Michael Harries

Michael Harries is Chief Technologist for Citrix Startup Accelerator where he selects, seed funds and coaches early stage startups creating the future of Mobile Workstyle and Cloud. Michael is a longstanding member of the Citrix CTO Office and Citrix Labs leadership team. He holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of NSW and built several startups in Australia before joining Citrix and moving to Silicon Valley. Interests include tech/culture futures across the board. Find more about Citrix Startup Accelerator at http://citrixstartupaccelerator.com. Michael is on twitter at @michaelharries.
  1. Files – lost and found – the case for Augmented Intelligence – and Unifyle

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    Every now and again, I receive a request for one particular data set from my research career. I last used it about 15 years ago, and it takes time to dig it out of my archives*. The same thing happens with many of my other electronic assets (old files, old photos, etc). This simply shouldn’t be so complicated. Why is this hard? It's all been committed ...

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  2. Apps that ‘Flip the spinning wheel’ – Apakau is the solution

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    Do you get frustrated when, occasionally, your banking or shopping (eCommerce) app takes a break - goes on 'smoko' - with a 'spinning wheel' holiday? I do. It really gets up my nose, seriously messing with my state of mind. There’s something remarkably frustrating about an app that seems to understand when I’m in a hurry, or otherwise stressed, so picks just that moment to 'flip ...

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  3. The more things change, the more they remain the same – cloud batch processing

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    Some good things just take time ... ... where a job just needs to be wrapped up into a single bundle and sent off for processing and where that processing could take hours or days. Today there are great tools for minimizing the cost of these types of jobs, one is AWS spot instances and I'd like to share an infographic from a cool startup (47line) in our Citrix ...

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  4. Transparency, Agility & Next-Gen Security – Citrix Startup Accelerator

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    Synergy is going to be incredible this year. For the uninitiated, this is our annual customer event, and it’s on next week. We’ll hear a lot of fantastic news from Citrix and our ecosystem. In the lead up to Synergy I'm excited to share an update on some of our Citrix Startup Accelerator startups. Citrix Startup Accelerator works with enterprise startups creating the next generation of cloud infrastructure services, ...

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  5. A smaller more intimate big company – who knew? _WhoKnows_

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    My son plays in a string quartet. The group sounds fantastic and I'm so proud. I suspect that one of the reasons this works so well is that all four players get to know each other incredibly well; strengths, weaknesses, warts and all. Startups too, are at a comfortable stage of company evolution, where, for the great ones, every founder and employee is tightly connected to ...

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  6. AppEnsure (A Citrix Startup Accelerator Company) – Webinar

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    “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic” (Arthur C Clarke). This is nowhere more true than in our world of mobile devices and cloud computing. Which is fantastic ... most of the time ... when everything works. When it doesn't the magic starts to evaporate. AppEnsure is a Citrix Startup Accelerator company, enabling IT professionals to ‘peel back the covers’ and fix the magic, for enterprise ...

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  7. Next-Gen Application Performance Monitoring – AppEnsure

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      Do you ever struggle to sort out why applications in your infrastructure are running slow? AppEnsure (a Citrix Startup Accelerator company) has announced public availability from July 15. This is exciting - from all appearances, and the excitement of early customers, they bring a completely fresh, next-gen approach to operational transparency for AppOps teams. "From a one click install, AppEnsure takes only minutes to deliver value with automatic discovery ...

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  8. Changing the game – new rules – shifting strategies

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    Why don’t we change the game? You’re coming to Synergy to hear about all the fantastic things Citrix is doing today and tomorrow. I’d like to share some secrets just a little further ahead of the curve. Citrix Startup Accelerator is part of Citrix Labs and invests in cool startups with insights and attitude that we reckon will matter to the enterprise. We’re going to hear ...

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  9. Citrix Startup Accelerator, Makers and Synergy

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    I'm excited. Maker Faire this weekend, an amazing and cool celebration of Silicon Valley (and beyond) culture *. Then Synergy next week in Anaheim. Just too much awesome. We're bringing a slice of Silicon Valley to Anaheim with some of our innovative, enterprise-oriented, Citrix Startup Accelerator companies. On Thursday at 2pm, I’m going to share our approach to Open Innovation, Silicon Valley style; followed by a pitching competition, with our ...

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  10. For When the Magic Doesn’t Work – Makers and AppEnsure

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    Transparency  (theme 1) Arthur C Clark famously claimed that "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic". This is nowhere more true than in our world of mobile devices and cloud computing. Indeed, for many, the very notion of 'cloud computing' is a mystical notion and they have only very hazy notions of what occurs within and beyond their device. This is a modern malaise at the consumer level ...

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