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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 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.


For over 50 years, General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) has devoted his life to public service. Having held senior military and diplomatic positions across four presidential administrations, Powell’s deep commitment to democratic values and freedom has been felt throughout the world.

He is chairman of the Eisenhower Fellowships, a cross-cultural program for emerging international leaders; and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He also serves on the board of the Smithsonian Institute’s African American Museum of History and Culture. His autobiography, My American Journey, was a best seller and has been published in more than a dozen different languages. Powell's second book, It Worked for Me (May, 2012), was an instant New York Times bestseller and reveals the lessons that shaped his life and career.

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