It’s here! The complete Synergy Session Catalog, showcasing three full days of compelling breakouts focused on new technologies, success stories, practical guidance and proven methodologies, is now posted for your browsing pleasure.
As you’ll see, the learning agenda we’ve planned for Synergy in Los Angeles is jam-packed with choices, including even more technical content on support and troubleshooting and over 100 breakouts presented by Citrix experts and guest speakers. The sessions are grouped into four topic tracks relating to the Synergy theme of mobile workstyle solutions: Mobility, Cloud, Virtualization and Networking. Here are some of my favorites in each track.
Mobility: There will be a large focus on enterprise mobility management including the new Citrix XenMobile MDM solution, BYO, mobile app management and the Citrix Me@Work productivity apps for mobile devices. New and exciting ways to collaborate using Podio, Citrix ShareFile and Citrix GoToMeeting will also be featured.
My top mobility session picks:
SYN306: Mobile security and control with MDX technologies
- Raghu Govindaswamy, Director, Product Management, Citrix
- Bharath Rangarajan, Sr. Director, Product Management, Citrix
SYN213: Mobility: from concept to deployment in 100 days
- Scott Wright, Technology Architect, Marathon Oil
SYN401: ShareFile StorageZones and Active Directory integration
- Adam Lotz, Product Manager, ShareFile, Citrix
- Joel Stocker, Sales Evangelist, Citrix
Cloud: Synergy sessions will focus on cloud infrastructure and management solutions for cloud service providers and enterprises. Hot topics include automation, orchestration and management of compute, applications and desktop as a service. You can take deep dives into Citrix CloudPlatform and learn best practices.
My top cloud session picks (including one that’s very appropriate for Anaheim, home of Disneyland!):
SYN331: Walt Disney’s enterprise private clouds: best practices with an integrated model
- Peter Lopez, System Architect, Walt Disney Company
SYN302: Best practices for launching and running private IaaS clouds
- Kishore Yerrapragada, Director, Consulting Services, Citrix
- Mathias Mullins, CloudPlatform Implementation Engineer, Citrix
- Priyadarshan Ketkar, Sr. Cloud Architect, Citrix
SYN203: Deep dive into CloudPlatform for infrastructure as a service
- Kedar Poduri, Director of Product Management, Citrix
Virtualization: Sessions will cover all aspects of deployment, administration and troubleshooting of virtualized apps and desktops. New Citrix HDX technologies and next-gen service delivery with Project Avalon, including the Excalibur and Merlin releases, will also be highlighted.
My top virtualization session picks:
SYN215: Attacking the high costs of desktop virtualization
- Gunnar Berger, Research Director, Gartner
SYN320: Excalibur: what you should know about FlexCast management architecture and XenApp migration
- Cris Lau, Sr. Product Manager, Citrix
- Simon Plant, Director, Product Management, Citrix
SYN227: One ring to rule them all, or “The Virtualization of Everything”
- Simon Crosby, CTO, Bromium
Networking: Sessions will present important technologies for cloud and datacenter networking challenges such as network optimization, load balancing and disaster recovery. Plus, there will be a spotlight on security. Learn about Citrix NetScaler SDX and TriScale, Citrix CloudBridge and Citrix HDX Insight.
My top networking session picks:
SYN304: Accelerate XenDesktop, XenApp, ShareFile and video deployments in branch offices
- Steve Schall, Sr. Product Manager, Citrix
SYN332: Real-world guidance on tuning NetScaler for high performance
- Kevin Mason, Principal Site Reliability Engineer, AOL
SYN315: Best practices for a Cisco ACE to NetScaler migration
- Craig Currim, Cloud Global Architect, Citrix
- Steve Shah, Sr. Director, Product Management, Citrix
Preview the conference experience on SynergyTV
Session descriptions are great but one-dimensional. If you want to get a better idea of the full conference experience via multimedia, I encourage you to view videos from our 2012 events on SynergyTV. Watch highlights from the keynotes as well as full-length videos of last year’s top breakout sessions. SynergyTV will give you a taste of the excitement and energy in store for you in May!
I hope you’ll check out the full Session Catalog, watch SynergyTV and make your plans today to attend Synergy in Los Angeles, May 22-24. And be sure to follow me on Twitter @merisummers for Synergy content updates.