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.
While at the inaugural IGEL #DisruptEUC 2018 conference which took place at the AMD Headquarters in Austin, Texas, VMblog spoke with Paralles to learn more about their partnership with IGEL and their Remote Application Server offering.
Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) is a comprehensive virtual application and desktop delivery solution that allows your employees to access and use applications and data from any device. Seamless and easy to deploy, configure, and maintain, Parallels RAS supports Microsoft RDS, Citrix XenServer, VMware ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V, Nutanix Acropolis (AHV), and KVM.
While at the inaugural IGEL #DisruptEUC 2018 conference which took place at the AMD Headquarters in Austin, Texas, VMblog spoke with Rob Green, CTO of Dizzion, to learn more about the company's Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) offering and to find out how the company is partnering and working with IGEL. Green also outlined some of the key takeaways from the DaaS panel discussion in which he took part.
Dizzion is a global provider of end-user computing services, which includes a cloud delivered DaaS solution, paired with complementary offerings like secure endpoints, application streaming and cloud storage. The company is delivering the next generation of virtual desktop solutions to meet the demands of a remote global workforce in industries with stringent security and compliance needs, including business process outsourcing, financial services, healthcare and insurance. Dizzion's mission is to enable users to securely access applications and data from any device, anywhere increasing mobility and productivity.
While at the inaugural IGEL #DisruptEUC 2018 conference hosted at the AMD Headquarters in Austin, Texas, VMblog spoke with Brian A. Kowal, VP Americas Business at Cryptovision GmbH.
The company is creating software leveraging cutting edge cryptography and providing expertise on implementing this technology by bringing it to devices everywhere. They produce innovative eID applications, security token interfaces, digital certificate infrastructures, and cryptographic development tools which are key to securing identities, data, and communication worldwide.
While at the inaugural IGEL #DisruptEUC 2018 conference hosted at the AMD Headquarters in Austin, Texas, VMblog spoke with Nabeel Youakim, Vice President, Product & Strategic Partners at Citrix. He has been with the company 20+ years in various departments. Nabeel talks about the great relationship and partnership Citrix has with IGEL and how the two companies are aligned. He tells the story of Citrix growth last year, with 6% growth rate and 400,000 customers using Citrix and over 120 million devices. Hear more about their software-defined and IoT initiatives and how they are helping end users do their work in a more efficient and easy manner. Watch and learn about three new focuses for Citrix in 2018.
While at the inaugural IGEL #DisruptEUC 2018 conference hosted at the beautiful AMD Headquarters in Austin, Texas, VMblog spoke with Patricia Diaz-Hymes, Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Lakeside Software about the IGEL and Lakeside relationship and the projects they've worked on together such as a right-sizing offering. Patricia also explains how they gather end point data to provide insight into the end user experience and more. Watch and see a demo of their enterprise visualizer dashboard to learn more.
While at the inaugural IGEL #DisruptEUC 2018 conference hosted at the beautiful AMD Headquarters in Austin, Texas, VMblog spoke with Jed Ayres, CEO, North America and global CMO for IGEL. Jed talks about VDI, DaaS and IoT and describes the how and why of creating a new EUC event, disruptEUC. He also goes into more detail about the amazing growth and trajectory of the company over the last year.
While at the inaugural IGEL #DisruptEUC 2018 conference taking place at the AMD Headquarters in Austin, Texas, VMblog spoke with Kelly Wu, President & CEO of Clientron who discussed their partnership with IGEL and talked about their high-quality and high-performance computing platforms including Thin Client, POS and Intelligent Systems.
While at the inaugural IGEL #DisruptEUC 2018 conference hosted at the beautiful AMD Headquarters in Austin, Texas, VMblog spoke with Breno Basilio, Pre-Sales Manager at ControlUp to learn more about the company, its technology and how they partner and work with IGEL.
ControlUp is spearheading the Collective IT Analytics revolution. By harnessing the power of big data analytics from thousands of organizations they are able to find patterns, detect problems, establish dynamic baselines and generate actionable insights - opening the door to smarter IT.
While at the IGEL #DisruptEUC 2018 event taking place in Austin, TX, VMblog spoke with Shawn Bass, CTO, End-User Computing at VMware. Shawn is a recognized expert in the desktop virtualization industry; and EUC and VDI followers will recognize him from his many presentations at BriForum for many years.
Shawn talks about the IGEL and VMware relationship, as well as VMware's Workspace ONEproduct, a digital workspace platform that simply and securely delivers and manages any app on any device by integrating access control, application management and multi-platform endpoint management.
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."