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The insights and innovation shared at Synergy will shape your thinking and change your perspective: experience thought-provoking talks and get a glimpse into the future from our inspiring speakers, a who’s who of great thinkers and leaders.

Vision Keynote

The way we work and live is changing at an incredible pace. As our physical and digital worlds collide, we see the effect of digital transformation everywhere. Since our beginning, Citrix has been pushing the limits of what’s possible, and Citrix director, president and CEO Kirill Tatarinov will set the stage for our next chapter: the future of work. Kirill will share the Citrix vision, strategy and innovation that is powering the workspace of the future, which reimagines where and how work happens, enabling you to realize untapped potential for your business and say Yes to new opportunities—and make the extraordinary possible.


Technology Keynote

Take a technical deep dive into the innovation that powers the workspace of the future.

This keynote, led by PJ Hough, Citrix senior vice president of product, will share insights into how IT leaders can harness the power of an integrated portfolio of technology services that enables the secure delivery of apps and data to drive growth, increased productivity and efficiency for your organization. Learn how to overcome complexity and bridge the divide between your existing infrastructure and the latest innovations, including how to use cloud to your advantage with migration paths that eliminate disruption to operations; a new security approach and architecture that can mitigate risk; next-generation networking to modernize your datacenter as you evolve to a multicloud environment; and much more. This session will be packed with demos, joint partner solutions, roadmaps and sneak peeks into future innovation that you won’t want to miss.


Innovation Super Session Series

A phenomenal lineup of motivational speakers will take the Synergy keynote stage for the inaugural Innovation Super Session series.


Malcolm Gladwell is the author of five New York Times bestsellers — The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw, and now, his latest, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants. He has been named one of the 100 most influential people by TIME magazine and one of Foreign Policy’s Top Global Thinkers. He has explored how ideas spread in The Tipping Point, decision making in Blink, and the roots of success in Outliers.

Malcolm is an extraordinary speaker: always on target, aware of the context and the concerns of the audience, informative and practical, poised, eloquent and warm and funny. He has an unsurpassed ability to be both entertaining and challenging.



As the digital world transcends the physical, the way we work is changing at an incredible pace.  In order to stay competitive, businesses must take advantage of the opportunities created by the convergence of mobile, cloud, big data and IoT.  However, concerns over the security of enterprise apps, data, networks, and infrastructure are hindering them from moving fully into the digital future.

Drawing on more than 50 years of public service, including as National Security Advisor, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and U.S. Secretary of State, General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) brings unique insight into the constantly evolving cyberthreats that challenges organizations today.  General Powell will share his perspective on the complex geopolitical and social trends that affect global business and the cybersecurity landscape.   

Security must become a default mindset for all executives, regardless of industry.  General Powell will discuss the critical importance of organizational leadership within government and other corporations as the first line of defense.  

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