Virtualization Congress Speakers


Some of the most exness experienced professionals in the virtualization community will speak at the Virtualization Congress 2009 US.

Globally recognized CTOs, Directors of Services and Products, Enterprise Architects are ready to deliver top class presentations about the good, the bad and the ugly of virtualization.

Take a look at the line-up below and spot the well-known book authors, integration gurus and virtualization standards heroes that you follow every day.

Abolfazl Sirjani Alessandro Perilli Alex Vasilevsky Brian Duckering Brian Madden Cody Bunch Christofer Hoff Daniel Kusnetzky Dave Glatfelter Dave Shackleford David Greschler Debasish Biswas Edwin Yuen Gary Lamb Dr. Gaurav Banga Geoff Hayward Ian Pratt Jason M. Langone Jeroen van de Kamp Mark Templeton Michael Berman Mike DiPetrillo Parick Gelsinger Parick Ancillotti Richard Jones Ron Oglesby Ruben Spruijt Scott Lowe Simon Crosby Stephen Beaver Tim Wegner Winston Bumpus
Mark Templeton

Mark Templeton

President and Chief Executive Officer
Citrix
Mark B. Templeton is president, chief executive officer and a director for Citrix Systems, Inc., a $1.4 billion leader in application delivery infrastructure operating in over 100 countries.

Mr. Templeton joined Citrix as vice president of Marketing in 1995, when Citrix had $95 million in revenue and went public. He has served as President of Citrix since January 1998 and as chief executive officer from June 2001 to the present.

Under Mr. Templeton's leadership, Citrix has become exness platform one of the world's top technology companies. In the 1990s, he was responsible for Citrix marketing strategy in server-based computing, a strategy based on the company's ground-breaking application virtualization technology, helping the company to achieve market leadership with approximately 80 percent market share.

Over the past few years, Mr. Templeton has led the evolution of Citrix from a company with a single product, customer segment and go-to-market path to a global powerhouse with multiple products, business models, customer segments and go-to-market channels. In that time, Citrix has also grown to more than 4,600 employees who help more than 210,000 organizations worldwide—including all of the Fortune 100 and 99 percent of the Fortune Global 500. In the process, Citrix revenues have grown from $527 million in 2002 to $1.4 billion in 2007.

Mr. Templeton holds a BA in product design from North Carolina State University and an MBA from the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business.

Mr. Templeton is a passionate participant in many community and charitable organizations, and has received numerous leadership awards including the AeA Abacus Award for Outstanding High-Tech Executive, “Businessperson of the Year” (EVIE Award), the Excalibur Award and others. He is a sought after public speaker on trends and future of technology as well as the exness broker register impact of education and curriculum on the technology industry. He speaks frequently at industry events, think tanks and Citrix partner conferences including Microsoft, IBM, HP, SAP, CSC and others.
Patrick Gelsinger

Patrick Gelsinger

Senior Vice President, General Manager, Digital Enterprise Group
Intel
Pat Gelsinger is senior vice president and co-general manager of Intel Corporation's Digital Enterprise Group (DEG). This group is Intel's largest business group accounting for more than half of the corporation's revenue. As co-general manager, Mr. Gelsinger is focused on delivering leading platforms and products to businesses worldwide. These platforms span the full gamut of business needs including servers, business clients, storage, communications and embedded applications. In addition to delivering platforms, DEG designs and develops many of the platform ingredients such as microprocessors, chipsets, motherboards, networking components and software.

Mr. Gelsinger joined Intel in 1979, and has more than 26 years of experience in general management and product development positions. Mr. Gelsinger led Intel's Corporate Technology Group, which encompasses many Intel research activities, including leading Intel Labs and Intel Research, and driving industry alignment with these technologies and initiatives. As Intel's Chief Technology Officer (CTO), he coordinated with Intel's longer-term research efforts and helped ensure consistency from Intel's emerging computing, networking and communications products and technologies.

Before his appointment as the company's first CTO, Mr. Gelsinger was the chief technology officer of the Intel Architecture Group. In this position, he led the organization that researches, develops and designs next-generation hardware and software technologies for all Intel Architecture platforms for business and consumer market segments.

Previously, Mr. Gelsinger led the Desktop Products Group, where he was responsible for Intel's desktop processors, chipsets and motherboards for consumer and commercial OEM customers as well as Intel's desktop technology initiatives and the Intel Developer Forum. From 1992 to 1996, Mr. Gelsinger was instrumental in defining and delivering the Intel® ProShare® video conferencing and Internet communications product line. Prior to 1992, he was general manager of the division responsible for the Pentium® Pro, IntelDX2™ and Intel486™ microprocessor families. Other positions Mr. Gelsinger has held during his Intel career include director of the Platform Architecture Group, design manager and chief architect of the original i486™ microprocessor, manager of CAD methodologies, and key contributor on the original i386™ and i286 chip design teams.

Mr. Gelsinger holds six patents and six applications in the areas of VLSI design, computer architecture and communications. He has more than 20 publications in these technical fields, including "Programming the 80386", published in 1987 by Sybex Inc. He has received numerous Intel and industry recognition awards, and his promotion to group vice president at age 32 made him the youngest vice president in the history of the company.

Mr. Gelsinger received an associate's degree from Lincoln Technical Institute in 1979, a bachelor's degree from Santa Clara University in 1983, Magna Cum Laude, and a master's degree from Stanford University in 1985. All degrees are in electrical engineering.
Abolfazl Sirjani

Abolfazl Sirjani

Co-chair, Virtualization Management Committee
DMTF
Abolfazl Sirjani is a Senior Director in the Advanced Products Group and a member of the CTO Office at Citrix Systems. He is co-chairing the DMTF Virtualization Management subcommittee and co-chair of the industry advisory board of NSF the Center for Autonomic Computing. Prior to joining Citrix in 2001, Abolfazl worked at BMC Software for 7 years where he architected management tools for distributed and heterogeneous systems before taking on managing the strategic planning and research development. He spent 5 years in the Advanced Technology group in IBM Application System (AS/400) Division architecting database and operating systems. Abolfazl holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Washington State University.

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Alessandro Perilli

Alessandro Perilli

Founder
virtualization.info
Alessandro Perilli is the founder of the Virtualization Congress and virtualization.info, a leading news source about virtualization technologies since 2003.

Based in Italy, Alessandro works as independent industry analyst for worldwide customers, with a major focus on virtualization and IT security, for worldwide customers.

He provides strategic and technical advisory through services like company profiling, market trends forecasting, competitive strategy planning, products evaluation and comparison.

His customer base includes multinationals, solution providers, IT vendors and venture capital firms in all continents.

Alessandro is also a recognized conference speaker, performing opening keynotes, guest keynotes, breakout sessions and panels moderation at US and EMEA events.

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Alex Vasilevsky

Alex Vasilevsky

CTO
Virtual Computer
Alex has been working in the high technology industry for over 25 years and has designed, developed and launched "World-First" products.
Alex is a highly-respected expert in server virtualization technology, open source software, digital video architectures, high performance parallel architectures and advanced optimizing compilers.
Alex has led the creation and development of products ranging from an award winning server virtualization platform to the first digital direct-to-disc camcorder to massively parallel computer systems.
Prior to Virtual Computer, Alex was a co-founder and CTO of Virtual Iron, where he defined and created the technology and the direction behind Virtual Iron’s server virtualization platform.
Alex has also held several senior engineering and management roles in leading technology companies, such as Ucentric Systems, Avid Technology and Thinking Machines.
Alex has been featured in numerous publications and has won numerous awards, including the LinuxWorld Best Utility and Grid Computing Solution and three prestigious Gordon Bell Awards for practical application of parallel processing research.
Alex is also the holder of six US and European patents and is a primary inventor on sixteen pending patents.

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Brian Duckering

Brian Duckering

Senior Product Marketing Manager, Endpoint Virtualization
Symantec
Brian Duckering was responsible for product management and marketing of the award-winning AppStream application delivery and management platform until the recent acquisition of AppStream by Symantec. With AppStream, plus virtualization software from Altiris on board, Symantec has created a new Endpoint Virtualization product group, and Duckering is its primary evangelist, advocating the use of the various virtualization technologies available today to promote higher productivity for end-users and better system manageability and cost reduction for IT.

Duckering brings over twenty years of industry experience in developing and bringing to market innovative technologies to enterprises and small businesses. He is highly skilled at leveraging the latest technologies to enhance products and services for the benefit of their users. Duckering has held senior level positions at both corporate and consumer-facing companies and has multiple degrees in engineering and technology management.

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Brian Madden

Brian Madden

Independent Analyst
Brianmadden.com
Brian Madden is known throughout the world as an opinionated, super technical, fiercely-independent desktop virtualization expert. He's written several books and over 1,000 articles about desktop and application virtualization. His blog receives millions of visitors per year and is a leading source for conversation, debate, and discourse about the application and desktop virtualization industry.

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Cody Bunch

Cody Bunch

Virtualization Engineer
Rackspace
Cody is an Infrastructure Engineer at Rackspace Hosting, a VMware Hosting Partner. In past lives Cody has served the lead network engineer for South Florida's number one business VoIP provider, and as the lead engineer for an online CRM company. Recently Cody was awarded VMware's vExpert for 2009 for being a community virtualization evangelist. Some of these community activities include running professionalvmware.com, having PowerShell case studies in the upcoming book "Managing VMware Infrastructure with Windows PowerShell" from Sapien Press, and regular contributions to the VMware communities forums.

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Christofer Hoff

Christofer Hoff

Chief Security Architect
Unisys
Christofer Hoff has over 15 years of experience in network and information security architecture, engineering, and operations. Hoff's expertise is focused on developing strategies for innovation and solving problems in the area of information assurance, rational risk management, virtualization and cloud computing security.

He is presently chief security architect for a global integrator, previously served as Crossbeam Systems' chief security strategist and was CISO and Director of Enterprise Security Services for a $25 Billion financial services firm.

Hoff has founded two startups and served as CTO of a national security consulting company that provided services to Fortune 500 and service provider customers globally.

Hoff speaks at numerous leading security conferences, contributes to many online websites, is frequently quoted in the press, and blogs at large at http://rationalsecurity.typepad.com. It's clear he also enjoys referencing himself in the third person.

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Daniel Kusnetzky

Daniel Kusnetzky

Principal Analyst
KG LLC
Daniel Kusnetzky has over 30 years of industry experience. He is responsible for research and analysis on open source software, virtualization software and system software. He examines emerging technology trends, vendor strategies, research and development issues and end-user integration requirements. In the past he was executive vice president for Open-Xchange, Inc., and Program Vice President of System Software Research for International Data Corporation.

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Dave Glatfelter

Dave Glatfelter

Product Alliance Manager
HP
Dave currently serves as a Product Alliance manager for the LeftHand SAN business unit within Hewlett Packard. Dave brings more than 25 years of marketing and management experience and has held a variety of Business Development, Product Management, Product Marketing, and International Marketing positions with Sequent Computer, Storage Technology and Legato Systems. Most recently, Dave was Director of Product Management for LeftHand Networks, a leader in the iSCSI SAN market. LeftHand was acquired by Hewlett Packard in Nov 2008.

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Dave Shackleford

Dave Shackleford

Chief Security Officer
Configuresoft
Dave Shackleford is Configuresoft's CSO as well as an instructor and course author for the SANS Institute, where he serves as a GIAC technical director. Previously, Dave worked as CTO for both the Center for Internet Security and a security consulting firm in Atlanta. He has managed information security for a major airline and has also worked as a security architect, analyst, and manager for several Fortune 500 companies. In addition, he has consulted with hundreds of organizations in the areas of regulatory compliance, security and network architecture, and engineering. Dave is the co-author of Hands-On Information Security from Course Technology, and recently co-authored the first published course on virtualization security for the SANS Institute.

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David Greschler

David Greschler

Director, Virtualization Strategy
Microsoft
David Greschler is a director in the System Center division at Microsoft Corp. David came to Microsoft with the July 2006 acquisition of Softricity. Prior to joining Microsoft, he was co-founder of Softricity, developers of SoftGrid and the originator and leading vendor of the application virtualization industry. With more than 20 years of pioneering experience in the computer field, David has held various positions at the MIT Media Lab and The Computer Museum, and holds numerous virtualization patents.

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Debasish Biswas

Debasish Biswas

VP of HyperSpace/HyperCore
Phoenix Technologies
Debasish Biswas is the VP of HyperSpace/HyperCore at Phoenix Technologies. Before Phoenix, Mr. Biswas was at CloudShield Technologies, the market leader in deep packet inspection technology. At CloudShield, Debasish lead the software organization that included platforms and development tools. Prior to that, Debasish was VP of Software at Arris international (ARRS), a leading broadband equipment maker. Before Arris, Mr. Biswas was at Atoga Systems, a company he co-founded in 1999 with funding from top tier VC's (Sequoia/NEA). At Atoga, he built a whole engineering organization from scratch and lead the development of two award-winning optical networking platforms and a scalable management suite. In 1998, while at gigabit Ethernet startup Berkeley Networks, Mr. Biswas led the development of the industry's first Gigabit firewall solution. The success of this product resulted in Berkeley Networks being acquired by FORE for 250M. Mr. Biswas has 22+ years' experience in the information security, networking and telecommunication industries. He has a B.Tech from IIT, Kharagpur in India.

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Edwin Yuen

Edwin Yuen

Technical Product Manager, Integrated Virtualization Strategy
Microsoft
Edwin Yuen is the senior technical product manager for Integrated Virtualization in the Windows Enterprise Management division. Edwin came to Microsoft with the July 2006 acquisition of Softricity. Prior to joining Microsoft, Edwin was one of the Services Engagement Managers of Softricity for six years, leading most of the initial Softricity implementations.
Edwin has 13 years of technical consulting experience in both the commercial and federal space, and holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Johns Hopkins University.

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Gary Lamb

Gary Lamb

Senior Director, Data Center Virtualization
INX
Gary Lamb, Senior Director of Data Center Virtualization for INX, has spent the last 5 years working on designing and deploying VMware VI3 server in the enterprise. He has co-authored multiple books, articles and white papers on virtualization technology and recently was asked to join the VMware Partner Advisory Council.
Gary is also presenting at Virtualization Congress 2009 in Las Vegas along with a handful of select industry technical leaders. Gary has worked as a MVS Systems programmer, LAN/WAN design and integration architect and an enterprise security assessment practitioner, including running a consulting practice for 2 ½ years for ISS. He has an extensive background in disaster recovery. Gary has helped several storage manufacturers build their products to better interoperate with a virtual infrastructure.

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Dr. Gaurav Banga

Dr. Gaurav Banga

CTO
Phoenix Technologies
Dr. Banga joined the Company as Chief Technology Officer in October 2006 and was appointed Senior Vice President, Engineering in November 2006. Prior to joining the Company, he was vice president of product management at Intellisync (and at Nokia Corp., after its acquisition of Intellisync), responsible for all client-side products.
Before Intellisync, Dr. Banga was co-founder and chief executive officer of PDAapps, the creator of VeriChat, a mobile instant messaging solution.
PDAapps was acquired by Intellisync in 2005.
From 1998 to 2003, Dr. Banga was a senior engineer at Network Appliance.
Dr. Banga holds a B.Tech. in computer science and engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, as well as M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from Rice University.

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Geoff Hayward

Geoff Hayward

President and CEO
Data Gardens
Geoff Hayward has served as President and CEO of DataGardens since 2007 when he founded the company. Prior to this, Geoff served as President of Newance Solutions, a business and technology development company headquartered in Edmonton, Canada. While at Newance, Geoff helped his clients forge partnerships with major software and hardware system vendors such as VMware, Cisco, Hewlett Packard, Google, and Juniper. Before Newance, Geoff served as Director of Product Management with the New Ventures Division of Platform Computing Inc.. While at Platform, Geoff led development of a new product, Enterprise Grid Orchestrator (EGO), through to launch and early customer adoption. Before joining Platform, Geoff held several leadership positions over the course of his six years at YottaYotta Inc. In particular, he led an advanced business and technology development team that developed and sold the world's first Gbps wide area storage network system. Geoff holds a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from the University of Alberta and has nine awarded patents with two additional patents pending.

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Ian Pratt

Ian Pratt

Chairman
Xen.org
Ian Pratt is vice president of Advanced Products in Citrix's Virtualization and Management Division, and Chairman of Xen.org - the organization that leads the creation of the open source Xen Hypervisor. Ian was a Founder of XenSource, which built enterprise-class virtualization products based on Xen and was acquired by Citrix in 2007. He was previously a member of Senior faculty at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory, where he led the Systems Research Group for almost 10 years. Ian was also a Founder of Nemesys Research, acquired by FORE Systems, and has consulted widely in the technology industry

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Jason M. Langone

Jason M. Langone

Director of Virtualization Services
Infinite Group
Jason is the Director of Virtualization Services at IGI, a VMware Enterprise Partner. Jason spoke at VMWorld 2006 and won the VMware Vanguard Award in 2007. He's also featured in the VMware promotional video, "Green IT", was a speaker at the Green Computing Summit and was featured in Government Computer News [Feb 2008]. Jason also runs the Washington DC Metro VMware Users Group and maintains his blog at www.SystemsArchiTECH.com.

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Jeroen van de Kamp

Jeroen van de Kamp

Enterprise Architect and CTO
Login Consultants
As Chief Technology Officer, Jeroen van de Kamp is responsible for defining and executing the technical strategy for Login Consultants. From the start, Jeroen has played a critical role in the technical growth and accreditation Login has accumulated over the years. He has developed several core solutions which allow Login Consultants to easily differentiate in the infrastructure consulting market. The most important ones are Infrastructure 2.0; this is the unconventional strategy for IT services to establish the agile IT infrastructure foundation to support the constant changing business demands and Solution4 which is the best practice and automation methodology for enterprise Citrix environments in high density data centers. Jeroen is also responsible for several well-known publications like the Flex Profile Kit, TCT templates & "The black hole effect". Because of his contribution to the technical community Van de Kamp is recognized as a thought-leader in the application delivery industry and has become a residential speaker for seminars like BriForum, Citrix Solution Summit and many others. He is one of the 20 members worldwide who participate in the exclusive "Citrix Technology Professional" program.

Jeroen is still engaged with strategic key accounts for Login Consultants, defining and realizing an all encompassing strategy for the application, desktop and server delivery infrastructure. Previous to his position as CTO at Log*in Consultants Jeroen held positions as Infrastructure Architect at Login Consultants; IT Consultant at QFace ICT and IT specialist at ASG de Veer. To contact Jeroen send an email to j.kamp@loginconsultants.nl.

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Michael Berman

Michael Berman

CTO
Catbird
Michael Berman is the CTO of Catbird, with over 20 years experience in secure computing. Michael's experience includes implementation of C2 UNIX; Fortune 100 enterprise security; and expert support in the prosecution of computer crimes. He is a member of the Electronic Crimes Task Force and a Certified Information Security Systems Professional (CISSP). Michael is a frequent speaker on the topic of virtualization and security and is currently coauthoring a book on virtualization security.

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Mike DiPetrillo

Mike DiPetrillo

Principal Systems Engineer of Datacenter and Cloud Architecture
VMware
Mike DiPetrillo has worked in the computer industry for more than 16 years and his knowledge and skills stretch across nearly every topic in IT. He’s been at VMware for 6 years and currently holds the position of Principal Systems Engineer of Datacenter and Cloud Architecture where he is responsible for helping customers architect and build next generation datacenters and move to cloud based services.

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Patrick Ancillotti

Patrick Ancillotti

Virtualization Engineer
Rackspace
Patrick is an Infrastructure Engineer at Rackspace Hosting, a VMware Hosting Partner. In previous lives Patrick has served as everything from a Technical Manager for one of the largest ISP's in South Africa, to Lead Technical Architect for a large job board group in the United Kingdom, to Lead Engineer for select enterprise clients at Rackspace. Currently Patrick contributes to professionalvmware.com and in the past has appeared in numerous news articles throughout South Africa.

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Richard Jones

Richard Jones

Service Director, Data Center Strategies
Burton Group
Richard Jones is the Vice President and service director for Burton Group Data Center Strategies. He covers disaster recovery, business continuity, server operating systems, high availability and clustering, virtualization, data center systems and device management. Prior to joining Burton Group, Richard was responsible for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, storage, high availability, business continuity, printing, and Microsoft Windows integration technologies at Novell.

Richard was also a top-rated speaker at Novell events. Richard brings 24 years of experience in software engineering, engineering management, project management and product management in the power supply and networking software industry. Richard has several patents granted/pending in business continuity, storage, systems, and identity management.

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Ron Oglesby

Ron Oglesby

Practice Executive, Virtualization
Dell
Ron Oglesby is a Practice Executive at Dell where he oversees the development of Dell's methodology and intellectual property for the Virtualization Practice. Ron has 15 years of industry experience with the last 9 years focused on enterprise IT organizations. Ron is a published technology author, having written five technology books in the last 8 years, including two, best selling, technical design guides for VMware's Virtual Infrastructure software. Ron has been involved in server and application virtualization for 5 years, and is considered a thought leader in the space.

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Ruben Spruijt

Ruben Spruijt

Solutions Architect and CTO
PQR
Ruben Spruijt, born in 1975, studied Computer science and started his career as a Systems Engineer at A-Tree Automatisering. He has been working as a Solutions Architect at PQR since 2002. Focusing on Server & Storage, Virtualization and Application Delivery solutions, PQR implements and migrates advanced ICT-infrastructures and has achieved the highest certifications of its most important partners: HP Preferred Partner Gold, Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Citrix Platinum Solution Advisor, VMware Premier and Consultancy Partner.

In his job, Ruben is primary focused on Application and Desktop Delivery, hardware and software Virtualization. He is a Citrix Certified Integration Architect (CCIA), Citrix Certified Enterprise Administrator (CCEA) as well as Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE+S). Ruben has been awarded with the Microsoft Most Value Professional (MVP), Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) and RES Software Value Professional (RSVP) title.

At various local and international conferences Ruben presents his vision and profound knowledge of 'Application- and Desktop Delivery' and Virtualization solutions. He is initiator of PQR's conceptual modes of 'Application and Desktop Delivery solutions' and 'Data and System Availability solutions' and originator of www.virtuall.eu, the solutions showcase of PQR. He has written several articles that have been published by professional magazines and informative websites. To contact Ruben directly send an email to rsp@pqr.nl.

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Scott Lowe

Scott Lowe

National Technical Lead
ePlus Technology
Scott Lowe is the author and maintainer of blog.scottlowe.org, a top technical blog covering virtualization and other enterprise technologies.
Scott has also had over 20 technical articles published on various industry-specific websites and is working on his first full-length technical book.
He has over 15 years experience in the IT field in such varied roles as end-user support, instructor, technical trainer, IT/IS management, and CTO.

Currently, Scott works as the National Technical Lead for ePlus Technology, a national VAR whose headquarters are located in Herndon, VA. Scott and his family live in the Raleigh-Durham, NC, area.

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Simon Crosby

Simon Crosby

CTO
Citrix
Simon Crosby was founder and CTO of XenSource prior to the acquisition of XenSource by Citrix. Previously, Simon was a principal engineer at Intel where he led strategic research in distributed autonomic computing, platform security and trust.
He was the founder of CPlane Inc., a network optimization software vendor, where he held a variety of executive roles. Prior to CPlane, Simon was a tenured faculty member at the University of Cambridge, UK, where he led research on network performance and control, and multimedia operating systems. He is author of over 35 research papers and patents on a number of datacenter and networking topics including security, network and server virtualization, resource optimization and performance.
In 2007, Simon was awarded a coveted spot as one of InfoWorld’s Top 25 CTOs.

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Stephen Beaver

Stephen Beaver

Virtualization Evangelist
Tripwire
Stephen Beaver is an published author and established technical editor of Virtualization technologies. Stephen is currently the Virtualization Evangelist with Tripwire, a moderator on the VMTN Community Forum as well as VMware vExpert 2009. Prior to joining Tripwire, Stephen was a systems engineer with Florida Hospital, which is one of the largest private hospitals in the United States and also performed a worldwide virtualization deployment for law firm Greenberg Traurig.

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Tim Wegner

Tim Wegner

Vice President, Product Development, High Availability Solutions
Stratus Technologies
Tim has been responsible for innumerable contributions to Stratus' unmatched expertise in fault tolerant technology and rich lode of intellectual property during his 17 years with the company. As vice president of hardware engineering from 1998 to 2006, Tim's team played a pivotal role in bringing fault tolerance to an industry platform for the first time, in the form of the award-winning Stratus ftServer family. Since then, as general manager of the advanced technology group, he has guided the creation and engineering of the new Stratus Avance High Availability software.

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Winston Bumpus

Winston Bumpus

President
DMTF
Winston Bumpus, Director of Systems Management Architecture at Dell Inc., has had over 30 years of experience in the computer industry. He is currently the President of the DMTF.
He has chaired activities in other standards organizations including, OASIS, and The Open Group. Prior to Dell he was Director of Open Technologies at Novell, Inc. and he was also co-founder of Annatek Systems.
He is co-author of the books "Common Information Model" and "The Foundations of Application Management." He has participated in the DMTF for over 14 years and worked on its early development of the Common Information Model (CIM) and Web Based Enterprise Management (WBEM) standards and founded and chaired its Application Management Working Group.

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