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June 06, 2016

Executive interview with Ken Oestreich - Citrix Synergy 2016

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VMBlog speaks with Ken Oestreich, Senior Director, Product Marketing, Cloud Services at Citrix during Citrix Synergy 2016.

Ken Oestreich is senior director of product marketing for Cloud Services, a role in which he helps drive the convergence of cloud, desktops and application delivery at Citrix. For more than 20 years, he has led marketing in the converged infrastructure, cloud computing, and network identity spaces. Oestreich specializes in new product introductions and new category development.

Oestreich began his career in electrical engineering, controlling adaptive optics with Litton Industries. He was also with Sun Microsystems in various new product management capacities. Prior to Citrix, Oestreich was with EMC, where he helped develop cloud computing and IT-as-a-service strategies. Previously, Oestreich held leadership positions with Egenera Inc. and Cassatt Corp.

Oestreich holds an MBA from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

Brian Ducharme

Brian is an event reporter for VMBlog.com and an expert in virtualization/cloud techonlogies.  In his 15+ years of experience in the virtualization/cloud field he has interviewed hundreds of companies, users and executives.  Brian has been an active member of the NEVMUG (NEVTUG) since 2006 and attends both vmworld and Citrix Synergy every year.  Brian works full time as a Senior Software Engineer for Liquidware Labs.

Brian also spent 5 years as the managing editor of Virtual Strategy Magazine, an online magazine focused on the virtualization industry and the past 6 years with vmblog. He has a background in Computer Graphics, Marketing, Programming, Web Design, Mobile App Development, Linux Administration and is an active member of the NHJS group.