Director, President and CEO,
Kirill Tatarinov was appointed President & Chief Executive Officer for Citrix in January 2016. He is also a member of the Board of Directors.
With over 30 years of industry experience, Tatarinov previously served as Executive Vice President of the Microsoft Business Solutions Division (MBS) with responsibility for the Microsoft Dynamics business across development, sales, marketing, and operations.
Prior to joining MBS in 2007, Tatarinov led the Management and Solutions Division at Microsoft, where he was in charge of the Microsoft Windows management technologies and products, including Microsoft System Center, as well as Windows Server solutions.
Before joining Microsoft in 2002, Tatarinov was Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for BMC. Before BMC, Tatarinov was co-founder, chief architect, and head of Research and Development for Patrol Software, the developer of innovative software solutions for systems and network management acquired by BMC in 1994.
Before co-founding Patrol Software, Tatarinov worked in several systems, networking and consulting companies in Russia, Israel and Australia.
He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Caradigm, Inc. Additionally, Tatarinov holds two patents for managing computer resources and related technologies.
Tatarinov grew up in Moscow, Russia, and earned a master’s degree in systems engineering from Moscow University of Transport Engineering and a master’s in business administration from Houston Baptist University.
PJ Hough is senior vice president of product for Citrix and is responsible for providing direction for the company’s current and future technology strategy and driving product alignment and innovation.
Hough brings more than 25 years of industry experience to Citrix, most recently serving as the CVP of Developer division at Microsoft leading the evolution of the Visual Studio product portfolio to fully modern engineering practices, helping to increase revenue and focus on data-driven decision making. Prior to that, he spent over 17 years in the Microsoft Office Division, driving vision and execution for the program management of the entire Office suite culminating with introduction of Office365.
Hough earned a bachelor’s degree in computer applications with honors from the National Institute for Higher Education in Dublin, and a master’s degree in computer applications with 1st Class honors from Dublin City University. He holds 11 patents.
Five New York Times Bestsellers
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.
Gen. Colin Powell
Former U.S. Secretary of State
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.
Author, speaker, futurist,
The Future of Work Community
Jacob Morgan is a best-selling author, keynote speaker, futurist and cofounder of the Future of Work Community. His latest book, The Employee Experience Advantage: How to Win the War for Talent by Giving Employees the Workspaces They Want, the Tools They Need, and a Culture They Can Celebrate (Wiley, March 2017) analyzes over 250 global organizations to determine how to create an organization where people genuinely want to show up to work. Jacob's work has been endorsed by business leaders including the CEOs of Whirlpool, Cisco, T-Mobile, Best Buy, Schneider Electric, Nestle and dozens of others. Jacob also hosts weekly YouTube and podcast shows on the future of work. He frequently contributes to and is featured in publications such as Inc., Forbes, Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, and many others.
Chief Information Officer,
James serves as vice president and chief information officer of Partners HealthCare, which was founded in 1994 by Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. James was recruited by Massachusetts General Hospital as director of clinical applications in 1990 and assumed the role CIO of Massachusetts General Hospital and the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization in 1997. Under his leadership, the MGH and Partners have undergone significant technology advances to support all aspects of clinical care and research. James holds an MS degree in biomedical computing and information processing and a BS degree in medical technology, both from the Ohio State University. He is an active member of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives and the Health Information and Management Systems Society.
Senior Director, Market Development,
Gunnar Berger is the chief technology officer for the Citrix Desktop and Apps group. Previously, he was a research director at Gartner working in the Technical Professionals research team covering server and client virtualization and private/public delivered desktops (DaaS). At Gartner, Gunnar spent considerable time with end-user organizations, advising them on architecture and best practices for both server virtualization and desktop transformation initiatives. Gunnar has worked with client virtualization technologies since 1999 and is recognized as a thought leader in the end-user computing space. He has spent the majority of his career as a specialized consultant focused in what is now called end-user computing. He specializes in desktop virtualization, which includes DaaS, storage, networking, server, personalization and virtualization technologies. He is both a Microsoft MVP and a VMware vExpert.
Senior Systems Architect,
Martijn Bosschaart has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry and currently works for Nutanix as a Systems Engineer in the Netherlands. His specialities are desktop and servervirtualisation. Prior to Nutanix, Martijn worked at Citrix for 7 year as an SE and presented at many Citrix events, the last one as a Citrite being Synergy Barcelona, and also at local conferences like CiTIE and Technology Exchange. Martijn is a Citrix Certified Expert on Virtualisation. twitter.com/mbosschaart
Lead Architect, Product Marketing,
Dan is a lead architect within the Desktops and Apps group at Citrix. With an app and desktop virtualization history dating back to 1997, Daniel has participated in many types of deployments and taken on many different roles. After graduating from Purdue University, Daniel started out as an IT admin deploying WinFrame and MetaFrame 1.0. He soon joined Citrix Consulting as one of the first consultants and spent over a decade working on some of the world's largest and most complex environments. Follow him on Twitter: @djfeller
Director of Technology Development,
Sam Jacobs is the Director of Technology Development at IPM, the longest standing Citrix Platinum Partner on the East Coast. With more than 25 years of IT consulting, Sam is a Citrix StoreFront, Web Interface and NetScaler customization and integration expert, and holds Microsoft MCSD, Citrix CCP-M, and CCP-N certifications. He has presented advanced Web Interface and NetScaler customization sessions at BriForum and has led breakout sessions at Citrix Synergy 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 on StoreFront and NetScaler. He is one of the top 4 Citrix Support Forum contributors and has earned industry praise for the tools he has developed to make Web Interface, StoreFront, and NetScaler easier to manage for administrators and more intuitive for end users. Sam became a Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) in 2015 and may be reached at email@example.com.
Principal Product Manager, Security Engineering,
As Citrix security product manager for XenApp and XenDesktop, Joe is responsible for security and certifications across the products, both on-premises and cloud versions including Common Criteria, FIPS 140-2 compliance and FedRAMP. A few years ago, Joe authored Payment Card Industry XenDesktop guidance. Today, he focuses primarily on security requirements for Citrix Cloud.
Thorsten is an IT veteran with 2 decades of experience in systems engineering and is an outstanding technologist with passion for bits and bytes in real world challenges. Holding several technical certifications including MCITP, MCSE and CCIA he has implemented large-scale installations for worldwide companies in a variety of industries. Currently he is the principal architect at net.workers corporation, a European consultancy experts group where he is engaged in secure application delivery architecture, high-availability and cloud solutions. In addition, he is the team leader and business owner for application networking solutions including NetScaler, Cloud Bridge and the mobility stack around XenMobile and ShareFile. With access to beta product code and designs, he has finalized a wide range of remarkable success stories and early adopter setups for demanding customers. In addition to speaking at roadshows he has spoken at community events such as BriForum, ICE, Citrix User Groups and more, and is known for level 400+ technical breakout sessions.
Vice President, Product Management,
Steve Shah, VP Product Management, leads overall product management for Citrix NetScaler and the Cloud Networking Group. He has 20 years of industry experience spanning IT, software development and product management/marketing. In addition, he has been an entrepreneur in the mobile applications space and runs a successful product strategy consultancy. Steve holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science and creative writing from UC Riverside. During his IT years, he authored several books on UNIX/Linux and networking.
Ruben Spruijt is CTO at Atlantis Computing, responsible for driving vision, technology evangelism and thought leadership with Atlantis customers, partners and communities. Ruben is a well-regarded author, speaker, geek, market analyst, and all-around technologist. An established industry leader and luminary, he is one of only a few individuals in the world to hold three prestigious virtualization awards: Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), Citrix Technology Professional (CTP), NVIDIA GRID Community Advisor (NGCA) and VMware vExpert. Ruben has presented more than 150 sessions at national and international events such as BriForum, Citrix iForum Japan, Citrix Synergy, Gartner Catalyst, Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft TechEd, NVIDIA GTC, and VMworld. Ruben co-founded several independent industry analysis bodies including ProjectVRC.team, Team Remote Graphics Experts (TeamRGE), AppVirtGURU, WhatMatrix. He has created and co-authored multiple disruptive ‘Smackdown’ research whitepapers. To contact Ruben directly send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or follow Ruben on Twitter: @rspruijt.
As senior product marketing manager for the Desktops and Apps Group, Carisa Stringer’s responsibilities include the Citrix XenDesktop and Citrix XenApp product lines. She has more than 12 years’ experience working with technology and app and desktop virtualization, and has held roles in IT administration, professional services, and datacenter operations. Carisa received her BS in industrial engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Senior Product Line Director, Citrix Cloud,
Joe Vaccaro is the director of product management for the Cloud Services Group. He leads the team responsible for the product strategy and roadmap for Citrix Workspace Services, a cloud-based delivery platform to deliver mobile workspaces utilized by enterprises, service providers, and ISVs. Prior to joining Citrix, Joe held various product management and engineering positions at HotLink Corp, Cisco Systems and Sun Microsystems. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from California Polytechnic State University. Follow him on Twitter: @joevaccaro
Andrew Wood is a Principal Architect in the Office of the CTO for Atlantis Computing. Prior to joining Atlantis, he ran his own consultancy practice specializing in desktop virtualization technologies. He was the Presentation Virtualization analyst for The Virtualization Practice. He has been working with Citrix technologies for almost 20 years. As well as presenting at conferences such as E2E, BriForum and Citrix Synergy, blogging and tweeting regularly on desktop virtualization technologies and how bad his football team are. He is a member of the UK Citrix User Group's steering committee, the TechUG, a community consultant at the WhatMatrix and a VMware vExpert.
Solutions Architect, Cloud Networking,
Shoaib is working on his second year as a CloudBridge technical marketing engineer. Being with Citrix for over eight years, Shoaib has held various roles in the escalation department where his technical know-how and troubleshooting expertise were put to good use. Prior to that he worked for a startup developing 3D animation. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from San Jose State University. Follow him on Twitter: @Shoaibys