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Brian Madden's Bio

Brian Madden is known throughout the world as an opinionated, super technical, fiercely-independent desktop virtualization expert. He's written four books and over 2,000 articles about desktop virtualization. (Brian's most recent book, Desktops as a Service, was published in March.) 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. Brian is also the creator of BriForum, an independent conference about desktop virtualization, consumerization of IT, and enterprise mobility management. Having been ranked the #1 speaker at both VMworld and Citrix Synergy, Brian flies over 200,000 miles per year for speaking and consulting, has been written about in Wired Magazine, heard on NPR, quoted in The Economist, and featured on podcasts around the world.

Brian launched in January 2002 in conjunction with the publication of his first book. The following year he quit his day job to become an independent consultant. He started blogging on in May 2003 (check out the first post!), started teaching training classes in 2004, and launched the first BriForum in 2005. His best friend (and colleague from Ohio in the 90s) Gabe Knuth joined in 2006, and in 2008 the company was acquired by TechTarget. Brian & Gabe are still at TechTarget, still writing for, still enjoying BriForum, and still working together as best friends, fifteen years & counting!

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