The current list of Citrix Technology Professionals (CTPs) is as follows. Click on an awardee's name to find out more information. We encourage you to learn more about the CTPs and follow the work they are doing in the IT community.
Aaron Parker is a Solutions Architect with 17 years experience in the IT industry. Most of that time has been spent in desktop and application deployment with the last 12 years spent with various solution providers on projects for server-based computing, desktop virtualization and more recently application and user virtualization. He's an Aussie expat, currently residing in London, UK where he's involved in deployments for commercial and public sector clients including Fortune Global 500 companies. Aaron is a Microsoft MVP in App-V and co-author of the User Environment Management Smack Down white paper. You can find him contributing to the TechNet App-V and Remote Desktop Services forums and AppVirtGuru.com, blogging at stealthpuppy.com, speaking at event such as BriForum and E2E Virtualization Conference or even contributing to technical books.
As founder and CEO of Extentrix Systems, Alaa is using his long time expertise in the software industry to manage, architect and develop virtualization solutions that enhance existing IT infrastructure. Exceptional products, consulting services, and customer satisfaction as well as leading industry technologists are at the core of Extentrix Systems. Extentrix is Citrix Ready Partner having all products certified in the Citrix Ready program. Extentrix's web site is http://www.extentrix.com. Before founding Extentrix, Alaa worked as a Senior Software Engineer at Citrix Systems for more than 7 years. Alaa was an architect and lead developer on its flagship product, Citrix MetaFrame for Windows.
Alex Juschin (aka, Dr.Conti) has the following certifications: Citrix CCIA, Microsoft MCSE NT4 - 2003, MCT, MCITP: Windows Server 2008 R2, Virtualization Administrator, VMware VCP 4 & 5. He is a well-recognized persona in the world of Virtualization. He has been awarded Microsoft MVP for Remote Desktop Services since 2006 to present day, as well as the highest level of community recognition by Citrix - the Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) award, which he also first received back in 2006. There are just 20 people worldwide who are awarded Microsoft MVP for Remote Desktop Services and even less of those who hold both Microsoft MVP and Citrix CTP awards. With over 15 years in IT, Alex has been working on some of the world's biggest virtualization and infrastructure projects with a user base of over 120000 users, including leading European Banks, retail networks, universities and government bodies. As a freelancer, Alex currently advises multiple global organizations across Europe, so that their Virtualization and Infrastructure related projects are a success. He is also a speaker, presenter and "Ask the Expert" at various industry events, including Microsoft TechEd, MS Virtualization Days, Citrix Synergy and Citrix Geek Speak events in both the US and Europe. Alex is founder of a well-known community virtualization conference called E2EVC (formerly PubForum), which has been visited by almost every well-recognized expert in virtualization community and over 1500 people from all over Europe in the last 9 years. In recognition of his expertise, Microsoft made Alex moderator of the official TechNet Remote Desktop Services Forum. He is also (since 2003) one of the Top 15 experts who contributes to the Citrix Support Forums. Alex holds a M.Sc. in Computer Science.
Alexander Ervik Johnsen is a Senior Solution Architect, Technology Evangelist, Author, and Speaker, based in Oslo, Norway. Alexander has been working with Microsoft and Citrix products for more than 10 years. He now works for the Citrix VAD Reseller, ArrowECS in Norway as a Product Manager Citrix / Senior Solution Architect. His primary role is pre-sales and he travels around Norway evangelizing Citrix, virtualization, and third-party solutions. In previous roles, he worked with both small and large scale Citrix application delivery implementations, both in Norway and Europe. Alexander is a speaker at Norwegian events like Virtualpower, Citrix User Group Norway, and various roadshows. In 2000, Alexander created the well-known Ervik.as Web site in order to share his knowledge, application delivery guides, tools, and technical content with the worldwide community. Alexander is also the author of The GiDWiM Guide, an in-depth analysis of Application Packaging and Distribution, available from Ervik.as.
Bernhard Tritsch is Chief IT Architect at Login Consultants, a leading IT infrastructure consulting firm in the field of access, virtualization and deployment. In addition to this role, he is a Microsoft MVP, a Citrix CTP, and author of 'Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Terminal Services' from Microsoft Press. Bernhard has a Ph.D in Computer Engineering from the Technical University in Darmstadt, Germany. You can get more details about Bernhard on his terminal server community website: http://www.wtstek.com.
Brandon has been in the IT industry since 1994. He spent the early years as a PC tech and general fix-it guy for numerous companies. He started a consulting company in 1999 building, designing and supporting networks and Windows infrastructure. He offered Microsoft training as well. In 2000 he joined Microsoft as contractor for the Directory Services team (the first of several times). He joined Microsoft in 2002 as a full time rapid response field engineer doing mostly Directory Service support for companies in the northeast. In 2004 he left Microsoft and took a position that allowed him to branch off and learn new technologies (such as XenApp and XenDesktop) and focus on his real passion, PowerShell. In 2007 he joined the PowerShell MVP ranks and spent the last several years building his PowerShell knowledge and helping others build theirs.
Brian Madden is an independent industry analyst covering the application delivery industry. He's written and published four books about Citrix, Terminal Server, and VMware. His website, http://www.brianmadden.com/, is a core component of the community, receiving over a million unique visitors per year. Brian is also the host of BriForum, an independent, three-day technical conference about the application delivery industry. In the summer of 2004, Brian launched "Brian Madden Live!," a podcast covering the industry. He's interviewed countless community leaders on the air over the past few years.
Carl Webster is an independent consultant specializing in Citrix, Active Directory and technical documentation. He is frequently seen onsite at Citrix HQ helping the Citrix Education team prepare courseware and exams. Carl serves the broader Citrix community by writing articles at http://www.carlwebster.com and he is the most active person in the Citrix Zone on Experts Exchange. Webster has a long history in the IT industry starting with mainframes in 1977, PCs and application development in 1986, and network engineering in 2001. He has worked with Citrix products since the very first product, MULTIUSER OS/2 in 1990. His detailed and thorough approach is often greatly appreciated by Citrix admins in small to medium businesses that benefit from his prescriptive guidance.
Chris has eighteen years of IT industry experience, focusing on datacenters and Internet architecture. More recently, he concentrated on virtualization as the owner of ServerCave and had forged a strong relationship with XenSource, and now Citrix. ServerCave was XenSource's number one producing channel partner in 2007. They expanded their relationship to all Citrix product lines in 2008. Chris is a now an independent Citrix consultant working for a variety of partners and customers. Flexibility being key to the process, Chris takes the time and care to deliver the right solution and the right value to all of his customers. Chris has been a XenServer CTP since 2009.
Chris Wolf is a research director for Gartner's IT Professionals service. He covers server and client virtualization, cloud computing, data protection, management and classification, disaster recovery, and business continuity. Chris joined Gartner following the company's acquisition of Burton Group. Prior to joining Burton Group, he was a nationally recognized independent consultant, worked for several years at CommVault Systems, and started his IT career in the U.S. Marines. He also authored "Virtualization: From the Desktop to the Enterprise," the first book published on the topic.
Cláudio is a Senior Technical Architect/Consultant based in Ottawa, ON, Canada. He has been deploying server-based computing solutions since the OS/2-based, Citrix WinView days. Thanks to his contributions to the Terminal Services community, he was the first person to ever receive the Microsoft MVP award for Terminal Services. He was the CEO of Terminal-Services.NET, the company that originally developed tools such as WTSGateway Pro and WTSPortal, later acquired by 2X Software Ltd and also the CEO of TSFactory, the first company ever to release an ICA/RDP session recorder for Citrix/TS. His main goal was to bring easy to use, reliable and affordable tools to the server-based computing market. Cláudio has also worked all over the world doing terminal services/Citrix deployments and speaking at many different and interesting places. After leaving 2X in February 2006, he is now working on new and exciting products and ideas for the TS community at WTSLabs Inc. In his spare time he manages to do consulting work, conducting on-site trainings, and speaking at several conferences.
Daniel Wedel is the Senior Consultant and Founder of Wedel IT, a company specializing in Citrix and Microsoft technology. With more than 10 years of experience in the Citrix field, Daniel has extensive knowledge about the products. He is passionate about new technology and uses his expertise to ensure that customer solutions are built to order. In recent years, Daniel has combined consulting and Citrix training for customers across Norway. He was awarded CCI of the year 2010 - Nordic region. Daniel is also a popular speaker at events in Norway, such as VirtualPower and the Norway Citrix User Group.
Denis Gundarev is an independent consultant, focused on application delivery, IT infrastructure and virtualization. He shares his knowledge in this blog: http://blog.itbubble.ru. Denis architected some of the biggest XenApp deployments in Eastern Europe prior to joining Citrix as a System Engineer. Now Denis consults with top Russian customers to help them build their IT strategy and implement Citrix and Microsoft products.
Денис Гундарев, независимый консультант в области виртуализации и корпоративной ИТ-инфраструктуры. В течении последних 8 лет Денис выбирал, внедрял, администрировал, продавал, мигрировал и выбрасывал в утиль различные реализации технологий, которые сейчас объединяются под словом «Виртуализация»
The history of Doug's company begins in January of 1999 when Doug Brown brought the first DABCC.com site on line. The original goal was to provide a site for his friends where they could go to find answers to their technical questions. Over the next five years DABCC.com grew into the reference site for the entire Citrix community. However, Doug was not content with just adding content. He recognized that many of the smaller companies had problems in managing the deployment of a Citrix based network and started writing what was to become "Methodology In A Box". Originally intended to be just a guide, MIAB turned into a 450 page manual. Today, it has gone through two major updates, numerous revisions and is one the most successful "How To" manuals in the Citrix Community with over 200,000 downloads. In fact MIAB was voted the best Citrix related document by in 2002 by Windows NT Magazine.
Elias Khnaser is an author, speaker and IT consultant specializing in Microsoft, Citrix and VMware technologies and has written many books and articles on the subjects. Elias has over 12 years of experience in the IT field and has designed and deployed some of the largest Citrix implementations in the world including 14000 users with Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Elias has also designed large VMware deployment for Financials, Manufacturing and Healthcare.
Gabe Knuth, also known as "the other geek" at BrianMadden.com, has been in the application delivery space for over 12 years. He has helped the industry evolve from the one-trick pony of Terminal Services to the broader application and desktop virtualization of today. Having spent most of his IT career as a consultant, Gabe focuses on practical, real-world technology in the industry, essentially boiling off the hype and comparing solutions according to their usefulness in today's corporate environments. Gabe's perspective on BrianMadden.com adds another dimension of independent, relevant, and timely content. Gabe's involvement in BriForum, as the main technical organizer and as a presenter, has greatly influenced its success.
With over 15 years in information technology, Greg has developed extensive experience in systems administration, engineering, and architecture specializing in operating system, remote application, systems management, and virtualization technologies. He currently works as a Senior Partner with Concentrated Technology (www.ConcentratedTech.com). Greg is also a contributing editor and columnist for TechNet Magazine and Redmond Magazine, as well as a former columnist for Virtualization Review Magazine. He has authored or contributed to thirteen books and countless white papers and webcasts. His writing is regularly seen in publications like TechTarget online and the UK-based IT EXPERT Magazine. He also serves as the Series Editor for Realtime Publishers, the world's leading provider of high-quality content for the IT market. Greg is a highly sought-after and top-ranked speaker for both live and recorded events, and is seen regularly at conferences like TechMentor Events, Microsoft Tech Ed, VMworld, the Microsoft Management Summit, and Windows Connections. His live and recorded sessions consistently receive top scoring with both technical and non-technical audiences. Greg has produced hundreds of hours of video training for CBT Nuggets, TechTarget, 1105 Media, and others. He has also served as Conference Chair for 1105 Media's TechMentor Conference since 2005, determining content and session structure as well as sourcing speaking talent. Greg is a multiple-year recipient of Microsoft "Most Valuable Professional" award with a specialization in Remote Desktop Services.
Helge Klein is an independent consultant and developer. As a consultant, he has worked in Windows and Citrix projects for various larger German corporations. As a developer, he architected sepago's user profile management product sepagoPROFILE whose successor is now available as Citrix Profile Management. In 2009 Helge received the Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) Award, in 2011 he was nominated a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP). Helge's professional interests are focused on Microsoft server technologies, various Citrix products and programming in several languages. He publishes his knowledge in English in his blog, and he can also be found on Twitter as @HelgeKlein. Helge has delivered sessions on many occasions, for example, at Citrix TechEdge Munich 2009, ice Lingen (2009 and 2011), PubForum (2010 and 2011), Microsoft TechDay Online 2010, Citrix Synergy 2011, and several Geek Speak events. He is the author of SetACL, a powerful open source tool for managing Windows permissions from the command line or from scripts and programs, that has been downloaded more than 500,000 times. SetACL's modern cousin SetACL Studio comes with an intuitive graphical user interface and is available for a small fee. Helge lives in Cologne, Germany.
Henrik Johansson is a CCIA certified Principal Consultant/Architect and Teamleader with 10+ years of Citrix experience and 15+ years in IT. NetScaler Wizard and Evangelist. Henrik is a senior principal consultant at nGenx with a focus on networking optimization, cloud and security. He is a frequent speaker at both local events as well as recent session at Citrix Summit. Henrik is a frequently used advisor for enterprise organisation, product vendors and other consultants when it comes to infrastructure and security questions revolving different areas of NetScaler portfolio. Currently, he is working as an infrastructure architect/designer with a focus on increasing availability and security through the use of Citrix NetScaler, Citrix Branch Repeater and cloud services. He has more than 15 years in IT and 10 years of experience working with Citrix products, and a background in security testing and development. He is also a frequent betatester and have a number of feature enhancements implemented in the product. Previously, Mr. Johansson worked in the governmental sector.
Jason Conger started his Server Based Computing career working for a Citrix Platinum partner where he performed design and implementation projects for world-wide corporations, provided training for system administrators and people seeking certification, and presented numerous technical seminars through the Citrix channel. Jason later joined Citrix Systems, Inc. as a System Architect. While at Citrix, he designed and implemented Citrix Systems internal usage of Citrix products before the products were available to the public. He also presented these design strategies at Citrix customer-facing events such as iForum and Solution Summit. Today, Jason focuses on giving back to the community that has given him so much at his website http://www.jasonconger.com.
Javier is a Barcelona based, Citrix Certified Integration Architect (CCIA), Citrix Certified Enterprise Administrator (CCEA), and CCA XenServer Platinum. Over the past 15 years, Javier has applied his passion for technology and virtualization-based SBC to become a Citrix Architect and creator of the CTXDOM.COM™ Community . Javier (xavisan in the ctxdom.com community) contributes knowledge and experience to help the community solve technical questions; publish articles, installation guides, webcasts, and news. He also helped organize and spoke at the first Geek Speak Local in Madrid. Since 2005, he has been busy with the CMPS4 project which resulted in several Spanish language books on various Citrix solutions.
As Chief Technology Officer, Jeroen van de Kamp is responsible for defining and executing the technical strategy for Login Consultants, a widely recognized international virtualization consultancy firm based in USA and Europe. He has developed several core solutions which allow Login Consultants to easily differentiate themselves in the virtualization consulting market. Examples of these are Infrastructure 2.0 and Solution4; this is the unconventional strategies and maintenance principles for virtualization services in high density data centers. Jeroen is also responsible for several well-known publications like Login Virtual Session Indexer, Flex Profile Kit, TCT templates and others. Because of his contribution to the technical community Van de Kamp is recognized as a thought-leader in the application delivery industry and has become a residential speaker for virtualization seminars like BriForum, Citrix events and many others. He is one of the 25 members worldwide who participate in the "Citrix Technology Professional" program. Jeroen is still engaged with strategic key accounts for Login Consultants, defining and realizing an strategy for the application, desktop and server virtualization infrastructure.
Jim Moyle has been a infrastructure technologist with almost two decades of passionate involvement in the IT industry. Over the last decade he has been a specialist in the Server Based Computing, application and desktop delivery sector. He has worked with many blue chip companies around the UK including being involved in the archtecture and delivery of some of the largest Citrix farms in Europe. As the Lead solution Architect for Atlantis Computing in EMEA he is responsible for the design and execution of many world class projects for this Citrix Platinum partner. He also enjoys speaking at various industry events such as BriForum, E2E and Citrix Synergy and you can find him sharing knowledge on his blog at www.jimmoyle.com, on twitter at @jimmoyle and on the Citrix IRC Channel.
Joe Shonk is a veteran consultant in virtualization and server based computing. By day he works on advanced system deployments and at night can be found roaming the forums and on his blog at http://www.theshonkproject.com. Joe has presented at numerous venues and conferences such as BriForum and Citrix's GeekSpeak. In 2008, Joe was awarded Microsoft MVP and he also won the BriForum 2008 GeekOut game show.
John Smith has worked with Citrix Products for over 11 years and recently architected the Centers For Disease Control's teleworking campus, integrating Citrix Access Gateway Enterprise Edition, NetScaler, and Web Interface servers with a back-end XenApp farm. He is also the author of the Xen-trifuge.com blog post featuring such subjects as the NetScaler VPX, Application Firewall and coined the term "Digital Epidemiologist" to help bring about the discipline of integrating various databases, security events and Unix/Linux based logs into SQL Server Reporting services to provide reporting dashboards.
Joseph Melika has over a decade of experience in Web traffic optimization and content consumption. Mr. Melika currently runs NetscalerKB.com, a community-driven forum for Citrix NetScaler. While running the forum, Mr. Melika also designed the Flux infrastructure in 2006. The platform hosts major Fortune 500 media companies' sites with traffic exceeding 40 million impressions per day. The company was acquired by MTV Networks in 2008. Prior to Flux/MTV, Mr. Melika was Director of Information Technology at GoldPocket Interactive, a leader in the Interactive TV. GPi was later acquired by Tandberg Television. Prior to GPi, Mr. Melika founded Nishty Telecom, a VoIP wholesaler. Mr. Melika holds an MBA degree with an emphasis of Entrepreneurship from Pepperdine University.
Kirk has over 25 years in the computer industry, starting as a systems analyst for an IT department. While working for Data General throughout the 1980s, he taught UNIX driver development and UNIX performance tuning. Kirk joined Hewlett-Packard (Compaq) in the earlier 1990's and helped customers running SCO UNIX with performance tuning and UNIX administration. He got involved in HP's (Compaq's) SCO UNIX driver development, creating several tools to test different driver components. In the mid-1990's Kirk managed a team of engineers that was focused on developing solutions utilizing Linux and HP ProLiant servers. His team worked with companies like Novell (SuSE) and Red Hat to develop customer-facing solutions using Sendmail and Apache. In the early part of 2000, he moved back into engineering to focus on Linux. Becoming involved with a small company called XenSource in 2005, Kirk has specialized in the virtualization field for HP, and now works with both open-source Xen within the Linux distributions and Citrix XenServer.
A well known leader and influencer in various IT Communities, and organizes the Intelligent Communities for Europe (ICE) event in Germany with about 25 sessions for around 300 attendees. The main goal of the ICE event is networking and sharing knowledge between top speakers and an engaged audience. The event is attended by CTPs, Citrix employees and MVPs and it is an established event where the European Citrix Community meets. Nicki is interested in the strategic parts of XenServer, and it is the main focus of his daily business. He is working on a countless number of installations, especially in the pharmaceutical and biotech environment. He implements Citrix solutions and then shares best practices, challenges, and the latest news around XenServer.
Nico Luedemann has been working in IT since 1994 and has headed up the Systems & Services business unit at acocon GmbH in Bielefeld/Germany since 2003. His main areas of activity are corporate consulting, lecturing and public speaking on infrastructure solutions, network technology and systems management with particular focus on the area of centralization and virtualization of IT systems. He is well known in these areas as a much-demanded specialist thanks to a series of IT projects involving Microsoft Server System, Citrix Delivery Center and general network optimization products. In addition to his main work, he is also the author of a number of books (all in German) entitled "Citrix Presentation Server 4 - The Ultimate Guide", "Microsoft SoftGrid 4" , "Citrix Presentation Server 4.5", "Citrix XenApp 5" and has written a number of articles in specialist magazines.
As an Architect specializing in Application and Desktop delivery since 2003, Pierre now manages the Citrix Department at Overlap Groupe, a leading infrastructure company in France.
Pierre leverages his CCIA, CCEA and CCI certifications to focus on automation scripts and tools that ease Delivery Center integration and management.
In 2008, Pierre created the well known CitrixTools.net in order to share his knowledge, useful tools and technical content with the worldwide Community.
René is an experienced Solution Architect and System Engineer based in Denmark. He is currently a Solution Specialist with Atea A/S, and provides strategic advice and guidance to helps customers bring value from their IT deployments into their business. René has been an active part of the server-based computing and virtualization community through blogging and presentations at several community events. He has been an active member of the Expert2Expert Virtualization team, and also launched the Danish Citrix User Group. René runs a blog sharing his views and thoughts on renevester.com. He is a dedicated believer in centralization and virtualization, and someone who considers multiple products when determining the best solution for the problem at hand.
Rick Dehlinger, formerly a founder and managing owner of Claros Systems (now part of nGenx) is currently the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at nGenx. Rick joined Citrix in 1999 as a Systems Engineer/Architect, and quickly became one of the most trusted and innovative technologists in the desktop virtualization community. After a short stint at Microsoft, he built a focused, highly specialized desktop/application virtualization consulting practice which has evolved over the last 7 years into the service offering that nGenx delivers today. Rick is an active participant in the Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) Program, as well as a consistent supporter and presenter at a variety of industry events (including Citrix Summit and Synergy, Geek Speak, BriForum, PubForum/Experts2Experts Conference, and a variety of user group events around the world).
During the course of his career, Rick Rohne has grown his experience in a vast array of products and technologies. With his knowledge of Citrix, Cisco, Microsoft, and UNIX applications, he has focused on how products integrate together to provide the right solution for his customers. In 2006, Rick began working with Citrix NetScaler, where he is able to bring all these solutions together and is now a national trainer on the Citrix Application Networking product line. He is a consultant with MTM Technologies which gives him the opportunity to share his experiences with other consultants and customers in the industry. Rick also contributes through public speaking, multi-media channels and his Web site at http://www.thegenerationv.com. He holds a CCEA, CCI, MCITP-EA, and is a Certified Ethical Hacker.
Robert Morris currently provides training and consulting services worldwide, for all sizes of virtualization solutions. He left Microsoft in 1994 for Advantec Global Services, Inc (AGSI)- where he remains today as an instructor and Lead Consultant/Architect. Robert began working with multi-user operating systems in the Unix world, then OS/2 and eventually NT 3.1 - which at the time had to be loaded from 30 floppy disks and did not support SCSI. The first Citrix project for Robert included Winview and Digi-boards loaded with modem pools. He has implemented virtually every product made by Citrix - even MSAM. He began working with virtualization projects during the days of DEC VMS, and found it a natural evolution to begin working with VMWare workstation in the 90s. Combining knowledge of OS virtualization, along with application virtualization and delivery has allowed Robert to help grow the AGSI practice along with the evolution of virtualization in the client-server computing model.
Robert holds many certifications, and is the first person in the world to hold the combination of CTP, CCI, and CCEE designations. He is also proud of holding a commercial pilot's license from the FAA. He began flying in late 2005, and has attained ground and flight instructor status for single and multi-engine planes as well as instrument instructor. He currently flies his own Cessna Turbo Super Skymaster to some of his engagements in the US.
Ruben Spruijt works as a Solutions Architect at PQR, a major IT company that designs, implements, and migrates advanced IT infrastructure and is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Citrix Platinum Solution Advisor, VMware Premier and Consultancy Partner in the Netherlands. In his job, Ruben is primarily focused on application and desktop delivery, and hardware and software virtualization. He is a Citrix Certified Integration Architect (CCIA), Citrix Certified Enterprise Administrator (CCEA), and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE+S). He is awarded with the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), Citrix Technology Professional (CTP), VMware vExpert, and RES Software Value Professional (RSVP). He is married to Jacoline, and they have three kids who are 9, 6, and 3 years old.
Shawn Bass is an independent consultant that specializes in Server Based Computing technology. He has been involved in Citrix related technologies since the WinView product and has worked through each new version of Citrix's products over the years. Most of Shawn's consulting engagements are in the Fortune 500 space and many of them are in Financial Services and Insurance. He is an active poster in a variety of Citrix-related support forums. Shawn has presented sessions at several BriForum and PubForum conferences and was recognized by Citrix as one of their Citrix Technology Professionals in July 2006.
Simon is an independent industry analyst covering desktop virtualization and application delivery technologies with a sideline in datacenter power management. He is an experienced solutions architect with insight into the challenges of designing large (200,000 seat plus) high availability presentation and desktop virtualization systems. Simon was invited to join the CTP Program in May 2010.
Stephane Thirion is a CTO of Activlan, an IT company dedicated to build and deliver the best architectures and solutions to the customers. Using Citrix product since 10 years, he is a virtualization expert and love to share his knowledge (http://www.archy.net). Stephane leverage Citrix certification, CCEE, CCIA to lead the way in his own company and is and active actor (SME) to help Citrix Education to develop new exams. Also very active in the online community, he likes to share his knowledge during presentations. Favorite quote: "Do or do not. There is no try." - Master Yoda.
Steve Greenberg is the founder of Thin Client Computing in Scottsdale, Arizona, a leading consulting group for advanced Server Based Computing, Virtualization and Streaming solutions. Active in Server Based Computing and Virtualization since 1992, Mr. Greenberg is a pioneer in advanced deployments of Presentation Server, Terminal Services and various Virtualization technologies. He is both a Microsoft MVP and a Citrix CTP.
Thomas has been working with Citrix products since 1998 as a system administrator, consultant, and freelancer. Since March 2006 he has been an independent freelancer for Server Based Computing and virtualization. In previous jobs he was responsible for the worldwide Exchange system, central Backup, and data center virtualization. Even though Thomas works in the IT industry, he has a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering. In 2003, Thomas started posting in the official Citrix support forums with the alias ìCITRIX4GEî and very quickly became one of the top posters. Later on launched the website http://www.citrix4ge.de/ as a response to forum requests and moved to ThomasKoetzing.de in the February 2006. His website is famous for Citrix / Terminal Server FAQ and Web Interface customizations. Citrix invited Thomas to speak at the Citrix Support & Engineering Institute of Technology (CSEIT) in October 2004. He also presented at BriForum 2005/2006, PubForum 2005, SBC Solution Forum 2005 and at the Citrix User Group Norway 2006. Thomas has also written several articles posted on BrianMadden.com as well on his own new domain ThomasKoetzing.de. In July 2006 Microsoft awarded Thomas as a Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Terminal Server and in the same month Thomas was also awarded as Citrix Technology Professional (CTP).
Thomas has worked in the IT industry for more than 15 years, with the biggest technology consulting companies in the world. Since April 2008, he has worked at visionapp, taking on the role as Head of GRID computing for a large German bank with daily operation of more than 2.200 HP C-Class Blades within a GRID System. He created the well-known German XenMaster Web site to share his knowledge with the worldwide community. In addition to his daily job, he currently writes the first German XenServer book which should be available in 2010. Thomas has been a XenServer CTP since October 2009.
Thorsten has been working in IT since 1992 and is a veteran in systems engineering and enterprise virtualization using the Microsoft platform and Citrix product line. He has implemented large-scale installations across all industries for worldwide companies, focussed on delivering managed environments that meet SLA scales. He is now the Principal Architect at net.workers AG, a consultancy experts and security advisors group. Within his role he creates both visionary architectural designs as well as bullet-proven standard deployments across the whole infrastructure, networking and services stack. He's a voluntary speaker on roadshows and vendor-driven events, including Microsoft launches, BriForum, and others, known for level 400+ sessions.
Tim Mangan is an independent developer, consultant, and researcher. His experiences tend to lead him into projects that involve determining how things work (or not). Tim's credits include helping build Softricity, a patent for CPU resource balancing, and a 14 handicap. His company, TMurgent Technologies, is a Citrix Technology Partner with experience helping both Citrix customers and other ISV partners.
Timco Hazelaar is a Senior Consultant at Login Consultants, a leading IT infrastructure consulting firm in the field of access, virtualization and deployment in Europe. Timco has been involved in large scale SBC and VDI projects for the past 12 years. Besides his expert knowledge of XenApp and XenDesktop, he focuses on Citrix networking products like Access Gateway, Netscaler and Branche repeater. Within Login Consultants he is technical responsible for the Citrix Networking portfolio.
Warren has worked in the information technology field for 15 years. He is a Citrix Certified Integration Architect, (CCIA), Citrix Certified Enterprise Administrator (CCEA) and a Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA) in several Citrix technologies. Warren is the Managing Director and Founder of Ctrl-Alt-Del IT Consultancy, an Australian based firm that is a Citrix Gold Partner established in 2002. Ctrl-Alt-Del IT Consultancy is well known for the CAD Freeware Util Pack, a collection of over 30 Freeware utilities developed by Warren to assist IT professionals with extending the functionality and management of Terminal Server and Citrix environments. Since 1996, Warren has been solely committed to thin client solutions, using his background as a programmer and school teacher to share his knowledge of Citrix and Terminal Server environments, and to deliver his freeware utilities to the global community. Warren's main focus is to help organizations implement these technologies so they can reduce the total cost of supporting their computing environment. Warren has attained significant experience in the efficient deployment and management of Microsoft and Citrix technologies, as well. He has worked mainly with large environments, but he has also designed and implemented many smaller sites that use thin client technology to reduce TCO. The primary driver for Warren's involvement in the IT industry is his passion to share knowledge and assist others.
Wilco van Bragt is the founder and author of the VanBragt.Net Server Based Computing Centre. On this website Wilco publishes SBC related product reviews, SBC related articles, reviews of freeware products, and blogs about several SBC topics and events. Various reviews and articles written by Wilco are also published on other well-known SBC websites.
Since 2000, Wilco van Bragt`s primary focus has been server based computing using primarily Microsoft and Citrix technologies. After working for a couple of consulting firms as a senior technical consultant and technical project leader Wilco started his own freelance company VanBragt.Net Consultancy in April 2008.
Wilco is a certified MCSE (NT, 2000, and 2003), CCA, CCEA (Citrix Metaframe XP, Citrix Presentation Server 4), and CCIA (both Metaframe XP and CPS 4). Wilco is also a Microsoft MVP on Terminal Server, a RES Valuable Professional and a Provision Networks VIP.
Mr. Arai is the administration officer of the Cloud Utilization Promotion Agency, Bureau Chief of Open Cloud Campus and Chief of the CloudStack User Group in Japan. He expands use of Cloud to users and cooperate enterprise. He provides technical consultation of CloudStack and other cloud related technologies to cooperate enterprise.