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.
VMBlog visits the IGEL booth during vmworld 2017 and learns about their endpoint management software and IGEL UD pocket.
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With so many vendors exhibiting at VMworld, how do you know which booths to visit and who to get on your busy schedule? One of the company's on VMblog's list this year is IGEL. I was extremely impressed with what they were showing off a few months ago at Citrix Synergy, and I can't wait to circle back with them at VMworld. Here's a little background on the company before we begin:
IGEL delivers powerful unified endpoint management (UEM) software that is revolutionary in its simplicity and purpose-built for the enterprise. The company's world-leading products, including the IGEL Universal Management Suite, IGEL OS-powered thin and zero clients, and all-in-one thin client solutions, deliver a smart and secure endpoint management experience that shifts granular control of thin and zero client devices from the end user to IT. This enables enterprises to remotely control all thin client devices from a single dashboard interface.
Read this exclusive pre-show interview between VMblog and IGEL to learn what they have planned for the upcoming VMworld 2017 event.
VMBlog visits the IGEL booth during Citrix Synergy 2017 in Orlando. IGEL gives us an overview of some of their latest software innovations they have made over the past 6 months including a 64-bit operating system, their Universal Management Suite, and UD Pocket a thumbnail sized micro thin client.
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VMBlog visits the IGEL booth during Citrix Synergy 2016 in Las Vegas.
As part of VMblog's live Citrix Synergy 2016 coverage coming up later this month, we're getting our schedule ready to learn as much as we can, as quickly as we can. Citrix Synergy is always packed with great information coming from various breakout sessions, networking sessions, keynotes and more! But one of the places we always learn a lot is in the Solutions Expo where valuable vendors from the Citrix ecosystem setup shop to display their wares.
But with so many vendors exhibiting at the show, how do you know who to get on your schedule? And which booths to visit?
I recently met with a company called IGEL Technologies while at a VMware UserCon in Austin. And I was very excited to hear about what they were offering, beyond their thin client devices which is what I think most people associate with the company. So I was very glad to hear that they would be at Citrix Synergy once again, where I hope to dig in a little deeper and see more of their various technologies at play in a larger setting.
IGEL Technology America is one of the world's leading thin client vendors, one of America's fastest-growing thin client brands and Europe’s No. 1 in Linux-based thin clients.
Beyond thin client devices, IGEL's Universal Desktop Converter 2 (UDC2) software provides a highly effective alternative to traditional thin client hardware. The software is installed as the operating system on PCs, notebooks and select thin clients, and turns the hardware into a powerful software-based and universally deployable thin client allowing secure access to almost all centralized IT infrastructures.
The IGEL Universal Management Suite (UMS) is a user-friendly and extremely efficient piece of software that allows IGEL thin and zero clients as well as PCs, notebooks and thin clients from other manufacturers to be remotely administered.
Are you going to Synergy? If so, I invite you to get IGEL Technology on your "must see" list. Want to learn more? Check out this interview to learn about what they have planned for the upcoming Citrix Synergy 2016 event.