Whisperer (Latest Techniques in Sequencing)

 

 

 

Presented by
Tim Mangan

App

9:45AM

Morning networking and refreshment break

10:15AM

Sponsored Session

Sponsored Session

Sponsored Session

 

 

11:15AM

Exhibit Hall Networking Lunch

11:15AM

Lunch and Learn Session
Seating is limited. First-come, first-served.

12:30PM

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

 

Presented by
Jarian Gibson & Shane Kleinert

DVEntry Level

 

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

Cloud Data Security: Separating Fact From Fiction

 

 

 

 

Presented by
Shawn Bass

CloudN&S

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

 

 

Presented by
Earl Gay

AppDVMMPEntry Level

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

1:45PM

Moving Break

1:55PM

Configuration Manager 2012: Is this how We Make a User-Centric Experience, or are We Still Managing Devices?

 

Presented by
Kevin Kaminski & Nicke Kallen

AppDVMMP

I've Rolled Out EMM. What Now? (How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the MAM)

 

 

Presented by
Brian Katz

EMM

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

 

Presented by
Andy Milford

DVMMPN&S

Getting the Most Out of the SysInternals Tools

 

 

 

Presented by
Ian Parker

Entry LevelDVMMP

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

3:10PM

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