IGEL Disrupt 2018

While at the IGEL #DisruptEUC 2018 conference in Austin, TX, VMblog spoke with industry expert and VDI fan favorite Brian Madden. Brian is recognized around the world as an independent expert in the desktop and application virtualization industry. Brian has spent 20+ years in IT, and EUC and VDI followers know him best for his many, many years with BrianMadden.com, the website he founded back in 2003, as well as his wildly popular BriForum events which ran from 2005-2016.

Brian Madden left the industry in 2016 to pursue other interests. But, VMblog was fortunate to speak with him when he momentarily surfaced at the IGEL disruptEUC event as a guest speaker to talk about IoT -- find out why he calls it, "dumb."

VMblog speaks with virtualization and Citrix community fan favorite Doug Brown of DABCC.com fame while at the inaugural IGEL #DisruptEUC 2018 conference hosted at the beautiful AMD Headquarters in Austin, Texas. Doug is now Technology Evangelist at IGEL where he is actively using his talents to create a growing community of users for IGEL and its technologies.

Watch and learn more as Doug tells a number of different stories to explain the past, present and future.

VMblog speaks with Monique Ouellette, VP Global Digital Workplace and Mobility Services of IBM during the inaugural IGEL #DisruptEUC 2018 conference hosted at the beautiful AMD Headquarters in Austin, Texas. Monique has been with IBM for 25 years. In her role, she is responsible for sales, revenue, profit, client satisfaction and delivery excellence.

DisruptEUC 2018 included exciting announcements from IGEL as well as inspirational industry speakers and more.

VMblog speaks with Simon Clephan, VP of Business Development and Strategic Alliances at IGEL Technology during the inaugural IGEL #DisruptEUC 2018 conference hosted at the beautiful AMD Headquarters in Austin, Texas. The event included exciting announcements from IGEL as well as inspirational industry speakers and more.

There's a brand new End User Computing Forum called DISRUPT which is being launched this year across three continents: EMEA, NA and ANZ.  The first event in Bremen Germany has already taken place.  However, IGEL, the company putting on this fantastic show, is about to launch this inaugural event in Austin, TX in less than two weeks.  To get the inside scoop ahead of the event, I spoke with Jed Ayres, President and CEO of IGEL NA and Global CMO.  

Have you heard about the DISRUPT event?  This is a brand new End User Computing Forum which launched this year across three continents.  The first event has already taken place in Bremen Germany back on January 17th.  But you still have time to participate here in the US with DISRUPT NA in Austin, TX, February 6-8 at the AMD Corporate Campus.  And after that, IGEL is taking the show on the road to Melbourne Australia, March 13-14, at the RACV City Club.

The inaugural event will bring together key industry thought leaders, customers and solution providers to discuss the latest innovations in end user computing (EUC) and workspace management, including solution demonstrations and technical trainings.

"By 2020, we'll see over 50 billion connected devices and this is bringing massive transformation for the EUC market as organization face rising endpoint challenges. From the migration to Windows 10 to endpoint security demands and the need to simplify device management while lowering computing costs, end user computing is fast becoming a top IT priority," said Jed Ayres, President and CEO, IGEL North America.  "Our DISRUPT event will be addressing these EUC challenges and more. Featuring top industry thought leaders, customer best practices sessions and deep dive trainings, it will be at the center of the voice for EUC disruption in 2018."

DISRUPT 2018 will feature speakers including Sumit Dhawan, Senior Vice President and General Manager for VMware; Doug Keeley, CEO & Chief Storyteller for Mark of a Leader; and Eva Helen, Founder and CEO for EQ Inspiration. It will also include presentations from EUC thought leaders Brian Madden, Independent Consultant; John Abbott, Co-Founder and VP Infrastructure at 451 Research; and Doug Brown, Global Technologist for IGEL and Editor of DABCC as well as customer presentations from leading corporations including Lockton Companies, Centene Corporation, Diversicare Healthcare Services Inc. and Strayer University.  Not enough for you?  Check out this fantastic list of DISRUPT speakers.

For those looking to be trained and certified to use IGEL solutions such as the IGEL UD Pocket, IGEL Cloud Gateway and the IGEL Universal Management Suite, there will also be Technical Boot Camp sessions. View the full DISRUPT agenda here

Can't make the event?  No worries.  Keep your eyes on the DISRUPT Livestream from the comfort of your home or office.

Here's a few scenes from DISRUPT EUC to get your engines going. 

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