The 2014 Agenda

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

Be sure to reveiw the topics and speakers from this year's conference agenda. But don't worry, if you didn't make them all - we recorded 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:

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

Far out Future

STG Storage

Entry level  Entry Level

MMP  Management, Monitoring, & Performance

 

 

*Don't forget, the exhibit hall will be open all day during all 3 days.

SUNDAY, JULY 20, 2014

4:30PM - 6:30PM

Early Registration
Located in the Mezzanine Level Foyer

 

MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014

8:00AM - 9:00AM

Registration & Welcome Refreshments
Located in the Mezzanine Level Foyer

9:00AM - 9:30AM

Welcome Address with Brian Madden

Located in Breakout #1

9:30AM - 10:45AM

Profile Madness: Roaming, Microsoft UE-V, AppSense & UPM. WTF Should I Do?!
Presented by Nick Rintalan & Dan Allen

Where to Stick It? VDI Storage Considerations
Presented by Andy Paul

 

Showdown: AWS vs. Azure for Desktop Delivery
Presented by Elias Khnaser

 

Google Chromebook for the Enterprise: Yeah! Or Meh.
Presented by Dan Shappir

 

Crash Debugging for Beginners
Presented by Ian Parker

 

DV MMP

Located in Breakout #1

DV STG

Located in Breakout #2

CloudDV

Located in Breakout #3

CloudDV EMM

Located in Breakout #4

MMP

Located in Breakout #5

10:45AM -10:55AM

Moving Break

10:55AM -12:10PM

Solving the “Data Ingestion” Problem

Presented by David Stafford

A Look at App-V Performance
Presented by Tim Mangan & Patrick Mangan

Intro to Microsoft Hyper-V over SMB 3
Presented by Joe Shonk

 

Hands Off My Gold Image!
Presented by Aaron Parker

Deep Dive Into PCoIP

Presented by Randy Groves

CloudEMM

Located in Breakout #1

APPDV

Located in Breakout #2

DVEntry LevelSTG

Located in Breakout #3

DVMMP

Located in Breakout #4

DVN&S

Located in Breakout #5

12:10PM - 12:20PM

Moving Break

12:20PM - 1:20PM

Sponsored Session
The Coming Storage Apocalypse: What's after the big bust and how it will change your VDI and other applications

 

Presented by Chetan Ventakesh, Atlantis Computing

Sponsored Session
Client-side Virtualization & PC Containers: Opportunities & Challenges

 

Presented by Naveed Makhani, Moka5

Sponsor Showcase

Devolutions Remote Desktop Manager - Devolutions

VDI meets Hyper-Convergence and Web-scale - Nutanix

 

Plus presentations from: FSLogix & Sphere 3D

Sponsored Session
Managing Remote and Mobile Workers

 

Presented by Adam Licata, Symantec

Sponsored Session

Unlocking the benefits of hosted desktop for the Knowledge Worker without compromising user experience and affordability

 

Presented by Jason Strawderman and Matt Kimball, HP / AMD

  Located in Breakout #1 Located in Breakout #2 Located in Breakout #3 Located in Breakout #4 Located in Breakout #5

1:20PM - 2:35PM

Networking Lunch

1:20PM - 2:35PM

Lunch & Learn Session: Explore Dell Wyse Datacenter's Graphics Options for Virtual Desktop Computing
Presented by
Located in Breakout #5

2:35PM - 2:45PM

Moving Break

2:45PM - 4:00PM

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

 

VDI High Availability and Why Persistent Desktops Are the Devil
Presented by Dan Allen & Nick Rintalan

How to Build a Citrix Infrastructure in Amazon Cloud Presented by Denis Gundarev

What You Really Need to Get Started with VDI
Presented by Kevin Goodman

Ok, We're Mobile. Now What?

Presented by Brian Katz

APP DV MMP

Located in Breakout #1

DVMMPSTG

Located in Breakout #2

CloudDV

Located in Breakout #3

DVEntry Level

Located in Breakout #4

Entry LevelEMM

Located in Breakout #5

4:00PM - 4:30PM

Afternoon Refreshment Break
Located in the Exhibit Hall on the Harbor Level

4:30PM - 5:45PM

A Crash Course in Hyper-V for VMware Administrators – 2014 Edition! Presented by Mike Nelson

IdP, SAML, OAUTH – New Acronyms for a Cloud World Presented by Dan Brinkmann

SBC Round-up 2014: An Overview of the Many RDS/SBC Add-ons and How They Stack up

Presented by Claudio Rodrigues

Advanced Graphics and Audio with VMware View Presented by Dwayne Lessner

Building your Own Mobile Enterprise Application: It’s Not as Hard as You Might Think! Presented by Jason Conger

HYP 

Located in Breakout #1

CloudN&S

Located in Breakout #2

DVEntry Level

Located in Breakout #3

DVMMPN&S

Located in Breakout #4

EMMP&S

Located in Breakout #5

6:30PM - 7:00PM

Transportation Pickup
Meet at the concierge/front desk at the Seaport Boston Hotel

7:00PM - 9:00PM

King's Bowl Field Trip
Join us for bowling, games, beer and dinner at King’s while you network with your peers, speakers and sponsors!

 

TUESDAY, JULY 22, 2014

8:00AM - 8:30AM

Welcome Refreshments
Located in the Exhibit Hall on the Harbor Level

8:30AM - 9:45AM

Battle of the Private Clouds: An Independent View of VMware, Microsoft, and Citrix Solutions

Presented by Dane Young, Jarian Gibson & Shane Kleinert

 

The Configuration Manager 2012 R2 Application Model in Painful Detail

Presented by Kevin Kaminski & Nicke Källén

Sequencing for Success

Presented by Rory Monaghan & Ryan Will

Maximizing Monitoring Data from the Built-In Citrix Tools

Presented by Jo Harder

The Coming Storage Apocalypse: How The Storage Architectures of the Future Will Change Everything

Presented by Chetan Venkatesh

DV 

Located in Breakout #1

APPMMP

Located in Breakout #2

APP 

Located in Breakout #3

DVEntry LevelMMP

Located in Breakout #4

STG 

Located in Breakout #5

9:45AM - 9:55AM

Moving Break

9:55AM - 10:55AM

Sponsored Session

Disruptive Innovations in Storage: What do they mean for VDI?

 

 

Presented by Scott Davis, CTO, Infinio

Sponsored Session

The Citrix Mobile Workspace Journey and Roadmap

 

Presented by Gunner Berger & Dan McCall, Citrix

Sponsor Showcase

Why Converged Infrustructure Matters for Desktop Virtualization - Pivot3

 

Plus presentations from: Toshiba & Maxta

Sponsored Session
Virtual Mobile Infrastructure - The Mobile Technology of Choice for your Most Sensitive Data

 

Presented by Michael C. Miller, Manager of Software Development, Raytheon

Sponsored Session
Going Mobile: Transform your windows and web apps for any mobile device

 

Presented by Andrew Cohen, PowWow

  Located in Breakout #1 Located in Breakout #2 Located in Breakout #3 Located in Breakout #4 Located in Breakout #5

10:55AM - 11:25AM

Refreshment and Networking Break
Located in the Exhibit Hall on the Harbor Level

11:25AM - 12:40PM

CTO’s Perspective on Workspace 2020

Presented by

Ruben Spruijt & Jeroen van de Kamp

How to Implement a Large Scale VDI 3D GPU Project: An Aerospace VDI Case Study
Presented by Steve Greenberg & Jared Cowart

Back to Reality: VDI, EMM, MD, MYOD are Overrated! Most of the Desktops Are Physical for a Reason

Presented by Pierre Marmignon

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

Presented by Jack Madden

Automation Workflow in the Data Center – Automate Any Task!

Presented by Michael Thomason

CloudDVFar Out

Located in Breakout #1

DVMMPN&S

Located in Breakout #2

DVMMP

Located in Breakout #3

EMM 

Located in Breakout #4

MMPP&S

Located in Breakout #5

12:40PM - 1:55PM

Networking Lunch

Located in the Exhibit Hall on the Harbor Level

12:40PM - 1:55PM

Lunch & Learn Session: What VMware’s end-user computing strategy means for you and how VMware® Horizon™ 6 crushes the quo of desktop and application delivery
Presented by
Located in Breakout #5

1:55PM - 3:10PM

 

New Test Results: Virtual Desktop Performance on HTML 5 Clients
Presented by Benny Tritsch & Shawn Bass

 

 

Lightning Round Sessions
How to Tell When Your SSD Will Burn out (Jim Moyle)
Automate or Die; IT Pro Skills for the Next 20 Years (Tim Mangan)
VMware View vs. RDS – The Land of Good Enough
(Dwayne Lessner)
Mobile OS Smackdown: IOS vs. Android vs. Windows
(Michael Thomason)

Virtual Data Center Infection: Attacking VDI from the Endpoint LIVE!

Presented by John Whaley, Anna Bogatch, and Geoffrey Thomas

Unleashing the Power of NetScaler

Presented by Denis Gundarev

Building HAL – The Journey To a True Artificial Intelligence. What it Takes and How We’ll Get There
Presented by Chetan Venkatesh

 

DVMMP

Located in Breakout #1

 

Located in Breakout #2

N&S 

Located in Breakout #3

N&S 

Located in Breakout #4

Far out 

Located in Breakout #5

3:10PM - 3:40PM

Afternoon Refreshment Break
Located in the Exhibit Hall on the Harbor Level

3:40PM - 4:55PM

HDX: High Definition eXperience –or– Have no iDea eXperience?

Presented by Shawn Bass

Replace Your SAN! How the New Storage Improvements in Microsoft Hyper-V Help Your Desktop Virtualization Project

Presented by Jim Moyle

Ten Things We All Think About Desktop Virtualization But Are Afraid to Talk About

Presented by Michael Thomason

WebSockets Everywhere: The Future Transport Protocol for Everything

Presented by Dan Shappir

Strategies to Optimize Your VDI OS Gold Images

Presented by Richard Agnew

DVN&S

Located in Breakout #1

DVSTG

Located in Breakout #2

DVAppMMP

Located in Breakout #3

N&S 

Located in Breakout #4

DVEntry Level

Located in Breakout #5

4:55PM - 7:00PM

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 on the Harbor Level

7:30PM

Dinner with Strangers Event (Optional)
Meet in the Hotel Lobby of the Seaport and head to your 7:45 PM reservation!
Go as strangers, leave as friends! We’ve made reservations at a few local Boston spots – pick your place! Sign up for the restaurant of your choice at registration and meet with fellow “strangers.” It’s a great way to meet new friends!
Attendees participate at own cost.

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014

8:00AM - 8:30AM

Welcome Refreshments
Located in the Exhibit Hall on the Harbor Level

8:30AM - 9:45AM

Microsoft and DaaS - Are They in the Game?

Presented by Rick Dehlinger

 

How Folder Redirection Impacts User Experience and Breaks Applications

Presented by Aaron Parker & Shawn Bass

RDS-o-Matic: From Excel to a Full RDS 2012 Environment in One Click

Presented by Claudio Rodrigues

 

Uncovering the Citrix Mobility Stack

Presented by Thorsten Rood

Dealing with the Realities of Malware in Virtual Environments

Presented by Matt Conover

CloudDV

Located in Breakout #1

DVMMP

Located in Breakout #2

DVEntry LevelHYP

Located in Breakout #3

EMMN&S

Located in Breakout #4

DVN&S

Located in Breakout #5

9:45AM - 10:15AM

Morning Refreshment Break
Located in the Exhibit Hall on the Harbor Level

10:15-11:15 AM

Sponsored Session

Revolutionizing Enterprise Storage with Adaptive Flash

 

Presented by Shawn Crossman, Nimble Storage

Sponsored Session
NVIDIA GRID: Graphics acceleration for VDI environments

 

Presented by Eric Kana, NVIDIA

Sponsored Session

Your Unified Workspace: Everything You Need From Wherever You're Located

 

Presented by Greg Tan & Coby Gurr, Stoneware

 

 

  Located in Breakout #1 Located in Breakout #2 Located in Breakout #3    

11:15AM - 12:30PM

Networking Lunch
Located in the Exhibit Hall on the Harbor Level

11:15AM - 12:30PM

Lunch & Learn Session: Mobile Enablement: Leveraging Mobile Devices, EMM, and Application Development to transform your business
Presented by
Located in Breakout #5

12:30PM - 1:45PM

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

Presented by Brian Madden & Gabe Knuth

 

The Worst Citrix and Microsoft “Best Practices” of All Time

Presented by Nick Rintalan & Dan Allen

 

 

You're Paying for MDOP Anyway…Make the Most of It

Presented by Rory Monaghan

RemoteApp 101: Delivering Seamless Remote Applications

Presented by Benny Tritsch


Automated Performance Analysis of SBC Workloads

Presented by Ian Parker

Cloud DV

Located in Breakout #1

DVMMP

Located in Breakout #2

AppDVMMP

Located in Breakout #3

DV 

Located in Breakout #4

DVMMP

Located in Breakout #5

1:45PM - 1:55PM

Moving Break

1:55PM - 3:10PM

 

DIY DaaS: Creating Your Own Desktop-as-a-Service

Presented by Andy Paul

Desktop Virtualization Monitoring Bake-Off, Part 2: Updates and More!

Presented by Shane Kleinert & Jarian Gibson

 

Tips and Tricks on Building Agentless Antivirus Scanners for VMware View Virtual Desktops

Presented by Yury Magalif

 

Orchestrating Cloud Desktops, The Citrix Way

Presented by Rick Dehlinger

Virtual Rescue: Saving IT and the Enterprise from VDI Disasters

Presented by Mark Knouse

CloudDV

Located in Breakout #1

DVMMP

Located in Breakout #2

DVN&S

Located in Breakout #3

CloudDVMMP

Located in Breakout #4

DV 

Located in Breakout #5

3:10PM

Closing Remarks with Brian Madden/Prize Giveaway
Located in Breakout #1

 

Check out 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 Ttuning
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