Team: Executive / CTO

  1. Citrix Startup Accelerator: AppEnsure & Transparency

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    Over the last week, I've been 'steampunking' some foam dart guns with my daughter. We took several toy guns to pieces, painted all the exterior parts, then painstakingly put them back together again. The rebuilds should have been simple, but it was rarely so. Each time the device failed, we couldn't see why without opening it all up and starting again (with reference photos thankfully). Now they ...

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  2. $250,000 Every Month – For Extraordinary Startups

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    Almost every month we invest $250,000 in another awesome business-oriented startup. In the interests of transparency, here's a quick run through of the Citrix Startup Accelerator investment criteria, structure and why we do it.   2015 Citrix Startup Accelerator Seed Themes As part of the Citrix Innovation outreach, we invest in world class startups who are 're-inventing work' or 'transforming enterprise infrastructure'. Our companies leverage new technologies and trends ...

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  3. DIY IoT With Tesla APIs, Octoblu Makes The Fast Mobile Thing Smarter

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     As smart as the Tesla is, if you forget to plug in overnight when it has a low charge you could be in for serious range anxiety the next morning. The Tesla iPhone app will let you know the charge status.. but only if you remember to check it.. The good news is that Tesla also provides an API with enough functionality to do useful ...

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  4. An Age of Wonder – Introducing Coseer

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    This is an age of wonder. The changes driven by the mix of SmartPhone (universal access), Cloud computing (affordable, on-demand, computing), are well underway, and affecting every industry. Even with the changes seen so far, and the amazing number of companies that have emerged to drive this change, is it still only the beginning. More and more of our assets are able to benefit from ongoing ...

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  5. 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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  6. The Only Constant is Change

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    One of the few certainties in life is change.  Keeping abreast of technological change can be a daunting and paralyzing task but in these times, more than ever before, we avoid it at our peril. To help you avoid being paralyzed by the constantly shift sands of technology; each year Citrix publishes our five-year vision that identifies where technology is headed and its impact on people ...

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  7. Is B2T ( Business 2 Things ) the Next Big Thing for IT ?

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    I often hear concerns about IT’s role being diminished in a world of SaaS and clouds. My point of view is there is an unending amount of responsibility and significance for the agile IT organization or individual. The traditional IT organization’s job one is B2E (Business 2 Employee), providing secure apps and data for employees. This role is evolving as more services move to the cloud ...

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  8. Citrix Worx App Partners Add Functions Businesses Need

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    In addition to the new Citrix Worx apps, the Worx Ecosystem continues to grow and thrive. Important new apps have been added to the Worx Gallery as well as App building tools that have been Worx verified. Leading mobile app ISVs are recognizing the value of Worx enabling their app so that the apps can be managed within an enterprise environment by XenMobile. The ...

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  9. 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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  10. Will Android Wear Spark iDefectors Waiting for the iWatch?

    Up until now, I have been suggesting waiting for the iWatch for those considering a Smartwatch. The second edition of the Pebble and Galaxy Gear continue to improve, but the new Moto 360 now has my attention. Not only does it provide some of the features I'm looking for, it looks great as well. The Moto 360 and Android Wear additions will likely prompt a ...

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