Pete Downing is the Principal Product Manager and Product Owner of everything Citrix Client Virtualization. A familiar face to some, Pete joined Citrix Systems via the Ardence acquisition, bringing knowledge of Provisioning Server to XenDesktop and XenApp. He also has a deep knowledge of various Citrix products, where he was involved with Citrix’s cloud platform and cloud networking initiatives working specifically on Citrix NetScaler, Citrix CloudBridge and other strategic cloud initiatives. He has a diverse background that includes product management, pre-sales engineering and time as an IT systems administrator. With a diverse background in networking, virtualization, server based computing, application deployment, profile management, Microsoft AD and systems administration; he brings a vast knowledge of the industry to his role as a PM. Aside from being an avid CrossFitter, his hobbies include road cycling, mountain biking, carpentry, electrical work, bonsai trees and photography.