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Calling All Desktop Virtualization Enthusiasts!

Would you like to listen to and participate in an unfiltered discussion about desktop virtualization: its usefulness in IT today and the critical role it plays in the evolution of IT, with technical experts from leading desktop virtualization vendors: Citrix, Microsoft, Quest, Symantec, and VMware, and moderated by independent solution architect, Shawn Bass? 

Sound too good to be true? It’s my pleasure to tell you that this is the overview of our next Geek Speak Virtual webcast! The details and registration link are included below. I hope you can attend this educational and historic community event!


Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Time: 1:00 – 2:30 PM EST

Join industry expert Shawn Bass as he challenges five leading vendors in the desktop virtualization community to share their thoughts on the role and benefits of the virtual desktop in today’s business world, and discuss their ideas on what’s ahead for the virtualization industry.

Be there and participate live when Shawn drives a deep-dive discussion about related technologies and futures that will give you insight and help you decide what solution is the best fit for your organization. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear these six brilliant technical experts share their views about desktop virtualization, the hottest topic in the IT industry today!

Four Reasons to Attend:
  1. Five vendors together for the first time on ONE virtual stage!
  2. Unbiased, unfiltered (& unprecedented!) technical discussion
  3. Live online chat with the speakers & fellow attendees
  4. A chance to win a Citrix Synergy pass worth $1,895

  • Shawn Bass, Solution Architect
  • Frank Anderson, Sr. Technical Marketing Manager; Citrix
  • Aaron Black, Technical Marketing, View and ThinApp; VMWare
  • Brian Duckering, Sr. Manager, Endpoint Virtualization; Symantec
  • Michael Kleef, Technical Product Marketing; Microsoft
  • Terry Lewis, Manager Product Marketing; Quest Software

I’d like to personally thank all of the participating speakers, who have been working together to make this a true desktop virtualization community event!


For more information about Geek Speak Virtual events, click here.
For more information about the Geek Speak program, click here.

Laura Whalen
Citrix Systems, Inc.

The Los Angeles Citrix User Group is holding their next event this week on Feb. 24-25, in Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley, CA! To kick off the event, Pete Downing, Citrix Product Manager, will be the keynote speaker.

Topics that will be covered in the two-day agenda include Provisioning for XenServer and XenDesktop, an update on XenClient, and dialog around upcoming Citrix Cloud Computing initiatives. Additionally, representatives from AppSense, Akamai, Intel, and Tricerat will be there to chat and answer any questions you might have.

Two Citrix Geek Speak Local sessions will also be included as part of this event on Feb. 24. The LA User Group has invited the following three esteemed Citrix Technology Professionals (CTPs) to lead these sessions:  Alex Danilychev, Joe Shonk, and Steve Greenberg.

Event Schedule

The User Group and Geek Speak Local sessions will take place at the following times and locations:

Citrix User Group Event & Geek Speak Local
Day/Time:  Feb. 24 from 8:30-11am PT
Location:  Microsoft Offices, 333 South Grand Ave, Suite 3300, Los Angeles

Citrix User Group Event & Geek Speak Local
Day/Time:  Feb. 24 from 2-5pm PT
Location:  Motion Picture Association of America Offices, 15301 Ventura Blvd Building E, Sherman Oaks

Citrix User Group Event Only
Day/Time: Feb. 25 from 2-5pm PT
Location: Pepperdine University Howard Hughes Center, 6100 Center Drive, Los Angeles

Registration is still open, so if you’re based in or around southern California and you are a Citrix customer or enthusiast, this is the event for you and I hope you can attend!

For more details and to register for the event, click here.

Additional Resources

  • For more information about Geek Speak Local events, click here.
  • For more information about the Citrix User Group Community, click here.

Laura Whalen
Citrix Systems, Inc.