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 has been with vmblog since 2011. 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.
Brian Ducharme of VMBlog.com speaks with Ahmed Datoo about the mobile platform that enables Project Avalon.
Ahmed Datoo, Vice President, Product Marketing, Mobile Platforms Group
Ahmed Datoo heads product marketing for the Mobile Platforms group, leading the mobility go-to-market strategy for Citrix. He joined Citrix with the acquisition of Zenprise, where he was chief marketing officer. Prior to Zenprise, Datoo was global director of product development at EDS. In this role, he built and launched several workflow automation and monitoring automation modules that generated multi-million dollar savings globally. Previously, Datoo was a member of Loudcloud's product management team where he focused on monitoring, storage and performance networking products, and a brand manager at Yahoo! where he co-developed the print and radio promotions for Yahoo! Shopping.
Datoo began his career as a strategy consultant at Accenture where he created high-tech product development strategies for telcos, media conglomerates and hardware manufacturers. His experience in the technology industry spans strategic planning, brand marketing, software engineering and product management.
Datoo holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees, and an MBA, from Stanford University.
VMBlog.com takes a look at Appcara and talks with Paul Speciale, their Chief Marketing Officer on the show floor at Citrix Synergy 2013.
Appcara provides a flexible and easy-to-use cloud application platform called AppStack. We focus on streamlining and accelerating time-to-market for distributed Workloads into the cloud, whether they are multi-tier business apps, Big Data apps or custom apps. In addition, we free users to select the most optimal cloud target for their apps, whether public or private.
Krishna Subramanian – Vice President, Product Marketing, Cloud Platforms Group
Krishna Subramanian is vice president of product marketing for Citrix Cloud Platforms group, overseeing the company’s marketing strategy for its cloud infrastructure and server virtualization products. She joined Citrix through the acquisition of Kaviza, the industry leader in affordable desktop virtualization for SMBs, bringing more than 20 years of industry experience to Citrix in enterprise software, virtualization and cloud computing. At Kaviza, she served as chief operating officer, marketing, sales and alliances.
Prior to Kaviza, Subramanian led mergers and acquisitions for the Sun Microsystems cloud computing business, which delivered more than a half-billion dollars of incremental revenue. Before Sun, Subramanian was the chief executive officer and co-founder of Kovair, a software-as-a-service CRM company that grew to become a Computerworld Top 100 Emerging Company.
Follow Subramanian’s blog: http://blogs.citrix.com/author/krishnas1/
VMBlog.com interviews Steve Morton and Bob Janssen of RES Software at Citrix Synergy 2013.